Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Apr 2012 20:36 UTC
Google I wasn't just wrong, I was being an idiot. "When Google was in the thick of Android's development in 2006 and 2007 - long before the platform ever reached retail - it was a very different product, almost unrecognizable compared to the products we used today. Documents dated May of 2007 and made public during the course of Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android show off a number of those preliminary user interface elements, prominently marked 'subject to change', and you can see how this used to be a product focused on portrait QWERTY devices." I'm hoping I can dive into this a little deeper tomorrow; since it's the busiest period of the year for my little company right now, I don't have the time to do it today. Just to make sure nobody thinks I'm just going to ignore this, I figured it'd be a good idea to post a quickie today. I'll get back to this tomorrow, or Friday at the latest.
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RE: Why is it important?
by vaette on Thu 26th Apr 2012 11:13 UTC in reply to "Why is it important?"
vaette
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2008-08-09

I don't know about important, but, hey, credit where credit is due. Apple really did do a great thing with the iPhone. I am tempted to view Apples timeline as the Apple II -> the original Macintosh -> iPhone. Those are the big three they brought around. Legal posturing aside there are some engineers in there that deserve a lot of credit.

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RE[2]: Why is it important?
by Fergy on Thu 26th Apr 2012 20:23 in reply to "RE: Why is it important?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Legal posturing aside there are some engineers in there that deserve a lot of credit.

I hope you mean credit in the form of props and not monetary ;)

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