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Google vs Oracle: Jury torn but case plows on

Google vs Oracle: Jury torn but case plows on

Google and Oracle may be unable to decide who is the victor after the latest jury decision in the Android Java trial, but even with no clear decision on fair use the case moves on now to whether Oracle's Sun patents have been infringed. Presiding Judge Alsup accepted no delay in the momentum of the suit, shifting attention to the second phase of what is expected to be a three step process: first copyright infringement, then patents, and finally a decision on what damages - if any - are appropriate. Google, meanwhile, is demanding a mistrial based on the jury's inability to decide one way or the other.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 7, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Can you feel it in the air? The excitement, that is - the kind of excitement you can only get from the largest mobile trade show in the country. That's right; CTIA 2012 is kicking off and we'll have all your coverage. But today, there was another big mobile story in a very different setting - the courtroom. Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision. So speaking of mobile, CTIA will play host to a lot of mobile payment news. Such as - Verifone set to launch Square competitor. Check below the fold for more CTIA news, but if you're a gamer then this is also pretty big - $99 Xbox 360 with two year contract official

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Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision

Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision

Neither one nor the other: a partial verdict in the Google versus Oracle case has left uncertainty around the potential impact on Android, especially with both companies claiming the ruling works in their favor. Oracle's demands for royalties to be imposed over nine lines of code the jury deemed copied from Java in Android were promptly rejected by Judge William Alsup, describing the request as "bordering on the ridiculous." However, Alsup will also rule on whether APIs can be copyrighted, a decision that could have a huge impact on how Android licensing moves forward.

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Oracle vs Google: jury deadlocked over copyright fair use

Oracle vs Google: jury deadlocked over copyright fair use

Deliberations in the first portion of Oracle vs Google have gone on for the better part of a week, with little movement in the case. The jury reached a verdict late Monday afternoon, declaring that Google's use of Java APIs in the Android platform constituted copyright infringement. However, the jury was deadlocked over whether or not the use of these APIs counted as fair use under American copyright law. The partial verdict may not be enough for Oracle to claim damages from copyright.

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Oracle vs Google verdict to drop Monday

Oracle vs Google verdict to drop Monday

As it stands today, the jury has delivered note to the judge in the case of Oracle vs Google which says that all but one count has had a unanimous decision made on it. The case at hand has been going on for a little over a week here in the spring of 2012 and has been ramping up for over a year. Google and Oracle are certain to continue this battle with or without a full verdict into the near future as the stakes are so very high they absolutely cannot be denied.

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Android lost money in 2010 according to US judge

Android lost money in 2010 according to US judge

With Google and Oracle battling in court over Java trademarks that Google allegedly infringed on for Android, all sorts of information is coming out about Android. Talk of how much money Android made for Google came up during the damages hearing between Oracle and Google. According to facts that came up during the trial it appears Android lost money in 2010.

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Jury closing in on verdict in Oracle vs Google

Jury closing in on verdict in Oracle vs Google

In what's easily the highest-profile patent case so far this year, the jury is narrowing down its information while it prepares for a verdict. Three days into deliberations, the jury for Oracle vs Google is asking for more specific information of who uses the Java software, the patents of which are the central crux of Oracle's case. While it's dangerous to infer what the jury is thinking, it indicates that they're seeking out the audience that may have been affected by Google's alleged infraction.

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Xamarin XobotOS ports Android to C# and .NET framework

Xamarin XobotOS ports Android to C# and .NET framework

If you are a fan of Android, I'm sure you're familiar with the legal wrangling going on between Google and Oracle. A company called Xamarin has announced that it has ported the Java-based Android operating system over to C# and the .NET framework. The new operating system resulting from the port is being called XobotOS.

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Oracle vs Google Wrap-up: All Possibilities

Oracle vs Google Wrap-up: All Possibilities

The are several different things that could happen as the jury deliberates in the most massive case in code in recent history: Oracle vs Google with Android's life in the balance and the freedom of all developers hanging in the balance. Or so some would have you believe. In reality there are more than just terrifying outcomes here in the case that's destined to go down in Java history one way or another - but the scary outcomes are there as well indeed. Lets have a look at what we've seen thus far as well as what we'll see as the jury makes their decision.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 30, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. It may be the beginning of the week, but it's the end of the month and we're going out with a lot of technology news to round off April. For all you Skype lovers out there, check out the new Skype 4.0 update that just hit iOS. And moving on to more universal mobile news, you'll never believe this. Or maybe you will - Angry Birds Space now hottest mobile game in history. Also, Microsoft secures Windows 8 tablet ebook future.

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