Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Mar 2010 15:12 UTC
Legal It's no secret to anyone that while Apple sued HTC, the lawsuit is more about Google than HTC itself. Since Android is open source, and owned by no one, it's kind of hard to go after Google itself, and as such, HTC was the prime target, since it is the number one Android smartphone maker. The New York Times has an in-depth article up about the subject, with a whole boatload of quotes from people within the two companies, and it paints a picture of all this being a highly emotional and personal vendetta - especially from Apple's side.
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RE: The App-Starter... - overall fair
by jabbotts on Sun 14th Mar 2010 21:22 UTC in reply to "The App-Starter..."
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I'd say your point overall is fair. We'll see how long people not glamoured by the Iphone will remain the minority.

The only thing I don't get is the difference between Apple providing default applications including a dialer and every other phone on the market providing default applications including a dialer. They are all a menu system for launching phone related applets; Iphone just made the application menu the default view instead of a blank background displaying the current time.

I do agree that they impose far too much control; I just see it happening at a different level from the default interface view.

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