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Apple's Steve Jobs

Google's Larry Page  (Source: Latest Technology News)
Larry Page tries to set the record straight with regards to Android

It's no secret that the relationship between Apple and Google is a bit rocky to say the least. While the two companies forged a partnership with the launch of the original iPhone (Google makes its presence known on the iPhone via Mobile Safari search, YouTube app, and Maps app), Steve Jobs over the past six months or so has been growing a bit resentful of Google's rise to power with its Android mobile operating system.

However, Google's Larry Page now contends that Jobs' anger is misplaced. While speaking at the Allen & Co conference this week in Silicon Valley, Page stated, "We had been working on Android a very long time, with the notion of producing phones that are Internet enabled and have good browsers and all that because that did not exist in the marketplace."

"I think that characterization of us entering after is not really reasonable."

Page then went on to say that Jobs' characterization of the events that took place leading up to Google's release of Android OS as "a little bit of rewriting history."

Earlier this year, Steve Jobs went on a rampage at an Apple Town hall stating that Google's "Don’t Be Evil Mantra Is Bulls**t" -- another source contends that Jobs said that "a load of crap" was the actual statement used, but you get the point.

Last month at the All Things D conference, Jobs again touched on the Google subject stating, "They decided to compete with us. We didn't go into the search business!" 

Despite the difference of opinion on Google' motives for Android, Google CEO (and former Apple board member) Eric Schmidt also weighed in stating that the two companies still have a strong partnership with the iPhone. And just this past March, Jobs and Schmidt were seen canoodling outside a cafe in Palo Alto, California.



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By T2k on 7/9/2010 3:51:45 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously: secrets, lies, deception - all part of Apple's modus operandi ever since its first product.
I dare to say they couldn't even survive quarter-after-quarter without their bold-faced BS propaganda machine because while products are nice they are not exceptional at any way - without smoke & mirror their sales wouldn't even sustain (and that's if we forget the fact they ride the ever-rising PC sales since OS X came out.)




By stmok on 7/10/2010 7:48:47 AM , Rating: 3
Don't worry. Karma has always been life's way of balancing things out.

One can't keep poking hornet's nests and not expect to be stung...Eventually, they're going to provoke a party that will prove very fatal in the long run.

Just sit back with popcorn and enjoy the show. :)


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