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: everybody
by karunko on Thu 26th Apr 2012 13:30 UTC in reply to "everybody"
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Everybody copies everybody. Apple is just more entitled and grandiose about it's "inventions".

And we, as consumers, would only benefit from that rather than, say, being tied to any specific platform/vendor -- the more options, the better!


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RE[2]: everybody
by fran on Thu 26th Apr 2012 13:40 in reply to "RE: everybody"
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I think Apple might be on a better track now since Cook has taken the helm. News items discussed that he is more inclined to settle patent disputes than Steve Jobs who was intent on destroying the competition.

This guy is not long at the helm and i like him more.
I personally have nothing against Apple except their anti competitive practices and their smugness concerning them always being "first" and trailblazers.

Edited 2012-04-26 13:49 UTC

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