“Is it any wonder that Google hates Apple? Apple brought apps to the smartphone, even when co-founder Steve Jobs said web apps (JavaScript, HTML, CSS– like Dashboard Widgets) would work just fine,” Jeffrey Mincey writes for Bohemian Boomer. “Apps on mobile devices marginalize Google’s main source of revenue.”

“The iPhone’s iconic design surprised the Android engineers at Google. Google would still have ruled search on the web with Chrome for iPhone had Apple stuck to the script and allowed native apps only from Apple,” Mincey writes. “Instead, Steve Jobs caved in to pressure from his executive team, and a year later apps and the iTunes App Store appeared, and Google was very unhappy. Why? Apps negate the need for Google’s bread and butter search business.”

“Giving Android OS away to cell phone manufacturers was Google’s way of leveling the playing field. Years later, Google still struggles to make money on mobile devices while Apple takes home 75-percent of the industry’s profits,” Mincey writes. “Can you imagine how powerful Apple would be in mobile had Google not given away Android?”

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MacDailyNews Take: Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

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