Fight to the Finish: Steve Jobs declared thermonuclear war on Google before his death
In what just may be the most talked about lawsuit of the decade, Google apparently never settled it’s feud with Steve Jobs. Before the iconic founder passed away, he reportedly declared ‘War’ on Google again reigniting the battle for full control of the mobile devices around the world.
A recent authorized biography of Steve Jobs offers an unprecedented look at the Apple co-founder’s battle-cry against Google, a company he thought was guilty of a “grand theft” when it launched its Android operating system, which competes directly with the iPhone and has surpassed it in popularity.
“I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this,” he told Isaacson of the patent lawsuit Apple filed against cell phone manufacturer HTC.
In Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs,” a copy of which was obtained by Daily Online , the author recalls that Jobs, who was known for his fierce temper, “became angrier than I had ever seen him” during a conversation about Apple’s patent lawsuit, which by extension also accused Android of patent infringement.
“Our lawsuit is saying, ‘Google you fucking ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off,’” Jobs said, according to Isaacson. “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.”
Steve, also at one point in time allegedly slammed Google’s work, telling Isaacson that ‘Outside of Search, Google’s products — Android, Google Docs, are –SHIT’.
What do you think? Do you think this is a pointless feud? That should’ve been settled sometime ago?