Gmail for iOS App Store listing has a tribute to Steve Jobs (and a jab at Apple?)

Gmail for iOS App Store listing has a tribute to Steve Jobs (and a jab at Apple?)
Google has become famous for its liberal use of Easter Eggs, and dropping little secret jokes or references in its various products. We've seen the various secrets found in different versions of Android, like Nyan Cat, and others. Now, someone has noticed that Google put one in the public App Store listing of its Gmail app.

The screenshots for the Gmail app show a message titled "Your favorite Steve Jobs quotes," and then show the contents of that message. The first quote is one that Google CEO Larry Page has certainly put into practice as he has tried to focus the efforts of Google by killing off superfluous projects, and it reads: 

The second quote listed is one that seems to be a bit more of a jab at Apple. The quote is cut off in the screenshot, and it may be done for editorial effect. The quote in the screenshot reads:

The quote should be finished with "...other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary," but Google decided to leave that out. 

Perhaps Google is trying to imply that Apple may have ultimately become trapped by Steve's own dogma and this silly war on Android? It's not perfectly clear, but we wouldn't be surprised if that were the message. 

source: Gmail for iOS via Reddit

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24 Comments

1. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I could go ten years without hearing another Sait Jobs mention, or quote. Enough already!!!

5. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh man Google is good...real good! Google pays tribute to Steve and what does Rotten Apple do...rack in the money :(...thats just sad

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No wonder, there's a universal justice and karma. And the eyes of truth is always watching you.

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Quick! somebody get the burn spray!

17. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I see what you did there...NICE :)

3. Ragnarockd

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

So will apple think of something like Imail to counter gmail?? Won't be surprised because its apple.

4. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Bbbburrrrrnnnnnn!!

6. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Classy company that google is. Taking shots at the greatest technological innovator of our times as he us 6 feet under. Keep it classy google.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

How is this a shot at Jobs?

8. BrockSamson

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

'greatest technological innovator' looooool thanks man, I haven't laughed so hard in a while!

19. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I think I laughed harder than you did considering your name is Brock. brutal.

21. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This. Possibly the most relevant comment in the history of the Internet.

23. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Obviously he believes that santa exists

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

My foot..... i Respect and salute SONY, than Apple.

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Let's not forget before Android was announced, how best buddies Google and Apple were. They both had one enemy in the target = Microsoft. During the original iPhone announcement we all saw Steve Jobs with Google's Eric Schmidt talking about Google iOS integration, something like that. So as you see, things were different in the past. Now Apple went berserk on Android, smashing any successful Android devices.

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

being competative is one thing but trying to eliminate competition is different. Google never said they want to desroy Microsoft or apple. Hell even MS is collecting money from almost every major Android OEM for use of its patents but they NEVER said that they only want to ban phones. thats the difference between apple and every other company in the world. apple is PURE EVIL.

14. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

*destroy

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yeap, it should be joining BB & Nokia very soon.

16. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

BB and Nokia may be struglling right now but i really hope they make a come back as competition is good for consumers. that will help Android evolve and become even better. but apple is a different kind. its evil.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

" PURE EVIL".....!

20. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Google wanted to break down Microsoft monopoly, not eliminate them. Try to read Google vs Oracle Trials. You'll see what google said about Microsoft.

22. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Steve Jobs was really great and awesome. But now Apple is no more longer with Steve Jobs, the should make something different or innovative again to the world.

24. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

I was actually hooked by the iphone 4 at first but then it seemed that its progress got stuck in a timestop. Steve jobs should be rolling in his grave...

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