Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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Jobs' attitude reaks of fear
by Koakuma on Tue 19th Oct 2010 13:16 UTC
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They fear that Android will erode their market share and lower their benefits.

It has come to a point where Apple can't ignore and dismiss Android anymore as something irrelevant/harmless.

So Jobs is trying to belittle his concurent / to make people think that Apple is still the dominant player / has the upper hands / more market share when in fact Apple has already lost and is loosing more ground as time pass.

The headstart that Apple Had by being first in the market is gone, they are now going to play catch up and market their product as better integrated...and slowly get for smartphones the 5~10% (maybee 20%)niche that they have for desktop computers.

They are very successfull, but now they have to fight against Microsoft on the desktop front, with Nokia, Rim, HTC, Motorola, Microsoft on the smartphone front, with Dell, HP, Microsoft, Acer, Asus, etc... on the tablet front and with google on the tv front.

It's going to be an uphill battle for Apple now as their opponents now have a worthy and proven software stack to rely upon...They'll still thrive with their establish fan base but growth will become harder.

Good luck !

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