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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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RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By MonkeyPaw on 7/9/2010 9:59:21 PM , Rating: 5
Glass breaks. Even reinforced glass.

Exactly, which makes it a poor material for portable devices that have a high likelihood of being dropped. Every phone I've ever owned I've dropped at least once, and I'm highly coordinated. It just happens. Plastic or metal are nice materials here. Not glass that sticks out on both sides. Who in their right mind would normally put glass in their pocket?

Anyone who actually believed the iPhone 4 had indestructible glass is a moron.

I never said that, so I don't get the anger. BTW, I have an iPhone 3G (work phone), so I've used the product. I actually like a lot about the iPhone4 (speed and battery), just not the material choices. Also, sites like Anandtech have done a good writeup on reproducing the antenna issue. It appears that just a simple coating on the metal frame might eliminate the issue. Maybe Apple can fix it.

RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By Mitch101 on 7/10/2010 12:26:34 PM , Rating: 5
None of it matters every mistake Apple has made will soon be a distant memory. Google is right about Steve wanting to rewrite history.

Why? Because Apple has a Time Machine

Unfortunately Steve Jobs thinks his company created a real time machine. Part of me fears waking up tomorrow with a closet full of turtle neck sweaters feeling something is different. Boy would I like to be there when he attempts time travel so I can tell him hes holding it wrong. :)

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