| | Re: "Why the Verizon iPhone is already too late "
On 8/28/2010 9:16 AM, nospam wrote:
> In article<firstname.lastname@example.org >, John Navas
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> There's no debate that Android was a direct response to the popularity
>>> of the iPhone. If the iPhone had been available on other carriers
>>> Android would never have had such enormous success.
>> Your usual Appeal to Authority Fallacy ("no debate", "all experts
>> agree", etc, etc, ad nauseam, ad infinitum).
>> Android was a startup to do mobile devices based on Linux, not a
>> response to Apple, that was later acquired by Google. Learn the real
>> facts (history).
> yes android was a startup to do mobile devices based on linux, and if
> you look at what it was early on and what it is now, it's very clear
> that it was greatly influenced by apple. i think andy rubin even said
> as much.
Android was an outgrowth of Midori Linux which predated the iPhone by
many years. The idea of an embedded Linux product for mobile devices did
not start with the iPhone, but Android became a mass market product as
the result of the need for a low cost OS for mobile devices and other
embedded devices. Microsoft's pricing on Windows CE, Windows Mobile, and
Embedded XP has always been a big issue with device manufacturers. You'd
think that the enormous advantages of Windows Mobile in terms of
integration with the desktop/laptop Windows OSes and applications
(especially Office) would have given it an insurmountable lead but
because of how smart phones are marketed this advantage was never realized.