Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:12 UTC
Microsoft "One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android. Google's Linux-based mobile operating system is a favorite target for Microsoft's patent attorneys, who are suing numerous Android vendors and just today announced that another manufacturer has agreed to write checks to Microsoft every time it ships an Android device. Microsoft's latest target is Wistron Corp., which has signed a patent agreement 'that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform', Microsoft announced." That's the reality we live in, folks. This is at least as criminal - if not more so - than Microsoft's monopoly abuse late last century. After the Nortel crap, it's completely left the black helicopter camp for me: Microsoft, Apple, and several others are working together to fight Android the only way they know how: with underhand mafia tactics. Absolutely sickening. Hey Anonymous, are you listening? YES I WENT THERE.
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Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Tue 5th Jul 2011 22:54 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

I bought a galaxy S2 yesterday instead of the HTC Sensation simply so I didn't send 5 dollars to Microsoft.

How can Google let this happen to their device makers?

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by kragil on Tue 5th Jul 2011 23:16 in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Probably a good move. I also try to make best informed decisions when I buy stuff.

The only thing corporations understand is money. Buying Iphones, Ipads, Macbooks, Xboxen, Windows Phone phones and OS licenses and then whining about how fucked up Apple and Microsoft are and how they get away with their bullshit on the internet isn't going to change anything.

Sure US patent and competion laws need to be changed, but it is not like you are totally helpless.

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