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Nokia has declared war on not-yet-launched Google Nexus 7, claiming it infringes on several mobile patents.
Google’s Nexus 7 tab is in trouble before it even starts, with rival Nokia accusing it of infringing essential patents, believed to be relating to its IEEE 802.11 WiFi technology.

Nexus 7, the first ever Google tablet (made by Asus) runs Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) has a 1280 x 800 HD display, a potent NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), in-built GPS that works with Google Maps – all flagged as major specs.

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“Nokia has more than 40 licensees, mainly for its standards essential patent portfolio, including most of the mobile device manufacturers. Neither Google nor Asus is licensed under our patent portfolio,” a spokesperson for the Finnish manufacturer told The Inquirer.

“Companies who are not yet licensed under our standard essential patents should simply approach us and sign up for a license.”

However, the good thing about standard essential patents is that companies like Nokia are obliged to license these patents to rival operators under industry rules as they are classed as essential mobile technologies.

The 7″ WiFi-only low-cost tab was unveiled in the US last week, had local Aussie pricing announced yesterday and will cost $319 at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey norman and $299 online.

 

There is also a 8GB model.

If Google do decide to license the patent it could be a nice earner for troubled Nokia currently in a major transition itself as its bins Symbian OS and goes to Windows platform, recently forced to lay off thousands and overhaul its operation, as it fights competition form both Apple and Google Android.

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