CNBCimagen After Tim Cook’s statements, it’s Eric Schmidt, one of GoogleAlphabet’s top executives who gives us the surprise.
During a CNBC interview, the Google leader admitted that he uses an iPhone in his daily life, although he prefers Samsung mobiles because of their autonomy. These were his own words:
A few months ago, on a trip to South Korea by the executive, he was seen taking pictures with an iPhone instead of an Android device as operating system. Now Eric has admitted it in public, the iPhone is his main phone .
This is quite curious, on the one hand Google has impressive phones like the latest Nexus , which use pure Android and have the latest operating system. On the other hand, Eric directly contradicts himself with other rather concise statements he made in 2013. In these statements he stated that Android is “safer than the iPhone”, although this does not seem to be a sufficient reason to stop using an iPhone.
However, Eric is not the only Apple competitor using an iPhone . Earlier this year Joe Belifore (from Microsoft) explained why he used an iPhone as his main phone. The reason: you must know your competition very well, and nothing better than using it as your main phone.
So we should not be surprised by this kind of situation. Both Google, Microsoft and Apple use competing mobiles to test their new features and find out how to apply them at home. Of course, it might be better to do it in private and not in public, since the image that is conveyed to the users of the brand can be quite confusing. Hence, we do not see Tim Cook or Jony Ive using a Nexus or a Samsung at public events.