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Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' Android

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The Apple co-founder, who died earlier this month of a rare form of pancreatic cancer, was enraged by Google’s software, which is now the bestselling smartphone operating system.

“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,” he told Walter Isaacson, the author of an official biography to be published in the United States next week.

“I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
Apple has been engaged in a tit-for-tat patent battle with Google’s manufacturing partners, such as Samsung, for over a year. His official biography is the first time Mr Jobs personal anger over the dispute has been revealed, however.

Apple has alleged that Samsung’s smartphones and tablets are “slavish” copies of the iPhone and iPad. It recently obtained an injunction in Germany that bans sales of the Galaxy tab 10.1, Samsung’s iPad rival, which runs Android.

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