“The U.S. Supreme Court let Oracle Corp. press accusations that Google Inc. developed the Android smartphone operating system by improperly copying Java programming language,” Greg Stohr reports for Bloomberg.
“Oracle, the largest database-software maker, has sought more than $1 billion in damages,” Stohr reports. “The lawsuit claims Google used Oracle’s Java code without paying because it was in a rush to create Android, now the world’s most popular smartphone platform. The case returns to a lower court.”
“Oracle asked the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal, saying its code is ‘original and highly creative,'” Stohr reports. “‘Google was free to write its own code to perform the same functions as Oracle’s,’ the company argued. ‘Instead, it plagiarized.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Android is a stolen product in more ways than one.
I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this. – Steve Jobs
Apple won the war by relegating Android to undesirable, unprofitable demographics.
Hopefully, the courts will fairly compensate Oracle for Google’s blatant theft even though they’ve so far failed miserably to do so for Apple.
How Tim Cook waged Steve Jobs’ thermonuclear war and dismantled Android – January 31, 2015
Why Google really is evil – January 18, 2014
Oracle’s Larry Ellison continues Steve Jobs’ fight against Google’s Android – December 4, 2013
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
New evidence shows Google may have directly copied Oracle IP in Android – January 21, 2011