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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RE: That's not the way.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 27th Aug 2012 17:51 UTC in reply to "That's not the way."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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No, Google does not have as such strict requirements when it comes to hardware. If you want to create a wrist watch phone with 200x 200 px display, go ahead. If you want a 7inch phone, with a 640x 480 display, be their guests. Or a tablet with a keyboard on the back of the display. Or maybe no always connected display at all.

MS would prohibits all of those, Google would prohibit none and let the market place decide which are terrible.

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RE[2]: That's not the way.
by dsmogor on Tue 28th Aug 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE: That's not the way."
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W/o any software customization those extreme form factors would be useless. Only opennes of Android makes going to market with such variability at least justifiable. With stock Android a lot of designs would be useless.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

What do you mean by that? A keyboard on the back side of a tablet would still work with android. Same with the watch with 200x200 px. They could all use stock, I think.

If you were saying that they would require software changes to be good, then well that's a matter of opinion. I don't think any of them would ever be good. But, they are all permitted by Google and not by Microsoft. Which was the point of my comment: to show extreme examples of diverse devices that would be permitted by google and not by microsoft to make clear the point that google's a more permissive mobile operating system provider even if ui software changes were not permitted.

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