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.[device id=2841] [via Engadget]