The battle between Apple and Samsung seems to have been definitively tilted in Apple’s favor even since the jury gave its verdict against Samsung. The South Korean electronics maker came under the axe when the jury found it guilty of patent infringement. While Google has been siding with Samsung on its legal battles, it now seems to be trying to keep aloof from this case.
Google has valid reasons for staying away from this case. It can not actively show support for Samsung for the company has been guilty of violating copyrights. And if Google does support it, this can in turn raise many questions about Google’s Android platform.
It is precisely in order to guard its Android platform that Google is trying to distance itself from Samsung. In a rather delayed statement after the verdict against Samsung, Google has claimed that the court’s decision does not apply to ‘core Android operating system.’
The full statement from the company read, “The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players — including newcomers — are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.”
Courtesy: The Verge