“One of the more interesting documents that came to light during the Apple-Samsung [trial] last week was an early internal Google document on what Android looked like as of 2006 — before Apple had unveiled the iPhone,” Ina Fried reports for Re/code.
“The “Android Project Software Functional Requirements” document was what Google was showing — confidentially, at the time — to potential hardware makers about where its phone operating system was headed,” Fried reports. “Android, at that point, was based on Linux 2.6, and didn’t actually have support for touchscreens.”
Fried reports, “‘Touchscreens will not be supported,’ Google said in a 2006 specification for Android devices. ‘The product was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption. However, there is nothing fundamental in the products architecture that prevents the support of touchscreens in the future.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Arline M.” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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