• mj2943

    “We did not enter the search business, Jobs said.”

    That probably has more to do with the fact that Apple can’t make a business case for it and doesn’t have the technology.

    “Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone.”

    The problem with the iPhone is that it is heavily controlled by a single company, Apple, including DRM, proprietary hardware, carrier lock, and required Apple-approval of software installation. The fact that Google can’t even create a voice mail app for the iPhone is an example of Apple’s evil. That is what Google wants to kill. If the iPhone turned into a reasonably open platform, Google would welcome it.

    “This don’t be evil mantra: “It’s bullshit.” Audience roars.”

    It’s not bullshit at all. Apple and the iPhone are evil, and Google is doing the right thing by fighting them.

  • abo_paris

    “It’s not bullshit at all.”

    On the contrary, it is bullshit. Not because of the Nexus One, mind you. But the way Google flaunts copyright law (we can copy it unless you tell us we can’t) is evil, pure and simple.

  • veggiedude

    “The problem with the iPhone is that it is heavily controlled by a single company, Apple, including DRM, proprietary hardware, carrier lock, and required Apple-approval of software installation.”

    If any Android device wants part of the eBooks or Movie download business, they have to use DRM also – but you are singling out Apple. I wonder why? As for carrier lock, the Nexus One is ‘open’ but what good does it do when only the desired carrier (T-Mobile) will have all the proper features? Talk about proprietary hardware, the Nexus One is made by HTC, so it is ‘proprietary hardware’ too. The Google store has also made rejections, its just the Apple one has more stricter rules about checking the code, and particularly for rejecting porn. Google got caught with their pants down when they allowed an app to steal the users bank data. Ouch!

  • brockwaydubois

    Google got greedy. As if their billions and world domination were not enough, they had to step out of their business model and onto the toes of Apple. The big boys all had their niche. Putting it simply – Apple made their money from hardware, Microsoft with software and Google has ads. Apple and Google could work together nicely until Google got greedy and stepped out of their ads model and into hardware. Now the whole ecosystem is out of wack. Microsoft has to get into search and Apple has to get into ads (with their purchase of Quattro Wireless). Ultimately I think this lack of restraint will be to the detriment of Google. Greed is not good.