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Google closes against Oracle

Google closes against Oracle

Today is the day that it appears the Google vs Oracle case will close for the first time with Closing Arguments from both parties. I say for the first time because there's always a way for a court case to be re-opened after its final verdict - always. In this case, we're hearing from Google on how they were using JAVA APIs fairly with Android and how Oracles argument is essentially one that should be dismissed.

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“Google totally slimed Sun” says Java father

“Google totally slimed Sun” says Java father

Father of Java and former Sun employee James Gosling has weighed in on the legal furore around Android's use of the programming language, claiming that "Google totally slimed Sun." With the courtroom battle between Oracle - which acquired Sun and its Java patents - and Google picking up for its second week today, Gosling echoed Sun cofounder and chairman Scott McNealy in accusing the search giant of seriously infringing the company's technology.

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Sun vs Sun at Google Oracle case

Sun vs Sun at Google Oracle case

Two former Sun leaders have sparred off this week in the Oracle vs Google case that's shaking the Android universe to its knees with its implications. Though we first heard about this Oracle business with Google over a year ago, the case has only just started officially this past month, today showing Oracle's case for Java code used by Google in Android to perhaps have been the non-free-use property of Sun (now part of Oracle), but perhaps not. Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz as well as Sun cofounder and chairman Scott McNealy have testified this week, each having their own rather different view of the situation.

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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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