Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 21:22 UTC
Google This I didn't expect. While we've had individual people high up Google's chain of command speak out, there wasn't yet any form of official response to the patent shenanigans surrounding Android. For the first time, the company has posted on the official Google Blog about the issue, and the company is clear. Several companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle, are working together to attack Android through patents. Google is not going to sit back and take it, though. Update: Stuff just got real. Popcorn! Or better yet, coffee!
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Credence in the update
by ourcomputerbloke on Thu 4th Aug 2011 09:27 UTC
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The update certainly gives credence to the theory that Google are trying to gain a favorable ruling in the court of public opinion. My suspicion is that this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these tactics on Google's behalf. Only time will tell.

Certainly from independent feedback and discussions I've had with small business people about Google's methods in the advertising space it's pretty obvious they aren't the knight in shining armor they like to portray themselves as.

Off topic (maybe), but also from Ars on the same day (yet strangely not linked here), is this:

http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/everything/~3/Q0mtFeEi0... Study: Android is least open of open source mobile platforms

Still more open than iOS, but then I suppose Apple doesn't try to spin iOS as being open either.

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