Today, Motorola announced that it has filed suit against Apple for patent infringement. In this contest, a Guardian‘s colorful flow-chart showing who is suiting who in the mobile industry, looked interesting.
Are these companies playing kids’ games? It looks like, the companies sue when they can’t beat the company in the receiving end.
I loved the another version of the same diagram better:
In the page where Apple explains the features on the new iPod touch, one of the picture has a green colored phone app.
It looks like the screen shown in the iPod Touch is actually that of iPhone and the graphic designer did copy-paste of screens of iPhone to make the iPod Touch.
Now, it is HTC, who is suing Apple in response to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Apple in March. HTC, a Taiwan based smart-phone manufacturer, makes phones based on Google Inc and Microsoft Corp software.
In the lawsuit, HTC is accusing Apple of infringing five HTC patents but, didn’t specify the patents by names. HTC has asked the ITC, a U.S. trade panel that investigates patent infringement involving imported goods, for a halt of the importation and sale of the company’s popular mobile devices.
Android’s start was not that smooth as compared to iPhone but Google picked-up with multi-touch and attractive handsets. Multi-carrier and multiple handset manufactures (from Motorolla, HTC, Samsung etc.) gives Android a clear advantage to iPhone’s single hardware and a single carrier.
Yes, iPhone still has a greatest advantage on its pocket, the App Store with more than 150,000 apps, when compared to about 50,000 Android apps. But, strict and inconsistent approval system is scaring away the developers.
Do you think the Android’s ‘Open’ system will win over the ‘Closed’ iPhone system in the long run?
Adobe is planning to demonstrate a version of Flash for Google’s Android software in May at the Google I/O conference, in response to Steve Jobs’ criticism of Flash in an open letter. Adobe also plans to give its employees mobile phones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, and running a new mobile version of Flash created for the platform.
Adobe’s chief technology officer, Kevin Lynch wrote in a company blog post that the company was moving on without Apple. He said, "…given the legal terms Apple has imposed on developers, we have already decided to shift our focus away from Apple devices for both Flash Player and AIR."
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