“The Android smartphone operating system is a very important asset for Google Inc, but it is not critical, the company’s chief executive officer said in courtroom testimony,” Dan Levine and Alexei Oreskovic report for Reuters.
“Google CEO Larry Page took the stand for a second day on Wednesday in a high-stakes legal dispute with Oracle Corp over smartphone technology,” Levine and Oreskovic report. “Under questioning from Oracle’s lawyer, Page said Android was very important, but disputed the notion that it was critical.”
MacDailyNews Take: Surely that little admission will make the settlers even more comfortable with their pretend iPhones.
Levine and Oreskovic report, “The Google co-founder, dressed in a gray suit and wearing a tie, said that the Internet search giant moved to create its own smartphone software seven years ago because the technology at the time made it difficult for consumers to use its online services on mobile phones. ‘We’d been really frustrated in getting our technology out to people,’ Page said.”
MacDailyNews Take: You had it already, dummy. You were on the winning team. There was no need for you to cobble together your own pickup team and start cheating.
When, if ever, will you realize that you’re not even in the same league?
Levine and Oreskovic report, “Asked if he could cite an example of a company besides Google that uses Java’s application programming interface technologies but had not taken a license from Sun or Oracle, Page said he ‘was not an expert’ on the matter… Page also said he was not aware of Google’s policies on the copying of the intellectual property of other companies. However, he said Google did nothing wrong. ‘We were very careful about what information we used and what we did not use,’ Page said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In the interest of finally making Larry Page aware: Here is what Android looked like several months after Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone, but before Google could fully rev up their photocopiers and switch from trying to clone BlackBerry phones to knocking off iPhones.
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