From Steve Jobs' Biography: "I'm going to destroy Android"

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    The Associated Press obtained an early copy of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography and shared some highlights.

    In particular, they share Steve Jobs' reaction to HTC's 2010 introduction of an Android phone that shared many features of the iPhone. Jobs told Isaacson that Google's actions amounted to "grand theft."
    Jobs met with Google's Eric Schmidt later and told Schmidt he wasn't interested in settling for any amount of money. Instead Jobs told Schmidt, "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want."

    Jobs' attitude against Android helps explains the lawsuits that have come from Apple against both HTC and Samsung. Both legal actions have resulted in countersuits as well as attempts to ban sales of devices around the world.

    Article Link: From Steve Jobs' Biography: "I'm going to destroy Android"
     
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    Can't wait to see the flame wars...
     
  3. boonlar, Oct 20, 2011
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    iphone rulez!
     
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    He's definitely passionate about protecting his company's ideas...
     
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    Good. That's exactly the attitude Apple should continue to have about Android with Steve gone. It's a cheap knock-off of a beautiful product that took no imagination to copy.
     
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    Rightly so. Specially after that switch Mr. Mole did to him introducing the first Android.
     
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    It could have? I think IOS is already beating the android
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Android is one of the most poorly executed "ideas" in the history of technology. Rubbish.
     
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    That quote is just so mesmerizing, I can't wait for this book to come out!
     
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    His passion is so inspiring, really.
     
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    As much as I love Apple and Steve Jobs, this is a tad bit unfair. Both companies took things from each other...
     
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    Yeah, God knows if Apple took the same exact insides from the iPhone 4S, but put them in a new shell, Android would be all like "No!!!1! We're gonna stop copying now! Bummer dude!! Weaksauce forever!!!" :rolleyes:

    And Flash? Really? Does anyone really miss Flash on their iPhone or iPad? I don't. First, my battery lasts longer without it. Second, my device isn't chugging to load that crap. Third, it's a virus portal that I don't have to worry about. And fourth, Flash barely works on a lot of mobile devices anyway.
     
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    I think android has more market share now or it will soon at least. Android is ok but the fragmentation sucks. Waiting for an app to be made for your particular device is stupid.
     
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    That's the two worst ideas I've heard. Flash is horrible on battery life for mobile phones and why does Apple need to come out with a new design every year?

    They've already sold 4 million iPhone 4S'. They must know what they are doing.

    Oh, the iPhone 4's revolutionary design is so 2010 </sarcasm>
     
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    Steve don't worry. . . We'll destroy Android for you ;)

    Not that Apple has to try though. Competition is good and so is choice. I choose Apple. (I know it's extremely early but just imagine what iOS 6 will bring.) Don't stone me!

    Can't wait for the book next week.
     
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    'Atta boy Steve! :cool:
     
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    I would love to know exactly which ideas were "stolen".
     
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    I wonder if the quote is real. Not only didn't he destroy Android he didn't even manage to spend any money not doing it. Instead he saved up 40 billion more.
     
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    I just lost some braincells reading this.
     
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    Whats surprising is that this quote is actually true. Jobs was literally on his death bed working to destroy android, such passion is so hard to come by.
     
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    What a ... boss.

    Go steve!!
     
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    Let's see...

    Why don't we start with...

    The whole damn OS???
     
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    Wow, what a jerk. Jobs truly is evil.
     
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    Enough said.
     
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    That's a long way from "Microsoft doesn't have to lose for Apple to win," his statement that won me over when he first became CEO for the second time.
     

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