Oct 05 AT 7:52 PM Jess Blanchard 38 Comments (CLOSED)

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


As you all probably know by now, Steve Jobs passed away this evening. Though Android enthusiasts may not have always seen eye-to-eye with Apple and Jobs, we can’t deny that the innovations and contributions they made helped push and shape Android–and many other technologies–into what they are today.

Our hearts go out to his family and those he mentored and inspired.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

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Source: apple.com

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  • Aerohix

    I have a Nexus One and my brother an iPhone, we live very good together and I think iPhone is awesome on the things Android lack, but still I prefer my N1

    Rest in Peace Steve Jobs, one of the best leaders and innovators that ever stepped on our planet.

    • Aerohix

      Oh, thank you for editing my post I was in a moment of rage, but the fact is that I really hate to see fanboy discussion, I’m kind of a communist hahaha
      Actually I think that if everybody worked together (Apple and Google) we could have a better world, I mean, both companies want to make the world better and not only profit like the rest of the world…
      I like both companies, and some other too, please, learn to see other people’s success and greet them.
      A little more respect here, ok?

      • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

        No problem.

        Also, we never edit posts, but on such a highly sensitive issue, we felt there was a need. The only reason we allowed comments on this post in the first place was if we had a few people around to moderate.

        I left most of your post in becuase i knew your intent was good.

    • ags29

      Why even bring Android vs. iPhone into this? Jeez..

      Just say R.I.P. and keep it moving.

      I just watched a bio on him on CNN and he was great and beloved man for many reasons. I appreciate every single thing he has done for the world in pushing forward new technologies. R.I.P.

    • irishrally

      How does this get even one +1?

      RIP Steve.

  • kwills88

    As an android user from day one, as much as I rebel against apple, I respected steve jobs so much, because of him, android exist and it kept getting better because it had apple to compete against..he will be missed, No matter which platform you support, you can’t help but to feel some type of way knowing he’s officially gone.

  • Bpear96

    RIP Steve Jobs, you are a great person and will always be remembered, you reinvented so many things, if it wasnt for you are world might have been different today. People may hate you and your company, but you had many fans and people in love with your brand. I have nothing against you and never had, never will.

    I use android but you people have to admit we probably wouldnt have android in 2008 or it wouldn’t have been nearly the same with out apple :D

  • R.S

    Godspeed Steve, may you rest in peace.

    My condolences go out to his family.

  • fabien

    I’m a fidell android user but i know that without the iphone in 2007 android will not even exist.or not as it’s like today.
    Steeve Jobs was a visionary and changed the life of a lot a people in the world.

    i think apple is going to enter a dark time without him at his head.

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    “Regardless of my stand of the current Apple company, the loss of Steve Jobs is something we all people should be sad about. A great brilliant mind, but also a great and honorable man, Steve Jobs touched many lives and forever changed how we should see the world, our limitations and wishes, dreams and future. R.I.P. Steve, you’ll be forever remembered for your greatness.”

    Originally posted on my Google+ account.

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      Well said.

  • javon27

    Don’t forget, if it wasn’t for his forward thinking, we wouldn’t have Pixar. He saw the potential in that company, and now Pixar is one, if not the best, animation studio there is.

    • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

      he bought it for just $% million dollars and sold it to disney for $7.6 billion. now thats a business deal.


    We in the Tech junkie world will mourn the passing of one of our founding Fathers. He will go down as a legend in his own right. The man was a visionary, innovator, and leader in the tech world.

    No matter how you feel about Apple, please do not let it effect the respect you should have for this man.

    • Interpol91

      Very well said. Steve Jobs will definitely be missed and will go down as a Tech God that paved the way for the tech we love and enjoy everyday. His impact will without a doubt live on for decades to come.

  • Nathan

    Rest in peace Steve Jobs you have change alot of thing forever and we will always appreciate you for it and will always use your products you created now and in the future.

  • NitroExpressNY

    Steve Jobs in iCloud now RIP.

    • Nate B.

      This was really cool. He lives on

  • Nate B.

    I love mobile tech all around. Apple was and still is a very awesome competitor. Enemy? Never that. It’s just how we all get down as mobile tech. I hope this will help us as Android and Apple lovers, and even other operating system.lovers see that we can all compete but without each other our beloved sides wouldn’t exist.

    I think Samsung and Google should do something special for his loss after or during the announcement of the Nexus Prime. It’d be sweet and mature.

    • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

      i thought the exact same thing. the nexus jobs or something similar.

  • http://facebook.com/jestertx2001 Jes

    +1 to you Android enthusiasts and for humanity itself for recognizing a great motivator — differences be damned.

  • droiddewd

    I didn’t think Jobs passing would affect as much as it has tonight. I will not miss him as the head of Apple but as one of the greats in the world of tech.

  • kazahani

    I don’t mean any disrespect by this, but isn’t it strange that this happened today, on the day the Nexus Prime was revealed, and one day after the iphone 4s?

    Pancreatic cancer is horrible, and I feel terrible about his untimely passing, but it seems very odd that it happened today, considering all the important happenings in the smartphone world today.

    • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

      it shows that when its time to go its time to go.

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    eric shmidt said “steve was one of, if not THE greatest businessmen of all time. he made a sucess of apple not once but twice”

    if even your bitterest rival in the business world has that much respectfor you, i think you have done a good job.

    to hear the news of anyone dying is always a bitter blow.
    Mr jobs did what all good innovators do he looked at a product (phone and mp3) and said “this is what we have how can we make it better” then marketing in a way that makes you think “how
    have i ever got through life without this?”

    i hope that all of us in this tech world will hold to ideal and keep thinking different.

  • alligator

    R.I.P. in peace Steve….You will truly be missed….

  • Richard Yarrell

    My thoughts are to his family and the constant suffering he went through for such a long period of time. My condolences and blessings to his family and close friends.

  • mickey_a_s

    Just woke up this morning in the UK to the news of Steve’s untimely loss in his battle against a terrible disease. For all that he has done in many different industries, and the difference he has made to so many people’s lives, for the fact that at heart he was a family man, I am sure we all feel a great sense of loss. R.I.P Steve Jobs. You will truly be missed by all who care and are enthusiastic about the world which he touched in so many ways. My heartfelt condolences go to his friends and family at this most difficult of times.

  • mickey_a_s

    Surely not necessary to post this at such a time. People may not have always liked his company and products but today we’re remembering a great man. Do you really feel it necessary to post this. I know you’re putting the comment in bad light, but off all the days, and of all the articles to comment on, couldn’t we just keep this one positive?

    • mickey_a_s

      And that is exactly my point. This article (on and Android blog site of all places) was set up so that people could pay their respects. I’m sure most people don’t want to hear your comments unless you have something positive to say.

      Steve had a great vision to turn ideas into amazing things and that is something your average “random guy” just couldn’t do. Show some respect!!

      • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

        To all those taking these two replys out of context, I deleted the comments he was responding to. Again, for such a sensitive topic, we felt the need to moderate posts. It is important to separate Steve Jobs the innovator from Apple and iOS. Yes, he invented them, but he also took Pixar to what we know and love today, and really revolutionized the way we now use computers.

        I posted this on Google+ yesterday, and I think we’d all be good to remember it:

        “Apple? Android?? Today, it doesnt matter.

        Rest in peace, Mr. Jobs. You will be greatly missed in the tech world.”

        • Charlesbrown79

          Thank you for deleting that comment. R.I.P Steve Jobs.

        • BiGMERF

          I agree ! without one , the other can not exist. Competition is the foundation for ll business. Without Mcdonalds there is no Burger King, without Playstation there is no Xbox. I appreciate Apple for what it is. We all benefit from innovation , no matter who or where it comes from. Our choices and preferences , should not reflect the Company that produces them. It should reflect the mind of the person who engineered it.

          With that said Steve Jobs legacy will live on throughout history and will be referenced 400 years from now

          Thanks Anthony for the moderation.

        • mickey_a_s

          100% right. I don’t think there is a place for those sorts of comments today. I know usually you guys leave us to our own devices but I think you have to moderate on a topic like this. Thanks.

          Everyone here wants to pay their respects to a great man, and I think that shows just how much respect we have for him.

          • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

            It was either moderate or close comments entirely.

          • mickey_a_s

            I reckon for the vast majority who wanted to do the right thing and be respectful you did the right thing by allowing us to comment. Thank you.


    We have all been blessed to see this man at work.. 30 years from now when our children want that new smartphone/laptop/tablet or when they open there American history text books, we will be able to sit back and tell them the stories behind the legend. How we were part of the Android vs IOS or Apple vs Windows in the beginning and how SJ was one of the driving forces that pushed the market to the next level. RIP Steve Jobs!

    They say success is measured over time, But in your case SJ it is instantaneous.

    Your determination was an inspiration to all of us and thanks to you, the world is a better place. We are FOREVER in your debt.

  • toothpaste

    I like apple. have a macbook pro and several other products. i love android and am a googleholic.

    steve did push many things forward, not by inventing but by making existing things better. was he a genius as many claim? maybe. was he a visionary? maybe. he did instill in me that the idea of “think different” and being different was ok, it was actually very good. while i think that he helped push technology to the next level and forced others to innovate to stay current and relevant, i don’t think of him more than a human being. he was a focused driven individual and that i do admire and respect. HOWEVER, a person does not get to his level of success by kissing babies.

    godspeed steve. my condolences to his family.