quote: Firms can gain advantages over rivals by pushing for import bans in court, using patent infringement as justification for such a measure, which could have a devastating effect on any firm its enforced on.
quote: Android is a copy of iOS. You can say all you want, but apple was the first with a touchscreen-only phone,
quote: Android, Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California, United States in October, 2003 by Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger), Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.), Nick Sears (once VP at T-Mobile), and Chris White (headed design and interface development at WebTV) to develop, in Rubin's words "...smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences". Despite the obvious past accomplishments of the founders and early employees, Android Inc. operated secretly, revealing only that it was working on software for mobile phones
quote: The first iPhone was unveiled by Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007, and released on June 29, 2007
quote: That is a common misconception amongst Apple fan boys. Android starting making the Android OS before Google bought them out and well before iOS was even a glimmer in Steve Jobs eye.
quote: 1) Yes apple being the first to bring to market a polished finished product based on commonly available hardware IS an innovation, and all the droids coming after it based on the same model are a copy.
quote: IP right were created to promote innovation.The common belief being that if an invention was immediatly copied, nobody would want to incur huge costs to innovate.
quote: Android is a copy of iOS.
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quote: Without Apple, your android phone would have a keayboard, no GPS, no gyroscope and still use a trackball to move around icons.
quote: Google is the only company to have a competing OS ready in such a short window, it is obvious they had someone inside Apple leaking information.
quote: CUPERTINO, California—August 29, 2006 —Apple® today announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, was elected to Apple’s board of directors at their meeting today. Eric also sits on Google’s board of directors and Princeton University’s board of trustees.
quote: Google purchased the initial developer of the software, Android Inc., in 2005. The unveiling of the Android distribution on November 5, 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 84 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google released most of the Android code under the Apache License, a free software license. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is tasked with the maintenance and further development of Android.