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Old 11. Sep 2013, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I laughed when I read the closing paragraph:
That said, Kesarios warns Microsoft and friends to not get too greedy. "If Microsoft wants to play it smart, it must play dumb. Even if it has the financial and legal muscle to milk the Android space even more, it must avoid doing so, because chances are that the market will not stand for it."
What will "the market" do? Switch to iOS or Windows phones? The patents are primarily for smartphone hardware and software rather than Android specifically so any successful smartphone OS will have the same issues. I expect that Microsoft could milk it a lot more without making a lot of difference to what we, "the market", do. The price-performance ratio keeps improving faster than any Microsoft freeloading.
Better to light a candle ... than to curse the darkness.
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