Android before it was even shown to the public

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by 0000757, May 6, 2012.

  1. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011


    The link to the blog post by Steven Troughton-Smith can be found on the Engadget website linked above.


    I personally REALLY like the way the OS works and would be PERFECT to replace those awful ugly dumbphones.
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    The Android team was clearly targeting Windows Mobile (not Blackberrys like some people who are relatively new to smartphones erronously think), which has both touch and non-touch versions.

    The non-touch version was worked on first. The HTC development phone looks very close to the best-selling Moto Q and Samsung Blackjack of that time period.
  3. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    The Motorola Q was a god-awful product. It's a fantastic example of a design committee pursuing a feature checklist. It never even came close to even meeting that feature checklist. Hell, it hardly worked at all.

    Samsung ("Same-sung") slavishly copied the Q and the result is the Blackjack.

    Then, miracle of miracles, the iPhone comes out and we see the result. Motorola Droids are now full-face touch screen devices, as are the Samsung devices.

    Only with something to copy was Google able to produce something halfway decent, and only by riding Google's back has Samesung been able to keep in the game.

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