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Android Chief Andy Rubin tweets back at Steve Jobs 'openness' claims

October 19, 2010: 9:26 AM ET

What we have here folks is a good old fashioned geek war.

Apple  CEO Steve Jobs spent about five minutes of yesterday's earnings call (embedded below) berating Google's Android Model and its "disingenuous" "smokescreen" while touting Apple's  "integrated, vertical" model where Apple controls most of the hardware and software stack.

Hoping to appeal to software developers, Google's (GOOG) Android VP Andy Rubin last night opened a Twitter account and Tweeted a rebuttal to Jobs' comments:

the definition of open: "mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make"

That isn't going to mean much to mainstream smartphone users, but to developers, it is the simple instructions for downloading and installing the Android Open Source OS on a device. More

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