"By January 2007, they’d all worked sixty-to-eighty-hour weeks for fifteen months—some for more than two years—writing and testing code, negotiating software licenses, and flying all over the world to find the right parts, suppliers, and manufacturers. They had been working with prototypes for six months and had planned a launch by the end of the year . . . until Jobs took the stage to unveil the iPhone.The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android - Fred Vogelstein - The Atlantic
Chris DeSalvo’s reaction to the iPhone was immediate and visceral. “As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately. But as a Google engineer, I thought ‘We’re going to have to start over.’”"
Friday, December 20, 2013
The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android - Fred Vogelstein - The Atlantic
From an excerpt of Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution