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Apple seeks ban on U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2012, 19:22 posted on

No sooner is the Samsung Galaxy S being pre-ordered in the States, than Apple is back in U.S. Court seeking to add the Samsung Galaxy S III to its request for a preliminary ban on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus; Apple says the Samsung Galaxy S III infringes on two of its patents including one for Siri...

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posted on 07 Jun 2012, 04:50 1

136. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


see you guys aren't thinking. When they said unified search, I'm pretty sure they are talking about some kind of algorithm that searches many different areas in the web for an answer and then brings down the correct/best-fitted one. Just because they said "unified search" doesn't mean its the same kind of unified search found in the home screens of android/ios/palm. Its a different kind of unified search.

I'm guessing that the original creators of Siri, had certain patents that Apple couldn't get around, which explain why they purchased the company because I think Apple would have rather built it on their own.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 06:37

143. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


either that or they had NO development going, and just bought an answer.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 06:42 4

146. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Do you know what Apple's unified search Algorithm for siri is? They feed the question to Wolfram Alpha, someone else's product. That's it.

Apple doesn't think in those specific terms. They steal something like swipe to unlock, patent it, then declare it covers all gestures for unlocking. Sense on HTC devices now has 4 links on the lockscreen which you drag into a circle to go directly to those apps, or you drag the circle anywhere to go to the homescreen. Apple claims that violat es their swipe to unlock patent.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 06:36 3

142. tedkord (Posts: 12314; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Look, the Siri argument is tired. Siri is not AI, its not revolutionary. All Apple did was stick text to speech and some canned responses onto a Wolfram Alpha search agent. The canned responses are for when Wolfram Alpha returns answers Apple doesn't like.

The market was heading this way all along, to a talking back agent. Vlingo was heading that way well before Apple. It was obvioos, just like increasing screen resolution or increasing processor speed/cores. Apple knew Android OEMs were working on this, so they bought out Siri, rushed it to production to be first, and that's why you have a half-baked beta like Siri from a company that supposedly doesn't release anything until its ready.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 06:38 1

144. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what!?!?! you mean its not a revolutionary AI thats lightyears ahead of other voice command systems!??! OMG!

the iNuts are going to burn you at the stake for such blasphemy.. lol.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 23:29 1

95. cttan456 (Posts: 62; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Well said RORYREVOLUTION!

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 04:28

134. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


They know without a doubt that their "loyal" customers will keep on buying because of the hype, and they feel high tech if they have them, not like android, every upgrade is not similar like their next versions of phones.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:28 12

6. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Ridiculous apple!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:29 10

7. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


So the phone will be delayed one week, and the S3 is going to garner millions worth of free publicity like the EVO LTE did? Come on Apple.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 22:54 1

88. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


lol true, but most people don't keep up with these suits

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 00:08

104. JcHnd (Posts: 103; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


most people dont actually care... as someone said already, this is like seeing the sun come up... we know that even when they ban the s3 or not... will always be sold somehow... so it's nothing to worry

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:30 12

8. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 May 2012)


apple sicks somach always trying anything to stiffle the competition,i like apple products but seriously apple,this is gwtting from bad to worst. am i the only one who think all these lawsuits from apple should stop!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 22:55 2

90. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


what if samsung actually (and knowingly) infringed on some of these patents? I think this is a possibility that most people are failing to grasp.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:30 16

11. morganboy0 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)


Okay apple. This really has to stop now. Enough. Geesh.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:51 1

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


As soon as Android stops copying off everyone, then the lawsuits will stop.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:52 17

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You mean, as soon as Android stops being a threat/competition the lawsuits will stop.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 20:28 10

47. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Have you EVER been thumbed up by anyone besides yourself?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 21:41 1

68. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Who cares?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 23:20 2

93. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Lol, Good point!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 21:21 9

58. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Hi Mxyzptik

meet iOS5

Notification from Android
Messaging from Blackberry
Social Network integration/cloud service/camera enhancement from WP7

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:31 16

12. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Apple, i love you and all, but your making it really hard to defend you ....

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:33 10

13. becazican (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


apple use to make microsoft the demon, now its apple being the demon. i use to love apple products but would never buy another one.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:34 4

14. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


at least samsung is doing everything it can to ensure a timely release.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:35 3

15. DroogV59 (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


Alan F. - for purposes of full disclosure, you should reveal exactly how much Apple pays you to carry their water.

`...Apple looks like a severely injured party` is certainly not anything that a neutral journalist would write.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:44 7

16. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


When you use voice commands on android, you need a data connection for it to work. So im not sure they think they have a patent for unified search for Siri when they purchased a Siri from a app developer. Google won't like this, Apple thinks they can sue other companies for features they have used well before them. Can't wait for Motorola to really bust Apples balls.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:48 13

17. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


f**k APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:52 1

22. brianreigh (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


I'm actually gonna kill someone if they ban the Galaxy S III from the states... and I ain't even kidding

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:11

175. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


some apple lawyer maybe? just to give you a heads-up..

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:55 10

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How about instead of paying lawyers to sue the pants off of your competition, you spend that money to make advances in technology to put in your own devices Apple? This is getting ridiculous.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 19:56 10

25. RCMizK3w1 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Is there a Android device that apple hasten tried to ban in the past 6 months?

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