Steve Jobs and Larry Page: Thermonuclear War
While both companies are not launching nuclear bombs on each other's headquarters, Steve Jobs aimed to destroy the Android OS even if he needs to spend all of Apple's savings.
"I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this. 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. I am going to destroy Android because it's a stolen product," Steve Jobs statement from Walter Issacson's authorised biography of Steve Jobs, quoted by HuffingtonPost.
Google's co-founder and CEO Larry Page was unmoved by the dying words of Steve Jobs against Android OS.
"How well is that working?" Page simple answer to Jobs' main objective.
Larry Page also compared Google with Apple defining what should technology be doing to help lives easier among consumers.
"You know, we always have these debates: We have all this money, we have all these people, why aren't we doing more stuff? You may say that Apple only does a very, very small number of things and that's working pretty well for them. But I find that unsatisfying. I feel like there are all these opportunities in the world to use technology to make people's lives better. At Google we're attacking maybe 0.1 per cent of that space. And all the tech companies combined are only at like 1 per cent. That means there's 99 per cent virgin territory," Page's explained, quoted by 9to5mac.
"If you're not doing some things that are crazy, then you're doing the wrong things," Larry Page defended crazy things leading to YouTube, Chrome and Android which concerned investors.
Android 4.4 KitKat vs. iOS 7 - 2014 Upcoming Silent Thermonuclear War
Apple already announced the soon-to-be released iOS 7 by mid-September while Google erected Android's brand-new KitKat statue which expected to be launched on October 2013. Both companies hinted out what consumers could expect from their updated, major OS release.
iOS 7 features all-new design which broadens "simplicity" across the system. The next-gen iOS also boasts of additional new applications for iPhones, iPads and iPods.
1. Simple UI and icons for lighter, beautiful and simpler use.
2. Removal of several clutter found on previous iOS versions.
3. iOS 7 retained features what's necessary and truly useful.
4. More intuitive and effortless usefulness across the entire platform.
5. iOS 7 remains with Retina display support.
6. More dynamic interactions among applications with dramatic animations included.
7. New features such as Control Centre, AirDrop for iOS and improved multi-tasking power.
8. Control Centre include functions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Lock screen orientation, Music Player control, Brightness, Flashlight and more.
9. Updated Notification Centre which put everything in one place: email, missed calls, to-do tasks, Today summary, weather, reminders, traffic and Lock screen access on the Notifications Centre.
10. Advanced intuition on multi-tasking which updates app content according to desired time. iOS 7 can now learn apps you frequently use for instant content refreshing.
11. Multi-tasking enhancements also include Home button for recent apps and task manager, and Intelligent scheduled updates for low power consumption.
12. iOS 7 supports camera features to both front and back shooters. New filters added for artistic effect.
13. Updated Gallery for your photos which include Years, Collections and Moments for the memory lane.
14. AirDrop for sharing contents from photos, videos to contacts and anything else from app with a share button.
15. Updated Siri capabilities, iOS in the Car, iRadio and Find my iOS device.
Android 4.4 KitKat is yet to be unveiled on October 2013 but Google already gave some clues of what's coming really soon.
1. New immersive and intuitive experience
2. More native sensors supported with low-power consumption
3. More processors supported
4. New screen orientation experience: Portrait or Landscape
5. Android's first and exclusive Cloud system
6. Wider global network coverage and compatibility
7. Secondary screen support
8. Compatible with most accessories
9. Refreshed operating system and UI
10. Lightweight on the storage space
11. Not heavy on the RAM of your device
12. Narrow-bezel among the Nexus line
13. Enhanced battery standby time
14. Optimisation among low-memory phones and tablets
15. Don't forget the Jelly Bean goodies: Google Now, Project Butter, Lock screen Widgets, Actionable Notifications, Bluetooth Smart/Low Energy, OpenGL ES 3.0, Daydream and more
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