In a Google+ posting, original Android team member Des Smith reminisces on what led up to the launch, to the launch itself. From the stress of getting it ready to Larry Page and Sergey Brin rollerblading in to catch the event. He noted his feeling at the time was that they “were about to change the world.” How right he was.
When Android launched, Blackberry was a powerhouse, and the iPhone was little more than a year old. When we take a minute to consider today’s news of Blackberry selling, and iOS taking a page from Android, it puts the success of Android into a bit of perspective.