In 2007, on January 9, the late Steve Jobs unveiled the first generation iPhone. This iPhone launch Google’s surprise team who was then working on the Android project.
Google knows that Apple will launch the iPhone. But they do not think that the first generation iPhone is pretty good and makes Android phones that they do seem obsolete.
“From the consumer side, I was amazed. I immediately wanted one (iPhone-ed). But as Google engineers that time, I think that we must re-create from scratch again (Android-ed),” said Chris DeSalvo, one of the teams maker Android.
“What we have suddenly look like a worn-out,” the confession after seeing the first generation iPhone, as quoted from BGR, Friday (12/20/2013).
Andy Rubin, founder and boss of Android reportedly shocked. So he decided to cancel the first prototype Android project. Android team is currently working on a prototype was reportedly codenamed Sooner combines physical keyboard and touch screen.
The prototype was then canceled after the iPhone launch, as it is considered to be difficult to compete. Google Android team then decided to rework Android device codenamed Dream.
Finally, in mid-2008, the first Android phone called the HTC Dream or G1 was released, the first time in the United States. Since then, the competition between Android and iPhone inevitable.