Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2012 21:39 UTC, submitted by Yoni
Google Larry Page on Steve Jobs' comments on Android being a stolen product: "I think the Android differences were actually for show. [...] I think that served their interests. For a lot of companies, it's useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that." We'll never know for sure, but considering Tim Cook is reportedly looking to start settling all these lawsuits, Page might be right. Let's hope the lawsuits - settled or no - at least lead to patent reform.
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RE[2]: Comment by cyrilleberger
by Laurence on Thu 5th Apr 2012 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by cyrilleberger"
Laurence
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Apple never was #1, i don't know where you get your numbers.
The IBM PC has been an instant success, just looking by the number of unit solds its first 2 years in existence. And the difference is absolutely huge, in the range of 10 to 1 for IBM against Apple.

Only the C64 have been able to outsell the IBM PC, and then only for a limited time, and certainly not on revenue.

Indeed. and the iOS was never top of the smart phone market either. Symbian and BlackberryOS basically owned the market originally and by the time their market share started to collapse, Android was already on a par with iOS.

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