AnonD-40, 14 Jun 2011IIRC, that's for devices that the OEMs were making before Android came to the picture. It is n... morewhy shouldnt they have license agreements for Android devices?
The patents are about radio-technology, and how a phone uses the radio to communicate.
You cant really do a phone without that technology.
So I see no reasons why the big guys wouldnt have agreements on that.
Besides, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, probably have standing agreemtns, as they all have patented technology cruical for making mobilbe phones. So as long as Nokia still makes mobiles, that agreement should be standing.
dapmose, 14 Jun 2011It's either you beat or join them, the latter being the wiser decision. Smart move by Apple wh... moreMaybe not for long. Samsung and Apple are set to overtake Nokia soon. Nokia better get some WP devices out really quick.
It's either you beat or join them, the latter being the wiser decision. Smart move by Apple while Nokia still remain King!
Nokia made the first GSM phone of the world, so it is impossible build a mobile phone without using Nokia's patents.
Unfortunately Nokia has lost the touch after 15 years leading the mobile industry.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2011Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, at leat all have a license agreement, consisting of... moreIIRC, that's for devices that the OEMs were making before Android came to the picture. It is not clear if the license covers the devices that runs on Android.
Now Steve Jobs won't have to worry about placing an antenna outside the Iphone 5 body.
AnonD-40, 14 Jun 2011You guys know why Apple settled? It's to slow down Android. Now all the other Android OEMs wil... moreMotorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, at leat all have a license agreement, consisting of a fee, or cross-licensing.
I guess Huawei have some patents to cross-license with nokia.
So for the most part, there will be no change.
that means, apple has to pay nokia for every iphone that has been sold out there?
well then, nokia can rest assure.
and please stop making those iphone-wannabe phones.
those phones don't suit your image, nokia.
your fans need another great phone like N93i or N95 or N86 or E90, not some iphone-wannabe.
Now Nokia should stop the petty fighting and release an actual phone.
Nokia is Boss! Dnt Forget it! (Slap cross apple's face!) Bt on a seriuos note Nokia can now focus on my Nokia N9 MeeGo device... I would like to succeed my N900 soon! E7 js dnt cut it!
You guys know why Apple settled? It's to slow down Android. Now all the other Android OEMs will be forced to license Nokia's patents or face a similar law suit. It will hurt the Android OEMs to pay Nokia some royalties for every Android device sold. It's a blow to the low- mid range Android devices where the profit margin is low. Apple can afford to pay Nokia for every iPhones sold but can the Android OEMs do for every Android device they sell?
This is a wise and calculated move by Apple to hurt the competition. It will put a lot of pressure on the Android OEMs. This is a win for both Nokia and Apple in my not so humble opinion.