Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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Strong Android Sales Help Motorola
by lemur2 on Fri 29th Oct 2010 03:26 UTC
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Slightly off-topic, but it might be pertinent to point out that even if you are a company being targetted by the Apple/Microsoft gang up on Android strategy, nevertheless using Android on your mobile devices can lead to reasonable profits:

After years of enduring an unfettered free fall, Motorola's mobile device business rallied to deliver a profit in third quarter, the first time that's happened in three years, almost exclusively on the back of strong demand for Android-based smartphones like the Droid X.


The upside surprise was derived mainly from white-hot demand for its line of Android-based smartphones including the Droid, Droid X and the recently released Droid 2 on Verizon Wireless.

Hang in there Motorola.

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