“Samsung’s phones and tablet run on the Android operating system, developed by Google,” Levine reports. “Before he died last year, Apple co-founder Jobs made a number of statements to his biographer about the company’s intellectual property, saying he was willing to go ‘thermonuclear’ to ‘destroy’ Google’s operating system.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yes, because Jobs said Android is a “stolen product.”
Levine reports, “In seeking to introduce Jobs’ statements in court, Samsung argued in a filing that the thermonuclear quote ‘speaks to Apple’s bias, improper motives and its lack of belief in its own claims in that they are a means to an end, namely the destruction of Android.’ However, Apple argued in a court filing that Jobs’ quotes are an inadmissible distraction, and asked that they be barred from trial. At a hearing in a San Jose, California federal court on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said Jobs’ statements were not relevant.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone: