Also all you have to do is take a look at the quote directly...
"a little bit of rewriting history."
A little bit? How do you re-write history a little bit? either you do or you don't. You did or you didn't. I know I sound like yoda, but it's the truth. Page is full of crap. Google stole all of the best features from iOS and Iphone hardware and integrated it into Android. They even tried to copy itunes. sad really.
Sure they were working on a Blackberry/ NOKIA clone before Iphone, but once Iphone was out that was the the new "it" device & OS to copy.
The only person that should be pissed is SJ. The rest of the world should benefit from the competition. Apple will always make the best device/ OS combo. Period. it's their ethos and they've got the power to leverage the development of the OS and hardware at the same time. No one can really copy that. Add itunes and the app store etc etc. It'll be hard for Google to kill the iphone and their track record to date is the proof IMO. Droid apps don't make money like Apple store apps, publishers aren't clamoring to be on droid devices. Maybe in a bunch of ears if Apple falls asleep at the wheel, but I don't think Job's sleeps personally. Just look at the guy.