Google's Eric Schmidt on the relationship with Apple: the adults are talking now

Google's Eric Schmidt sat down with the Wall Street Journal for an interview, mainly focused on the strained relationship with Apple, involving patent lawsuits, and Google's services disappearing from iOS devices. Here are some notable excerpts from the discussion:

source: WSJ (subscription req'd)

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18. Amiya

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

He is a nice person....

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's exactly my question. why bother going after GOOGLE's partners they share their sales from phones and the apps purchase download goes to Googles pocket. But what bugs me the most they file injunction against HTC WHICH REALLY TICKS everyone off now they won a huge dumb a$$ settlement against the #1 phone maker but they won't go after GOOGLE when they created the ANDROID OS. WTF is going on. and Eric is a SMART CEO. Unlike some CEO's out their.

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Honest interview. Kinda curious what does he think on the specific patents Apple is suing Samsung for, yet they are part of the Android ecosystem, icon arrangement, two finger zoom, double tap, bouncing menu etc.

10. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Nokia Should Fire stephen elop and hire Eric Schmidt as CEO and we will get Best of all ecosystem.

11. easymomo

Posts: 91; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

No Way ! We, Android fans would never let that happen :-)

12. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

That's a great idea, Nokia would have Android running on their phones... That's a great plus.

14. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

A Nokia Android phone would be awesome. Their cameras are out of this world, and the screens are pretty decent. Throw Android on the Lumia 920, and I'd probably buy it. At the very least, I'd consider it.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was one fine interview. Very interesting.

7. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Mature guy...

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

blunt and sharp ... Right on the spot ..

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Like him lot.....

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

this guy should be the next president of US.

3. wendygarett unregistered

But he says Google is his home and he never work for the government...


Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012


9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOOOL @mareep!...........O and yea the tone of this convo says that hes definitely BOSS!

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered



Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

like a boss

19. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I got Goosebumps when I read it... He's the Real Boss... Bullseye...

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