Google: Apple is Responding to Android With Lawsuits Instead of Innovation

Google: Apple is Responding to Android With Lawsuits Instead of Innovation

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Google's Eric Schmidt says Apple isn't responding to Android's success with innovation but rather lawsuits, according to PerthNow.

Speaking at Google's Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Schmidt said Apple's case against HTC was inspired by jealousy and designed to shut down its fastest-growing rival.

"The big news in the past year has been the explosion of Google Android handsets and this means our competitors are responding," he said.

"Because they are not responding with innovation, they're responding with lawsuits."

"We have not done anything wrong and these lawsuits are just inspired by our success."

Schmidt said HTC has Google's support and is confident that they will ultimately win.

Commenting further on Android, Schmidt notes that 550,000 devices were being activated daily and more that 135 million have been launched thus far.

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Google: Apple is Responding to Android With Lawsuits Instead of Innovation

Lm - July 19, 2011 at 7:16pm
It's so true! Look at apple copying everything that the jailbreakers came up with. Have apple come up with anything of their own? I think not! Oh wait some kind of shit backgrounding which is a joke. Jailbrakers shout patent their inventions and apple will be stuck in the dark ages. Google should be congratulated for coming up with free operating system unlike apple who love ripping people off who are stupid enough to buy their shit.
chex - July 19, 2011 at 5:25pm
"Google's Eric Schmidt says Apple isn't responding to Android's success with innovation but rather lawsuits" Android isn't responding to Apple's success with innovation but rather stealing.
Miguel - July 19, 2011 at 4:47pm
The question is: Did HTC an iPhone clone??? All of newest Android phones and tablets are complete copycats of iPhone and iPad, with some useless addons (TV, cell phones in tablets, etc) and they infringe design patents, so they must be sued
Dear Eric sir..!! - July 19, 2011 at 4:26pm
Do you consider android innovation...??? Lmao #jokeToDieLaughing I accept number of android users have enormously increased since its launch, but ask yourself how many android fans you have. People who uses iOS for them Android is just a Chinese operating software.. I HATE using Android. Shame on you.
David - July 19, 2011 at 4:03pm
These lawsuits are a thread to Android because they break the "Android is free" model. Not all patents represent real innovation. However, some do and there was cost associated with their development (just seeing a competitor take a risk, use and idea and have success with it is a big time and cost saver to the observer who can now cease work on unproductive paths and head in the proven direction). If any such innovations are used in Android, then the cost of the original innovation isn't correctly being accounted for in the free offering. If Google wants to "stand behind" HTC, they should indemnify them against any lawsuits resulting from Android's use and cover all the legal expenses. They would rather not do this, hence Schmidt's lashing out.
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