Google Android Boss Hits Back At Steve Jobs With Linux Talk

Google Android division head Andy Rubin has used Linux speak to respond to Apple CEO Steve Job's latest comments on the "open" and "closed" war between Android and Apple.

According to tech news site The Register, Rubin sent out the tweet after Apple announced its third quarter financial results, during which Steve Jobs gave a special appearance to rant about how iOS is superior to Android.

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

This signifies that Android OS is far more open than Apple's iOS, which operates in a closed environment.

The tweet meant that once a Linux command line is initiated to create a directory, all the developers have to do is download the open source Android code and build their own OS.

This is in stark contrast to Apple's closed approach, which regulates everything from the software to the hardware belonging to the iOS family.