Sources: Tizen Experts, via Pocket Now, PC World
quote: Because they are feeling the pressure from all of these nonsensical patent disputes.
quote: OL they haven't had to pay a single dime. What pressure?
quote: Also it seems that you people have a pretty poor understanding of how truly fu*ked the state of software patents have made innovation in the industry today
quote: As I explained elsewhere in this thread non-hardware innovation is difficult and constrained in the 'official' Android system.
quote: You've somehow read my post and found a contradiction that DOESN'T exist. Because you've taken my post OUT. OF. CONTEXT.
quote: Making Android phones has brought Samsung countless billions in profit.
quote: The above tl;dr aside
quote: He's ignoring the fact
quote: If you step outside the OHA and Google services life becomes difficult, challenging and complex
quote: you (the OEM) now have to come up with alternative services that are at least as good as (and arguably need to to be better than) Google stock versions or see your device at a disadvantage in the market
quote: My point remains valid, the structure of the Android OS ecosystem, and Google's role in it, make differentiation of devices via OS and service/ecosystem innovation difficult
quote: it makes earning additional revenues from a service and ecosystem stack difficult.
quote: but not very grounded in the real world