Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th May 2012 10:10 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google This is absolutely fascinating. Steven Troughton-Smith has gotten his hands on one of the two early Android prototypes - the Google 'Sooner'. The Sooner is the BlackBerry-esque Google phone, which was supposed to be released first, followed by the much more advanced Google Dream (yup, what would eventually become the G1). Lots of high-res screenhots to get a good look at early Android. Update: Fascinating comment.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 6th May 2012 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Someone even wrote a book about it:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Android%27s_Dream#_

Edited 2012-05-06 15:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sun 6th May 2012 15:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-06

But (inevitably it seems when it comes to discussing iOS, Android, and such) we also have an old example of prior art...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep~*~...

(I guess it also means that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Sheep should be ported to Android)

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 6th May 2012 15:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

We all know sometimes when a device is acting up you don't turn if off and on, but keep it off for a few seconds before turning on. I guess during this brief time renegade electrons could cause a dream effect in a complicated artificial brain.

I haven't read the book, so don't get upset if I have just given away the plot.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by broken_symlink on Sun 6th May 2012 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-06

i read do androids dream of electric sheep in college for an english class, but had forgotten about it.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by Savior on Sun 6th May 2012 16:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-09-02

Well, does "Blade Runner" sound more familiar? (Even though it was based on the book *really* loosely).

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