Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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Double slam
by mbit on Thu 5th Jul 2012 01:26 UTC
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"The device you bought will see its functionality reduced, post-sale."

It wouldn't surprise me if Apple had a patent for this as well.
Then Google would have to pay either for using it or for not using it...

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