October 21, 2011
Jobs Claimed He Would Destroy Android
The Associated Press (AP) reports that Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography claims that Jobs said he would "destroy Android."
According to the report, Jobs said he would destroy the Google smartphone operating system because "it's a stolen product."
He said he would "spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank" to right this wrong.
The news agency obtained an early copy of the Isaacson book, which is derived from many interviews Isaacson had with Jobs before he died on October 5, 2011.
The report said Jobs met with Google CEO Eric Schmidt in Palo Alto, California and told him that he was not interested in settling the lawsuit.
According to the AP, Jobs said to Schmidt that even if "you offer me $5 billion, I won't want it." He said he wanted Android to "stop using our ideas."
Jobs also had strong words to say for Hewlett-Packard and how the company had been run. According to the report, Jobs said "Hewlett and Packard built a great company, and they thought they had left it in good hands."
He said that now the company is being dismembered and destroyed. "I hope I've left a stronger legacy so that will never happen at Apple."
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