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Here’s What Android Looked Like Before the iPhone | Re/code


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“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.”

Thank goodness the iPhone changed Android for the better.

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