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Pot, meet kettle: Steve Jobs called Andy Rubin a "big, arrogant f**k"

0. phoneArena 12 Nov 2013, 19:15 posted on

Regardless of if you prefer to see Steve Jobs as a visionary leader or a superb salesman, the debate is over when it comes to his personality. The general consensus is that Steve Jobs was nothing if not a passionate mercurial man with bouts of kindness and bouts of being an unbelievable jerk. Which is why it was amusing to hear that Jobs actually called Android founder Andy Rubin a "big, arrogant f**k"...

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:25 12

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Andy doesn't look like he's ever worked out, but "big" isn't fair Steve.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:39 7

11. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


try harder!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:46 9

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No need to try harder, I'm not looking for green thumbs, or acceptance. I simply say WFT I want.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:03

16. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


you always get my green thumbs my dark friend

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:15

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Weinerslav is touchy about his idol "Andy" lol. What phone you rocking these days Terry?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 01:44

63. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Smart people knows there is generally two types of arrogant people.

The first types are simply full of sh!t -- losers being posers and wannabes.

Then there is the second type -- the ones that want to change the world by changing the status quo. Someone who is arrogant enough to make a world a better place and then set out to prove it.

Steve Jobs -- love him or hate him -- has over 300+ patents to his name. That is arrogance 300 times over.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:26 7

2. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Only a fool would think the G1 was like the iphone.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:30 19

3. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


only a fool would think android is like iphone

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:32 19

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Android is software, iPhone is hardware. I don't think anyone thinks that dude.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:34 6

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


with only one iphone out, it is pretty safe to say that we are referring to both software and hardware

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:36 8

6. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I like you.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:38 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 lol. He shoulda re worded that a bit.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:36 5

7. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


sorry, IOS

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:39

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 a4n. We all slip a bit lol.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:12

18. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


But it is in the sense that the up front UI is basically the same as the iPhone but with widgets allowed. That was the whole thing that differentiated the iPhone from the rest. It didn't have menus and a launcher with categories and divisions and so on. It literally had a focus on apps upfront and didn't bother with complicated menus because now you could just touch it instead of having directional keys be the main navigation. That was the one thing that the iPhone had that made it easy to use because you didn't have to randomly guess which category whatever fell under, it was right there where you put it.

Android kind of had a similar UI but was slightly different in that it had a launcher where all the apps are. Technically it's a better system because the launcher is alphabetical (mostly) while the homepage is your choice, but early Android builds didn't look like that. That happened after the iPhone launched and they got a good idea of how Apple was doing it.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:18 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


FF is this really you dude, not bashing apple? If I were with you, I'd put my hand to your forehead, and check for a temperature

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:35 1

28. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Oh don't get me wrong, I am not saying buy Apple or anything, that would be ridiculous. But they did good work and that isn't going to change. Though what they're doing now is debatable and often very very shady stuff.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:41

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Now that's FF

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 03:00 2

49. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Android is totally like the iPhone. Last year, I walked into a Samsung store and bought a Galaxy S3 because I thought it was an iPhone.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 10:52 1

59. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Not sure if serious, or trolling, or just plain sarcastic. +1 for keeping me on my toes.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:37

8. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


yes ios isnt like android my bad typo

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:44

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They're alike, but very different too. Core functionality is pretty much the same with all these platforms, but android does clearly differentiate itself, I'll give that. It's taken cues from iOS, and now iOS is taking cues from it.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:42 6

12. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


"The team had to go back to redesign the system because of how nice the iPhone UI was, and because the Android UI "looked so... nineties"

What a difference 5 years makes! Android is ahead in the UI department now and IOS 7 looks like it came from the eighties, with the bright colours and all.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:07 7

17. stealthd (unregistered)


Clearly you don't know anything about the 80's

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:21 1

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Woodshop is like 13 lol, he knows 2005-013. I know the 80's for sure

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:45 1

31. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Late 60's, early 70's is more accurate.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 22:52 1

42. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


As in tie-dye. The iOS 7 UI is only missing the bleach treatment and then drop it into a washing machine to complete the transformation.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:35

43. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


And get those black lights and psychedelic posters ready, history repeats itself again.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 19:58 8

15. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I'm no Steve Jobs fan but let's leave the guy alone; he has been dead for over 2 years now. The guy can't defend himself and all we have left are videos, pictures and devices that can't speak for him. It's time to move on.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:20

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true, good post...classy. +1

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