Oh, but it is fraud when there is a claim that it is innovation when in fact it is not. The court system just looks the other way.
They don't claim anything of the sort (at least not in court). They just claim to own a valid patent (which they do) and that the defendant's product is infringing on it (which may or may not be true). Is it unethical? Sure! Is it fraud, no--not in the same sense that this is at least.
I'd ask how many of us have bought a carriers top-of-the-line Android device in the last year, and are still waiting for ICS, none months after it was released.
Actually, I'm currently waiting for jelly bean now since its none months since that's been released.
No one has commented about them "breaking the software encryption". I am surprised that it would be so easy to do. Could it be true ? Does anyone has insight into what type of encryption is used or how it could be broken ? I'm pretty sure it's not ROT13.
By reverse engineering the software and finding the key or by digging through the key in memory using a hardware tool to perform a MITM attack between the chipset and memory. I'm sure they didn't do anything interesting like break a block cipher.
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