Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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RE[5]: Devious
by JAlexoid on Thu 13th May 2010 14:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Devious"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

You just stick you head in the sand and pretend no patent is valid.

A) Me personally, and a lot of people are against software patents in general. Most Linux advocates actually take the same side. So, no I don't stick my head in the sand, I actively fight to keep software patents out of my country and EU(even when it goes against my employer's wishes). (See http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/ and http://en.swpat.org/)
B) Android was never THE SOURCE of patents, MPEG-LA is a SOURCE. I.e Android does not own any patents**. MPEG-LA does not technically own patents, but MPEG-LA is an association. So when we "bash" MPEG-LA, we bash the whole collection of companies for supporting patents and patenting more software stuff.
C) If you actually read the text above, there is nothing hypocritical about being anti-software-patent overall.

*-you may replace "we" to "I" in the text...
**- if Android does, then please enlighten us.

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