Right, Google might be flying high at the moment with their Android operating system across mobile devices such as the tablet and smartphone, but that does not mean they are invincible. No sir, Google’s unit Motorola Mobility is making the relevant evasive maneuvers in order to avoid a US import ban on their smartphones, especially after the devices were discovered to have infringed upon a Microsoft patent. The import process of select Motorola Mobility handsets was supposed to halt tomorrow (Wednesday) after an International Trade Commission ruled that those handsets infringed on technology which allowed said devices to generate meeting requests and schedule gatherings.
Motorola Mobility spokeswoman Becki Leonard, emailed, “While we can’t share specific details, we have employed a range of proactive measures to ensure there is no continuing infringement under the ITC’s interpretation of this single Microsoft patent.”
Apart from removing the offending meeting-scheduling technology from its smartphones and tablets, there is another alternative – to license the technology from Microsoft, which will obviously cost a whole lot more. The Motorola devices affected are the Atrix, Backflip, Bravo, Charm, Cliq, Cliq 2, Cliq XT, Defy, Devour, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid X, Droid X2, Flipout, Flipside, Spice and the Xoom tablet.