Google And Apple Cooperate

It’s cute to see Apple and Google cooperating, at least on applications for mobile devices:

That’s the way IT/tech companies should work. It’s much more efficient than suing each other. Only a couple of years ago, Apple’s Steve delayed death just to spite Samsung, in part for using Android/Linux, Google’s operating system.

Now, both companies seem to value the usefulness of the other’s platform for doing business. It’s all good.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Google And Apple Cooperate

  1. oiaohm says:

    Maou Sadao except Microsoft goal in enforcing patents was to make more Windows devices made.

    Maou Sadao the bad part here is important standard patents. Exactly why does Microsoft demand to be paid more for their important standard patents than what they will pay like Motorola.

    So no you cannot say that Microsoft is using patents for good. Patent licensing as not stopped the usage of Android. If it was goodness Microsoft important standard patents would be under RAND. Microsoft does not do this.

    Like it gets insane. You can have a full support fat file-system driver to configure UEFI boot partitions and be patented covered. But if you want to read a fat file system that is not a UEFI boot partition you have to have a license for those patents from Microsoft. This is just being horible.

  2. Maou Sadao says:

    You must be mistaken, Dr. Pogson. Companies work together all the time. By way of industry standards, for example. Such as UEFI and Secure Boot, for example. Don’t forget how Microsoft go out of their way to actually license important standard patents to makers of Android devices, for example.

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