Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:32 UTC
Google One company's response to the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung was still missing: Google's. The company has now responded to The Verge, and there's almost a certain bitterness in their language. Not, as you would expect, directed at Apple; no, the bitterness is directed at Samsung. The message Google is sending to other Android OEMs? Stick to stock Android, and you'll have no problems.
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:39 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

Uuuum...

1) Bounce back
2) Tap to zoom
3) Pinch to zoom
4) Universal search
5) Slide to unlock
6) Data detectors
7) Portrait – Landscape orientation detection
+ Some recently approved patents like disappearing scroll bars, etc...

Stock Android is far from safe.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by dsmogor on Mon 27th Aug 2012 14:00 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Last week I would have called this bs.
Now that the pandora box is opened wide open, I think buying of large amount of smartphones from the market with intention for later resale started to look like a business model.

Edited 2012-08-27 14:16 UTC

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RE: Comment by Radio
by bouhko on Mon 27th Aug 2012 14:43 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

But with the Motorola acquisition, I would bet Google has some stupid patents and prior art too.

I just hope they sue each other until all those stupid interaction patents, each with tons of priori art, get invalidated.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Yehppael on Mon 27th Aug 2012 15:06 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

No, actually stock Android IS safe, because Google implies it will make it so.

When they get everyone to move and stick with stock Android, they'll do the same thing they did with Chrome, and add features favouring Google.

The features you stated are software, and if a hardware manufacturer sticks to hardware, and leaves the software to Google, then they would be safe from Microsoft and Apple. All they'd have to worry about after that would be rounded corners.

Right now, through this statement, Google is telling people, there are two sides, one, side with Google, or two, by yourself. Since each hardware manufacturer uses their own version of Android, they'll probably have to make the choice soon. Until Apple actually attacks Google, they're free game.

That's pretty much how I see Google doing things, and I think I'm right because it mostly fits into their pattern.

Even if I'm wrong or not, I'm very very curious how things turn out, if anything, Google's leadership, not just the top levels, are quite brilliant. Waay above Apple's or Microsoft's or any others company in the field. So, yeah, this is worth watching.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by MollyC on Mon 27th Aug 2012 16:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

Google has never indemnified anyone and their statement has no evidence that they will begin doing so. ANdroid is very vulnerable to Apple's patents and Apple doesn't license patents as a general policy, preferring to ban the infringing products altogether. And Android is also vulnerable to Microsoft's patents, but nearly every Android device maker has already reached agreement with Microsoft to license those patents.

P.S.
Google's "brilliant" leadership was baited by Apple and Microsoft into buying the failing Motorola for 12 billion dollars for a bunch of FRAND patents. The notion that Google has the most brilliant leadership is Google PR working.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Fergy on Wed 29th Aug 2012 09:57 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Uuuum...

1) Bounce back
2) Tap to zoom
3) Pinch to zoom
4) Universal search
5) Slide to unlock
6) Data detectors
7) Portrait – Landscape orientation detection
+ Some recently approved patents like disappearing scroll bars, etc...

Stock Android is far from safe.

Wow if you put them in an easy to read list it really makes me sad. The people that think that these handy ideas are worth millions should be shot. ;)

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