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Jobs Threatened ‘Thermonuclear War’ on Google’s Android, AP Says

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs said he was “willing to go thermonuclear war” on Google Inc.’s Android software, saying that its features amounted to “grand theft,” the Associated Press reported.

Jobs, then Apple’s CEO, said he would “spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” according to the AP’s account of his biography, “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson. Jobs died on Oct. 5.