Thre years ago Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, jogged onto a San Francisco stage to shake hands with Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, to help him unveil a transformational wonder gadget and even joked in front of the throng of press that the two men should simply nmerge their companies and call it as “AppleGoo”
“Steve, my congratulations to you,” Mr. Schmidt told his corporate ally. “This product is going to be hot.” Mr. Jobs acknowledged the compliment with an ear-to-ear smile.
Today, such warmth is in short supply as Google and Apple are involved in a gritty battle to control the future smart-phone market.
This month, Apple sued HTC, the mobile phones that runs the Google’s Android operating system, contending that HTC had violated iPhone patents.
At the heart of their dispute is a sense of betrayal: Mr. Jobs believes that Google violated the alliance between the companies by producing cellphones that physically, technologically and spiritually resembled the iPhone. In short, he feels that his former friends at Google picked his pocket.
“We did not enter the search business. They entered the phone business,” Mr. Jobs told Apple employees during an all-hands meeting. Even Mr Jobs( a person I do like ) went on to disparage the famous Google slogan “Don’t be evil”.
What I think is this that this dispute has turned emotional and this maybe like a incendiary dispute(just ready……).
And who knows it could present an unlikely sight: Steve Jobs and Apple, running from the arms of Eric Schmidt and Google, into the embrace of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft.