Nexus 7 under attack, Nokia claims it infringes on their WiFi patents

July 2, 2012
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Here we go again. Nokia's looking to join the crowds going after Google and their Android devices, or at least that is how things appear. Apple has gone after the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S III as of late -- and we should hear more on that later today. Now we are hearing the brand new Nexus 7 tablet could be next.

According to the folks at The Inquirer ASUS and Google's brand new Nexus 7 is enjoying the use of a few WiFi patents owned by Nokia, and aren't licensed. Now Nokia is coming out of the wood works and wants some cash for that tablet, and Jelly Bean. Nokia goes as far as to say the two companies never mentioned the licenses, and never asked for anything -- and instead did as they pleased by using them freely. Hopefully Nokia doesn't launch a legal battle (plus against Google wouldn't be as easy) and instead they'll most likely ask for licensing fees for each unit sold, like Microsoft gets from HTC and many other Android OEM's.

All this patent and lawsuit nonsense is really getting old, but I don't need to tell you guys that as we can tell by your reactions in our comment section below. Hopefully this will get cleared up shortly, and we'll report back once we've heard more.

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[via Engadget]


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  • MA

    Normally I would ignore grammar and spelling errors, but this article is so riddled with them I had to tell you that you need to fix this stuff!

    Run On: “It looks like Nokia is set to possibly join the crowds that are going after Google and their Android devices, or at least that is how things appear. ”

    “..likely ask for some *loyalties* for each unit sold, just like Microsoft gets from HTC and many other Android OEM’s.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryanvickersband Bryan Vickers

      Also, “has went after” should be “has gone after”…are you guys in need of a copy editor? I wouldn’t mind applying, because you do have some great writers and I do love me some Android Community!

    • Mat_t

      Just like?

      Microsoft basically owns Nokia (CEO plant says it all). So not “Similar”, it’s exactly like microsoft, because it is microsoft.

    • TheShadow

      Rittled? Try “riddled.”

      • MA

        Thanks! Will fix. :-)