Walter Isaacson's highly anticipated biography with Apple's deceased CEO Steve Jobs contains an excerpt on Jobs' disdain for Android.
An early copy of Isaacson's book has been leaked, and some excepts of Jobs' comments toward Android have been leaked onto the internet from the book.
The comments that stand out the most regard Jobs' reaction to HTC's 2010 introduction of an Android phone that sported identical features of the iPhone.
"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," Jobs told Isaacson. "I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
Jobs used profanity to describe the Android OS and Google Docs, Google’s Internet-based word processing program.
The autobiography notes that in a separate meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Eric Schmidt that he wasn’t interested in settling the lawsuit between their companies.
Steve Jobs reportedly told Schmidt, "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want."
"I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money.”
The meeting, Isaacson detailed, resolved nothing.
Jobs' sentiments toward Android is currently reflected by the lawsuit battles between Apple, HTC and Samsung. Lawsuits and countersuits have taken place between all three companies.
Attempted ban sales of Apple's smartphone devices and tablets have also been brought on by Samsung and HTC.
Steve Jobs is currently in its pre-order phase for $17.88 from Amazon. It also delves into his decision to give up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansing and herbal medicine.
Steve Jobs' biography is sure to include even more interesting and controversial bits of personal information.