It is a sad day in Tech history when one of the pioneers of the Digital Age is taken before their time.
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Inc., today lost his battle with cancer, he was only 56 years old.
Here at Ausdroid we’re passionate about all things Android, but today is the day we step back and appreciate the influence that Steve Jobs had on mobile computing.
Directly, he was the person who put a computer in our pocket, and I know people will say that it would have happened without him, but no one was even close to the polish and performance of the iPhone when it was released in 2007.
Indirectly, Android wouldn’t be what it is today without the perseverance of Andy Rubin escaping the shadow of Steve Jobs’ legacy with iPhone and iOS.
It was Steve Jobs attention to detail and design initiative that forced Android partners around the world to keep pushing the envelope on their devices, to make them bigger, better and stronger just to beat a device that is updated every 12 months.
From all of us at Ausdroid – Buzz, Chris, Lucas, and all of us writers – we’d like to thank Steve Jobs for his contribution to the world of tech and we wish his friends and family our sincerest condolences.