Google Copied Even More From Oracle for Android

Google is already under fire from Oracle after accusations that it stole some of Sun's Java code for use in Android, and now there's some new evidence of even more stolen material that Google's used in Froyo and Gingerbread.

Florian Mueller wrote in great detail on the FOSS Patents blog that he found six more files in Android that show direct copying from Java. Furthermore, he also found 37 files marked as "PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL" by Sun and a copyright notice file that says: "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!"

In August of 2010, Oracle sued Google over the patent infringements made by Android.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property," said Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman. "This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement."

New evidence uncovered by Mueller give Oracle even more firepower against Google.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
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  • IzzyCraft
    This is exactly what will happen if google pushes their webM. You think copying that is hard not to do, it's very easy to cross video and picture patents.
  • alikum
    Well .... it's open source, is it not?
  • digitalvampire
    It is still beyond me why ANYONE would base ANYTHING on the joke that is Java. Google developers should know better, and especially for an embedded product.
  • fleeb
    Uhmmm, this article is a little bit late.

    and also
  • Is that why you are hiring all those foreign Chinese Google?
  • alonk
    Wow, this is terrible reporting if the article by Ars is closer to the truth.
  • joe attorney
    Who Do I Sue First ?
  • Marcus Yam the creator of this article.. you really might want to look for a new day job. This article broke light last week and IS NOT TRUE. Funny your great reporting skills seem to have forgotten the right story and just went with the speculation that came first. This is the first time I have seen this site tomshardware, but based on there writers I will never be here again..
  • enzo matrix
    Fail false article.