Sources: The Washington Post, Bloomberg
quote: The answer for companies to counter Apple's patent war is pretty straightforward, create original designs of their own and patent them. Almost no company appears capable of rising to that challenge.
quote: Differences start at the visual level- almost all Android devices have physical buttons + a mouselike touch control pad, and go down to the feature level such as OTA updates and voice command that Google developed years ago (oh yeah, iOS 5 just got that- say Apple isn't stealing ideas from Android). Most devices include things like physical keyboards and memory expansion- items that Apple doesn't seem capable of implementing in a user friendly manner as the Android makers have.Android provides a completely different (and superior, in my opinion)experience than iOS. I currently own and actively use both an iOS 5 device as well as a Gingerbread (2.3) device in non-development capacities.