Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:07 am on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
the report: [thehindu.com...]
Google has accused a group headed by Apple, Microsoft and other technology giants of colluding to “strangle” Android smartphones by banding together to buy patents for smartphones and mobile networks.
Drummond said that most patent claims were questionable. “A smartphone might involve as many as 250,000 (largely questionable) patent claims, and our competitors want to impose a ‘tax’ for these dubious patents that makes Android devices more expensive for consumers,” Drummond wrote. “They want to make it harder for manufacturers to sell Android devices.”
The accusations against microsoft and apple : [googleblog.blogspot.com...]
We’re not naive; technology is a tough and ever-changing industry and we work very hard to stay focused on our own business and make better products.
Google should have been a little more serious about buying the patents instead of bidding pi if they are this upset. They could have had the highest bid, it was an auction, but they decided not to.