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lol

got to give them credit - profiting over their competitors' work
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got to give them credit - profiting over their competitors' work

Well, actually, it's their own work, at least that's what Microsoft and HTC think. According to Microsoft, Android uses patents held by them and sued other companies that use Android. Apparently HTC found it was in their best interest to not litigate and settle right away.
 
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Well, actually, it's their own work, at least that's what Microsoft and HTC think. According to Microsoft, Android uses patents held by them and sued other companies that use Android. Apparently HTC found it was in their best interest to not litigate and settle right away.
That's wierd, if that's the case, shouldn't they be sueing Google?
HTC didn't develop the OS, so either it's hardware related, or whatever HTC installs on the Android platform (sense, perhaps?) has patents held by Microsoft.

I doubt, your description is the case, that can easily be fought in court, it'll be like:

Microsoft sueing retailers because Mac OS X included something that is patented by Microsoft.
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This, my friends, is how to play chess.
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post #15 of 19
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Pretty sad that they're getting more cash out of that than WP7... rofl. I'd be embarrassed.
Especially since WP7 is easily on par with Android and offers a smoother, more cohesive and consistent experience.

But I don't see how it's embarrassing.
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Especially since WP7 is easily on par with Android and offers a smoother, more cohesive and consistent experience.

But I don't see how it's embarrassing.
Wait, how is it "easily on par with Android"? And how does it offer "a smoother, more cohesive and consistent experience"?
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post #17 of 19
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Wait, how is it "easily on par with Android"?
Mango allows WP7 to match Android and iOS feature/feature in less than a year.

Not only that, but WP7 will have Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Office and Skype Integration, not simply some add-on. Couple this with the fact that WP7's app store is growing faster than Android in a similar time frame and WP7 has all the makings of success.

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"a smoother, more cohesive and consistent experience"?
It's slower than WP7 because Android lacks GPU acceleration(At least it used to, not sure if they address this or not with recent updates). WP7 has had hardware acceleration(re: GPU) from day one I believe.

The tiles are much simpler to render than Sense/Android UI. Just search for the issues that people are having/used to have with scrolling with Android phones. Ever wonder why Android devices are moving to multiple ARM SOCs faster than the competition.

WP7 is catching up fast, Google knows this or else they would be trying to clench their talons Android to prevent dissemination.

Not trying to flame Android and iOS, I'm just stating that it will no longer be a two-man race.

WP7 is about integration.

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With Mango, Windows Phone 7 is also updating its hubs to better integrate with applications so users can find more relevant apps within the hubs. When uploading pictures in the Photos hub, a facial recognition tool can tag friends before uploading photos to Facebook. The Office hub includes new versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint and lets users now connect to Office365, Microsoft’s subscription service and Skydrive, its cloud storage tool. That’s expected for Microsoft, which needed to build on its first WP7 Office apps and integrate more with its cloud tools.

Developers are able to build richer Windows Phone apps with 3-D graphics using XNA in non-gaming apps. They can get more access to the underlying hardware and can tap a local SQL database for storage. And they can create live tiles on the home screen that feature live notifications and app shortcutting, so users can jump to specific areas in an app. For example, an upcoming British Airways app allows users to pick a seat using a 3-D seat locator and then get a flight check-in barcode to appear right on the live tile. Multitasking, a long-talked about feature, is finally appearing on Windows Phone 7. It appears more like the fast app switching on iOS, but it’s a needed addition.

Mango is geared toward connecting apps to other parts of the phone. That’s evident in the new IE9 browser, which brings up apps in search results to help users complete a task when appropriate. For example, a user can look up a movie on Bing and then the IMDb app will appear as a result. It’s part of an enhanced Bing on Windows Phone 7, which now serves up quick cards full of information on popular search results like movies or venues. The cards actually scrape live data so they can offer up concert information, for example at Madison Square Garden, or movie times. It also includes indoor maps for popular malls and other large locations. And it has a feature called Local Scout, which helps users learn about a particular neighborhood by organizing restaurants, things to do and attractions in one view.
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Not gonna buy another windows phone ever. After purchasing a HD2 last year, WP7 was released less then a month later with no path to update. The excuse given was HD2 has too many buttons. In less then a year I expect WP7 owners to be orphaned like so many other microsoft failures....maybe the words zune and kin ring a bell. As far as I'm concerned all the Integration in the world means nothing without commitment to your customers.
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That's wierd, if that's the case, shouldn't they be sueing Google?
HTC didn't develop the OS, so either it's hardware related, or whatever HTC installs on the Android platform (sense, perhaps?) has patents held by Microsoft.

I doubt, your description is the case, that can easily be fought in court, it'll be like:

Microsoft sueing retailers because Mac OS X included something that is patented by Microsoft.

Sorry, I only read your post now.

The reason Microsoft does not sue Google is because they don't charge anything for Android (they make up money indirectly from publicity within the search engine, which the OS naturally uses, etc), so Microsoft has to resort to suing corporations that actually make money from selling a device using the Android OS.
 
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