Database giant Oracle has launched a legal action against Google, alleging that the company infringes seven patents it owns related to Java.
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, was formerly a chief technical officer for Sun Microsystems. Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle.
The move is interesting because when Sun Microsystems was a separate entity it promoted Java as an open source option.
Google never formally took out a licence from Sun Microsystems, while Java is widely used in a large number of applications created by other vendors. The law suit will cause other manufacturers to wonder whether Oracle will start a patent hunt against them.
The move prompted the Wall Street Journal to remind its readers that Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is a friend of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple.
Apple considers Android to be a considerable threat to the iPhone and the Google OS continues to grow its market share as an OS for smartphones.
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2010So Symbian will still rule then. What's with the first statement then :-). Anyway, old news is... moreFirst statement was to give these Andr(av)oid cry babies some hope in life...
Anonymous, 24 Oct 20101. Gartner Inc. predicts Andr(av)oid will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012... moreSo Symbian will still rule then. What's with the first statement then :-). Anyway, old news is no news. As Nokia has just announced, Qt is going to be the umbrella OS. There will be no more distinction among Symbian^3, Symbian^4, MeeGo, etc. Just Qt. And streaming media is going to be HTML5. Adobe Flash and MS Silverlight will have competition in this. Rejoice Nokia owners!
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2010A question to all the n8 owners round here... Does the usb otg support big external hdd as ... moreAbout the support to high capacity HDDs so you can use the USB OTG, these HDDs should have their own power source (anything above 200mAH) because if you might have noticed the N8 is not too big a phone to supply power to these devices. Read the user guide.
1. Gartner Inc. predicts Andr(av)oid will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012 ahead of the iPhone, as well as Windows Mobile and BlackBerry smartphones.
2. In 2012 market will be
Symbian: 203 million handsets, 39 percent of the market; Google Android: 76 million handsets, 14.5 percent of the market; Apple iPhone OS: 71.5 million handsets, 13.7 percent of the market; Windows Mobile: 66.8 million handsets, 12.8 percent of the market; RIM BlackBerry OS: 65.25 million handsets, 12.5 percent of the market; Linux variants: 28 million handsets, 5.4 percent of the market; Palm webOS: 11 million handsets, 2.1 percent of the market.
[deleted post]my aunt bought Motorola phone and she turn it on its say hello moto. ( MOTO mean in my language FAT )she thought phone called me fat. she throw it on the ground.lol
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2010Let's put it in dis way, i used to be a die hard nokia fan.. my sets ( N72, N95 8gb, N79, 5220... moreWow, what are you, a collector of cell phones? Go to the sites of these other phones you mentioned and you'll see that even the REAL owners of these phones have more complaints than praises for their phones. They don't even mention to compare the N8 to them because MOST of them know the N8 is a lot better. Their brains are just too hard up to figure the N8 that's why they don't want it. BTW, Symbian^3 is about to be ported to Qt which is the umbrella OS for all Nokia phones going forward. So more developers are jumping to Nokia. Too bad Samsung left Symbian, they now are stuck with Bada that cannot even multitask, like Apple iOS. Now, are you for real man?
LAMBORGHINI, 23 Oct 2010(Anonymous)-- nokia n8 is not bad phone, i know that some people just jealous, i think this ph... moreu NOOB , what was wrong with that phone ? very nice style . better withouth OS than SHIT SYMBIAN .
just brought, 23 Oct 2010As it seems it does not come with any games pre-installed... can someone tell me where i can g... moreYou sure you have the N8? Cos Galaxy on Fire is preinstalled. If you want more free games, go to the OVI Store. Do you even read the user guide? Are you for real? Or just a basher?
As it seems it does not come with any games pre-installed... can someone tell me where i can get Games for Nokia N8 ,especially asphalt 5 for download free!!!!!!! please reply fast...
Hei, i bought this phone few days ago. When i went through the software, 2 times it got hang (jammed). I couldn't do anything. I just leave it until the battery flat. I think the problem with the software haven't been solve yet.
arshad, 23 Oct 2010N8 rocks. where do i find proper themes for this phone???Try this site:
yaar..nokia n8 is amazing..m using it..it's first n series best phone..go for it.
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2010Sorry I meant to ask has, the N8 got a organiser/calender?yes
Let's put it in dis way, i used to be a die hard nokia fan.. my sets ( N72, N95 8gb, N79, 5220, 3110c, 5130, N96 etc) but all is past now. belive it or not now the future is in samsung's bada OS, Androids and Windows phone 7.. nokia is only good in making small mid range handsets only.
nokia's biggest known sets C7, N8, E7 like are no match with the HTC Desire hd or galaxy s or s8500 wave or X10 or iphone 4 etc.
trust me to go with s8500 wave or sgs i own both of em and u won't be disappointed, not to mention the regret you'll take after taking N8 over them.
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2010can any N8 user tell me, is there auto white balance in nokia N8 ? yes it does have automatic white balance as well as all common presets