“In one of the rare interviews he has granted as CEO, [Google’s Larry] Page recently discussed thinking big and other Googley issues with Wired at the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters,” Steve Levy reports for Wired.

 
A snippet:

 
Wired: Steve Jobs felt competitive enough to claim that he was willing to ‘go to thermonuclear war’ on Android.

 
Page:How well is that working?

 
Full interview here.

MacDailyNews Take:

Google CEO Larry Page

Google CEO Larry Page

Pretty good, Larr.

Pretty, pretty, pretty good:

Apple rakes in 71% of the world’s smartphone profits – September 8, 2012

And, in honor of your visage:

Apple kicks Google’s Android in the teeth; $1.05 billion jury award may really be worth $450 billion – August 27, 2012

Suck on those fumes, Google-Boy. But, before you do, chew on this:

Steven P. Jobs Trust now making money off Motorola Mobility Android phones – November 3, 2012

Have fun trying to make it up on volume. Next time you see him, ask Mikey Dell how well that’s working.

Hey, maybe you could trot out yet another lackey on some stage somewhere to trumpet “activations?”

By the way, how’s your pet mole?

As we wrote back in November:

Android can be widespread and still demographically inferior precisely because of the way in which and to whom Android devices are marketed. Unending BOGO promos attract a seemingly unending stream of cheapskate freetards just as inane, pointless TV commercials about robots or blasting holes in concrete walls attract meatheads and dullards, not exactly the best demographics unless you’re peddling muscle building powders or grease monkey overalls.

Google made a crucial mistake: They gave away Android to “partners” who pushed and continue to push the product into the hands of the exact opposite type of user that Google needs for Android to truly thrive. Hence, Android is a backwater of second-rate, or worse, app versions that are only downloaded when free or ad-supported – but the Android user is notoriously cheap, so the ads don’t sell for much because they don’t work very well. You’d have guessed that Google would have understood this, but you’d have guessed wrong. Google built a platform that depends heavily on advertising support, but sold it to the very type of customer who’s the least likely to patronize ads.

iOS users are the ones who buy apps, so developers focus on iOS users. iOS users buy products, so accessory makers focus on iOS users. iOS users have money and the proven will to spend it, so vehicle makers focus on iOS users. Etcetera.

Android can have the “Hee Haw” demographic. Apple doesn’t want it or need it; it’s far more trouble than it’s worth.

[Attribution: Cult of Mac]

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