Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

Android's main threat is to Microsoft as most phone makers will prefer a free OS (and one that has actually been released) to one that has a license fee - and MS's whole business model is based on that license fee.

Microsoft already gets license fees from HTC because of Android: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/apr10/04-27mshtcpr.ms...

Android isn't any freer than patented MPEG codecs.

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