Walter Isaacson Says Jobs' Rage Over Android Was Real

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    Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson says Jobs' anger over Android was real and not "for show" as alleged by Google's Larry Page in an interview this week. Macworld UK attended a lecture Isaacson gave at the Royal Institution and the biographer said that Jobs felt Android's similarity to iOS was "history repeating itself", and compared it to Jobs' feeling that Microsoft's Windows was a rip-off of the Macintosh.

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    Isaacson went on to say that he believes that Tim Cook will handle things differently and "will settle that lawsuit." Apple is currently involved in a number of lawsuits over Android with manufacturers around the world.

    Article Link: Walter Isaacson Says Jobs' Rage Over Android Was Real
     
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    Which it was.
     
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    This really had more truth then Larry's truth. I would also like to ad that Steve Jobs motivation isn't money, it's more of how he can change the world in a simplistic style.
     
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    Well, of course it was real. Page seems to be thinking that just because Jobs agreed to be his mentor that everything was alright between Apple and Google. In fact Jobs was most furious at Schmidt, for doing what he did - being on Apple's board, learning about the iPhone project and then using that info to modify Android based on iOS and launching a competing product.

    That would be a dick move by anyone's standards, not just Jobs' or Schmidt's. Jobs is perfectly justified in being enraged by it, especially since it is "a history repeating itself".
     
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    Jobs was the wealth creator, and now Cook will act as the wealth keeper.
    As much as I would like Cook to go on with the thermonuclear war on Android, with his role as wealth keeper he will likely settle and make compromises.

    But part of me continues to think that it would be fun to see Jobs truly try to destroy the Android platform with Apple's cash.
     
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    Larry Page, Mat Cutts and all of them are full of it. They always make stuff up or outright lie when when they talk about Google. Ever listen to Mat's search related statements for Google? He just lies.

    Hey Larry, why wait until Steve is dead to talk about this?
     
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    Maybe Larry Ellison and Oracle have taken over that responsibility.
     
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    We can file this under the "no ****, Sherlock" heading.
     
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    Tim Cook

    Apple's soon to be problem appears to be Tim Cook.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Jobs gave Apple a vision to carry for 5 years.

    Part of that vision was to destroy Google's Andriod OS. Cook seems to not share what Steve wanted Apple to continue with.

    I wonder if a person like Forstall might have been more of the right choice for Apple, if he was more seasoned.

    I hope Cook isn't the 21st centurey Sculley, with his "play nice mentality". Apple can't afford that a 2nd time around. Cause their won't be a 3rd Coming of Jobs to the rescue.
     
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    Cook is making a big mistake by appeasing Android. Bury Android once and for all. BUt in the end Android will fall the way of IBM to many hands in the pot and the implode on itself. Main reason why i do not use google is that is sucks so bad. Google might be open source but they get their money by scamming others and spamming them with adds!

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    Maybe Apple buy Google and thus no more issues!
     
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    You simply can't destroy Android. Google is a bigger reality than Apple, and is backed by every OEM except Apple itself. It has the patents of Motorola, which kind of invented the mobile phone, and makes money off every smartphone, including, and especially, the iPhone.

    Tim did the right thing over there, accepting Android and making money from it. Steve was a genius, but his mentality was simply too closed sometimes.
     
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    The makers of android and google do not play nice so why play nice back - either destroy them or buy them out end of story
     
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    I agree, Cook is slowly showing that he doesn't view Apple the way steve did. Actions speak louder then words.

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    if they buy them out, they should shut them down, after acquistion.:)
     
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    The one thing android just can't do right, is have a smooth OS like iOS, barely any freezes in graphics, 60fps, just smooth. The day that android accomplishes that, apple will destroy them.
     
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    Did Jobs really believe that he would own 100% of the market and no one else would come up with a touch screen phone? I mean if it hadn't been Google with Android someone else would have jumped into the market with a competing product.
     
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    You are confused.
     
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    Tim cook is Judas, Brute, and Benedict Arnold rolled into one ...
     
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    Some people are very passionate about their work.
     
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    But... what if Isaacsons’s insistence that Job’s rage was real is mostly for show?
     
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    Microsoft and Nokia had them first.

    Steve was just pissed off that Android did it better
     
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    So F'in what!? Not even Steve Jobs himself provides specific examples of how google "stole" ideas from Apple.

    So what did they steal?
     
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    Not confused. Use any android phone with an iPhone 4s, heck even a 3gs or 4, and put them side by side then swipe to the side, I Can Guarantee you that the android phone is going to have some kind of lag,freeze,low fps, or something, iOS is just so refined that its a joy to use.

    (Yes, I Am aware google makes android, I Personally despise google, their privacy policy is so disgraceful When I Owned an Android phone I just didn't feel safe. Now I'm on an iPhone 4.)
     
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