Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Oct 2010 14:25 UTC
Windows With the release of Windows Phone 7 upon us, the hype machine now goes all the way up to 11. While hype machines are generally relatively harmless and easy to poke a hole through, coordinated FUD campaigns by patent trolls are not. After Apple and Microsoft trolled HTC, and Microsoft now trolling Motorola, the actual FUD campaign against Android is in full swing.
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THIS IS BS
by viator on Tue 5th Oct 2010 15:32 UTC
viator
Member since:
2005-10-11

Google needs to grow some balls and protect manufacturers who use android. Microsoft is doing the same thing they did with novell but its even worse because they will go after all the manufacturers and trick them into paying this ms tax! Because of this i cant buy a phone from HTC who makes GREAT phones because i dont want microsoft to get my money if i did i would buy a windows phone. But google just hides and lets all this shit happen its going to erode confidence and momentum that was hard won if they dont do something now!!

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RE: THIS IS BS
by JeffS on Tue 5th Oct 2010 15:56 in reply to "THIS IS BS"
JeffS Member since:
2005-07-12

Agreed.

I thought Google's reaction to HTC being sued by Apple was very weak - sorry, moral support is useless.

And now, they need to stand up for Motorola, because in so doing they are standing up for the platform they created.

Also, they need to swing back at Oracle, and Apple.

So now they have three huge competitors that are dog piling on the Android platform, and if they don't fight back convincingly they will allow these competitors to easily accomplish what they are trying to do - scare OEMs out of using Android.

Google should -

Counter sue Microsoft for double-dipping. The patents in question have already been paid by Google in the development of Android.

File a complaint with the DOJ, for what amounts to clear anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft - double dipping on paid for patents, licensing said patents to OEMs for more money than WinPhone7 licenses, and suing for protection money.

Counter sue Apple, Oracle, and Microsoft with their own patent arsenal - most notably likely patents on search, web services, and data munging, which could bring Apple's iTunes, Oracle's Cloud products, and Microsoft's Bing all to a halt.

Google has to react strongly, and sooner rather than later. Otherwise Android will be FUD'd out of existence.

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RE[2]: THIS IS BS
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 5th Oct 2010 16:00 in reply to "RE: THIS IS BS"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm guessing Google is working on *something*, we just don't know what, yet.

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RE: THIS IS BS
by aliquis on Tue 5th Oct 2010 16:17 in reply to "THIS IS BS"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Google want your data. Not your fees or court battles.

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RE[2]: THIS IS BS
by No it isnt on Tue 5th Oct 2010 20:20 in reply to "RE: THIS IS BS"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I don't think Google care all that much about your data. They're an advertising (and search) company, and care about delivering the optimal recipients for advertisements to their customers, the advertisers, but to do that, they don't need to know all that much about you. It's better to advertise to people who don't know quite what they're looking for than to people who are already dead set on what they want, as an advertisement is rarely going to change your mind, so why would they need to know exactly what you want?

Google only need to be slightly better than Clippy.

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RE: THIS IS BS
by tomcat on Wed 6th Oct 2010 21:51 in reply to "THIS IS BS"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Google needs to grow some balls and protect manufacturers who use android. Microsoft is doing the same thing they did with novell but its even worse because they will go after all the manufacturers and trick them into paying this ms tax! Because of this i cant buy a phone from HTC who makes GREAT phones because i dont want microsoft to get my money if i did i would buy a windows phone. But google just hides and lets all this shit happen its going to erode confidence and momentum that was hard won if they dont do something now!!


If Google infringed, why is it BS?

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