Steve Jobs had pledged “thermonuclear war” on Android

October 21, 2011
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No matter what you think of Apple or the business practices the company uses, you have to admit that the firm makes some fantastic products in the smartphone and tablet range. I think no matter your smartphone of choice, we were all a little saddened by the passing of Jobs. Today we have learned from the AP via an early release copy of the biography on Steve Jobs that he was very set on destroying Android and Google.

According to the biography, Jobs had called Android a "grand theft" of iPhone technology and had vowed that he would go to "Thermonuclear war" to kill Android. According to the biography, Jobs had a meeting with Eric Schmidt when Schmidt was CEO of the search firm. Allegedly, in that meeting Jobs refused to consider any settlement of the suit between Apple and Google.

Jobs is said to have quipped that Apple had "plenty of money" and the only settlement he wanted was for Android to stop using Apple ideas. According to the biography Jobs said, "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want."

“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong … I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this” Steve Jobs

[via SlashGear]


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  • Entitynumber1

    But it’s ok for Apple to rip off everyone else’s ideas!

  • http://twitter.com/MauroRFOliveira Mauro Oliveira

    Steve Jobs: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas”BTW: He lost the war

  • conmeo concho

    steve jobs. thermonuclear on android. android. well who cares. he is dead anyway. android win. hahaha

    • Bby Twitty

      Remember, one day, you will die too.
      Just remember this…

      • cpt. obvious

        And you won’t? dumbass.

  • Ayman

    stealing ideas! he said before that the great artist who copies, wtf, who copied the notification center! and in iOS5 they said: we integrated Twitter!!!! halliluya! all the social networks are integrated in android since i used to shit in a diper,

    shame shame and shame

  • Mohan

    Wait didn’t apple steal ideas when it was young startup??

    • DoinYourMom

      Back then it was called sampling so it was ok.

  • Copycategory

    What an arrogant hypocrite! I surely hope Apple will continue the war, and loose on it as they did once before in the history. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame the he died a litigator and not an innovator. 

  • Mmmih

    asshole

  • Doug_yale

    That’s super chilidish of him.

  • Zoid

    Good riddance… Please take your company with you prick! Unfortunately, Jobs was the only one keeping Apple down. With his death Apple will begin to open up and this will create major competition for Android.

  • Dielawn

    Oh yeah when jobs said that, I think he forgot how apple even started which was off a stolen idea from Xerox…. hmm jobs you were the king of pirates, so please hold the hypocritical biography propaganda. 

  • Roberto Silva

    Stolen from what, exactly ? Can we have some details about what is stolen from iOS,  in Android ?

  • Wowtartanarmy

    unlucky jobs, you died first

  • Youfffy

    he who dies first dies

  • Hughrobateau

    well…I guess that explains all the ridiculous lawsuits.

  • Liquidsnots

    So long as no components of itunes are used along any step of the way the thermonuclear war is alright with apple. It won’t breach itunes’ EULA.

  • Jason

    What about iOS 5 and its notification center (android) and iMessage (bbm)??

  • Jon Garrett

    Android assassins. the autopsy revealed that he had dozens of little green robots shoved up is @ss

  • Larry

    You guys are hilarious.

    Even Google foes not deny the stealing.

    Let me see by looking at my iPhone right now.

    form factorbutton placementhardware featureslittle square iconsapp storemultitouchtouch screenall basic appsguy look and feelipadsamsung: power adapter!!!samsung: icons colors & motif on said icons
    They made a copy, that is not controversial. The issue is: is it legal, and in some countries it appears that it is not.

    • Copycategory

      see, the problem is steve denial of ios theft

      everybody steals/copy, this is the reality
      just steve was behaving like this great super genius who did this all by himself
      and it is so far far faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from the truth
      that’s what annoying

  • basheer shamary

    I think that the ios stole the notification and the massages from the android in the last ios5 update. i have the iphone and the htc desire, but i would say that the android on my htc desire are more advanced than the ios, but still have the security problems in the android.So lets say that the android more advanced bet less secured, the ios more secured but needs a lot of  additional functions 

  • Dex Glob

    lol. So typical of Jobs – cry, anger, threaten. What about he stealing from Atkinson? From Xerox?