“The reality is that Google may never make any money from Android,” Arora reports. “Google makes the software available free to phone manufacturers, but Apple is bound to make billions of dollars in royalties from Android.”
Arora reports, “Apple has built an enviable portfolio of smart phone patents. At present, Apple is pursuing patent litigation against Android phone vendors.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Not if Steve’s wishes are followed by Tim Cook (or unless Jobs subsequently changed his outlook on the situation; somehow, we doubt Jobs would go from “thermonuclear” to “licensing” so quickly, if ever, but, hey, you never know).
Rachel Metz, Barbara Ortutay and Jordan Robertson reported for The Associated Press on October 20, 2011, that, in his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson wrote that “Jobs was livid in January 2010 when HTC introduced an Android phone that boasted many of the popular features of the iPhone. Apple sued, and Jobs told Isaacson in an expletive-laced rant that Google’s actions amounted to ‘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,’ Jobs said. ‘I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.’”
“Jobs used an expletive to describe Android and Google Docs, Google’s Internet-based word processing program. In a subsequent meeting with Schmidt at a Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasn’t interested in settling the lawsuit, the book says,” Metz, Ortutay and Robertson reported. “‘I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.’,” Rachel Metz, Barbara Ortutay and Jordan Robertson reported for The Associated Press on October 20, 2011.
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