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Tim Cook says he has no problem porting Apple apps to Android

0. phoneArena posted on 28 May 2013, 22:47

Tim Cook has been letting loose a string of pretty interesting soundbytes so far during his talk at the AllThingsD D11 conference. He has talked about Google Glass, Apple's APIs, and the fabled iPhablet, but maybe the most interesting quote of the day was his comment on the possibility of Apple possibly porting its apps to Android. It wasn't an admission that it would happen, but Cook was far more accepting of the idea than you might think...

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posted on 29 May 2013, 11:56 2

31. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

1) Neither of those are made by Apple. 2) NBA 2K13 exists on Android, as does JellyCar 3.

So, what are you talking about exactly?

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:04

35. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

He want to say he doesn't have iPhone or iSomething

posted on 29 May 2013, 05:19

25. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

screw safari .... i want samsungs browser. its by far the best. chrome bites

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:31 1

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 24941; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Samsungs browser is good but chrome, and safari are better. Safarsi cut copy paste, text to speech, built in dictionary, and reader feature for text reflow put the stock Sammy browser away. I can't believe Sammy's browser still has no text reflow. That bites.

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:21 1

30. PhoneCritic (Posts: 946; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

May happen sooner then later (But not right now at least). Why? Apple has accepted that fact that the thermonuclear war is over and it could not win because it was

1. MAD ( Mutual Assured Destruction) if Apple was to win every patent war then it would have a monopoly and assure it own demise once antitrust regulators saw this happening
( Lawyers with political asperations )

2. Apple understand that it wold be very profitable if it could get it's software on the dominating platform ( there is no shame with this it's good business sense) so why not throw little hints here and there for later reference. ( we always said we would do this)

3. We need Samsung - Sharp, TSMC etc.. all combine don't have the production capabilities and low price per component like Samsung which produces everything in house. So admitting that we might consider porting our apps to Android ( Which right now is Primarily Samsung) may help us negotiate better prices and save face.

4. Apple realized it has established such a Good brand That to tamper with it in anyway will cause a sever backlash thus They have to get their software on other devices ( remember when Apple in order to survive as an alternative OS actually started licencing Apple os to other manufactures).

5. Steve Jobs is no longer around and cant take a hard-line stance any more.

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