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Google says Galaxy Nexus code is a "trade secret"

0. phoneArena 01 May 2012, 15:45 posted on

This is kind of a strange story. As you may know, Apple has a lawsuit pending against Samsung in California which also includes a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In this case, Apple...

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posted on 01 May 2012, 15:51 3

1. PhoneCritic (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I would hold with a grain of salt what FOSS is proclaiming as he has been proven to have questionable ethics as you stated.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:53 2

2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I mean to say "take with a grain of salt"
He just doesn't seem to get that everyone is on to him and his Bias.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:56 2

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I feel like the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have that special effect the Nexus One had when it came out.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:58 2

4. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Why verizon havent updated there nexus is a secret

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:59

13. abnsc (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Apr 2010)


they just did

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:00

14. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The update is out seen it on Droid life

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:31

21. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


It havent hit mines...st.louis

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:03 3

5. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


It's probably the Google Services. Those are NOT open source with the rest of the Android software loaded on the Galaxy Nexus. Additionally, CDMA variants of the Galaxy Nexus include a lot of proprietary blobs that the carrier requires to make it work for the network, which is why they aren't supported by AOSP.

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:16 2

26. remixfa (Posts: 13907; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


words right out of my mouth. Kudos.

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:07 2

6. jove39 (Posts: 1282; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...Google releases code for Android OS...of course there will be some device specific code too...that Google is trying to protect...like modem/baseband (device or carrier specific) code...which is never released with Adroid code release.

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:20

7. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Maybe they want to try and say the notification bar is not part of Google's trade secret so they can fully rip it off. Even though Google is waiting for the patent to get approved , that doesn't mean Apple won't try to use its power of money and try to turn it around on Google.

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:39

8. Fluxman (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Last time I checked, the Google Apps that come standard on the phone are proprietary. The AOSP version is not allowed to have the Gapps on it. Not sure if that may be the code they don't want to give up, or if there is other stuff on their different than AOSP.

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:47 2

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So much for open source. They probably copy and pasted code from iOS like they did with Oracle.

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:53 8

10. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


You just can't copy and paste any code from any OS, they run differently. Is that what Apple did with the notification bar? Just copy and paste it huh! Just like you do on every post, copy and paste you false arguments. Go back to the drawing board and come back with some fresh Intel.

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:54 7

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


woa what a sharp comment!? what University though you that? using your same dumb logic

1. iOS is not open source so how can Google copy the code? I mean the code is impenetrable isn't it?

2. if android is a full fledged copy of iOS... then that means is just a good. thats good news then.

3. even better for apple they just have to show their open source stolen product taken from everyone else idea to the court.

now back to reality.. I see you talk but I don't see you backing it up

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:54 2

12. Fluxman (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


You're not very well educated are you? Run along, let the adults talk.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:01

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


iOS is not open source.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:04 1

17. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Come on mate its needless comments like this that show your bias sometimes...

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:16 1

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


wait!? taco has hate and bias against android? and its fans? you joking right? I mean he is the best person on the site, no bias at all and all of his comments are completely backed up by real source investigated by his smartphone status companies, he even has Google insiders telling him how bad android is.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:25 4

20. tedkord (Posts: 4775; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You can't just copy and paste code from one language to another. Or, did you read that they did in the PA review? I'm not up on todays programming languages, but to put it in terms of my heyday, you can't take a block of code from a basic program, and drop it in a Pascal program. Yes, I am old.

Every time you talk, you look more ignorant.

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:16

25. remixfa (Posts: 13907; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


every time i think he cant get any more dumb he goes out of his way to prove me wrong.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:03

16. Penny (Posts: 1158; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


It's a secret repository of user data for advertisers, which shall be known heretoforth as "Meccadata."

Just Kidding.

But really, we are all doooomed.

posted on 01 May 2012, 17:20

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


everyone knows that the secret is the code to activate the android powered doomsday, A powerful voice activated lazor with incredible fire power and acuracy. is to accurate Vic Uses is at 10^-99999999999999 to cut bread

posted on 01 May 2012, 19:09

22. ekia007 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I am Galaxy Nexus fun. Yeah it is a top trade secret. Should not hand it over to Apple. Apple think they can do whatever they want. huh? NO WAY. Just simple question: does apple want to share their iOS socurce code? I must say NO. Stop trying to act stupid. Apple!.

posted on 01 May 2012, 19:46

23. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Trolling Apple, you are doing it well :D
gg Google

posted on 01 May 2012, 19:52

24. roscuthiii (Posts: 1803; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"Unfortunately, we are obligated to link to Florian Mueller as the source for this story..."

Haha Michael, my sentiments exactly.

posted on 01 May 2012, 23:01

27. mas11 (Posts: 1029; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I think Google is just tired of Apple being jerks so they decided to give them a taste of their own medicine. They would probably tell anyone but Apple.

posted on 02 May 2012, 01:46

28. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


The patent war is more of a big game must so company's will get paid for there inventions and discoveries. I think a patent is given for more ideas that deserve a patent but at the same time company's know what there doing when there using the ideas even if they say other wise. Like I said its a game but it's a high stakes game.

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