“Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off,” Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, about the lawsuits that Apple is engaged in with Android vendors Samsung, HTC, and others. “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product.
“I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this,” Jobs added.
Speaking to reporters in South Korea today, Schmidt responded by saying that he didn’t want to comment on the book, but would provide some general perspective on Jobs’ claims, according to Reuters.
“I’ve decided not to comment on what’s been written on a book after his death,” Schmidt said, according to Reuters. “Steve is a fantastic human being and someone who I miss very dearly. As a general comment, I think most people would agree that Google is a great innovator and I would also point out that the Android effort started before the iPhone effort.”
If we take a look back at the launching of Android,Scmidt is right.Android Inc. was founded by Andy Rubin in 2003. In 2005, Google acquired the company and hired Rubin to lead the development of the operating system. However, Apple launched its first iPhone in 2007 and the first Android-based devices started hitting store shelves in 2008 . When it comes to the business strategies of both, Apple and Google,they’re both different. Apple prefers to sell the hardware and keep its software for itself, while Google makes Android available to handset vendors.
There were always these speculations about Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt no longer being friends and that they both had “Creative Differences” over the development of the iPhone. .That’s when In 2009, Schmidt resigned from the board due to” increasing competition between Google and Apple”,well that’s what he said.
After the death of Jobs,many still believed that Jobs and Schmidt were no longer friends and were bitter competitors . Though,Schmidt denied this by saying “We understood it was a possibility when I joined the board,” Schmidt said of the possible conflicts of interest with Apple. “We had adult conversations about it at the beginning and the end…all those reports in the press were wrong. After I left the board, they had me to events and to private dinners.”
Whatever Schmidt says,that doesn’t change the claim by Jobs. Many of the Android features do bear resemblance to the iPhone’s features. Maybe Schmidt Copied some ideas or maybe those ideas just came in his mind when he was napping in the Apple Headquarters. Who Knows.
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