Samsung GALAXY Nexus not Apple-proof as Cupertino firm sues Samsung over 4 "high-power" patents
0. phoneArena posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:30
Despite Samsung's insistance that the pure Android Samsung GALAXY Nexus was designed to escapte the litigious reach of Apple's lawyers, the Cupertino based firm has sued Samsung claiming that the latter has infringed upon four "high-power" patents...
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1. iblackdroid posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:34 33 5
Apple why dont you fight with phones and not in the courtroom... Apple is run by a bunch of poltroons
10. Lucas777 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:53 15 3
how can u say apple when they have a patent that presides over "unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image"? u expect anyone to sit around with such a patent? i think samsung, htc, moto, anyone wud use that too its full extent… in my opinion this is more the patent offices fault for loading apple with these patents…
14. TKFox007 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:57 12 4
The thing is, Motorola had the slide to unlock feature way before Apple.
40. rf1975 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 15:14 8 2
You are wrong dear. First to implement this system was Neonode a Swedish phone manufacturer same year (2005) Apple file the patent application.
34. ZEUS.the.thunder.god posted on 11 Feb 2012, 14:52 10 2
so you are basically saying that if some one is not watching you, it gives you the right to be an a$$**** ?
59. Lucas777 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 02:23 2 1
not at all… but if someone gives u all the tools too, says its okay, legally allows u too, and it makes u much richer, what would u do?
apple should not be given every tool it needs to do stuff like this… but honestly i dont blame them, companies are out there to make money… i have no doubt moto, microsoft, or htc would do the same if they had such patents.. and they are with what they have
57. vijaysivakula posted on 12 Feb 2012, 00:26 4 0
We should do a macarena before the phone to open it. Maybe that is what apple wants.
48. Striker posted on 11 Feb 2012, 17:26 4 0
Actually they do, mate. More than 80% of the worlds' smartphone sales profit goes to? Yes, Apple! :)
62. ZEUS.the.thunder.god posted on 12 Feb 2012, 08:35 5 0
the next thing ROTTEN FRUIT gonna file the patent for would be, "watching porn on your mobile device in landscape mode". they will surely get it and then sue everybody on this planet.
80. gallitoking posted on 13 Feb 2012, 11:33 0 2
you must be a sicko if you watch porn on your device..
82. remixfa posted on 13 Feb 2012, 11:46 2 0
why pass judgement. it doesn't matter if He does or doesn't watch porn. what matters is that he should be able to do it if he wants.
76. andro. posted on 12 Feb 2012, 13:22 0 0
Ifan drones keep wondering why theirs so much 'hating' of apple. The childish controlling nature of apple in this article is the exact reason why.
Constant thirst for control,never looking to innovate always looking to sue anyone with products which better their own. Thank god ultimately android is and will continue to massively outsell ios
85. JLMCGE01 posted on 20 Feb 2012, 21:32 0 0
They can't fight with their phones.... why? because its all crap!!!.... Google is still waiting on their notification bar patent approval and once that happens.... I'm sure apple WILL be getting sued for iOS5 and its notification bar.... and I'm pretty sure that Apple will also be getting sued for using a face to unlock your phone.... apple has had its 15 years of fame.... all they are doing is producing garbage.... and let me tell you... the garbage stinks, and all they do is rip off other people to implement on their devices....!!!!!
2. TARDIS posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:35 18 3
Apple deserves it's own dedicated section on this website for all of the articles that have posted relevant to Apple suing other companies and vice-versa. WE MUST KEEP A RUNNING TALLY lol
3. Droid_X_Doug posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:36 8 1
Just because a patent is awarded, doesn't mean it is not invalid. Attorneys are going to make out like bandits on the patent litigation.
4. Rawrzellers posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:37 18 4
"Slide to unlock technology" wow these people really have their head way up their ass. Seriously every time apple files another law suit it's like an episode of south park. You're just looking at it like "really? are these people that ridiculous and self absorbed."
5. biophone posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:38 9 2
Breaking News Apple sues someone. What? This happens everyday? O well then here is your daily Apple Sues someone post I wonder who is it going to be tomorrow.
8. ilia1986 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:42 23 4
Tomorrow: Apple sues itself for 67,564,849 patent violations.
21. ilia1986 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:15 7 2
Dear Apple. I will forgive you for all your sins. Just please please PLEASE bring a major UI overhaul in iOS 6.
33. biophone posted on 11 Feb 2012, 14:33 2 3
I could see widgets coming in iOS 6 but most likely the big thing will be the iPhone 5
38. Evil_SaNz posted on 11 Feb 2012, 15:06 2 3
iPhone 5 aka iPhone 4SS. Breaking leak: will have a 4x4 icon grid and an unmissable Marimba ringtone.
47. biophone posted on 11 Feb 2012, 16:58 1 3
The iPhone 5 should be a major change and considering how good the iPhone 4 was a I could see the iPhone 5 being very good aswell.
83. tedkord posted on 13 Feb 2012, 12:27 2 0
"I could see widgets coming in iOS 6 but most likely the big thing will be the iPhone 5."
I could see widgets coming in iOS 6, then lawsuits against any other phone that has widgets the day after.
86. JLMCGE01 posted on 20 Feb 2012, 21:33 0 0
Only for Google to come in and shut them down!!!!
74. andro. posted on 12 Feb 2012, 13:15 0 0
Apple change anything much in the next updates.....are you crazy??? The origional iphone ui and design is pretty much the exact same as the 4s
81. gallitoking posted on 13 Feb 2012, 11:36 0 0
-"The origional iphone ui and design is pretty much the exact same as the 4s"-
"pretty much" or "is the same"... those two are 2 different thing.. and is not he same. so yes .... is pretty much the same...
84. tedkord posted on 13 Feb 2012, 12:29 0 0
With the addition of a revolutionary new notification system. Honestly, I don't know where these genius Apple designers come up with such inspired ideas, which everyone else then steals.
67. SlimSoulja86 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 12:49 0 0
LOL, good one, hehehehehehehehe! i think its gonna get to that point
12. LoneShaolin posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:54 8 1
Only place they can win? It's not like their winning the phone war or anything. Pick your easy battles Apple......
9. squallz506 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:49 15 1
This is the kind of behavior that keeps me away from apple's products.
Sheesh. Its despicable. I can't wait until Google acquires Motorola and turns the tables on apple.
I can see it now, "googlerola sues apple for infringing on the patent for transmitting data via a cellular radio." I can't wait.
13. LoneShaolin posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:55 5 1
I'm waiting for that day. then I'm going to drop a deuce on the nearest Apple product.
32. thnkthru3 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 14:25 2 1
Actually I think your not that far off the mark...one of the patents is so vague... as to seem to apply to any handheld computing radio type device.
36. ZEUS.the.thunder.god posted on 11 Feb 2012, 14:55 8 1
exactly. despite making beautiful devices they always act like bunch of a$$h**les. i just hate rotten fruit.
75. andro. posted on 12 Feb 2012, 13:18 0 0
Think everyone but ifan idiots are just annoyed with this constant childish apple behaviour. They should just carpet bomb every apple building in any hope of saving the world.
15. kshell1 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:57 1 1
i decided i dont apple because they have their fans just like android, But this is getting ridiculous
16. jibraihimi posted on 11 Feb 2012, 12:57 0 0
I like the title of the post..... 'galaxy nexus is not apple proof'....... Hahahaha...... Now every manufacturer will have to think out of box to make new phones, and like ipv6 certified water and shock proof mobile, they would also need to get aip5(apple iphone5) certification..... This certification will prove that the mobile is not a copy of apple in way, and they can't be sued by Apple........ :)
18. jibraihimi posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:05 4 0
Apple loves suing so much, tat in future they will become full time attorneys and will stop making and devices......... Minimum qualification to become apple employee will be graduation in law......... And every apple employee should be ready to take the role of attorneys, to fight the lawsuits filed even in African Forests, against all the rivers and snakes for moving so smoothly, and against all the animals for being so innovative......... :) :)
68. SlimSoulja86 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 12:52 0 0
LOL, hehehehehehe! I'm like literally rolling on the floor laughing my Apple head off.
19. Pings posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:10 3 1
OK the way I look at it is. The US government is crooked. That's known. Apple will lose most if not all patents in court against Android in the US. Not because Apple are full of themselves and 90+% of the patents cases are BS. No they will lose because Android just signed contracts with the DOD and US Military. The US gov has invested interest in Google/Android. As other governments follow suit their lawsuits will be a thing of the past worldwide. With that said even without the invested interest angle. How many of these lawsuits will Apple lose before they just give it up. Come one Apple just because Android is a superior OS doesn't mean you have to pull out BS lawsuits. "Apple: if can't beat em, well sue em" Not only that I've read here and other places that Apple customers themselves say they will no longer buy Apple products. Yeah I know Apple just had their best sales number ever, but that is mostly over charging on cheap hardware at premium price.
49. squallz506 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 18:32 0 0
Lol. You mean vested interest, not invested interest.
23. Pings posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:25 1 5
Why so those fools can give out all the wrong info. Like they did with the UFC. "Don't mess with us Dana White. We'll put all your info online" Oh yeah, but the morons gave out the wrong info. Some poor lady got her house broken into and a gun pulled on her, because some crazy fan thought she was Dana White. Yeah let's get the morons at Anonymous to start hacking Apple. From what I understand that liitle kid got caught for that (the UFC hacking). There are more Anonymous members though. The funny thing it would be supper easy from them to do. Everyone knows Apple has the worst security (pwn2own), and it would probably be super easy to do. Unless Apple's own security is not ran on Apple products. Which would be even funnier.
24. taz89 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:35 10 0
the funniest and MOST ridiculous one is the slide to unlock patent as there is prior art to just that...you just need to check YouTube...I swear the US patent has to be the stupidest business/people etc if they award patents to things that already exist...it seems like its about who's got the more money...as for the other patents well phones before the iPhone did most of them....its reasons like this and many others I despise apple and stay away fom apple products...I know lawsuits have always existed it but it wasn't this ridiculous until apple became big headed.. don't even think Microsoft were this bad when they were at the top.
25. jacko1977 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:38 8 0
dont say anything bad about crapple coz iphonearena will ban ur account
26. Zayuh24 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:50 7 0
This is hilarious IMO... Apple is suing everyone over patents that are COMMON SENSE. Unlock screens, computer-generated data performing system operations (hence an Operating System), user-interface for retrieving data, etc. All forms of technology perform the latter 2, while all phones MUST have a way to protect their owners' identities. Why do courts even bother with this bull? And how does this bull PASS?!
If Apple isn't completely dominant in an area, they'll try to force you out of business with bs patents based on common sense... I can see the older Galaxy lawsuits, as the Galaxy branded phones had a strong resemblance to the iPhone at first glance but had different builds. I just don't see the purpose of trying to monopolize the mobile world.
27. dallas90733 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 13:59 4 0
Hopefully when this deal with Moto go thru, they can send all 18,000+ pats the own to put apple out of business. and by the look of things it's coming ( Moto victory over apple)
30. irvinkeith posted on 11 Feb 2012, 14:19 6 0
ok, for the record I am an apple fanboy and i'm sick of all the lawsuits just as much as everbody else....but i'm curious as to how Apple got away with the "Notification Center" in iOS 5 and not get sued.
53. Sackboy117 posted on 11 Feb 2012, 21:27 5 0
cuz google doesnt go around inspecting every other device on the market and sue for the most ridiculous features.
55. frydaexiii posted on 11 Feb 2012, 22:49 6 0
Because Android is supposed to be an Open source project, which I think means you can take elements of it and put it somewhere else, like Bada OS has adapted the pull down notification system too. But I really feel they should limit who gets to use it, not let your competitors steal it...This also why Google hasn't sued Apple over anything yet, it's mostly done by Android OEMs.
Anyway, I'm not too worried thou, iOS's notifications still sucks, you still can't tell when you get an email because it isn't shown on the status bar, and the notification pull down is usually clustered with useless crap like stock and advertistments from apps and foursquare crap...
58. vijaysivakula posted on 12 Feb 2012, 00:29 4 0
The next thing to happen is that Apple would patent the Notification system and the stupid dumb US Patents office would accept it. And Apple would sue every other manufacturer.
31. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 11 Feb 2012, 14:23 6 0
This just in: The highest paying job in the world is being an lawyer working for Apple.
Do they ever get time off and see their families and friends!?!
69. SlimSoulja86 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 12:59 0 0
LOL, i doubt, they forever working. I'm sure every lawyer has every single fone from the competitors and checking out, and comparing who got more to sue for.