The Original Google Phone

Before the iPhone, before Android, there was this.

Emerging from documents that’ve come up during the Google vs. Oracle patent trial, this is the original phone design Google presented to carriers way back in 2006, before the world had ever heard of the iPhone, much less Android. These were the prototypes based on this design, and this pretty much sums up my feelings about it?

And this is the Galaxy Nexus — what the “Google Phone” looks like today.

Related: What phones looked like before the iPhone on the left, and what they looked like after the iPhone on the right. (Though it’s worth noting that LG’s very iPhone-like Prada actually came out a month or so before the iPhone was announced.)

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