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: the right thing to do
by zima on Sun 13th May 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "the right thing to do"
zima
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You make it sound like not having to support tons of existing (and expecting certain stuff) customers, not having to support many existing product lines, was not a major advantage of the newcomers.

And you ignore some facts - for example, the "ignorant" Nokia was, for some time already, working on Maemo (a touchscreen OS, with long-term goal of running on mobile phones when the tech will be ready http://www.osnews.com/thread?498055 - its early tablets were a bit too bulky, and with short battery life... but BTW, N770 and N800 didn't have a keyboard).

Edited 2012-05-14 00:10 UTC

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