11 July 2011

To Defend Android Google Must Attack Software Patents

Android is under serious threat. Not so much commercially, where it continues to trounce its rivals and take an ever-larger market share around the world, but through legal threats. Of course, that's not just a problem for Google: as Techdirt's handy diagram illustrates, practically everyone in the smartphone space is suing everyone else. But the big difference is how the others are addressing this.

On The H Open blog.

1 comment:

PV said...

Agreed. The best thing that could have happened would have been for Google to get patents on Android in the OIN to defend against ridiculous business practices like this. Then again, that would call into question the legitimacy of not releasing the source code for version 3 "Honeycomb". (Why are they withholding that code, by the way?)
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