Steve Jobs must be wielding some powerful stick up in Heaven. This article from BusinessInsider.Com made me giggle. It just goes to show that you can’t mess with Stevie Boy.
First reported by Bloomberg.Com, both articles state that Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. must disclose information about the development of Google’s Android operating system.
As many already know and as BusinessInsider.Com did reiterate, Steve Jobs did state that Android was “grand theft” of iOS and said, “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong.”
And so, Apple is closer to gaining it’s monopoly over the smartphone market.
When will these companies ever learn? Focus on what you do best.
Google is an exceptional search engine that has expanded into areas which speak to its strengths in the Internet-based services. Whether it be Google Docs, Google Chrome, video sharing site YouTube.Com, photo-sharing site Picasa.Com, Google has cemented its technological presence and longevity.
However, they clearly crossed the line when they blatantly stole ideas from Apple via the development of their Android platforms. And, now they must pay the piper.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the end but somehow I sense that Apple will win the day here. This is a monumental step for Apple and, for the time being, the ball is clearly in their court.