|While Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) noisy legal vendetta    against Google Inc.'s (GOOG) world-leading Android operating system has generating headlines due to Apple's desire to ban its competitor, Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) own legal battle against Android has gone underreported and largely misunderstood.|
Why do hardware manufacturers get sued for software? Isn't it the same hardware? I guess that brings me to the next question: can an Android phone be modded to run WP7 and vice versa? Again, same logic of same hardware...
So Android infringes on IP of both MS and Oracle, supposedly. I wonder if Android has any patents of its own. It doesn't matter much for Google since they aren't paying royalties, but I wonder if they are trying to work around some of the patents rather than infringing.
Edited by Cheetos316 - 10/24/11 at 2:27pm