How Google and HTC sees the ITC patent rulingWill HTC still be able to sell some of their smartphones by April next year? That certainly remains to be seen, and as we covered earlier this morning, HTC’s CEO Peter Chou steadies his ship by reaffirming the fact that they already have a solution in hand. Google’s Mobile Senior Vice President Andy Rubin chimed in as well, claiming that the feature which purportedly infringed Apple’s patents is nowhere near being a core segment on the inner workings of Android, but rather, is a “user interface feature” which has been integrated into an application. For all the millions of Android device owners out there, keep your fingers crossed that Google, too, would be able to find a solution to this conundrum so that when April 2012 rolls around, there won’t be any halt in sales. It would be a real shame to see HTC pull out of the US market because of a patent infringement, as they do churn out some pretty solid handsets.

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