Friday, July 15, 2011

A World With No Android

A world with no Android. That will never happen nor will Apple fans or fans of other mobile platforms want to see that.

It is hard to fathom just what will come out of the ITC ruling today that HTC infringed on two key Apple patents. Will Apple and HTC work out a deal or will Apple say no to any deal.

A lot of blogs now seem to suggest that a deal will be worked out. A deal in Apple's favor but a deal nonetheless. There is evidence to suggest that could happen. After all, Apple indicated that it was trying to resolve its patent and trade-look complaints with Samsung. So a deal could still happen.

But many Apple watchers have also said Apple isn't in the business of licensing patents. This is a stark difference from what Microsoft is doing with its Android competitors. And maybe Apple's unwillingness to license its patents is at the heart of this epic mobile struggle.

However this plays out, I don't see this as the beginning of the of Android. Nor should anyone else. And anti-Android or anti-Google camps should rejoice.

There could be some pain for the Android device makers but consumers should not see a major change in the marketplace.

I hope.

- Posted By Mobile Means

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