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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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According to Wikipedia:

Android, Inc was formed in Oct 2003 and purchased by Google in Aug 2005, which is a nearly 2 years before iOS was reveled in Jan 2007.

Of course iOS was the first to market with the original iPhone in June 2007 while the first Android phone, the HTC Dream (or G1) was released in Oct 2008.

So the question is, what did the 'theoretical' Android OS look like in 2003 and 2005. Was it an icon/touch based OS or something else. If so, did Apple copy Android? It is more than likely a case of simultaneous invention. Where both companies were exclusively working on similar ideas at the same time.

It's obvious that Steve Jobs did not believe in simultaneous invention as he had vowed to destroy Android. Unfortunately, the stream of lawsuits from the Apple camp prove that a main legacy of one of the most inventive men of current times is a hatred of competition and wanton monopolist intentions.
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