As Steve Jobs' authorized biography is released, we are getting some of the first public looks at his perspective. I'm not surprised to hear about his view of Android as a "stolen" product. Android is a smartphone OS that features a lot of the same usability aspects as the iPhone OS. However, the reality is that Android fills a need that the iPhone's closed architecture doesn't: The freedom to run almost anything you want on the device you own. Apple created the market, now largely owned by Android, when they decided to withhold that freedom from their developers and users.