Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th May 2011 21:40 UTC
Legal Nilay Patel has read through the 750 pages of legal filings in the Skyhook v. Google case we have also reported on extensively, and it's one damn fine piece of work. An absolute must-read, with detailed timelines of how Google uses compatibility to push Android device makers into a certain direction. "So what does all this mean? At the very least, it's now extremely clear that Google plays a major role in Android device development, to the point where Andy Rubin himself approves and denies requests from OEMs. It's also clear that Google places tremendous value on collecting location data, and it acted swiftly when it determined Skyhook's deal with Motorola might threaten its ability to collect that data."
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RE: Comment by Praxis
by B. Janssen on Fri 13th May 2011 06:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by Praxis"
B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

Why should Google be different ,remember this is the mobile market, no one has even over 50% share yet, microsoft comparisons are still a long way off but on the other hand maybe bad behavior should be nipped in the bud before it really get started.


Nokia held 50+% of the mobile market for many years. The problem here is not the "mobile" part, but the data harvesting enabled by so called smartphones. I propose to rename them to spyphones ;)

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