Fosspatent's, Florian Mueller pointed out recently, that when it comes to patents and Android, well Google isn't exactly sitting all that pretty right now and he wrote:
"Patent litigation takes time. Most of the patents that large companies have asserted against Android haven't even come to judgment yet, and new assertions continue to be made. But the time has passed for any reasonable, unbiased person to deny that Android has a serious patent infringement problem that continues to exacerbate. Whether or not one subscribes to Steve Jobs's description of Android as a "stolen product", the plot is definitely thickening that Google and its hardware partners face IP issues."
"While patent litigation is a "you win some, you lose some" kind of game, there can be no doubt that Google and its partners are losing this one on the bottom line. Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility hasn't been a game-changer."
In conclusion, as slow as the wheels of justice may turn, they nonetheless are turning... turning against Android, Google and its OEMS that is! However, according to recent reports, that even without any legal victories what-so-ever, the iPhone and its iOS platform are doing extremely well and are now growing twice as fast as Android as a whole, and when it comes to making money, boy-oh-boy, there's no comparison... iOS wins hands down.
And that's my 2 cents on the glorious Tuesday, July 03, 2012