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Jobs biographer and Larry Page clash; what did Jobs really think about Android?

0. phoneArena 06 Apr 2012, 12:22 posted on

Walter Isaacson and Larry Page are now clashing over the anger Steve Jobs expressed at Android, but are they really completely at odds, or looking at different sides of the same coin...

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posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:19

42. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Human wtf are you having a laugh....
What a joke! More like infestation.....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:09 3

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Jobs' experience with MS over Windows is crucial to understanding his position vis Android. I tend to believe Isaacson's account. Were it not for a poorly worded license agreement, Apple could have caused MS serious heartburn in the windows market. Jobs saw Android as a replay of history. Only this time around, Jobs was better prepared (money, attorneys and patents) for a fight. Jobs would have spent the entire $90 billion cash account balance on stopping Android.

It is only as a result of Jobs' passing that there will be a resolution of the patent wars. It will take another year, maybe two, but Tim Cook is a calmer CEO than Steve was.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:13 3

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


In the end the patent wars will only hurt APPLE and its image.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:20 3

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


not really... most people have no clue about patent wars... and if they did then they would hopefully be smart enough to see that it was spread around every major tele company

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:35 2

20. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


public perception will win out - not saying it is right, though.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 16:11 1

80. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It was spread around major telco companies, but the others weren't suing over rectangles, bezel colors, etc...Apple comes off as more petty, a reflection of the leader of the time. I have high hopes that Tim Cook will bring some sanity, and as a result less money to lawyers, more to R&D - and Apple and Google and Microsoft can push each other to new heights through competition.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 20:03

106. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree. Most folks might not even know what the hell a patent is.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 17:58

96. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Ive said that a million times, Job saw android and Recalled the MS event, way enough reasons for someone to go ballistic on something

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:12 4

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Apple is all about APPLE....Google at least appears to try to benefit mankind...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:25 1

17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're a fool if you think Google isn't all about money just like any other corporation.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:36 3

21. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


read the word - appears - look it up and you will figure out my inference. Google does want to help school children with cheap tablets - build out networks for home internet use...of course they do like to know what we are doing and I turn that stuff off.

Again..READING is COMPREHENSION....do not let APPLE blind you...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:38

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


And Apple isn't involved in education? Google isn't doing anything to help out that doesn't increase their bottom line.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:46 5

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh yeah. Selling students 500$ iPads. That's a real contribution.

Google on the other hand has FREE services. FREE. As in - at no cost to the end user.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:55

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Theyre not free ilia. You're selling your data.

Apple has been giving discounts to students for years on their products. They also give discounted equipment to teaching institutions.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:03 3

33. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Yeah sure - discounts - instead of 999$ it costs 998$. Wow.

And it's free as long as I'm not paying money for it. And I'm not.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:09

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


How much is that data worth that you give away for free? I bet a lot more than .99 cents.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:19 2

41. ilia1986 (unregistered)


That "data" which I give away for free is worth as much as any other digital content - 0.000000$. Zero. Dollars.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:22

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Google begs to differ. They make billions off it.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:27 1

46. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Atleast they sponsor, give charity....
Unlike the fruit master's in disguise.....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:31 1

47. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I don't care - they give it to me for free. I beg to differ.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 18:01 2

97. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you don't completely understand how Google makes money do you? why would they sell data that's more important for them as a company

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 20:10

107. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No....if you have home internet access....your selling your data...to the ISP.

You also sell it to the carriers....that sell these precious Android phones, iPhones, WP7, Blackberries, etc.

You sell it to the cable and satellite companies.

With Google...you're giving it away. Like they give away services.

Google offered free Wifi on some plane a few years ago and in their area. For a lil of my search habits...I will gladly give away that data for free Wifi.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:55 7

28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Taco dislikes FREE....he hates free apps, and would rather pay. He/she is in love with APPLE - they were married on APRIL FOOL's DAY...lol

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:08

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Your apps are not free. You sell your data to get them.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:52 1

54. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


nothing of value they get from me....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 15:04 1

56. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They make billions selling your data.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:33 3

50. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Hahaha lmfao networkdood!
Taco is getting bashed left right down under...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:56 3

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Nope! =]

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 16:27 1

85. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


GOOGLE does MORE DONATION than Apple could do & NOT TO SPEND it's millions of cash

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:19

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


@networkdood - Google is also about Google. They just have a more 'sympathetic' story to tell. :-)

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