Just the other day, we reported
that Apple was suing HTC over the alleged infringement of 20 patents. Considering that the Google Android open source OS figures prominently in HTC's lineup, Google decided to throw it's 2 cents in from Mountain View. "We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who helped us to develop it." Very gallant of Google to stand up for HTC and that is how you build loyalty. On its web site, HTC posted some comments related to the suit. "(HTC) believes that consumer choice is a key component to success in thesmartphone industry," said the Taiwanese based manufacturer. The company also says that it doesn't believe that the legal action "poses ashort-term material impact to its business." Apple, the ball is now in your court.