Well, Google has finally won the six-year long $9-billion legal battle with Oracle over the use of Java APIs in Android.
Oracle filed its lawsuit against Google in 2010, claiming that the company illegally used 11,500 lines of Java code in its Android operating system, violating copyrights owned by Oracle.
However, a federal jury of ten people concluded Thursday that Google’s use of Java constituted”Fair Use” under US copyright law and delivered a verdict in favor of Google.
The case was a big deal as the court decision could have the potential to change the way future apps are written for the Android operating system that is being used by almost 80% of the world’s mobile devices.
Oracle, who owns Java, had been seeking $9 Billion in damages for the use of application programming interfaces (APIs), which govern how code communicates with other bits of code.
However, Google argued that the Java APIs in question were necessary for software innovation, allowing different apps to talk to each other, and, therefore, couldn’t be copyrighted.
Google almost won the initial lawsuit in 2012, but a Federal court reversed the decision in 2014 in Oracle’s favor. Google reached out to the US Supreme Court to take the case, but Supreme Court declined to hear Google’s appeal.
Now, the verdict that was reached after three days of deliberations marked a victory for Google after the jury found that the company’s use of the code and the structure, sequence, and organization of the Java APIs in the Android was a fair use.
Oracle, of course, said it will appeal to the US Supreme Court.
“We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market,” Oracle lawyer Dorian Daley said in a statement.
“Oracle brought this lawsuit to put a stop to Google’s illegal behavior. We believe there are numerous grounds for appeal and we plan to bring this case back to the federal circuit on appeal.”
Unsurprisingly, Google called the verdict “a win for the Android ecosystem” as well as for “software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products.”
How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying
Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.
How To Compare Phones
I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –
I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money. Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.
Thanks for being an amazing reader.
Combo VPN MTN Settings: Browse For Free On MTN Using This New Setting
Combo VPN MTN Settings allow you to browse for free on the MTN Network. We all love free data and of course, there’s a reason why it’s not too common, that’s why I’m here.😀
To give you information on free and affordable data plans so you don’t get ripped off by our internet service providers. So without further ado let’s get down to business.
Combo VPN MTN Settings For Browsing Free
What You’ll Need
- An MTN sim without data
- Default MTN APN settings
- An Android Phone
First Download Combo VPN Here – Download Combo VPN
- Open the app, then tap on Combo Settings and configure this way.
- Turn on Stealth Tunnel
- Connection protocol – TCP
- Connection Port – 443
- Turn on the switch for Connect via parent proxy
- Edit and set parent proxy as 10.199.212.2 and 8080 as port
- Turn on the switch for Custom TCP/http header
- Edit Custom TCP/http headers
- URL/host: datareset.mtnonline.com
- Request method: CONNECT
- Injection method: Normal
- Tick keep-alive and user-agent
- Press Generate and Validate and Save.
- Save all settings and Connect
This works without data or Airtime 0.0k on your MTN line and it is capped. It is capped around 50Mb to 100Mb daily. It renews daily.
If it stops, simply open the Combo app again and change URL/host to smartapp.mtnnigeria.net:8080
If you are an mpulse user and you have mpulse data, then open the Combo app again and change the URL/host to mtn.pass.ng.