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Android May Suffer Following Preliminary HTC-Apple Hearing

If Apple wins the patent case against Smartphone maker HTC, Google’s advancement in the global market with its Android operating system might get severely affected.

According to Bloomberg (opens in new tab), Taiwan-based phone maker HTC is already facing the jolt due to the initial ruling of a Federal judge accusing HTC of infringing upon two Apple’s patents in its Smartphone technology.

The ruling, if agreed to by the panel of six judges at the U.S. International Trade Commission may prevent HTC from importing its Smartphones into the United States, putting company’s fate in doubt. HTC also suffered a major drop in its stocks after the ruling was announced publicly last week.

"We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours," Apple’s chief executive officer Steve Jobs had stated at the time of ruling.

HTC is determined to fight the lawsuit against Apple and win it. The chief financial officer of the Taiwanese company, Winston Yung simply asserted that both the companies should stay in touch indicating that HTC is ready to talk to the company anytime.

While immediate future for HTC seems turbulent, talks outside the courtroom may lead to solution which might bring good news for HTC.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.