“Touchscreens will be supported. However, the Product was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption, therefore a touchscreen cannot completely replace physical buttons.”
— Google’s Android specification documents in May of 2007.
“If you value tech specs over practical real-world battery life, if you would like to choose from a variety of screen sizes ranging from 3-4.5 inches, if you would prefer a thicker bulkier form factor to accomodate large LTE chips and a bigger battery to power said LTE chips, then the iPhone is not and never will be the phone for you. And, lucky for you, there’s another platform, Android, that offers you everything you want.”
— John Gruber, in Thoughts and Observations Regarding This Week’s iPhone 4S Event
“There are hordes of ‘Android smartphones’ in the market, none of their users knowing or giving a shit their phone’s supposed to be ‘smart’.”
— UtestMe, Android Mystery Numbers
“With a user experience as bad as I saw on a brand new Android device, I’m considering an iOS device for my next phone, and I’m a big Android fanboy and proud PC owner.”
— Ben Duchac, Why My Mom Bought an Android, Returned It, and Got an iPhone