Wednesday, August 17

Android isn't free, unless you are the end user.

Android isn't free.

Apparently Google has found that out that a free OS isn't free.  It's going to cost you legal fees.  Being sued by everyone under the sun, Google has found itself in a sticky predicament, and has to defend itself with patents.  However, Apple still holds the patent on multitouch, so we'll have to see how that all works out.

So they bought Motorola Mobility.  yes. That division of Motorola that almost shut down and is nearly bankrupt -- and they paid 12.5B for it.  Srsly.

Even Balmer says Android isn't free.  Awhile ago.  http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/05/21/steve-ballmers-claim-android-isnt-really-free/

Unless you are the end user, when you can download and compile Android "for free" for use on your phone.

Should be interesting.


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