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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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Just rewriting history?
By Constable odo on 7/9/2010 6:26:02 PM , Rating: -1
It sounds to me like he's calling Steve Jobs a damn liar. Them's fighting words. Apple should definitely put Google and Android in its place by crushing the crap out of them. Apple needs a full press, three-pronged attack of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to just to show Google who's boss in the mobile sector. Make Google wish that they'd never brought Android to the masses.

RE: Just rewriting history?
By Brandon Hill on 7/9/2010 7:10:11 PM , Rating: 4

RE: Just rewriting history?
By vortex222 on 7/9/2010 8:14:50 PM , Rating: 2
i was thinking Perks.. Reader1 talks about the MS monopolies and closed systems being all we should use. He isnt directly an apple nutcase, even if he hints at it.

RE: Just rewriting history?
By sprockkets on 7/9/2010 9:28:17 PM , Rating: 2
no, he's not rated at -1

RE: Just rewriting history?
By Helbore on 7/10/2010 12:58:45 PM , Rating: 2
You spoke too soon!

RE: Just rewriting history?
By sprockkets on 7/10/2010 10:19:50 PM , Rating: 2
haha usually when I read a thread reader1 is already at -1, and it doesn't take as long as it did here :)

RE: Just rewriting history?
By semiconshawn on 7/9/2010 8:24:15 PM , Rating: 4
Really? A three pronged attack? are you eleven? Oh god no its worse your an apple treky... no girls for you either i guess just more prongs.

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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