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Schmidt had left (or was asked to leave) Apple’s AAPL +0.15% board after Google got more involved in smartphones in 2009. A few weeks earlier before that March meeting, Apple had sued smartphone maker HTC, alleging its Androidphones infringed on 20 Apple patents, copying the look and feel of the iPhone.
Now, with the publication by Simon & Schuster of Walter Isaacson’s widely anticipated biography, “Steve Jobs,” it’s clear that Jobs was not at the cafe to let bygones be bygones. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product,” Jobs told Isaacson. That meeting was requested by Schmidt, but during the meeting Jobs’s main point was asking Google to stop copying the iPhone features in Android. I’ve got plenty of money. A Google GOOG +0.05% spokesman declined to comment.
Jobs told him that “Our lawsuit is saying ‘Google, you f---ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off.’” It adds clarity to why Google decided to drop $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. MMI -0.18% And it serves as a good indicator as to how willing Apple’s remaining management team may be to settle the rising tide of litigation surrounding smartphone operating systems. In the company’s conference call with investors last week, Cook echoed some of Jobs’s views, when asked by an analyst about the ongoing patent suits against the makers of Android phones.
Jobs’ assertion that Google used the theft to create Android, which grew to surpass Apple’s iOS in market share, motivated him to vow to “destroy” Android because, as he said, “it’s a stolen product.”The news adds heft to the argument that Apple’s legal focus on Android makers is little more than a proxy war against the Android software.
Apple’s main battles so far have been against HTCand Samsung. Apple appears to be continuing its co-founders’ tough stance against Android. Apple’s most heated battles are against Samsung at this point, but the two companies are working on a deal that will keep Samsung’s processors in Apple’s devices. Apple will likely also continue its battles with HTC, saying the Taiwanese company’s phones illegally use Apple’s patents. “Our lawsuit is saying [Google]… ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off,” Jobs told the biographer about the HTC lawsuit.
By. Android Phone Tips