Schmidt: Google-Apple relationship warms a little
0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2013, 22:29 posted on
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, says that the often frosty relationship between his company and rival Apple is slowly defrosting; over the last year, the two tech titans have been involved in "lots and lots" of meetings. The executive made his comment during the annual Allen and Co media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on Thursday...
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3. ScottSchneider (Posts: 279; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Apple took a big nail and hit it straight down their own head by dropping G Maps...
4. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I really hope this, "Thermonuclear War on Android" ends soon, because it was such a stupid thing to begin with. Competition is a good thing, Android took some inspiration from iOS in the beginning and iOS is taking inspiration from Android. Making both OS's better.
7. MartianMe (unregistered)
You two wanna be left alone to do your thing??? ;)
8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Their relationship got cold over the Samsung suit, but frankly, those patent claims look ridiculous in 2013, especially after iOS7 borrowed so many ideas itself. So in the end, both realize there's no reason to go war over these things, Apple is still dominantly a HW selling company and Google as an ad revenue corporation isn't their #1 rival, so it's better to be on the same Page.
9. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
All Apple had to do to win me over in this war was make a phone that I like more than my Android phone. So far, that hasn't happened.
10. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
This is one of the reasons I liked hearing Tim Cook was going to be Steve Jobs's successor... As a supply guy I'd think he'd be a little more practical & logical in his approach.
Detractors would blame him for Apple's continued litigations, but I'm sure that's been more or less spurred on by the remnants of the Jobs faithful remaining within the company; board of directors and executives, etc.
11. jellmoo (Posts: 447; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Honestly, it's more than possible to be competitors and still be civil and even work together when it makes sense. A more amicable relationship between Apple and Google is great for the consumer, as they can focus more time and resources on better products, rather than mud flinging.