Steve Jobs biography by Isaacson is coming on Monday next week. Already the internet is buzzing with news about Jobs views on various issues. Another interesting one is related to how he felt about Android. Excerpts from the bio have been made available by the AP who some how managed to grab a copy of the book and shared excerpts with the world.
Jobs was enraged when HTC introduced an Android phone in 2010 having features similar to that of iPhone and resultantly Apple sued HTC. Jobs referred to Google’s actions as “grand theft.”
He was very specific about Android:
“I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
According to the biography:
“In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasn’t interested in settling the lawsuit, the book says.
“I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.” The meeting, Isaacson wrote, resolved nothing.”
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