Harry - 6:33 pm on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Re: Palm & Apple patent suit - You just proved my point. You complained that HP wasn't using Android and asked why they bothered with Palm and webOS. That's exactly the point here. Having your own patents protects you from companies like Apple that prefer to sue instead of innovating. Had HP used Android, it would have less protection than it does now.
Re: Google partners - Google has not done anything to protect HTC at this point. Releasing a vague statement is not an action. Had Google been proactive in patenting Android or building it in a way where it did not encroach on Apple's patents, it would have helped its partners. Until Google takes on Apple directly in this patents' case, Google is not doing anything to support its partners, except paying lip service.
As I wrote above, I'm not sure Motorola will get sued. They have enough patents of their own unlike HTC and its ridiculous counter suit against Apple with 5 small innocuous patents. Motorola and Samsung should be fine. HTC is in trouble.
RE: Current Android Device - Actually, you are not current. The current release of Android is 2.2 which was released this week. Nexus 1 users (that are not devs) can already download it now. How long did you have to wait by the way, for Motorola to provide you with 2.1? Didn't you have to wait at least two to three months before it was rolled out to your Droid? When will those G1 users ever get 2.1? Is it even possible?
RE: Palm Dev Upload - Your last point is not clear so not sure what you're saying, but there's a desktop and a Web based emulator for the upcoming webOS release. Ditto for the current version. webOS has been installed on a PC as a dual boot and just yesterday, I watched a YT video where it had been ported to a Mac