Larry Page on the Android 'patent situation'
Google was asked about the "patent situation" during Thursday's second-quarter earnings call. The "situation," of course, is that Google recently lost a bid for a major bunch of patents -- and lost to a consortium including many of its main competitors in the mobile space. Meanwhile, developers are having to fight (or pay off) patent trolls, and we're seeing more licensing deals being made between Android OEMs and Google competitors.
Here's what Page had to say:
See also: Editorial: How long can Google and Android afford to remain silent on patents?
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All you guys that think google is ignoring this should rethink what is taking place behind closed doors.
If they are doing something, would they really want it to be in a blog so the big guys (MS, Apple), would know and circumvent. Seriously? Just so those of us that worry about Android would be happy?
Based on previous Google history, when they do something they do it pretty big and they usually have a good strategy...or find one. that is what alarms MS and Apple. The growth is astounding.
I am sure they are well aware of what is going on, and calculating the best option to move forward and around these patent trolls.
Growth doesn't occur from stupidity. No one is perfect, but they aren't short of cash or brains at Google.
Just b/c they haven't told us yet...should not be alarming. They haven't told MS or Apple either.