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Andy Rubin lavishes praise on Apple and its products

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Andy Rubin lavishes praise on Apple and its products
Andy Rubin (dubbed by many "the father of Android") is known as a straight-talking person - we all remember how he wrote off Windows Phone 7 before it was even released. However, that's not to say that he can't speak highly of Android's rivals - and the example below illustrates it perfectly well.

When asked during the D: Dive Into Mobile show what his opinion on Apple is, Rubin was gentle (and we presume honest) in his response:

“I think everybody is embracing the iPhone. I think that Apple makes good consumer products and focuses on a robust consumer experience and consistency across applications. More recently, I see them getting involved in the other end of the mobile spectrum, which is services–the App Store, iTunes, etc. I think that when you move into the services business, it creates a lot of new opportunities. If the operating system is the razor, then services are the blades.”

Respect where it's due, you know. Rubin seems to like to get his message across and he found some time to praise Apple, regardless of the fact that it's Android's main opponent in the OS battle. Classy.

source: Digital Daily

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posted on 07 Dec 2010, 09:38 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Very respectable. Now maybe these rabbits will see their leader praising apple and stop bashing the silver fruit every chance they get.

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 10:16 8

2. Doakie (Posts: 1224; Member since: 06 May 2009)


LOL nice try iFag. I have no leader, I buy products I like on a case by case basis. I don't hang on the edge of my seat ready to masturbate anytime Andy Rubin speaks. Only iTards have a master.

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 10:34

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


dunno i think he might be referring into a "Google" opinion instead of an android opinion, android and iPhone are rivals but Google and apple are friends, remember Google's main plan is to be present everywhere, also the answer was based on some question that came across mixed, is I'm not wrong fist the ask him if a service was going to be available on iPhone as well, or if it was going to be a android only think, then they told him that apple its their rival, and he tried puling the fact that they are not actually rivals, just competitors in some way, and use that comment to refer he does not hate apple and sees it as a great competition.

dunno just my opinion

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 11:21 2

4. FightForTheLost (Posts: 20; Member since: 25 May 2010)


^case and point: he's being a good sport about the competition. Jobs is not, as evidenced by his freakout moments this past year where he started seeing Android as a threat to his dynasty. If people want to use an iPhone, that's fine by me - just broaden the carriers that have it and I might be interested at some vague point down the road.

Of course, with the track that Android is on, that's rather unlikely.

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 11:25 3

5. FerneyZan (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)


Very smart answer for sure.. IMO, after experiencing everything out there in our market, I WOULD never buy an iPhone EVER again.. But that does not mean they dont offer good things for a lot of people.. I know when i first got me an iPhone, i did it because there were the BEST at what i needed the phone for.. But ever since Android came out, by far Android has not only are as good as what I needed it for, but have a much more improved experience that can be costumized how u want it..

But,,, i have recently play around with the ne Win7 phones, and to be fare, I would want to get my hands on Win7 again to experience it more since i was very impressed the first time. Win7 at the moment may be lacking in some areas, but not many and are improving very fast and to be honest make any iPhone look like childs play...

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