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Oracle Claims Google Stole 11,000 lines of their code to build Android OS

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Google and Oracle have been battling in court for a
while now and the case seems to get even messier.
Oracle is accusing Google of using its code to build
Android OS and this doesn’t fall under its fair usage
policy. Google used Java API to make Android OS
what it is but Oracle claims this infringes on its
copyright.

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The case has been in and out of court since 2012 and
recent development shows that Google may
eventually have to give out a chunk of it earnings
from Android OS to Oracle. According to Arstechnica ,
earlier today in court, Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks said:

“ You don’t take people’s property
without permission and use it for your
own benefit. Google took a shortcut, and
they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense.

Java was developed by Sun Microsystems in 1991 but
the company was later acquired by Oracle in 2010.
Earlier in 2012, the case was thrown out of court
when the presiding judge ruled that the Java API
could not be copyrighted as claimed by Oracle and
Google did not infringe on any copyright. The district
court ruling was later reversed in 2014 by the Federal
Circuit. Now, Oracle is seeking $8.8 billion in
damages.
According to Oracle lawyer:
‘ They copied 11,500 lines of code. It’s
undisputed. They took the code, they
copied it, and put it right into Android.
There were also evidences presented in court by
Oracle that shows Google intentionally discarded the
option of getting a licence from Oracle to use Java API
and form a sort of partnership. A 2010 email sent
by engineer Tim Lindholm to Android chief Andy
Rubin shows clearly what Google should’ve done
even before now. The email reads:
‘ What we’ve actually been asked to do
(by Larry and Sergei) is to investigate
what technical alternatives exist to Java
for Android and Chrome. We’ve been over
a bunch of these and think they all suck.
We conclude that we need to negotiate a
license for Java.
The evidence against Google seems very huge but we
don’t know if this lawsuit will be in favor of Oracle.
Google claims it used what was freely available to
build Android OS and this include Java programming
language and its APIs. So far, Google has made $42
billion in gross revenue from 2008 to 2015.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying

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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.

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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.

Click Here To Compare Prices And Specs

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Combo VPN MTN Settings: Browse For Free On MTN Using This New Setting

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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.😀

Combo VPN MTN Settings

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.

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