Nokia says that the Google Nexus 7 infringes on some of its patents. The patents in question are related to the IEEE 802.11 WiFi standard, and Nokia, speaking with The Inquirer, said that neither Google nor Asus attempted to license the technologies:
"Nokia has more than 40 licensees, mainly for its standards essential patent portfolio, including most of the mobile device manufacturers. Neither Google nor Asus is licensed under our patent portfolio."
"Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license," the rep added. Asus and Google have not offered comment on the claims from Nokia.
The Nexus 7 retails for $199, the same price that Amazon and Barnes & Noble, whose Kindle and Nook are Nexus' main competitors, charge for their tablets.
The Nexus 7 runs the latest Android OS, 4.1 and features a 7-inch (measured diagonally) screen.
by RTT Staff Writer
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