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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Apple's posture..
by reduz on Thu 5th Jul 2012 05:30 UTC
reduz
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Using Godwin's law as an analogy, Apple situation right now is similar to Hitler defending his bunker at the end of WW2 when everywhere else was lost. The US is the only place where Apple and Microsoft are trying to stop the inevitable.

Android completely dominates the rest of the world, it competes and wins fairly in Europe, Austraila and Japan. In markets such as Asia or Latin America (which are huge) there isn't even any trace of the competition.

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