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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 Tony Swash on 7/10/2010 10:13:34 AM , Rating: 1
So what your saying is because Apple is making a product that no one else can make a product that competes with the Apple product.

No am not saying that. Google is free to compete with Apple as is everyone else. My comment is about the substance of this article.

What I am saying is that Larry Page is wrong and Steve Jobs is right in relation to their accounts of the relationship between the iPhone and the latter Android interface..

I am saying that there is ample evidence to strongly suggest that Google changed its design for the Android interface after the iPhone came out to more closely resemble the iPhone.

I also have been making the point that Eric Schmidt, the Google CEO, was sitting on Apple's board whilst this was happening, behaviour which is at least questionable in my view.

RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By Reclaimer77 on 7/10/2010 12:03:51 PM , Rating: 2
Ok even if you and Jobs are right? Who gives a shit?

Did the CEO of Honda blast other car makers for coming out with hybrids too? Does the CEO of Porsche cry about other companies using high performance Bosch parts? Did Henry Ford blast everyone who came out with cars besides Ford??

WOW Tony, you mean companies respond to competition, what the consumer is buying, and other market forces? HOLY SHIT!! You just solved the criminal case of the century! You're a goddamn genius. Please link your published paper on such an amazing observation that nobody's ever thought of before.

Seriously watching you argue such a retarded position is like, well, watching retards fight. I guess everyone besides Apple should just stop making smart-phones this fucking instant, right? Or they should purposely use interfaces the consumers don't want because Jobs might accuse you of copying him!

RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By sprockkets on 7/10/10, Rating: 0
RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By Tony Swash on 7/11/10, Rating: 0
RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By Reclaimer77 on 7/11/2010 4:30:07 AM , Rating: 3
Google then held its annual development conference earlier this year when its senior executives repeatedly attacked Apple and made it plain that they saw Apple as some sort of enemy.

Apple is EVERYONE'S enemy right now because of Steve Jobs and his maniacal assault on open platforms in his attempt to lock-down the entire world. I mean for fucks sake, how many lawsuits has Apple filed this year alone for bullshit anyway?

RE: How does it feel, Apple?
By Tony Swash on 7/11/10, Rating: 0
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