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[3]: Why Steve hates android
by karunko on Thu 26th Apr 2012 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why Steve hates android"
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Quoting the clowns at Gizmodo, eh? Like they have any credibility with anyone who can put 2 and 2 together... ;-)


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Quoting the clowns at Gizmodo, eh? Like they have any credibility with anyone who can put 2 and 2 together... ;-)


I was too lazy to google more. Read my later responses to the thread. For people that want to be adamant that the LG Prada was like the iPhone, no source is credible enough.

There is a video of the head of Prada at the time saying the LG Prada and the iPhone were different devices and not competing in the same market. But the anti-apple hive doesn't want to give credit where credit is due because Apple came up with an innovative concept that changed the entire industry.

The argument is similar to saying Bah! Google was not the first search engine! nothing innovative about Google at all. AltaVista and Excite etc had a text field where you typed stuff and results came out. So google didn't do anything innovative with search. Sure they made search better but the market was headed there anyway!

Edited 2012-04-26 15:05 UTC

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