Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t surprised with Lenovo’s Motorola buyout as he believes that the deal was a ‘logical transaction’ as Motorola’s acquisition was a financial disaster for Google.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cook said that Google wasn’t ‘committed to’ Motorola. “Google gets rid of something that’s losing money, something that they’re not committed to”, he said.
Cook said: “I think it’s really hard to do hardware, software and services and to link all those things together” and stressed “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 didn’t stop there and when asked for his views on whether “smartphone market follow the PC market,” he took a shot at Google revealing that Mountain View only had a 1000 apps optimised for tablets as against half-million optimised for iPad and “experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app.”
Apple’s CEO didn’t stop there and even went to the extent of equating Android with Europe. Cook was referring to the way Europe was named. “Europe was a name that somebody came up with for Americans who didn’t understand that Europe was a lot of countries that weren’t like U.S. states. They were very different.”
“Android is many things”, Cook said.