Android phones are selling at a record pace. It was just announced that Android moved ahead of IPhone in market share. With all that being said of course, Google is getting sued. Oracle claims that Google is using there technology without paying for it. When Android development started, Google decided to engineer it's own Java engine called "Dalvik", so that they would not have to pay the micro licensing fees. Oracle is chafed at this, and seems to want a piece of the Android pie anyways.
This is what Google said about the suits: (from informationweek.com)
"We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit," a Google spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. "The open-source Java community goes beyond any one corporation and works every day to make the Web a better place. We will strongly defend open-source standards and will continue to work with the industry to develop the Android platform."
The article from informationweek.com goes on to talk about some interesting comments made by one of the former Sun developers, and the creator of Java, James Gossling. Gossling says, "During the integration meetings between Sun and Oracle where we were being grilled about the patent situation between Sun and Google, we could see the Oracle lawyer's eyes sparkle," Gosling wrote in a blog post on Thursday.
Companies are filing patents and suing other companies for infringement very often. Microsoft went through it and Google and IPhone are battling and now Oracle is suing Google. What has this world come to? No wonder the court system is so backed up.