fastcompany:

A touchscreen without a keyboard? It would be like combining a toaster with a refrigerator.
thisistheverge:

Google in 2007: ‘a touchscreen cannot completely replace physical buttons’
Touchscreens will be supported. However, the Product was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption, therefore a touchscreen cannot completely replace physical buttons. 


We have come a long way

fastcompany:

A touchscreen without a keyboard? It would be like combining a toaster with a refrigerator.

thisistheverge:

Google in 2007: ‘a touchscreen cannot completely replace physical buttons’

Touchscreens will be supported. However, the Product was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption, therefore a touchscreen cannot completely replace physical buttons. 

We have come a long way