There has been a number of stories lately on patents and lawsuits. The more Android is a success, the more the competitors try to find ways to derail it. Right now there are about 48 Android-related lawsuits, and I even went on a little rant about it here.
During the Q2 2011 conference call, Google CEO Larry Page said the following:
“Android’s really on a tear. I mentioned there are over 550,000 new Android activations. There’s over 400 such devices. Thirty-nine OEMs. Two-hundred-and-thirty-one carriers in 123 countries, and over 78 Open Handset Allience partners, and that velocity’s only increasing.
“Now, of course, despite the efforts of some of our competitors, there hasn’t been any slowdown in any of those things. And, you know, partners and developers are continuing to expand the Android ecosystem.
“And I should say, of course, we’re really committed to Android and continue to support that platform and ecosystem, and do it in a cost-effective manner.”
I have to agree with Page on the fact that Android is on a tear and that there has been no slowdown, but at some point the costs associated with all of these legal battles is going to be an issue, especially for the OEMs. We can only assume that Google has a plan….In Google We Trust.