Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was on the Apple Board. It seems to me that what they are doing is corporate espionage. He learned about these products (iPhone, iPad) while on Apple's Board, and then proceeded to expand Google's business form Search and web based/cloud software to hardware (indirectly, and perhaps now more directly) by promoting the Android OS and encouraging/working with hardware manufacturers (HTC and otheres, now Nokia).
So, the motto of Google is said to be "Do no evil"
- Google has scanned and made available copyrighted content without even attempting to pay proper royalties
- Google collect TONS of personal information about users, without their consent or knowledge
- Googles security has been compromised, exposing the TONS of personal information - and if any company has the resources to do security "right" it is Google
- Google's Eric Schmidt has stolen ideas and strategies form the Apple Board. He should have resigned form the board when it occurred to him that Google might go inthe direction of being an Apple competitor, instead he resigned only fairly recently after absorbing (stealing) as much from Apple as he could
Now the "Do no evil" company is fighting for control of the smartphone (Android), desktop (Chrome OS), and tablet business (Android).
Google's mode of business is SCARY, and exploitive.
I will and would take a little quality control, often referred to as censorship, at Apple's App store and in the allowable programming for the iPhone and iPad any day. At least there is at least some aspect and reason that is good for the consumer.
Google is the devil incarnate. I think when the phrase "Do no evil" was introduced, it was meant as a suggestion to others, so Google could proceed without competition in the execution of evil.