Google's Android: The Unstoppable Forcehttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/19/googles-android-the-unstoppable-force.aspx Tim Brugger
November 20, 2012
Little changed in Q3 for the top two smartphone OS providers in the world. Proving you don't have to like each other to successfully compete in the same market, Google(NASDAQ: GOOG) and Apple(NASDAQ: AAPL) continued to rule the mobile OS universe. Android and iOS remained a solid first and second in Gartner's most recent report detailing worldwide mobile phone sales results in Q3.
Even their respective lawyers are pretending to get along, as Google's Motorola Mobility division and Apple wind up their ongoing legal discussions involving the alleged misuse of patents. Google's head attorney, Kent Walker, said, "We have long sought a path to resolving patent issues and we welcome the chance to build on the constructive dialogue between our companies."
Apple's head legal eagle, Bruce Sewell, echoed Walker, "Apple's goal has always been to find a mutual and transparent process to resolve this dispute on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory without the threat or taint of exclusionary remedies."
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