Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 22:47 UTC, submitted by Jennimc
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. Not entirely unsurprisingly, the US ITC has sided with a US company against a Taiwanese competitor - the US International Trade Commission judge has ruled that out of ten patents Apple brought into its suit against HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone pioneer is infringing upon two. The ruling has to be reviewed by a panel of six, but if they agree, then some HTC devices may be banned from the US market - unless HTC and Apple can come to a settlement. We also know which two patents - and yes, they're software patents, of course.
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"Merit"
by jack_perry on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:30 UTC
jack_perry
Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple is quite clearly unable to compete against Android on merit.


Could you explain what you mean by this? Last I heard, Apple couldn't make iProducts fast enough to meet demand.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/08/18/ipad-supply-catching-up-to-d...

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RE: "Merit"
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:32 in reply to ""Merit""
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Could you explain what you mean by this? Last I heard, Apple couldn't make iProducts fast enough to meet demand.


In growth, Android > iOS. Don't look at today, look at tomorrow.

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RE[2]: "Merit"
by Jennimc on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:38 in reply to "RE: "Merit""
Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

In growth, Android > iOS. Don't look at today, look at tomorrow.


Before you were talking about Android phones vs iPhones.... not Android vs. iOS. I'm looking for the statistics but can't find them at the moment... but iOS is of greater number than Android.

You're right that Android Phones beat iPhones in sold units however thats only true if you include Ophone and Tapas OS which are included in Android's overall numbers yet are not really android phones.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/01/google_android_counts...

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RE[2]: "Merit"
by kristoph on Sat 16th Jul 2011 00:10 in reply to "RE: "Merit""
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

In growth, Android > iOS. Don't look at today, look at tomorrow.


If that's the case Thom your statement should say that. Otherwise your just being the troll (and a hypocritical one at that, given that you keep buying iOS products).

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RE[2]: "Merit"
by jack_perry on Sat 16th Jul 2011 12:02 in reply to "RE: "Merit""
jack_perry Member since:
2005-07-06

In growth, Android > iOS. Don't look at today, look at tomorrow.


Thom, that's not a measure of merit; that's a measure of manufacturing capacity (and quite possibly a deliberate cap imposed by Apple, at that).

Look at it this way: your argument is equivalent to saying that for years BMW couldn't compete with Volkswagen "on merit" simply because in growth, Volkswagens > BMW.

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RE: "Merit"
by rhavyn on Fri 15th Jul 2011 23:34 in reply to ""Merit""
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

"Apple is quite clearly unable to compete against Android on merit.


Could you explain what you mean by this? Last I heard, Apple couldn't make iProducts fast enough to meet demand.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/08/18/ipad-supply-catching-up-to-d...
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Forget about it, I've tried to argue that Apple is pretty successfully competing in the mobile phone space in at least half a dozen articles. The OSNews hive mind can't ever agree to that though.

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