Friday, April 06, 2012

Jobs’s Biographer to Page: What Part of “I’m Going to Destroy Android” Didn’t You Understand? - AllThingsD

A timely Google/Apple reality check
“During a lecture Wednesday evening at the U.K.’s Royal Institution, Isaacson took issue with Page’s remarks, stressing that Jobs was hardly kidding around when he threatened to destroy Android, which he lambasted as a stolen product.
“[Apple's iOS] is almost copied verbatim by Android,” Isaacson said as reported by Macworld UK. “And then they licence it around promiscuously. And then Android starts surpassing Apple in market share, and this totally infuriated [Steve]. It wasn’t a matter of money. He said: ‘You can’t pay me off, I’m here to destroy you.’”
Steve Jobs Biographer Defends Comment About Google and Android - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD
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