We’re fans of the Nexus 7. Nokia, however, isn’t quite so keen. It claims to The Inquirer that the ASUS and Google joint project is using Nokia WiFi patents without a license. The two companies never even asked, Nokia argues. As it’s a question of standards-based patents, it’s more likely that Nokia will simply cough politely and ask for a royalty rather than launch into yet another legal battle — still, it’s not exactly a minor accusation. We’ve reached out to both ASUS and Google for comment, but we can’t imagine that either will be happy with the potential hit to their respective bottom lines. Sending a slice of what’s left to Finland could be more than a bit painful when that $199 Jelly Bean tablet is already operating on virtually non-existent margins.
Nokia claims Nexus 7 treads on its WiFi patents, wants a little dough for that Jelly Bean originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:38:00 EST.