Apple’s courtroom brawl with Samsung Electronics left the Cupertino king standing victorious last week, following a favorable jury verdict in its patent litigation case. But there were other winners as well that day, it’s just that they just don’t know it yet.
Android developers are also winners. More specifically, Android developers who were planning to mimic features of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The ruling is ikely to have a chilling effect on their plans.
That’s a good thing? Yes. Because because out of legal adversity comes the potential to try something new, something different.
Ironically then, Android developers may want to adopt the mantra “Think Different.”
Faced with a potential block down the road, people tend to seek workarounds that could lead to a totally new design or feature. In other words, challenges become opportunity, and opportunity becomes the next invention.