Apple seeks patent for its “Notification Center” in iOS
0. phoneArena 04 Jan 2013, 03:15 posted on
We know what you are thinking, Android had this type of thing running years before it was even a twinkle in the eye of iOS...
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51. MartyK (Posts: 732; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
The commonality is “pulling down the shade” to view them and that is about it. Apple’s centralized notification incorporates more “widget” type functions whereas that feature is commonplace all over the Android user experience. ..
CAN SOMEON PLEASE GIVE MAXI AN ANDROID PHONE SO HE CAN SEE HOW STUPID THIS SOUNDS..PLEASE!, NOT EVEN ALAN F. WOULD GO THIS FAR...hahahah
52. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Hopes Apple gets the patent.. is similar to Android but is not the same.... besides Android does the same ... but is Android so it must be good...right?...
59. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Happy new year dude! Honestly hope you have a great year.
OK now back to topic, I personally wouldn't give a dime that Google gets notification bar at all, but Google is not patenting things other people made. apple is (again).... But we can use the same argument you used with US but at the end with all the flare and the wars even you can't deny this is obviously an example of how much of a patent troll apple is
78. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Sorry it took a while to post... ..yes I did had a good New Years... thanks for asking
73. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)
Oh lord, you're still alive? Now I'm sad...
61. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Considering that the USPTO has been more reasonable about patents recently, I wouldn't be surprised if this was denied.
64. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Plus, there is now the option for non-Examiner responses (aka Crowd-sourcing invalidity) to be included in the office action process. I really doubt Apple gets this patent awarded.
62. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
you wanna bet that USPTO will reward that patent to apple. they granted everything apple throw at them and google patent their notification and still havent got the patent
66. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Wasn't iOS notification center stolen from a guy on Cydia?
68. joseg81 (Posts: 180; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
really?!? how about phonearena and all other sites stop doing articles on the senseless bickering between apple n samsung/whoever else they're suing now. maybe then all these flame wars can end in the comments or better yet make a section specifically for patent news and keep it away from the main section.
and my other question is, why is that last image of what looks like a G1 with apple notifications?
76. Mfa901 (Posts: 163; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
I thought notification tray is Samsung's innovatio because I have seen it in many bada series phones and also in touchwiz star phones....
79. ordinaryman (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
Oh, USPTO, if you still have common sense, plese reject this request. But for Google, and every Android OEM, please don't sue Apple for using this feature, so we can name "stolen product" to iPhone/iOS, like they (SJ, Apple, and their fanboys) name to Android before. Let every Apple fanboys feel "Android flavour iOS", make their eyes open to see how beautiful is Android, and have them "a shame" when showing iPhone, and open its stolen notification center. What Google, and every Android OEM must do is to make massive advertisement to show how notification bar/center is in Android device many years ago before iOS 5. Let the world know who is the real thief.
80. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)
What Apple does with its patents is they are pulling the developments back. I would say screw this pity patents, free competition and companies could seek patents for real REAL innovations only.