Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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RE[2]: So I guess that...
by tylerdurden on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 03:05 UTC in reply to "RE: So I guess that..."
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Android was founded in '02, and then it was acquired by Google in '04/'05. Apple started the development of the iPhone in '05.


So either Schmidt has time traveling abilities, or you have fallen into the famous Steve Jobs reality distortion field.

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RE[3]: So I guess that...
by twitterfire on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 08:08 in reply to "RE[2]: So I guess that..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


So either Schmidt has time traveling abilities, or you have fallen into the famous Steve Jobs reality distortion field.


The man was ill and was raving and delusional because of medication.

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RE[4]: So I guess that...
by unclefester on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:13 in reply to "RE[3]: So I guess that..."
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Jobs was delusion back in the 80s. Why do you think the Apple board dumped him? Apple III, Lisa...

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RE[3]: So I guess that...
by frderi on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:08 in reply to "RE[2]: So I guess that..."
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

As noted earlier, Android pre-iPhone was a BlackBerry clone, not an iPhone clone. Google had inside information on what the iPhone would be like, and took this inside info to steer their Android effort in another direction so they could compete with the iPhone before others.

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RE[4]: So I guess that...
by unclefester on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 09:17 in reply to "RE[3]: So I guess that..."
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

What a load of crap.

Android would have prototyped many different interfaces long before the iPhone arrived.

Non-executive board members (eg Schmidt) don't have access to company trade secrets.

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RE[4]: So I guess that...
by JAlexoid on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:28 in reply to "RE[3]: So I guess that..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Google had inside information on what the iPhone would be like

Oh, hi! You're one of the nutters that alleges it, without any proof. How's that tinfoil hat working out for ya?

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