Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' Android with his dying breath
Steve Jobs, shock horror, wasn't the lovely bloke that many assumed he was. He was a big-cheese at a giganto company. It really goes without saying doesn't it?
Anyway, apparently, Saint Jobs said he wanted to destroy Android and was willing to spend all of Apple's money and his dying breath to do so, if that's what it took.
Jobs told author Walter Isaacson that he viewed Android's similarity to iOS as "grand theft" in an authorised biography.
According to extracts of Isaacson's book, Jobs said: "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
He added: "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."
Of course, it wasn't always like this. Apple and Google were pretty good chums before the launch of the Android system. Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, was once on the board of Apple. However, that all went west when Google unveiled Android in November 2007.