Google says that Android is important but not crucial
The Android operating system used on smart phones (smartphones) is a very important asset for the company Google but not crucial, said the chief executive of the company in his testimony as a witness in a trial for patent and intellectual property.
Larry Page, CEO of Google , took the stand for a second day Wednesday in a landmark trial that the company faces the Oracle by the technology used in popular smartphones. Oracle sued Google in August 2010 claiming that the operating system Android for mobile phones infringe intellectual property rights with respect to the programming language Java. Google says it does not violate the patents of Oracle and Oracle can not have copyright over parts of Java , a language software “open source” or publicly available. When questioned by lawyers Oracle, Page said that Android was very important, but denied the fact that it was crucial.
He later clarified that it would not be surprised if you tell Google directory that Android was crucial for the company. Google co-founder, who wore a gray suit and wearing a tie, said the giant Internet search went on to create their own software for ‘smartphones’ for seven years because the technology of the time difficult for customers to use their online services on mobile phones. “We were really frustrated by not being able to bring our technology to the people,” said Page. The executive said Google had preferred to have signed a partnership with Sun Microsystems, which developed Java, which Oracle acquired in 2010. Such an alliance would have saved time Google in its efforts to put its software on the market, said Page, but companies could not reach agreement on a possible alliance.
Instead, Google chose to use what he called “the free” Java. The trial before Judge William Alsup district could last at least eight weeks, and include the presence of senior executives from the technology industry. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took the witness stand Tuesday. Google Oracle claims limited to only two of the seven original patent, reducing the possible compensation. Oracle is claiming about 1,000 million dollars (754.3 million euros) in damages for copyright. Google’s Android software, the company allows users to freely use mobile phones, has become the operating system number a mobile world, surpassing the IOS software used by the popular iPhone from Apple Inc. Google makes money when consumers access their online services tied to advertising, such as the Internet search and e-mail-in phones using Android.