Where would android be NOW??

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  1. jimmydene84

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    A thought I had earlier...

    What if the most popular android phones (droid 1, nexus 1...) had released BEFORE the iphone??

    Would we have dual core phones??...would bootloaders be cracked by now? The possibilities are endless...

    What are your thoughts??....
     
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    X_TAC23 Super Moderator

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    I believe the iphone started it all!!
     
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    It wouldnt have changed anything hardware wise, IMO, the iphone pushed the limits and was one of the biggest reasons I think we have seen such a huge jump in hardware in the past few years. People may not agree with Apple and their practices and tight hold on the software, but as far as hardware, the iphone is a beautiful device.

    Now, as far as software....we would probably have much better quality apps out on the market than we do :(

    The appstore being the first of its kind sorta soaked up all the "resources" if you will.
     
  4. gsu_golfer

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    Here's a better one:

    If Android was (largely) exclusive to ATT (it's essentially exclusive to VZW now) and iOS was on VZW, how long would Android have lasted?
     
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    Essentially exclusive to VZW, how do you figure??
     
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    I suppose it's opinion, but the high-quality, very popular Android devices are on VZW.

    Yes, there are singular exceptions.
     
  7. BodyBagz

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    Really? Correct me if I am wrong, but werent there BlackBerries, Windows Mobile and Palm devices well before Apple released the iPhone?

    I will give you that Apple upped the ante with the iPhone...but no way did they start anything as far as "smartphone/PDA phones are concerned....:)
     
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    Im pretty sure palm hit just a little before android, making it well after the iphone, but other than that the iphone was the first touchscreen smartphone (at least that was worth a crap)

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
  9. Martin030908

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    iPhone didn't start it, but like it or not it changed the game for the better.
     
  10. billyidle

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    You're pretty wrong by a pretty large amount of time. Handspring's Treo outdates the iphone by yeeears
     
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  11. dezymond

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    iPhone made smartphones mainstream, that's pretty much the only reason why I'm thankful for the iPhone.

    Without iOS there would be no Android, or this barrage of smartphones out today:)
     
  12. Martin030908

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    exactly.

    iPhone didn't invent the smartphone world... it was there well before... but it changed the direction to what it is today. It forced innovation, and for that I too am thankful.