A little discussions on whatif law. Oracle bought Sun. Sun developed JAVA. JAVA forms the basis for Android. Google has never met the criteria required for free use of JAVA. Oracle is suing Google. This is what Steve Jobs was referring to when he stated that Android is an illegal platform. Oracle original settlement offer was several billion dollars. They soon revised that down to $2.5B. Google has been arrogant throughout the whole thing. Several attempts at mediation. As I understand it, the original judge bowed out, but was under the iview that Google did not have any defense and should be paying Oracle as much as $1B. The high offer from Google is $2.8M, or a thousand times less that what is being asked by Oracle.
Oracle is at the point where they will call for all Android devices to be removed from sale until the issue is resolved. That is not a high probablity, and even slimmer chance of a judge granting the stay. However, if Google soe not show signs of being serious in dealing with oracle, it could happen. If it did, and Apple could ramp up production, it could give Apple a major gain in the market. And could make a Windows phone more attractive. More likely, is that once it has been declared that Android is a prirated system, many of the lawsuites between Apple and Android manufacturers will be resolved very quickly in Apple's favor. Probably a 'fruit of the poisoned tree' issue.