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Ex-Sun chief supports Google in Oracle trial

Ex-Sun chief supports Google in Oracle trial

Oracle may have hit a roadblock in its trial against Google over Java licensing issues in Android. Former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz took the stand today as a witness for the defense, disputing Oracle's claims that the Java APIs in question were Sun's proprietary code.

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Rubin: Android ad cash unexpected

Rubin: Android ad cash unexpected

Today during their ongoing case against Oracle, Google's Larry Page was asked to say whether or not he originally expected Android to contribute greatly to the company's total ad revenues. After asked by Judge William Alsup to answer the question directly, Rubin answered that he did not. If one takes a peek at some of the ad revenue numbers from the time of Android's rise to power, one sees how easy it would have been to expect nothing other than a relatively tame future for the operating system.

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Android revenue revealed for first time ever

Android revenue revealed for first time ever

This week in Google's defense against Oracle the first ever Android revenue numbers have been revealed in court. The information you're about to see, as Google warns us, is obviously not very new, but does goes us some measure of insight as to how Google worked with their mobile operating system at the time. The first sheet shown this week is an Android Ads Revenue chart which shows that Google at the time made more cash on Google ads on Apple devices than they did in the mobile realm than Android.

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Original Google Phone revealed

Original Google Phone revealed

This week at Google's court case against Oracle, an original slide deck has been shown with photos of the original Google Phone - well before the first actual Android-based product. The slide deck containing these images shows several mentions of Java integration and is being used against Google on account of Oracle's claim that they lifted code from them without permission. These decks also showed this week that Google's original intent all the way back in 2006 was to work with the carriers it would be compatible with SIM cards of all types and would provide hardware with "integrated services," all this two years before the original G1 was released to T-Mobile.

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Google’s Bloch on Oracle: ‘it was a mistake’

Google’s Bloch on Oracle: ‘it was a mistake’

Oracles lawsuit against Google may have just taken a turn for the worse for the latter company as it appears their own Java guru Joshua Bloch may have admitted some incriminating evidence this Friday. According to Bryan Bishop of The Verge, Oracle's attorneys questioned Bloch today and appear to have turned up some interesting admissions. The first of these was a question of copying copyrighted Sun code directly for the files under the name Timsort.java - Bloch replied "I don't recall."

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Oracle vs Google: tech pundits weigh in

Oracle vs Google: tech pundits weigh in

There's no lack of opinions out there this week on the long-coming case between Oracle and Google on who holds sway over the data they're disputing, data used in Android that Oracle says is theirs. Where everyone seems to agree, it seems, is that this situation could be serious. Should Oracle be found in their own rights to get a piece of the Android action after Google's been using code of theirs for the time Android has been live, Google could be in for a rather sizable chunk of payments coming up quick. If Oracle is found incorrect, on the other hand, Google will finally be free of accusations from one of their biggest looming legal threats.

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Google: Vampire Oracle targeting Android after own phone failure

Google: Vampire Oracle targeting Android after own phone failure

Google pulled no punches in its defense of Android against Oracle's Java accusations, painting Sun and Oracle's attempts at a smartphone alternative as one huge failure after the other. While Oracle argues that Google knowingly used Java technology without licensing it for Android, Google claims its foe is trying desperately to cash in on the open-source OS' success having proved singularly incapable of doing anything remotely innovative itself.

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Oracle RIM, Palm purchases were considered

Oracle RIM, Palm purchases were considered

As an outsider, one of the coolest things about high-profile corporate lawsuits is that little details about the inner workings of the companies are revealed. One such tidbit that was discussed in the epic battle between Oracle and Google is that Oracle at some point seriously considered buying either Research in Motion or Palm as part of an unfulfilled strategy to build its own smartphone.

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Oracle: Google execs damned themselves

Oracle: Google execs damned themselves

Google and Oracle's patent trial began yesterday, and Oracle isn't pulling any punches from the offset, accusing execs at the search company of damning themselves with their own email correspondence. "You can't just step on someone's IP because you have a good business reason for it" Oracle lawyer Michael Jacobs told the court, before displaying a number of messages between Android lead Andy Rubin and Google co-founder Larry Page in which the pair apparently discuss first paying for a Java license, and then agreeing to push ahead without licensing.

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Oracle versus Google Android copyright battle kicks off

Oracle versus Google Android copyright battle kicks off

Oracle and Google are set to kick off one of the largest copyright lawsuits in the tech world as the two start their legal battle centering on Android. Oracle alleges that Google has violated multiple patents and copyrights that it owns with the Android operating system. The trial kicks off today in a San Francisco Court.

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$543M Android windfall report ‘flawed’

$543M Android windfall report ‘flawed’

A new source working closely with the Oracle vs Google lawsuit case has this week taken offense to the idea that the $2.8 million dollar settlement price had anything to do with the total revenue generated by Android for Google thus far. Over the past week there've been quite a few reports surrounding and expanding upon the findings of a single story which showed Google's profit from Android since 2008 $543 million USD. This number comes from a Guardian report which hypothesizes that the $2.8 million number comes from a percentage of Google's Android profit - as it turns out, that's probably not true at all.

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