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Submission + - Steve Jobs: Android is a Stolen Product (ap.org) 1

suraj.sun writes: The Associated Press has published some excerpts ( http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_STEVE_JOBS_BOOK ) from "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, a new biography to be published Monday, which says that Jobs felt that Android is a stolen product and he is willing to wage a war on it. Isaacson wrote that Jobs was livid in January 2010 when HTC introduced an Android phone that boasted many of the popular features of the iPhone. Apple sued, and Jobs told Isaacson in an expletive-laced rant that Google's actions amounted to "grand theft."

The AP quotes Jobs saying, "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," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this." and that, Jobs used an expletive to describe Android and Google Docs, Google's Internet-based word processing program. 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.

AP: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_STEVE_JOBS_BOOK

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