Despite the fact that Apple and Google compete in some similar arenas, you have to think that there are plenty of Googlers who respect late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Either that, or Google really knows how to subtly play to their target audience.
One of the three screenshots for the app features an email titled “Your favorite Steve Jobs quotes.” Here’s the one they chose to display:
“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
So, what’s with the Steve Jobs tribute?
“Great leaders respected by their friends, and also their enemies,” says one redditor.
“I’ve met people from Google, Apple and Microsoft. They have nothing but huge respect for those working at the others. The “them and us” thing is great for fanboys and as grist for the media mill, but in reality good people respect good work no matter who you work for,” says another.
Respect? A subliminal hint for Apple to approve the app? Either way, the Steve Jobs quotes don’t exist on the screenshots for the Gmail app for Android.