quote: Here's the problem. It was Apple (the CEO) who stated that they were going thermonuclear war on Android.
quote: As quoted by a third party after he was dead and he was dying and in a great deal of pain when he was supposed to have said it. I don't know about you but just stubbing my toe has caused me to say things I wouldn't have otherwise said.
quote: The strategy will probably work and Microsoft's efforts with WP7 shows it's possible to build competent alternative mobile platforms without copying Apple so there is life after copying.
quote: Meanwhile I have to say this made me chuckle - there are some areas where Android has a huge lead over iOS and which demonstrates the true advantage of being 'open'
quote: So we went to the real story of SJ giving an interview about what happened btw him and the ex CEO of google that day years ago to he said that on his deathbed? Good one.
quote: I'm sure having an axe to grind had nothing to do with Google voice being kicked out of the app store for no reason whatsoever.
quote: Bull Sht. WP7 infringes on at least 6 major new patents of apple, like the multi-touch ones, the multi-touch gestures, the slide to unlock patent and others. Apple won't sue MS because 1% market share isn't worth spending money over. What? Prior agreements? No proof of such for their new multi-touch patents.
quote: Meanwhile, I had a "chuckle" of more apps getting through apple's "vetting" and ignoring their polices of address book privacy. That's 4 major failures to do its job now, with the first one outing the ipad before release due to an app that phoned home device info.
quote: Honestly, I don't know why you guys go on such tangents. What was or wasn't said by any CEO is of no relevance whatsoever to the legal merit of their court cases.
quote: It wasn't just Google's VOIP app which was banned. There were several, from different companies. 'Having an axe to grind' is therefore clearly not the reason.
quote: Sounds like Apple is in for a big pay day, then? That is, if Windows phones ever increase to become even a minor player in this industry. Of course, Apple isn't innovative so I don't know how they came up with Multi-touch on the original iPhone.
quote: While this is worded so poorly to render it almost completely unreadable to most people, I sense that there is some attempt at a veiled insult to the fact that Apple actually has standards which must be followed in its app store, the very thing leading many industry experts, and people such as Charlie Miller to define iOS as far more secure than Android?
quote: No it isn't. But since we didn't say it was, nice strawman.
quote: Other than the fact that there was no official explanation given except "We haven't banned Google Voice, we are studying it", after already approving it months earlier. What a coincidence, it happened right as soon as SJ came back to work.
quote: They didn't, but the stupid USPTO granted them the patents anyhow. Guess what? I just learned yesterday that the iphone wasn't the first phone with multi-touch gestures either.
quote: Yep, apple has app guidelines and rules, and apps get in all the time that violate them. What are those morons doing when they rubber stamp that approval on apps anyhow. (sic)