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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Google was never really committed to Motorola

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2014 20:33 User comments (4)

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Google was never really committed to Motorola In a new interview for the WSJ, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave his thoughts on Google's latest decision to sell Motorola's handset business to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.
Cook, like nearly everyone else, called the deal "a logical transaction" but did add that the search giant was never really "committed to" Motorola.

"I think it's really hard to do hardware, software and services and to link all those things together," said Cook during the interview. "That's what makes Apple so special. It's really hard, so I'm not surprised that they are not going to do that."

Cook managed to take a shot at Google, claiming that "the experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app."

Finally, Cook was asked about Google's recent $3.2 billion acquisition of home hub Nest, and Apple's reluctance to make large purchases. Apple often purchases tech companies to fit its needs, but purchase prices rarely exceed $300 million. "We have no problem spending 10 figures for the right company that's the right and that's in the best interest of Apple in the long-term," he said. "None. Zero."

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4 user comments

19.2.2014 7:30

that only show how much he understand what Google is all about, it was never a plan to commit to hardware, doing so would hurt their relationship with other manufactures witch is the biggest advantage Android have. Second Google is always improving tech buying new trending company's sounds more logical than trying to find something to sue them for. If you look back iOS have barely changed since the beginning and Android is not even the same OS anymore.



29.2.2014 7:33

Originally posted by i1der:
that only show how much he understand what Google is all about, it was never a plan to commit to hardware, doing so would hurt their relationship with other manufactures witch is the biggest advantage Android have. Second Google is always improving tech buying new trending company's sounds more logical than trying to find something to sue them for. If you look back iOS have barely changed since the beginning and Android is not even the same OS anymore.
Pretty much this.

39.2.2014 13:53

Originally posted by i1der:
that only show how much he understand what Google is all about, it was never a plan to commit to hardware, doing so would hurt their relationship with other manufactures witch is the biggest advantage Android have. Second Google is always improving tech buying new trending company's sounds more logical than trying to find something to sue them for. If you look back iOS have barely changed since the beginning and Android is not even the same OS anymore.
You sir, said it all!

49.2.2014 14:13

Tim Cook is the most underwhelming guy in tech I've ever come across.

I imagine him to go around literally high-fiving Apple employees for his snidey comments about Google published in a WSJ interview when in reality he merely comes across as having absolutely no clue about Apple's arguably-biggest competitor's business strategy.

Such a tool.



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