Apple appears less motivated by getting royalties from the companies it is suing, though some patent experts believe that could be posturing on its part. Mr. Jobs’s criticisms took on more urgency as Android began to gain a bigger share of the smartphone market during the last two years.
But when he expressed those criticisms to his biographer, Walter Isaacson, he said he told Eric E. Schmidt, now the executive chairman of Google and a former Apple board member, that he didn’t want money from Google.
“If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it,” Mr. Jobs told Mr. Schmidt, according to the book, “Steve Jobs.” “I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all.”