Bryan Bishop of The Verge was sent the following statement from Google:
The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players — including newcomers — are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.
As generic as possible. And, of course, some of the patents in question do directly relate to “core” Android, as Seth Weintraub points out.
More importantly, Samsung is the *only* OEM that has actually been making money off of Android. So let’s not pretend that this means nothing for the broader Android ecosystem. It means a lot.