Steve Jobs didn’t hate Android: Google CEO

Steve Jobs’ public hatred of the Android operating system all for show

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Steve Jobs didn’t hate Android as much as his public stance lead consumers to believe.

This is according to Google CEO Larry Page, who says that Jobs’ much publicised vow to spend his dying breath and all of Apple’s cash to destroy Android was for show.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Page said, “The Android differences were actually for show. For a lot of companies, it’s useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that. I personally believe that it’s better to shoot higher. You don’t want to be looking at your competitors.”

Page also dismissed the suggestion that he and Jobs were bitter rivals. “I had a relationship with Steve,” he said.

Jobs apparently reached out to the Google CEO in the last few months of his life. “He was quite sick. I took it as an honour that he wanted to spend some time with me,” Page said. “I figured he wanted to spend time with his family at that point. He had a lot of interesting insights about how to run a company and that was pretty much what we discussed.”

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

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