Apple's major victory against Samsung has important implications for other companies in the Android camp, and may even define the direction of Android's evolution. Most Android OEMs attempt to differentiate their offerings with software customizations, but many consumers prefer a stock Android experience. Google has said most of the verdict did not pertain to the "core Android" platform, and some OEMs are seeing success selling stock Android devices, including ZTE in the Chinese market.

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