updated 07:50 pm EDT, Wed June 11, 2008
Schmidt talks about Apple
Google CEO and Apple board member Eric Schmidt on Wednesday offered his point of view as Apple and Google's wireless strategies are set to compete later this year when the latter company's Android mobile platform sees store shelves through various mobile manufacturers. According to MarketWatch, Schmidt notes that while both companies share common goals in the wireless market, his role at Apple has not compromised by plans for Android, "so far."
Schmidt is sometimes called away from Apple board meetings to deal with details on Android, but he says it's "not as common as it sounds," recalling one or two instances in which this was required.
When quizzed about his presence at both companies, Schmidt claimed that despite his influence at Apple and Google, the iPhone OS and Android "will likely be quite different", while avoiding details.