Apple co-founder Steve Jobs didn’t have much love for Android co-founder Andy Rubin — he apparently told his friends that Rubin was a “big, arrogant f***”. Well, that’s according to a new book detailing the rivalry between Apple and Google titled ‘Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution,’ as reported by Business Insider.
According to the book, the Android team was taken aback by how good the iPhone was when first launched by Apple. Eventually Rubin scrapped whatever he had been doing for Android and created new software that was similar enough to Apple for Jobs to say: “Everything is a f***ing rip off of what we’re doing.”
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In the end, Google and Apple executives had a meeting where it got “incredibly personal” — with Jobs and Rubin lashing out at each other, but Apple got what it wanted eventually, the book says.
➤ Steve Jobs On Android Founder Andy Rubin: “Big, Arrogant …” [Business Insider]
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