It seems that many lines of code in Android are identical to code in Sun/Oracle's JAVA, Oracle is suing. Maybe that why the shakeup at Google. Poor judgment resulting in yet another stupid move.
HTC is ramping up to make more phones based on Android, perhaps only to find that, down the road, there is an injunction blocking their sales unless a steep royalty is paid. Could this concern cause consumers to delay a purchase or perhaps, make a different choice altogether? Much like the near-death experience that RIM faced with the patent breach with the Blackberry, when a federal judge was prepared to block all B.Berry use in the US at midnight of the proscribed date. And he meant to do it, too. Too bad RIM didn’t pay the piper when his fee was tiny, rather than resist until it became a full-blown marching band. And that could be the straw that breaks the camel's back in a competitive smart phone market where companies like Apple are about to find that they've arrived at the steep face of the mountain they set out to own. Now they have to climb it.
But that's just my opinion.
Now we get to see where the bets fall.