“For Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs, the competition with Google and its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets wasn’t merely business rivalry, it was a ‘holy war,’ according to emails revealed in Apple’s patent-infringement suit with Samsung Electronics,” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“The emails were disclosed by Samsung’s lawyers as the two companies offered opening arguments in the latest round of the long-running feud between Apple and Samsung in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif.,” Wakabayashi reports. “In an October 2010 email to Apple’s 100 top employees ahead of an annual retreat, Jobs outlined discussion points for the meeting, including ‘2011: Holy War with Google.'”

Wakabayashi reports, “Samsung’s lead attorney John Quinn revealed the emails from Apple’s co-founder to highlight a key point of Samsung’s legal strategy: that Apple’s real fight is with Google.”

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