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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 sprockkets on 7/10/2010 9:36:11 PM , Rating: 0
Ok even if you and Jobs are right? Who gives a sht?

In other words how dare you have a clear logical argument backed by empirical evidence. Resorting to four letter words gives clear proof that this is a touchy subject for you, and you give into a lot of emotion over nothing.

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??

No, and neither did those CEOs sit on each other boards.

By the way, why did Chevy and Dodge decide to release retro versions of cars they let die out years ago?

WOW Tony, you mean companies respond to competition, what the consumer is buying, and other market forces? HOLY SHT!! 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 fcking instant, right? Or they should purposely use interfaces the consumers don't want because Jobs might accuse you of copying him!

Hmm... perhaps instead of just copying a market leader with their features why not innovate like Palm did with their card system? Oh wait, Apple doesn't copy others and respects Palm's intellectual property. Motorola was at least nice not to enable multi-touch on the droid in the US.

Or you can be like these morons and just copy blatantly.

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