Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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RE[4]: If Google is worried
by dragos.pop on Wed 27th Feb 2013 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: If Google is worried"
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Not sure: SD is a standard or a de facto standard like FAT?
Motorola used FRAND patents = when a new standard was defined motorola said (and signed) that it want it's patents to be use for that standard.
I don't think the same happened to MS, sd manufactures just used it to be compatible with Windows by default. They could have used a different file system and provide the drivers, but would hurt the adoption rate (format your card with ext2/3/4 and see that it just works on linux).
Of course you are partialy right from the ethical point of view. But the law is the law and motorola chose from the beginning to make that patents FRAND while MS didn't.

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