MG Siegler on the jury decision against Android:
This is yet another headache surrounding Android, the “free” and “open” OS which has now been found to be infringing on someone else’s copyrights and which the majority of the big OEMs pay a licensing fee to Microsoft — not Google — to use.
Of course everyone is suing everyone right now for patent infringements, but with Android: what motivation does Google have to protect those that use Android? Apple makes money from iOS via devices sales. Microsoft makes money from Windows Phone via licensing fees.
Google does not have a direct revenue source from Android (yeah, yeah, Search), so how long do Google share holders put up with Google essentially pissing away money fighting legislation for a mobile OS that has yet to directly make the company money?