" It's churlish of Google to play the foul card when last summer it blatantly refreshed its signature minimalist search page by giving people the option for some delicious Bing-like photo images as their search wallpaper. "
Pretty big difference between copying a search engines results and just letting people pick a background image.
"Google elsewhere has not been shy in copying the work of others - thanks for the iPhone idea, Steve."
Android was bought by Google in 2005 (two years before the iPhone launch)
It was founded by the co-founder of Danger (Andy Rubin) who had vast mobile experience.
I thought it was an interesting article until the catty fan boy ending, shame really.