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Re: Google passes on chance to signal stronger Android patent defense

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____/ Hardon on Friday 15 Jul 2011 16:43 : \____

> <http://gigaom.com/2011/07/15/google-passes-on-chance-to-signal-stronger-android-patent-defense/>
> <quote>
> On a day when Google announced that it was activating 550,000 Android
> devices a day and had 6 billion Android Market downloads, perhaps it
> was asking too much to hear how the company was planning on defending
> manufacturers and developers from growing patent claims surrounding
> Android. Google CEO Larry Page did take on a question Thursday about
> what Google was planning on doing regarding Androidâs patent situation
> but generally side-stepped the query, pointing to Androidâs overall
> momentum before finishing with a modest commitment.
>     âNow, of course, despite the efforts of some of our competitors,
>     there hasnât been any slowdown in any of those things. And, you
>     know, partners and developers are continuing to expand the Android
>     ecosystem. And I should say, of course, weâre really committed to
>     Android and continue to support that platform and ecosystem, and
>     do it in a cost-effective manner,â said Page during Googleâs
>     quarterly earnings call.
> </quote>

Google now needs to help abolish software patents.

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