Anyone in the mobile tech world has realized by now that Apple has officially declared war on Android. From the infamous quote from Steve Jobs to the banning of multiple devices such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Google’s brainchild, the Galaxy Nexus, Apple has been involved in nearly every single legal dispute involving Android up to this point. Samsung and HTC have taken the brunt of the hardships, HTC also having faced a temporary injunction which kept any of it’s flagship One line from entering the U.S.
Now Samsung has announced they are working with Google to put an end to this. The two technology giants will partner up in order to possibly achieve cross-licensing deals with Apple. In turn, both companies plan to be getting money from Apple when all is said and done. Samsung released a statement in to Korea Times about their “game plan.”
“It’s too early to comment on our game plan (with Google) in the legal battle; but we will do our best to get more royalties from Apple, which has benefited from our technology. The fight is becoming more dramatic and the possibility of a truce in the form of a cross-licensing deal, seems to be becoming likely.”
Many in the tech world have wanted to see Google get involved, especially considering the ban on the Galaxy Nexus is over Android features rather than Samsung copying anything from Apple. Granted, Samsung has already appealed the injunction. It’s good to see Google finally take a stand. And who would be better to partner up with than the largest phone manufacturer in the world? Maybe we’ll see something similar happen with HTC soon.