Google CEO Larry Page unscathed by Apple’s supposed “Thermonuclear War” against Android

In a recent interview conducted by The Wire on Google’s CEO Larry Page, he was asked to respond to the late Steve Jobs’ statement that Apple was going to have a “Thermonuclear War” against Android. Page simply replied with, “How’s that working out so far?”

It’s no secret that Android has been on a recent tear, especially this past year with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III and Nexus 7. With Android exponentially rising, this gives Page no reason to worry about Apple’s constant battle with their OS regardless of their recent court wins against Samsung and Android’s other vendors.

Page also added, “Android has been very successful, and we’re very excited about it.” We’re all very much excited about Android as well, especially for what it has to offer in this year.

Taking court battles aside, do you think Apple ever has a chance at bringing Android down? Or is it far too late for that now? Sound off in the comments!

source: The Wired

  • Nick Witham

    A little bit of competition will be good for the public, and the industry. But all the recent fighting over patents and little pieces of crap is just childish. The governments need to have a good look at the patent system to make it easier for the advancement in technology, otherwise in 10 years time, it’s only going to be the big companies in a majority, and we all know that’s not good for the public.

  • fteoOpty648

    Larry is bright and gutsy! He ought to get more virtual teams into Google X to increase chances of a breakthrough. Having a dedicated team is nice and good but not enough heads to hatch Moon-shot type concepts to products. Compelling ideas can happen to anyone but very few can bring that to prototype stage. Also, like the self-drive cars, 10 years ago it was done with 4 sparc workstations costing $200k + taking the whole rear seat! Today the gear costs less than $20k and can be housed in a couple of car stereo units. There is a right time for things as well.

  • Todd Brown

    Why on earth would anyone even WANT Apple to “bring Android down”? Or vice versa? Consumers only benefit from the two always trying to stay one step ahead of the other. The thing that is amusing to me is the constant bickering between “Apple fanboys” and “Android fanboys”…. I mean, what do you care which operating system someone else prefers? The two push each other to innovate, and if you don’t like that, well I guess you’re just plain dumb.