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They just don’t get it

October 25, 2011

I know Wayne Rash’s article at eWeek is just a bait to spark a controversy, and to gain traffic, but I’ll bite anyway.

I’ll keep it short and simple. Why Android is a stolen product, as Steve Jobs said it is, is because after iPhone introduction in 2007, Google changed it from a BlackBerry-type with half of the phone consist of small screen and fixed keyboard, into an iPhone-type with all of its face full of touchscreen. And it’s not just a touchscreen, it’s a multi-touchscreen.

Before there’s an iPhone, nobody make touchscreen like that. And Google able to make Android like that, less than a year after the iPhone introduced, because Eric Schmidt stole the idea when he was still an Apple board member. What so hard to understand than that?

But since Google only stole the idea, they don’t really get it. It took years of dedication and attention to details, to make the multi-touchscreen work like how it is in iPhone. And I agree with Matthew Yglesias at ThinkProgress, he explained it nicely and this one in particular stands out:

This wasn’t like fiddling with some nonsense ATM touchscreen. You could touch, grab, swipe, flick, pinch, whatever with extraordinary responsiveness. If Apple couldn’t have made the screen work so well, they presumably wouldn’t have made the damn phone.

“They just don’t get it.” That’s what Steve said about Google and Microsoft.

‘Nuff said.

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