Originally Posted by fjtorres
As their memos made clear they thought their products were non-competitive and it would take too long to develop ones that were so they chose to copy Apple and even after Google warned them they kept on copying. They did so because they wanted to keep Apple from running away with the market the way Amazon is running away with the ebook reader market in certain regions.
And what better way to keep Apple from running uncontested than to challenge them with their own products in drag?
It was cold, calculated, profit seeking, not philosophy.
Right on the money. If Internet pundits really think innovation consists of slavishly copying Apple products, maybe the punditry business isn't for them.
Other Android handset manufacturers should see this as a win. Samsung rode all the way to its massive market share on Apple's coattails and is currently the only Android OEM making any kind of money. Hopefully injunctions against their infringing products will level the playing field, as well as stimulate Android to differentiate itself from its competition the way Windows Phone 7 has.
And if the biggest losers of this verdict are the telecommunications companies, then consumers are the biggest winners. Any blow against unremovable crapware, lower handset subsidies, and outrageous monthly costs should be praised, not vilified.
Just more linkbait trash journalism.