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Android Not Affected By Lawsuits Claims Google’s Larry Page

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page claimed that the myriad of lawsuits being flung at Android are not having any effect on the growth of the platform.

In a conference call with analysts after the announcing the third quarter results for the company, Page said that patent attacks on Android launched by Microsoft, Oracle and Apple are having no effect on the growth of the platform.

He mentioned that the company had till date activated more than 190 Million Android based devices worldwide and the revenue for mobile advertisement, which includes ads on Android devices and other mobile platforms, had increased to $2.5 billion this quarter.

“We see no signs the patent attacks are effective. We think other companies' actions there will alienate customers....We announced our intention about Motorola, we're serious about protecting the Android ecosystem,” Page said, San Francisco Chronicle (opens in new tab) reports.

Microsoft, which recently inked a Android and Chrome patent licensing deal with Quanta, has haggled HTC and Samsung into getting into patent agreements with it. Page claimed that a company that haggles with its own partners for licenses won’t benefit from its actions in the long run. HTC and Samsung also develop devices based on the Windows Phone 7 platform.

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