Google’s CEO Larry Page has recently passed a statement saying that “Android is very important for Google but not critical,” during a courtroom session where top level executives from both Oracle and Google (the former had sued the latter over patent infringement) were present. Also Read - Google cuts Play Store fee to 15 percent for all subscription apps from 2022
What Page means by this statement is the fact that Google had started Android some 7 years ago, an open platform, through which it had aimed to deliver its other products and technologies on mobile devices. Android is an open as well as a free platform and the only way Google is generating money from it is through the search advertising. Hit the break below to find out why this legal drama is taking place between Google and Oracle. Also Read - Facebook’s new name could be Meta or Horizon, or will it be called FB?
Oracle had sued the Internet giant two years ago saying Google’s Android OS infringes on its intellectual property rights to the Java programming language. However, Google says and believes that it does not violate Oracle’s patents and that Oracle cannot copyright certain parts of Java, an “open-source,” or publicly available, software language. Early in the case, estimates of potential damages against Google ran as high as $6.1 billion. But the company has narrowed Oracle’s claims to only two patents from seven originally. And if Oracle wins this battle, then it will roughly seek $1 billion in copyright damages. Also Read - Why Google should consider bringing Pixel 6 series to India, but it is not