Steve Jobs Really Hated Google’s Android
Steve Jobs swore to do all he can to demolish Google’s Android OS as Jobs believed it was a stolen plan. Jobs believed it was not just a competitor in the mobile tech world and planned on spending as much money as he could afford into destroying the Android OS.
Jobs told writer and biographer Walter Isaacson that he saw the Android OS as a grand theft of the Apple iOS, or an advanced mobile operating system in general. Jobs wanted to spend all that he could to make it as difficult as possible for Google to keep moving onto development of a mobile OS. Now, here are some of the words he told Isaacson about his thoughts towards domination of mobile operating systems:
“Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off,'”
“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 going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this,”
“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.”
Google released information about their mobile Android OS just 10 months after the unveiling of the iPhone.