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Apple Denied Access to Google-Motorola Acquisition Details and Android Development Data

Earlier in the month, news spread over Apple filing and winning request through the U.S. court system that would grant them access to information about Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility and related Android developer data. Most found the filing quite vague and rather peculiar seeing as how Motorola would not have privilege to such files. After all, it is Google that bought Motorola, not the other way around. Moto, as expected, fought the ruling hard and may have won – for now.

U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner seemed to agree with their conclusion and issued a simple paragraph denying Apple’s request. “The motion is vague and overbroad and Motorola’s objections are persuasive.” What Apple is trying to accomplish is unknown at this time, but we can assume that for now, they are going to continue down every possible road in order to stunt Android’s growth.

Via: Bloomberg

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  • markgbe

    Apple, ha ha you’re losing.  Stop being a baby.

  • bogy25

    Fuk apple

  • Good. The fact that this was even allowed to be a consideration to begin with just shows the ridiculous flaws in our systems. 

  • Shekhoo Raja

    Apple just wants the source code so that they copy-catting can be easier

    • I dont know if you are serious but you do know that Android is Open-Source right? Meaning ANYONE can see and change the code as they please. The issue Apple is trying to do is how to copy certain things without breaking the Open Source License agreement. Apple is also looking for niche holes so they can fill it to try to gain some ground back to their side. 

  • Google wins!

    Flawless victory…

  • Glen E Ston

    Question: What did the five fingers say to the face?

  • richlizard24

    Judging from these comments, the average Droid-Life reader in 14 years old. 

    • Sp4rxx

       well THEY started it!!!!

      • richlizard24

         They as in Motorola, yes.  Motorola sued Apple first.

  • manny

    Apple no aquisition data. 
    Android always gonna be number 2
    Kellex and Tim o Tato both own ipads.. Priceless

  • boomshakalaka!

  • yarrellray

    One day people who walk around with that useless fancy music player made out of glass with the apple logo will open up there closed little minds. Android has blossomed into a monster that offers true choice to the entire platforn. Google has provided so much for there platform it’s pretty gratifying to walk around with my galaxy nexus.

    • manny

      This maybe true once google figures out all the bugs. Sometimes so many choices just shows that previous release was a mistake alas the 190 droid razrs released within the last six months..

      •  what bugs are you referring to exactly?

  • thesaber2000

    DENIED Son!

  • TheDude

    Hey Apple, don’t feel so bad. No hard feelings, here’s some of our data: http://source.android.com

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    • riteshk

      Haha.. epic!

  • bassman418

    Just sayin..

  • bassman418

    Screw Apple………

  • beng8686

    ….and that’s why apple lost all my respect(the little bit I had for them).

  • Iceman_2781

    To me apple is jealous of android and it’s growth quit bitching crapple get over it and move on you can’t be android android is the now and the future bitches

    • manny

      What is this grown you talk about? Android has release any where from 20 to 25 tablets and have sold 12 million in total. There are 3 ipads you do the math.

      • riteshk

        You forgot the other thing called smartphone? How convenient!

  • Judge hit the nail on the head; vague and overbroad: the definition of all of apple’s patents to date

  • Paul

    Nice to see a judge thinks Apple is going overboard with all this.

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  • Androidandwp7equalsPower

    hahahahahaha!!! Apple fails!

  • I made sure I spelled it right this time

    • I don’t think you are using that meme correctly sir.

      • I posted it because apple was denied a perfect fit in my mind, why did you think I posted it?

  • Gcforreal

    its stunts like that that really make me dislike apple as a company. It would be fine if they were just competing with android tech wise but its every other week you see them suing someone over something silly to hurt the growth of other platforms. thats why i simply cannot support them anymore 

    • richlizard24

      Motorola sued Apple in this case.

      • GQGK

        ahem, counter-suit. Big difference.

  • Droidzilla

    Apple’s trying to graduate from Patent Troll to Patent Tool; they’d be the first company to do so, though MicroSoft tried really hard back in the 90s to get the title.

  • ZackPudney

    suck it apple

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    • Loki

      How do you like them apples, apple

  • dhirensavalia

    He must have bought an iPad 2 right before the new iPad came out.

  • MFG

    I guess that Thermo-nuclear warhead was a dud.

  • OhAaron

    There is Justice!