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If you thought things between Google and Microsoft were rough, get a load of the hostility between Google and Apple. According to the New York Times, it's getting nastier than a Donald Trump divorce between the two companies. Things were relatively smooth up until Google launched the Android phone OS and its very own phone. Jobs was incensed. How dare Google get into Apple's market!

Without giving a lot of juicy details, the Times argues that the fight is very near an obsession on both sides.

The outcome is pretty important. Google, like Microsoft, is promoting an OS separate from the hardware, inviting third parties and OEMs to build gear. Apple is the very definition of proprietary, and this tight control leads to a smaller number of more stable and elegant offerings.

Who are you rooting for? Cheers and jeers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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