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10.02.12

Apple and Microsoft Bias

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft at 4:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: A roundup of news relating to Android for the most part

With large companies such as Amazon bastardising Android by selling it down the river to Microsoft, Google is left almost alone here, along with a newly-acquired part of Motorola. But that is not enough. As one reports puts it, “Google’s $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola may not have given it the legal ammo it expected to acquire, based on a court ruling in Germany. Several Motorola devices were found to have infringed an Apple patent. “Google is in a bad position, because this is something they license to all mobile phone manufacturers that use Android,” noted law professor Christal Sheppard.”

Samsung, which pays Microsoft for Android, tries not to let Apple get even a dime. Not all is well yet because: “The ruling against Samsung last week that found it infringed on Apple’s patents might truly have shaken the technology world, and the decision could have a ripple effect of unintended consequence across the industry.”

The Apple v. Samsung juror says they “wanted to send a message”, which only helps invalidate their seemingly idealogical decision. Samsung is convicted it will eventually win, but Apple already attacks yet again with ban requests against 8 Samsung devices.

We must remember that Apple relies on US bureaucracy (e.g. ITC) where corporations control the government and can impose unjust sanctions. It’s a sort of systemic corruption. There is also control of the media (by corporations), not to mention lobbying. Florian Müller the liar keeps promoting his funding sources, too, invalidating his claims by forced disclosures. Jonathan Corbet has been quoting him and got berated for it in the comments at LWN. He too seems to realise that it is not a wise thing to do anymore.

Press which is funded by Apple is merely speculating that Google might pay Apple, but it is the same press that amid a likely move to Android at Nokia is promoting the talking points of Android foes (Microsoft conveniently had former staff move to Nokia to daemonise Ogg, making life hard for Linux in devices).

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5 Comments

  1. mcinsand said,

    October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

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    Samsung and Amazon would do well to mind what Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1738: “Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.” Or, as others have paraphrased, “they that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Never deal with a terrorist, which means to never settle with the likes of Apple or Microsoft. I’m not really exaggerating, either, if you think about it. With Windows’ market share and endless security vulnerabilities, Windows is by far our greatest national security risk. At least some of the European companies are waking to the advantages of FOSS’ modular operating systems that do not have baked-in backdoors. Then there’s Apple, and I don’t think Al Quaeda hates freedom and choice half as much as Apple. What is really sick is how the Apple blatantly copies of others’ technologies, and then the repackaged copies are hailed as innovations. Please. The irony is how often the iTards have used the phrase ‘slavishly copied’ particularly in reference to Samsung in light of the iPhone5. Previously, telling the look and feel apart between Apple and true smartphones was easy. Now, there is no doubt where Apple got their look. Had the iPhone5 come out before the Galaxy SIII, I might have paused before denying their copying claims. Now, though, it’s easy to see who ‘slavishly copies’ who. The irony is that we will no doubt hear cries of how the SIII copied the iP5.

    I do look forward to MS going the route of SCOX, although Apple will probably sadly survive in a minor market slice. After all, PT Barnum was right; an iTard is born every minute!

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Apple is actually in a fragile state because it’s not as broad as IBM; but it has massive cash piles, reportedly. Microsoft is reportedly offshoring/outsourcing to China now.

  2. mcinsand said,

    October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

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    If Apple is in a fragile state, then that is good news for freedom and choice. They have to be regretting the Samsung win now, because it is exposing just how flawed a person has to be to see things their way. That jury spokesman just turns the tide against Apple every time he opens his mouth!

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Koh has just lifted a ban.

  3. Michael said,

    October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

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    Apple gets most of its money from iPhones – and, yes, as the competition heats up there they need to find other areas to be successful.

    It will be interesting to see if Apple has learned from its own history – Apple was massively influential in building the desktop paradigm we use but they were beaten by a company who copied much of what they did, made something that was “good enough”, and licensed it to many companies to sell. Google is the MS if the 80s and 90s… though MS made money by selling products and Google makes its money by collecting data on people and monitizing it. At one time I think the people of Google were proud to “Do no evil” but that time has passed.

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