Does this explain why MeeGo is no-fly for Nokia? Because Microsoft holds patent for Linux-kernels and MeeGo is based on that and Microsoft wants WP7... Maybe the risk wasn't worth the royalties to Microsoft...
That would make sense I think...
hoh damn scary MS conspiracy lol
Ashura, 06 Jul 2011Acording to the law if you did not sell them yourself,only gave it to others to sell then no y... moreIt also depends where you download your movies/music from. Some sites are considered illegal and if you download from those sites it is a crime.
Mabugee, 06 Jul 2011There is one company who didnt use / refused to use android.... Waka waka ka ka ka..ahaksYeah and where are their profits now?
joonius, 06 Jul 2011Well think about it this way (very bluntly put). If I outsource pirated DVDs for others to se... moreAcording to the law if you did not sell them yourself,only gave it to others to sell then no you would not be considered a criminal because you would not be making any proffit from it.Just downloading a movie or a song from the net is not a crime.It is only considered a crime if you sell,rent or show it to a large audience without permission
Ashura, 06 Jul 2011It actualy does make sense.Google is not making any money from the sales of Android but the ma... moreWell think about it this way (very bluntly put).
If I outsource pirated DVDs for others to sell it, doesn't that make me a criminal too? Kind of like Google in Microsoft's terms?
I'm sure it's not as bad as I made it sound, I'm just making a comparison...
joonius, 06 Jul 2011Can't Microsoft just outright "ban" Android since it's infringing patents regardless... moreIt actualy does make sense.Google is not making any money from the sales of Android but the manufacturers are.Therefore Google can not be held responsible for it and Microsoft can not demand roalties from them.Look at it this way: Imagine that Google "stole" the source code for Android from Microsoft but instead of puting it on phones themselvs they gave it to several manufactoring companies wich of course get alot of profit from it whyle google only gets...fame i supose.Since Google isn´t geting android on the market directely microsoft can´t touch them.
Now as for baning Android not without very solid evidence.And like i said before Oracle owns Linux not Microsoft
What about the linus torvalds chap who was the big part in linux,,maybe he just cant be bothered..Its an American thing all this suing everyone and its taking its toll in UK..Everything is going up fro folk suing each other,,fall over on a pavement so sue the council,,up goes your rates to pay for it..
It would be nice to see another o/s just sneek up quietly and ruin the lot of them..
There is one company who didnt use / refused to use android.... Waka waka ka ka ka..ahaks
Ashura, 06 Jul 2011The post says it all:Google is not making any profit from the sales of Android devices so they... moreCan't Microsoft just outright "ban" Android since it's infringing patents regardless of the price they charge if Google doesn't pay up...? Kind of like how pirating is banned. It doesn't make sense to me that because Google isn't making money from Android sales Microsoft can't receive royalties from Google? Maybe Microsoft will sue Google last after suing all the manufacturers... so they can maximize royalties from Android. I think I would lose all remaining respect for Microsoft...
I'm not a lawyer... I don't know how this works. lol
But it seems the patent system is terribly flawed currently...
MARK, 06 Jul 2011who would of thought samsung copying peoples ideas. next thing they will clone the iphone, and... morethat is the most retarded law suit apple ever did.they do not own the rights to the shape of the phone!
Samsung can do one simple thing - sell those devices with clean android for free and only ask the money for the HW...
I think Microsoft are jealous that Windows phone is sinking and Android is getting more and more popular.
who would of thought samsung copying peoples ideas. next thing they will clone the iphone, and get sued by them. oh yes they have.
Android apps are so poor especially games but wp7 market got p
Lot of potential just like i os and because of that i am mocing for getting a htc trophy for 320 instead of galaxy ace and remember microsoft is a gaint in software department
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2011If Google was a galaxy, then Microsoft is the black hole :)Black holes have anasty tendency to implode on themselvs...
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2011so seen as the base os is from google why is microsoft going after manufacturers then google? ... moreThe post says it all:Google is not making any profit from the sales of Android devices so they can not legaly touch them
so seen as the base os is from google why is microsoft going after manufacturers then google? is it because theyr e afraid of a fight with a firm with more financial clout then themselves or is their an ulterior motive along the old familiar lines of american protectionism?