In the latest lawsuit between Samsung and Apple, Apple have attempted to obtain the source code from Google on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Apple actually subpoenaed Google to give evidence in the case.
Google has now told the court the the source code for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is closed, just like Apple’s iPhone code, although Google’s Android platform is supposed to be an open source platform.
Google has objected to the request to reveal the full source code for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, instead the company has said that it ‘has already agreed to produce source code underlying’ the Android software running on the Galaxy Nexus.
“Although Google releases some versions of Android through the Android Open Source Project, the internal functionality of Android running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s trade secret.”
According to Google, the reason that Apple has requested to see the full code is “for one purpose only – to design claims for other litigation”.