In a surprise, Steve Jobs joined Apple’s Q4 earnings call today.
He used his time to rip into Google.
- “Many Android OEMs install proprietary user-interfaces to differentiate themselves from the commodity Android experience. The user is left to figure it all out. Compare this with iPhone where every handset works the same.”
- “We think the open vs. closed is just a smokescreen to try and hide the real issue, which is: What’s best for the customer? Fragmented vs. integrated. We think Android is very very fragmented and becoming more fragmented by the day.”
- “Open systems don’t always win.”