Google Downplays Android Link After Apple-Samsung Verdict

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Last week, phone creator Samsung found itself in an unfortunate situation after a jury found it guilty of violating key Apple patents. It was a move that could force the company to pay over one billion to the Cupertino, California-based company.

While the ruling has arrived, its aftermath will continue with possible sales bans and an expected appeal from Samsung to follow. Now Google, the creator of popular mobile operating system Android has responded to court’s verdict, discussing how it believes the case’s conclusion could affect its popular mobile OS.

Google prominently downplayed the patent violations’ link to its operating system. “Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office,” commented Google in a statement, according to the BBC.

The top online search giant also emphasized the appeal process and noted its work with partners to make available “innovative and affordable products.”

Some have speculated that the key ruling could damage Android’s popularity. In the case’s aftermath, Bill Cox of Microsoft tweeted, “Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.” In the mobile phone market, Samsung has been noted for the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy S3, a product that just became available in May.