Did you know that a smartphone might involve as many as 250,000 patent claims? You may easily understand why the $ 4.5 billion auction to buy 6,000 Nortel patents by the consortium formed by Apple, Microsoft, Research in Motion, Sony Ericsson and EMC was so cruel. You may also easily understand why Google, the loser of the Nortel auction, decided to react immediately acquiring Motorola and its patent portfolio made of more than 17,000 approved patents (and another 7,500 patents filed and pending approval) for the large sum of $ 12.5 billion.
The rumors were confirmed and at the end it looks like that the forthcoming RIM Tablet, named Playbook, will be able to run Android Applications. This will be possible thanks to an optional “app player” that will provide an application run-time environment for Android v2.3 code (no mention so far for Honeycomb), allowing users to download Android applications directly from BlackBerry App World and run them on their (future) BlackBerry PlayBook.
Il sogno è quello del nuovo (ennesimo) malware che ha preso di mira il povero Androide (chiamato romanticamente DroidDream). L’incubo è questo scorcio di 2011 che si dimostra veramente un anno di passione per la creatura di Mountain View. L’Alieno è quello con cui l’Androide potrebbe ben presto infettare altri dispositivi (magari anche qualche bella Mela…)