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
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.
quote: 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!
quote: 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.
quote: 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?