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    The iPhone has been 1 uped in my eyes. The fact that this OS is going to be open unlike the iPhone OS makes me want it even more. See for yourself.

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    Meh. Just another iPhone clone...
    I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by fleeing the scene of the accident!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KabukiAssassin View Post
    Meh. Just another iPhone clone...
    LOL! "These horseless carriages will never catch on!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by KabukiAssassin View Post
    Meh. Just another iPhone clone...
    Android has been in development long before the iPhone was seen by the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDG View Post
    Android has been in development long before the iPhone was seen by the public.
    Uhh... the Android wasn't even a thought when the iPhone was in development... so give me a break.

    If you don't like the iPhone, fine... but at least admit you're an Apple hater...
    "Only the dead have seen the end of war" - Plato
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    Quote Originally Posted by akula34 View Post
    Uhh... the Android wasn't even a thought when the iPhone was in development... so give me a break.

    If you don't like the iPhone, fine... but at least admit you're an Apple hater...
    The company "Android" was purchased by Google in 2005. That is where the base OS came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDG View Post
    Android has been in development long before the iPhone was seen by the public.
    LOL - and the iPhone was "in development long before it was seen by the public." Do you have a point here?
    Quote Originally Posted by NickDG View Post
    The company "Android" was purchased by Google in 2005. That is where the base OS came from.
    Heh - nice attempt at reordering history. As you are apparently unaware, Apple already had a working prototype iPhone in 2005. Hop on over to the Apple Insider and read this article if you're interested in knowing the truth. For example:
    Quote Originally Posted by AppleInsider
    But as the story goes, Apple took the latest iteration of its proprietary smart phone hardware and software in the early summer of 2005, slapped it together inside an enclosure reminiscent of a fourth-gen iPod, and hit the road.
    In other words, a working prototype nearly 3 years before Google's. I'll bet you feel silly now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
    LOL - and the iPhone was "in development long before it was seen by the public." Do you have a point here?
    Heh - nice attempt at reordering history. As you are apparently unaware, Apple already had a working prototype iPhone in 2005. Hop on over to the Apple Insider and read this article if you're interested in knowing the truth. For example:
    In other words, a working prototype nearly 3 years before Google's. I'll bet you feel silly now.
    The iPhone would have to be public in order to be copied wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
    For example:
    In other words, a working prototype nearly 3 years before Google's. I'll bet you feel silly now.
    Yes, but no one knew about it... how can the google or the poster you are talking about "feel" silly.

    Apple did not invent the touchscreen phone... guess they copied windows mobile.

    Far as android being a clone... I'd more than likely say that I'm 100% sure android engineers picked up an iphone when it was first released and took a close look at it. IMO, that would only make sense.

    Just like I'm sure apple took a look at blackberry, windows mobile, sambian, etc, when making the iphone (even if just looking at the underlying code)....

    I think all these companies create and expand off each other....
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    So much for Android being open source.... that is a lie... or so it seems....

    Last month, on the official Android discussion group, David "Lefty" Schlesinger posted a message that questioned the open sourciness of Google's fledgling mobile platform. And he was promptly muzzled by Google developer advocate Dan Morrill.

    "Now I'm moderated," says Lefty, an open source guru with Access, the Japan-based mobile software outfit. "I can't post anything unless Google approves it first."

    Granted, it wasn't the most diplomatic of messages. It actually quoted from The Reg. And Lefty had been floating such notes for quite awhile. In the end, he was probably muzzled for reasons that extend beyond his views on software development. But his story is still a nice metaphor for Google's relationship with certain parts of the open source community.

    Google refers to Android as an open source platform. But at the moment, it's not. The company is privately developing this "complete mobile stack" in tandem with 34 mobile-industry partners, and it won't actually open things up until version one debuts on phones sometime later this year. Lefty, like other hard core open source types, thinks this is a tad disingenuous.

    "They want to maintain a facade of being non-evil open source guys," Lefty tells us. "But they really want to retain very tight control over this. They're being proprietary while maintaining an appearance of open source."

    Morrill didn't respond to our requests for comment. But last week, during a press conference at the Google I/O developer gathering in San Francisco, when we asked Android product manager Andy Rubin about these claims, he argued that many open source projects start out closed. And he reiterated that once version one is released, the platform will truly be open.

    Or at least, most of it will be open. He did say that code related to "certain Google-specific services" will remain closed.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06...ty_and_google/
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