Apple settles patent dispute with Nokia, must pay royalties

By Jos
Jun 14, 2011
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  1. Apple has settled a two-year-old legal fight with Nokia over a series of mobile phone related technologies. Exact terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but according to reports they…

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    "We are very pleased to have Apple join the growing number of Nokia licensees," said Stephen Elop.

  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    ras: If he was wrong Apple wouldn't be paying a penny to Nokia ....... so in essence Apple gave up midway through to give in ..... without fighting till the end.
  4. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Didn't say he was wrong. Just pointing out the hilarity in Apple, the Ur-tech company of the world with Jobs as its messiah, being reduced to a "Nokia licensee."
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Oh, I wrongfully assumed you were talking about Nokia :eek:
  6. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Yup, at least that great ally's mobile OS isn't as crash happy, as many of the Android offerings are, one of my friends sells 'carrier free' smartphones (on his store), and generally much greater number of the phones which are returned is guess what ......... Android based, sometimes freebies aren't really that good TBH. Make no mistake, I like the 'un-controlled' nature (as opposed to iOS) of Android, but if it comes at the cost of reliability, I'd happily dump such freebies and spend money on something which is much more stable/reliable.

    On the side note, I don't believe that 'everything free' is a good for users; because its cost is hidden / paid by someone.
  8. Det

    Det TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Glad if you got the money to buy a $500-$700 Iphone or WP7 phone because I don't (in reviews Android is often the better OS, by the way).

    With my Android phone I don't really see any of the "reliability" nor "stability" issues some people are talking about but there's so many flavors of Android phones and OSes that it's no surprise. Especially since so many of the Android devices are using older versions of Android because of lazy carriers and manufacturers. Even now after there was some talk that manufacturers now have promised Google to separately update all of their devices it still leaves us with carriers that for whatever reason are way too slow for the rapid development of Android.
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Exactly, that is the reason for instabilities. Non-standardization is always an issue, which often times can downgrade appeal of a product in a given period of time.

    SGS I have costed me nearly 600$ (including memory card). So it is by no means any cheaper as well.

    By the way at launch Android wasn't the best 'OS' by any means. So given that, whichever new player comes to the market and is prepared to strive for improvements (e.g. HP/MS) they will get on par in due course of time (if not surpass). There is no escaping the fact that biggest factor in Android's popularity with manufacturers is its 'freebie' nature, and for users its biggest appeal is they are free to do whatever they want (a credit to Google).

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