Mini Steve Jobs

Though we all knew it, now we have it in writing: Steve Jobs really hated Android, according to his biography, which will hit store shelves on October 24. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is said to detail what Jobs really thought about the competition, according to the AP, who purchased a copy before its official release.

"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. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

Jobs was said to be livid when HTC introduced one of its first Android phones, which he believed took popular iPhone features and passed them of as its own. Jobs was so angry, in fact, that when approached by Google's Eric Schmidt to settle the lawsuits, he refused.

"I don't want your money... I want you to stop using our ideas in Android..."

It is always interesting to see the other side of the story, and in this case, the fundamental anger from Apple and Jobs himself driving the lawsuits against top Android manufacturers today.

Source: AP, via TiPb