What happens when Porsche goes to war with Google?
What happens if Porsche goes in to war against Google?
A few months ago, Google had an antitrust suit filed against the automaker in a California court, arguing that the search engine’s acquisition of the carmaker’s patents infringed on their own patents.
A few weeks ago, it came to a close with a settlement of the lawsuit, but the lawsuit has left Google with an uneasy relationship with the car maker.
Porsche is the second major automaker to get into the Android war, following Ford, which bought up Nokia’s patents for $13.5 billion.
This past December, Ford agreed to pay $5.2 billion for Nokia’s portfolio of patents.
The deal included a number of other high-profile companies like Ford, Microsoft, and Google as well as other technology companies.
The antitrust suit against Google’s Android software comes as the automakers have been trying to shake up the smartphone market.
Google’s purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone and tablet patents, which were originally acquired in 2010, created a rift between the two companies that has caused some tensions between the brands.
This feud also prompted the likes of Apple and Microsoft to make aggressive acquisitions in the smartphone space, leaving the auto makers in a precarious position.