“We have been very lucky to have brought a few revolutionary user interfaces to the market —the mouse, the click wheel, and now Multi-Touch. Each has made possible a revolutionary product, the Mac, the iPod, and now the iPhone. We’re going to build on top of that with software. Software on mobile phones is like baby-software. Today we’re going to show you a software breakthrough. Software that’s 5 years ahead of what’s on any other phone.“
—Steve Jobs, January 9, 2007
That was indeed a very accurate way of putting it, as only now Google is catching up, with Chrome for Android. If you’ve done any serious mobile web development, you know that the built-in Android “browser” is a joke compared to Safari on iOS.
“With Chrome for Android [...] you can scroll through web pages as quickly as you can flick your finger.”
—Google Blog, February 7, 2012