HTC testing new Android models due to infringing Apple iOS patent

“HTC Corp has begun testing new phone models that work around technology cited in a patent lawsuit won by arch-rival Apple Inc, and HTC’s chief executive voiced optimism over the company’s ability to meet challenging market conditions,” Clare Jim reports for Reuters.

“Speaking to media at the company’s Taiwan headquarters on Wednesday alongside Google Inc’s senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin, CEO Peter Chou said that the company would be working with Google to protect itself from ‘unfair’ means to stop innovation,” Jim reports. “‘This industry should not allow one company use its powerful weapon to stop other innovation and take it all…this is not fair,’ Chou said, declining to elaborate on how the company would protect itself.”

MacDailyNews Note: “Unfair” is stealing another company’s innovations in order to line your own pockets, you greedy hypocrite.

Steve Jobs on Android: “It’s a stolen product.”

“The patent suit between HTC and Apple was widely seen as a proxy for a larger fight between Google’s Android operating system and Apple’s iOS. Android phones dominate Apple in the Asia-Pacific region,” Jim reports. “The result, in which HTC was found to have infringed one of four patents Apple had centered its case on, leaves the way open for both camps to continue their competition in the courts.”

MacDailyNews Note: Ever notice how the thieves’ only real recourse is to scream “innovation?” Microsoft did it for years trying to protect their upside-down and backwards Mac OS knockoff. Now Google and those stuck loading Android into their pretend iPhones are doing it.

Chou expressed optimism [about HTC’s future], ‘There are a lot of challenges, always…what I’m confident about is that HTC has good people and a strong team, talented. At the same time we have a great partner to do this together.’ A devout Christian, he added: ‘Let God decide what’s the best.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: #7: Thou shalt not steal. Repent, sinner, or God has likely already decided HTC’s fate.

Related articles:
Apple’s iOS patent win threatens Google’s Android – December 20, 2011
U.S. ITC backs Apple in patent ruling against HTC that hits Google – December 19, 2011
HTC told to halt sales of 3G devices in Germany – November 29, 2011
Steve Jobs: ‘I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product; I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this’ – October 20, 2011
Obama could overrule ITC if it seeks to block Android devices due to patent infringement – September 2, 2011


    1. The truly devout have read their bibles…

      Matthew 6: “5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

  1. Hmm… smells a bit like the time MS ripped off Apple’s Quicktime code via having Apple’s partner, Canyon, to develop a video driver that would provide similar performance to QuickTime and accelerate Microsoft’s Video for Windows.

    Apple investigated and found that Microsoft had simply stolen code from QuickTime in order to compete with QuickTime.

    Google copies iPhone ‘look & feel’ to compete with Apple and releases Android. Just like Billy did with Windows.

    No wonder Steve was so pissed; another trusted ‘partner’ rips off Apple IP to release a competing OS to run on commoditized hardware.

    So ‘innovative’.

  2. Oh, and btw, Chou *has* to feign incredulity over the decision.

    Without a ‘proper’ OS, what else is HTC’s ‘smartphone’ but a nice, shiny paperweight? Everything that the iPhone wannabes have is tied up to Android or MS. Period. No OS, no ‘smartphone’. That’s it. That’s all they’ve got.

    So, expect to hear a lot more ‘caterwauling’ from companies like HTC.

    It’s gonna get interesting as Apple continues to defend its IP.

  3. They fail to see how Apple is HELPING HTC and Google by showing all what they (Apple) have created. This will allow Google and Android partners to see a problem and providing the kick in the arse to innovate. Other wise they will continue to sleep until Apple or another company adds a new feature. The should be thanking Apple for bulldozing them into the future.

  4. “This industry should not allow one company use its powerful weapon to stop other innovation and take it all…this is not fair”

    Copying someone’s IP as determined by a judge does NOT qualify as “innovation”.

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