Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Aug 2013 12:05 UTC
Legal Good news:

Today a court in Mannheim, Germany, ruled that VP8 does not infringe a patent owned and asserted by Nokia. This decision is an important and positive step towards the WebM Project's ultimate goal: ensuring the web community has an open, high-quality, freely licensed video codec. Google's intervention in the underlying lawsuit (Nokia v. HTC) was a strong show of support for open standards like VP8.

I guess they'll have to dig out another patent somewhere to try and undermine Android, since Nokia isn't having much luck competing with Android by, you know, actually selling stuff. How the mighty have fallen, huh?

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drawing a long bow
by chekr on Tue 6th Aug 2013 12:47 UTC
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You draw a long bow in trying to connect this with Android, VP8 is a video codec and is hardly something that gives Google an leverage as to whether a customer chooses an Android or WinPho based device. If it was Microsoft would add it tomorrow.

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