Everyone has an opinion about Google’s pending sale of Motorola to Lenovo. And this is what Apple CEO Tim Cook had to say when he was asked to share his thoughts on the topic. “I wasn’t surprised,” Cook said, calling the deal “a logical transaction.”
Taking a shot at Mountain View, Cook went so far as to say that Motorola was something that the search giant wasn’t “committed to.”
Cook made these statements in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal.
“I think it’s really hard to do hardware, software and services and to link all those things together,” said Cook. “That’s what makes Apple so special. It’s really hard, so I’m not surprised that they are not going to do that.”
With statements like these, Tim Cook really doesn’t consider Google’s Nexus line of Android products capable of merging those three things. What makes Apple special, according to Cook, is its ability to do something that Google “can’t.”
Tim Cook also commented on the kind of Android experience a user might have on tablets. “The experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app,” he said.
Cook also went on to compare Android to Europe, saying: “Android is like Europe. 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. How many people who use a Kindle know that they’re using Android? And you see what Samsung is doing by putting more and more software on top. I think it’s night and day. The compare is so off.”
He also had something to say on Google’s recent acquisition of Nest. “We have no problem spending 10 figures for the right company that’s the right and that’s in the best interest of Apple in the long-term,” Cook claimed. “None. Zero.”