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Steve Jobs hated Google: Biographer

While Larry Page recently revealed in an interview that Steve Jobs' hatred for Android was just 'for show', Job's biographer has hit back at page saying that the late Apple co-founder hated Google.

books Updated: Apr 06, 2012 08:52 IST

While Larry Page recently revealed in an interview that Steve Jobs' hatred for Android was just 'for show', Job's biographer has hit back at page saying that the late Apple co-founder hated Google.

"In an interview with Forbes, Google's chief executive dismissed Jobs' angry criticism of Android as merely a tactic to get Apple employees to "rally around" a rivalry with a competitor. That take seemed at odds with what Jobs pretty plainly said about Android in Isaacson's best-selling biography of the iconic tech leader," reports PC Magazine

Speaking at the Royal Institution Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson explained that Steve hated Google for stealing the iPhone interface. Quoting Jobs, he added, "Apple's iOS] is almost copied verbatim by Android."

If you've forgotten what Jobs said to the biographer, here's a quick look (courtesy All Things D.)

"Our lawsuit is saying, 'Google, you fucking ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off.' Grand theft. 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 to thermonuclear war on this. They are scared to death, because they know they are guilty. Outside of Search, Google's products - Android, Google Docs - are s***."