In a short and frankly unsurprising press release, Apple has announced that Google’s Dr Eric Schmidt has resigned from its board of directors.
Schmidt has been on Apple’s board for three years, throughout rumors and actualization of both the iPhone and Android-based phones, but now that Google is looking to further push both Android and its own operating system (ChromeOS), that conflict of interest is all too apparent.
Steve Jobs has posted the usual praise, saying that, “Eric has been an excellent Board member for Apple, investing his valuable time, talent, passion and wisdom to help make Apple successful.”
What difference will it make to the average user of Apple products? Not much, it would seem. Google has still committed to making a wide variety of its products available on Mac OS X, and if you ever do get sick of your iPhone you can rest assured there’ll be an Android phone waiting to take its place.
You can be sure that neither company will stand still — both are keen to capture as much of your attention as possible whether it’s on the desktop, your living room or on the move.