Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:32 UTC
Google One company's response to the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung was still missing: Google's. The company has now responded to The Verge, and there's almost a certain bitterness in their language. Not, as you would expect, directed at Apple; no, the bitterness is directed at Samsung. The message Google is sending to other Android OEMs? Stick to stock Android, and you'll have no problems.
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by Yehppael on Mon 27th Aug 2012 15:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Yehppael
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2012-08-01

No, actually stock Android IS safe, because Google implies it will make it so.

When they get everyone to move and stick with stock Android, they'll do the same thing they did with Chrome, and add features favouring Google.

The features you stated are software, and if a hardware manufacturer sticks to hardware, and leaves the software to Google, then they would be safe from Microsoft and Apple. All they'd have to worry about after that would be rounded corners.

Right now, through this statement, Google is telling people, there are two sides, one, side with Google, or two, by yourself. Since each hardware manufacturer uses their own version of Android, they'll probably have to make the choice soon. Until Apple actually attacks Google, they're free game.

That's pretty much how I see Google doing things, and I think I'm right because it mostly fits into their pattern.

Even if I'm wrong or not, I'm very very curious how things turn out, if anything, Google's leadership, not just the top levels, are quite brilliant. Waay above Apple's or Microsoft's or any others company in the field. So, yeah, this is worth watching.

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