Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' Android

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  1. Wizerzak
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    Steve Jobs said he wanted to destroy Android and would spend all of Apple's money and his dying breath if that is what it took to do so.
    The full extent of his animosity towards Google's mobile operating system is revealed in a forthcoming authorised biography.

    Mr Jobs told author Walter Isaacson that he viewed Android's similarity to iOS as "grand theft".

    Apple is suing several smartphone makers which use the Android software.

    According to extracts of Mr Isaacson's book, obtained by the Associated Press, Mr Jobs said: "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

    He is also quoted as 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."



    Source: [url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15400984]BBC News Technology[/url]

    Do you think he has succeeded? Or maybe his successor will fulfil his dream?

    P.S. I never knew posting some news with this new system would be so complicated
     


  2. nintendoom

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    :< selfish bastard >:(
     
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    HA! Hahaha!

    -Window-based GUI's
    - Mouse
    - Intel Processors
    - Design (shape-wise) of the iPhone
    - Many other things he himself stole from elsewhere that I will not dwell into/

    Sorry, but this is the most hypocritical comment of the year.
     
  4. Ringo619

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    I guess we see who is truly is , whether his dead or not ,he should't be such a dick.
     
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    Can't agree more.
    He has copied more then Sony did.
     
  6. shadowmanwkp

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    So... Why all the hate? Jobs has always been like this, he had a huge ego and that has led him to great successes and failures. Raging over it now only means that you do not know who he was.
     
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    There goes any sadness I had for his death :lol:
     
  8. pokefloote

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    He wanted to be the only company with technology like that.
    Android came and destroyed him.
     
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  9. chris888222

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    Anyway, he is already dead and he's not such a dick as Tim Cook.
     
  10. ProtoKun7

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    That seemed to go well now, didn't it?
     
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  11. TehSkull

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    Apple can't kill open source software no matter how hard they try. Someone out there will always have a copy of the source code and will always try to port the code to a new device.

    If iOS were open source and available on as many devices as Android, I'd consider using it.
     
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    "I'm going to destroy Android,
    because it's a stolen product."

     
  13. azoreseuropa

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    Thats not very cool of him. To me, its not very nice for him to say that. All companies have people's preference and taste, that's all. He made my stomach sick. Shame on you, Steve! What a selfish!
     
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    Precisely that. The 1994-Jobs had a passion and a dream, the 2011-Jobs had an empire to tend to, that's the difference.
     
  15. raulpica

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    WELL SAID! DESTROY THE INFIDELS! :angry:

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    nowadays the market has got good competition and ppl have become more greedy. either u fall or we fall together.
    MS is probably the most systematic ppl alongside nintendo and valve (Correct me)
     
  17. Eckin

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    hahaha oh wow

    that's some pretty twisted comment from him

    "and his dying breath" pff
     
  18. ProtoKun7

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    For six minutes? :unsure:

    You posted at 16:15. Get it?
     
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  20. Valwin

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    good thing he is dead what evil guy hopefully apple wont suck now
     
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