incrediBILL - 6:07 pm on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Apple didn't sue Palm for patents infringements.
Bad example because Apple has infringed heavily on Palms patents and they really don't want to open that hornets nest.
Google is not protecting its partners here.
Facts over fiction:
Google has something to say about it too.
“We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who have helped us to develop it,” a Google spokesperson emailed us.
Patents are a funny thing, you can either sue the maker of the infringing product of the user of the infringing product. In most cases you would sue the car maker instead of trying to track down thousands of car owners individually, but the latter has happened.
In this case, the number of manufacturers of Android devices isn't that big and suing HTC could scare off new companies from pursuing Android as a battle tactic.
Motorola and the Droid could be next.
Besides, just because Apple sued doesn't mean Apple will win and some of the complaints read like they're prior art to me, things that have been in other portable and touch devices before the iPhone.
If I have an HTC G1, can I install the latest apps that only support Android 2.1 or yet Froyo? When will your Droid get Froyo by the way?
I'm current with Android 2.1 which is the latest shipping version and most others will be soon.
Only developers would want Froyo, it's not ready for prime time, it's still under development, not a valid comparison.
However, I've got Froyo's SDK and emulator on my PC desktop experimenting with it already.
Besides, can you build the latest Palm OS in development and upload it yourself?
Didn't think so...