It appears that even from beyond the grave, Steve Jobs will continue to fight against Android. And we mean that literally.
Because in the bitter patents court case being fought between Cupetino and Motorola (which is now, remember, Google flavoured), it would appear that comments made by the late Apple boss can be deemed admissable after all.
We all know them - even if you haven't read Walter Isaacon's fantastic biography of Jobs, the words were plastered all over tech blogs at the time. Such quotes included:
- "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.”
- “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
Remember, Steve Jobs hated Android with a passion. And his anti-Google legacy has continued with lawsuits being churned out by the day against the likes of Samsung too which has a flagship Galaxy line making dents in Apple's sales.
The thing that's interesting here is that Motorola has wanted to have the above comments (and more) included in the case, but Apple's crack team of legal experts has been fighting that. The Judge's decision to allow it will only ignite more iAnger, we're sure.
Come on though folks. Do we ever expect this case to be solved? Or at least for the war to be over? Heck, it feels like it's only just begun.