Google replies to Apple's HTC suit

Google replies to Apple's HTC suit
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.

source: HTC via Engadget

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16 Comments

1. ajmoore88

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 13, 2008

Apple's just pissed that they actually have competition on the market these days. Get over it, if you have a problem with other companies using similar technology then make something better.

4. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Dude, if you worked for apple and you had strong reason to believe someone stole ur invention you'd be furious. It's not apple that made this its people like you and me that work for companies that invent stuff. The patents are in the names of the engineers that worked in it for Apple corp.

7. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

Apple wasn't the first touchscreen on the market either. You don't think they stole their ideas from someone? They are not the innocent here.

12. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

APPLE STEALS EVERYTHING THEY DO!!!!! If you think for one minute that mApple has anything to do with any of the "technology innovations" they push thru, you are mistaken. Apple copies microsoft, who copies IBM, who copies Xerox, who copies... copies... copies... blah blah blah. Apple pirated their "multi-touch" software from the 80s... the F-ING 80s! They didn't invent Pinch to zoom, panning, flick scrolling, or anything they claim then invented. The Microsoft Surface had all this stuff waaaay before the iPhone. Just b/c you popularize it doesn't mean you invent it. Steve Jobs needs to calm the f*ck down and the iSheep that exist for the sole purpose to lick and polish his **lls need to grow up. Everyone copies everyone, Mac worst of all.

14. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

@ rwolf1984 Apple engineers didn't invent @#$%. Your an idiot.

2. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

YAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I knew Google would come to the defense of HTC. Now if Microsoft jumps in, Apple/Jobs will look pretty foolish.

3. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

i love my iphone but jobs is so dumb...

8. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

ditto

5. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

Jobs = Hitler

6. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lol

9. scottmbolt unregistered

Jobs = Turtleneck wearing douche bag. Wearing a black turtle neck with jeans and big white tennis shoes does not make you "cool and hip". Its too bad all these college aged kids are jumping on the band wagon, sitting in classes with their overpriced so called "high end, best on the market" Apple devices, while they just line the pockets of this total pencil neck Steve Jobs. Apple devices are seen as "cool" ... its a trend. It makes me ill.

10. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Thank you! You should do a tour of colleges and set these sheep straight!

11. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

i talk to more people over 30 (from what it sounds like) with iphones than college students /shrug

13. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I just want to know what's so great about your average PC. I have owned Macs my entire life, and never had a single problem with any of them. On the other hand, I have personally spoken with 10 different people in my classes and every single one of them has had a problem with their recently purchased PCs. I know all products have problems, but it's stories like these that make me realize that I'll pay more for my computer that actually works, and runs they way it's supposed to, rather than having a finicky piece of shit!

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

concidering you can buy 2-3 pcs for one decent mac, id rather take the PC, save my money, and not have any real problems. And if i do.. Im smart enough to fix them. LOL. The difference between PC and mac, is that PCs can be made with millions of different components, so there can be compatability issues. Macs on the other hand are designed, made, and homoginized by Apple. The OS doesnt have to be as complex as a PC because there arent any choices. The greater the choices, the more robust the OS has to be to handle all of them without compatability problems. Ill take choice any day over being told what i can and cant have.... and pay less for the freedom than you do with your chains.

16. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

to the whole pc vs mac thing. apple makes and sells their operating system and machines while PC is made by companies that will sell their product cheaper knowing that they only meet requirement. if you want a PC of god quality, you pay for it and it still comes out working better than Macs, trust me. apple computer are also slow on the innovative edge. up until recently, you couldnt tap the track pad to select something and now, you have to push into the track pad, theres no other way around it (mac books). its why i refuse to buy it. i dont feel like im using my own personal computer, i feel like i just bought a used laptop that was built and personalized the what Job's wanted... -_- and he really is acting Hitler-ish. if they wanted, all companies can form an alliance like what happened in WW2 and defeat the tyrant and if it happens, well then i'll just be saying that apple had it coming.

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