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I went to a Best Buy in Issaquah, WA to look into buying an open box 13" MacBook Air. I assumed the open box item would be a customer return but much to my surprise, it was a display MacBook Air on sale as open box item. I inquired about buying a new 13" MacBook Air and was told it is now a deleted item and they no longer have it in stock. The salesperson helpfully told me that they are expecting a new model real soon to replace the deleted model. It sounds like a new...
 The patent's validity will be subject to trial but the infringement claim will NOT be subject to trial.  The hurdle for convincing a jury to find a patent to be invalid is far, far greater than the hurdle for convincing a jury that the patent is not infringed.  If the judge was already convinced of infringement even before seeing all the evidence in the trial, I doubt the jury is going to have any trouble coming to similar conclusions about the other patent claims.    
 Try http://www.fosspatents.com The news you read about the lawsuits are written by people who do not understand how the court system works.  This is most informative:http://www.fosspatents.com/2014/02/samsung-concerned-about-resellers-fear.html Florian Muller quote: A patent infringement finding/ruling/verdict from a trial two years ago on products that are obsolete now are still applicable to products TODAY if they are still using the infringing feature.  That's the key...
 Here is one example:http://www.fosspatents.com/2014/01/us-court-finds-samsung-to-infringe-one.html The Auto-correct feature is found in the GMS but not in the AOSP.  (http://www.fonearena.com/blog/88107/google-places-api-brings-out-autocomplete-for-better-predictions.html)
 This incentive is being reduced substantially by the real legal risk that Apple has attached to handsets implementing the Google Android software.  If Samsung loses the second infringement trial,  that may be the tipping point where Samsung decides that forking Android is better than selling Google Android phones.    If Apple is successful in its patent infringement lawsuits, it may be able to get the courts or the ITC to ban the import/sale of Samsung products running on...
One important thing folks should not overlook:   Android infringes on patented Apple technologies.   We know that from the $1 billion Samsung v. Apple verdict (in which similar damages have been imposed by two different juries!) as well as the recent ruling by Judge Koh in the second Samsung v. Apple trial in which she ruled that Samsung Android phones were infringing on a certain Apple patent.     Why is this fact relevant? Because it is those infringed Apple...
I'm just wondering - aren't any court wins for Oracle against Google at this point just pyrrhic victories?  Google already had years to milk the profits out of Android and as someone pointed out, Google has been working on moving Android to a platform that doesn't infringe on Java.  So all Google has to do is stall the proceedings as much as possible to gain the maximum mileage out of Java-based Android before moving on to the non-infringing version of Android.  So Oracle...
 The reason your Droid X was "amazing" was because you were most likely using a feature phone (probably a flip phone?) and Droid X was presumably your first touchscreen smartphone.  This is equivalent to upgrading from a horse buggy to a cheap Chinese-made motor vehicle (or a Yugo for those who are old enough to remember what a Yugo is).  So your experience with Android would obviously be a good one given that you really had nothing to compare it against.
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