Sorry, but no.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 1:25 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Sorry, but no.
Parent article: Toward a freer Android
Sure, HTC changed the audio jack, but the reference hardware
platform was designed by Android before Google bought them, much less
before HTC got their hands on it.
You are correct,of course. Google guys have developed initial
version of the device. This is how it looked like. Find
ten differences between Google's creation and G1...
Even the mechanical design was done by Android, as one can see
by the patent on the slide mechanism. Certainly HTC made some minor
changes, but it was not fundamentally hardware designed by
Hard to believe if you compare Google's creation and HTC's one. The only
common thing they have is hardware keyboard! It was probably hard
requirement at that stage so HTC was forced to design a slider. But other
stuff... there huge number of differences between engineering prototype and
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