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Steve Jobs vowed revenge on Eric Schmidt over Android

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Oct 2011, 21:46

A biography about Steve Jobs, which is scheduled to be released on Monday, apparently tells the story of the falling out between Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs, and how Jobs vowed revenge...

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 04:04 5

178. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Funny how he was upset about Android stealing Apple's ideas, while Apple was infringing Nokia's patents (among many others). Hypocrite.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 04:32

182. ilia1986 (unregistered)

I don't believe this. And regardless, it's irrelevant. Steve is dead, Android is the top smartphone OS right now, Apple still feeds off iSheep and will continue to do so for the next 600 years to come. BB is still brain-dead, Nokia IS dead, waiting for it's respawn turn, and MS is trying to pull itself from the grave.

Oh, did I mention that Android is stil the top smartphone OS? I sure did.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 05:06 4

184. longhairbilly (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)

Steve Jobs: “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas”

His words, not mine. Guess he only meant for Apple.

Anyone know about Lisa Bettany? She created an app that used the iPhone volume button as the camera button......BUT:

Last August, Apple pulled Camera+ from iTunes because its new “VolumeSnap” feature allegedly violated Apple’s iPhone Developer Program License Agreement by allowing users to shoot photos using the iPhone’s Up Volume button. In its rejection notice, Apple explained, “Your application cannot be added to the App Store because it uses iPhone volume buttons in a non-standard way, potentially resulting in user confusion.”

Earlier this week, Steve Jobs stood on a stage to announce a great new feature for the iPhone’s built-in camera app: the ability to take photos using the device’s Up Volume button, which Jobs heralded as a fantastic new way to take capture a moment with a photo quickly, without hunting around for the camera app and waiting for it to load. In other words, one of Apple’s big new ideas is precisely the one for which it banned Camera+ last year.


posted on 21 Oct 2011, 05:59

188. smartx (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

people arent that fool to know that nowadays even mobilephones arent original ideas. multi-touch is just an evolution just as touch-screen on mobile devices which had been around before iphone.. if anything, iphone shouldnt have been allowed to come to birth as it used the "revolutionary" touchscreen capability in the first place...btw, android's great notifications is also stolen by apple... am no fan of ios nor android, just a guy who likes good stuff....and am wondering whether, in the future, ios would integrate social feeds as deeply as wp7 has- which is by the way an "excellent" evolution on user;s ease of use....

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:13 1

192. ph0adcbeit (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Waiting for windows phone from Nokia!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 09:14 2

194. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Maybe the Stece Jobs Ghost will show up in Androids meetings.. LOL

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:49 1

209. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

This is man is full of anger and hatred. hope he rest in peace

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:58 1

210. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Stolen our product?? Apple is the one that stole everything from icloud/Xerox/Notification bar. And call Flash lazy. And still wont admit that hes afraid of Android. And APPLE NEVER INVENTED THE TOUCH SCREEN.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:10 1

214. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Proof that Apple stole every idea they ever hadhttp://www.m.gizmodo.com/343641/1960s-braun-products-hold-the-secrets-to-apples-future

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:14 1

215. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

I hope the link works this time: m.gizmodo.com/343641/1960s-braun-products-hold-the-secrets-to-apples-future

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 14:19 1

221. burtonsnow8 (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Apr 2010)


That is really interesting, thank you for the link.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:16

216. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Something kinda funny and somewhat relevant, youtube supernews gates vs jobs ( I and II)

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:40

219. steviewonders (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

Another phone OS. Who would have thought of it???

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:02

222. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Jobs was a genius.

He also was a hypocrite and a thief in his own right.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:15

223. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

the ghost of old steve jobs is coming for us Android users, o nos!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:48

227. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

I just wonder why Braun never went after Apple. Apple stole the phone idea from LG and everything else from Braun. But they sue everyone who comes up with similar products... This is why I hate Apple's business strategy.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:07

242. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

i want to say some very hippy things to you guys right now.
such a bloody battle here.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:13

243. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

Yeah he also told Obamama that he was a one term president.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:27 1

246. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

Apple never stole a product idea? Hmm... anybody remember the Xerox scandal?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:49

249. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Steve Jobs initially did not like apps:
Engadget today reports that according to Steve Jobs' forthcoming authorised biography, penned by Walter Isaacson, the late Apple CEO was initially not at all convinced that an app-based environment would be the right way forward for Apple, apparently because he wasn't sure that Apple would actually be able to pull the whole thing off. Isaacson writes that Apple board member Art Levinson had to call Jobs on the phone many times trying to convince him that apps were the way forward for Apple. Isaacson elaborates that Jobs initially poured cold water on the idea "partly because he felt his team did not have the bandwidth to figure out all the complexities that would be involved in policing third-party app developers." Quite how they managed to eventually convince Jobs about the use of apps is not mentioned, but hopefully the book goes into much more detail. "Steve Jobs" is due for release on October 24.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:59

250. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

iOS5 issues:

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 02:09

251. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

Steve Jobs wanted to see android dead
Finally Jobs is dead
And apple is dying

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 09:29

256. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Yeah, I do not believe APPLE is dying...I actually wish no ill well towards the company, but the people buying their products do need to wake up and realize that they are not the best....unfortunately, it is all about keeping up with the Joneses and being cool, whatever that really is.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 22:52

262. Kease (Posts: 36; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

I just don't care how my phone got so cool, all I know is it's cool. Let rich people figure out who gets my money, just keep making cool stuff. And dont hurt children in the production of my awesome toys. Thank you.

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 10:04 1

263. yong223 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Android Rules!

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 00:47

273. jct1982 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2011)

Crazy talk. I love Android because it's nothing like Apple. Android makes big changes to their phones to deliver the best of the best. I go insane looking at the incremental changes that Apple makes to their iphones so you continue to buy the next model phone that is merely a one feature upgrade from the previous model instead of a "suite" of upgrades. If the features of the android came out of Apple, it would've been another 10 years before we saw them integrated into the iphones. Considering the phones are quite different, I'd say there is nothing to sue over. Good for android for taking it to Apple and coming out ahead, at least for the time being. Thank you for bringing me 4g a year (and still counting) before Apple, thank you for bringing me better upgrades, thank you for allowing multiple manufacturers to run your operating system so we can have competition in the market place, better phone selections, better prices, better features, period. As a result, android will continue to get better at a pace much faster than Apple.

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