Google takes a quick jab at Apple during during Android L unveiling
Google and Apple may share the same Californian neighborhood, and may be seen as friends in the eyes of the public, but then backstage these two technology giants are like the biblical Philistines and Israel — going loggerheads at each other at the slightest opportunity.
So the Google I/O conference yesterday didn’t go without a slice a war. Oh, sorry. Modern war (which does not involve use of fighting weapons and does not leave visible damages whatsoever) we mean.
At Apple’s WWDC that held earlier this year, CEO Tim Cook too a quick stab at Google by saying that users who buy Android ‘by mistake’ look for a ‘better life’ on iOS.
“They had bought an Android phone… by mistake,” Cook said, causing the crowd to choke in suprise. “..And then sought a better experience, and a better life, and decided to check iPhone and iOS.”
Google’s VP and head of Android, Sundar Pichai stood in for his product and tried to give Apple a piece of his mind.
While making a presentation named “Android Innovation”, he said that Android had multitasking and custom keyboards as far back as Android 1.5 Cupcake while some company which held “innovation” as their traditional keyword during events were just getting “widgets, custom keyboards” on their OS now while “many of these things came to Android four, maybe five years ago.”
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