I was surfing through some old article and came across an article from 2006 with nice list of many of the domains owned by Google. Surprisingly one of the names in the list from back then was Android.com. One reader actually pointed it out saying this.
Little did Mr. Chanpory realize what he had pointed out. I do believe he was the first person in the world to call out the name of the new Google Phone and he wasn’t too far off from what it would do (the make toast app coming out next year). In 2006 nobody seemed to realize or even care that the word Android was a word that was completely made up by George Lucas for Star Wars and he owned the trademark for both “android” and “droid”. Nor was a word ever spoken about a Google Phone. It’s hard to tell if Google had already reached an agreement with Lucas at that point but from what I can find, the phone idea wasn’t even being thrown around by Google until December of 2006. I also find it hard to believe that Google planned all along to call it the “Droid” but they DID already have the name.
So what’s your thoughts? You think they named the phone because they already had the name or do you think they had planned to call it Android all along?