In a biography, it has been revealed that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs viewed Google’s Android as a treacherous theft. He said that he would spend his “last dying breath” and “spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank” to right the wrong of Android. It looks like Jobs viewed Android as a betrayal.
Slashgear reports that in the book, Jobs told Eric Scmidt that he didn’t want any money. “If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money,” he allegedly said. “I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.”
“I’m going to destroy Android,” Jobs reportedly said. “I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
It looks like Jobs’ wish is his command, as post-humously he spurs on the hunt to shut down what Apple thinks are knock-off products in the smartphone and tablet markets.
Apple is correct to be worried. Samsung is really winning over the consumer with its own range of smartphones and Google is putting everything it has into Android.
Right now Apple is dragging every other smartphone maker it can grab through the courts, including high profile cases against HTC and Samsung. So far, in the eye of the courts, Apple seems to have more of a leg to stand on and the cases are dragging on.