Wahyu, 04 Apr 2017Where's sony mobile? Going bankrupt?exact question I asked myself after reading this, Sony is falling behind fast. Fingerprint reader issues in US comes to mind.
So we can use the patented software, AND you will be happy about it? We, China, agree to this!
toukale, 04 Apr 2017Not sure what the point of this is now? Microsoft already got just about every android oem un... moreOk i just read about the AUA and how it litteraly was kind of a lie or huge flop.....buthere its not as serious as "you have to update all new androids for 18 months" so it may live a bit before being dead
toukale, 04 Apr 2017Not sure what the point of this is now? Microsoft already got just about every android oem un... moreBecause their (google's) software features suck so much they needed features from some of their slaves err I mean partners.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2017It means other oem's can now put R&D into things they previously wouldn't because they did... moreThank you very much for the insight! I hope that we will see better android phones thanks to this.
Viktorir, 04 Apr 2017Cool idea! This is what can push the boundaries of smartphones. But seriously, why is Sony not... moreBecause this agreement is for Software and not for Hardware. Though i would wish Sony be in that list other than CoolPad and co., i don't know what really CoolPad did to get in there.
Where are Sony and Motorola?
They've been Android contributors since the beginning.
Viktorir, 04 Apr 2017Cool idea! This is what can push the boundaries of smartphones. But seriously, why is Sony not... moreFirst of all, this agreement is regarding patents in android software. Dont expect anything ground breaking like sharing design or hardware. Probably just sharing some custom android features for the betterment of android as a whole. As for Sony, if Foxconn and HMD is there, pretty much all the other major brand is included.
Hope a day later, android also have security update in innovation and agreement with some partner for android quality.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2017The fruit should also attend this meeting...The fruit is rotten, RIP..
PLAYER SLAYER, 04 Apr 2017Hopefully, we'll be able to get a higher average quality of Android smartphones out of this!!This is in regards with the Apps not the hardware.
I think , google was like , if you dont let others use your patent for free , then i will banned you from using android . Pretty much it . So all majow company bow down to google request since none of that company can survive without abdroid
Hopefully, we'll be able to get a higher average quality of Android smartphones out of this!!
Claudiu.Lucian, 04 Apr 2017Ok, but can someone translate for the basic user what this agreement can bring in the close an... moreIt means other oem's can now put R&D into things they previously wouldn't because they didn't wan't to bare the cost of paying for patent royalties. This is one of the great things about the android ecosystem it always ends up better for the end user.
Awesome news! Finally! I don't remember any 2 Android phone manufacturers at each other's throats about some silly patent, but never mind that. This means the OEMs can finally put their differences behind and work together to create a great tech...in the ideal world, of course ;)