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Samsung on the attack, accuses Apple of infringing on its patents

0. phoneArena 14 Aug 2012, 19:35 posted on

Samsung turned the tables on Apple Tuesday, accusing the Cupertino based firm of infringing on Samsung patents; one of the patents that Samsung claims Apple illegally used lets mobile devices send pictures via email...

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posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:24 2

8. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Whatever makes y'all feel better i'm all for it! Good luck rooting against a multi billion dollar company and rooting for one as well. Y'all loyalty is amazing!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:28 2

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


........ :)

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:33 4

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 22153; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly man. Who the hell cares we won't get a dime of money from either company. I can care less who wins, I don't work for either and I use both of their devices.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:51

21. MeoCao (unregistered)


So you will support anything only for money?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:00

26. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Why did everyone thumb him down? He was conclusive and fair!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:02

28. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Referring to post#12 Darkjedi.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:14 2

105. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think darkkjedii got banned for teasing the android users Lastnight. He's never this quite lol

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:47

108. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I wonder why did he act like that?
He was jelous?
He got thumbed down?
He was angry?
But why did PhoneArena banned him, what did he say? He was being honest? Boy you can't even express you'r feeling's and thought's. I wonder why?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:27

111. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm gonna miss him it's only a week though

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:09 1

34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


so, darkkjedii, you do not support apple?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:47

63. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


He loves likes praises Apple?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:33 6

13. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I don't think most of us here are defending one particular "multi billion dollar company", as you would put it. We are defending the whole Android-eco system, that we adore and grew fond to. We just love the openness, non-restrictiveness, and non-evil type of software that Google brought to the table, and is being raided by a company that produces closed and restricted OS.

And, if you call us "loyal little doggies" (as you said on post #5) for supporting an OS that promotes openness and freedom, so be it.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:42 2

17. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


One of the most contradicting statements ever. You do realize lots of people could care less about openness. Again, good luck in your rooting for android. If you like it, I love it!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:50 4

20. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Yeah, I understand that, and they buy iPhones. I got no problem with that, it's per choice. I actually bought the first original iPhone when it first came out, and it was miles ahead of everything else at the time.

But, now I've discovered Android and it really opened up my perspective.

Some people buy Android and some people buy iPhones. It's all good. But don't deprive us of making a choice by suing using ridiculous claims.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:05

29. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


So you prefer closed restricted half-baked Darwin OS. With less functionality.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 08:17

101. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I'm not exactly sure what Darwin has to do with iOS. If anything by comparison wouldn't Android be more of an evolutionary OS rather then Apple's Creationist OS? Just Saying.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:02 1

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


iOS is based off of Unix which is a more limited offshoot of Linux.. which is what Android is based off of. They actually share the same family tree if you go back far enough.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:05 1

104. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


iOS is based on Unix and Linux is Unix-like system.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:10 2

36. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


A lot of people do not like openness - huh, I wonder why :-)

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:10 2

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


take out the whole part you have an issue with, and the basic is the same. This isnt about Apple vs Samsung.

This is about apple getting validation and precedence on its patents if it beats samsung. Once precedence is set, apple will go after EVERY manufacturer it deems threatening and maybe eventually after Google itself. Like I pointed out in the other reply on this thread, look at apples "infringement chart". Look at the generic shape design it got a patent for, for tablet use. That generic shape looks like 99% of all tablets on the market. If they could convince enough juries that they really somehow "own" the rectangle/square shape with a centered screen, they could shut down nearly all tablet makers.

The trial against samsung is a setting stage.. a stepping stone. If they "win" AND get 1/4th of what they are asking for, I'd be highly surprised. I bet they would be too.
However, if they win, you will see this same trial over and over and over again with different defendants.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:39 1

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


And we will be forced to go through these damn patent and lawsuit articles for the REAL stories.

Apple wants to create an monopoly, simple as that.
.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 08:07

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


it is really just that simple. They tried to take the space and thought they would permanently dominate like MS has done with PCs. Android pulled the rug out from under them and is developing at a continual break neck pace (hell, even im surprised at how fast new innovations keep coming). They are not winning on ideals and apps, so they are trying to take it back through litigation. Samsung is the proverbial Goliath gate keeper to the Android kingdom. Getting past Samsung with these "patents" intact opens them up to a whole world of litigation possibilities.

A near monopoly IS the final goal. You are very correct.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:39 1

57. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


In life you must be very restricted of what you can and can't do. Do have no freedom, or someone chooses and control's you?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:48 3

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple excel in marketing and now disruption of competition via lawsuits.

Google excel in handling people and creation of relevant technology.

Rooting for Samsung (by not buying apple product) is an extension of giving apple a tight slap in the face.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:21

42. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, tre, you need to relax and take a couple of puffs....although, I admit that APPLE is lawyering up pretty well, so far....better than Sammy.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:32 3

11. fragmentation (banned) (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


One Samsung patent covers the technology that allows smartphone users to quickly find pictures on a photo album

What kind of the patent is this?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:54 5

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Sammy has the patent prior to 2007.

Does Sammy goes round asking for 2 billon dollars of infringement benefit?

Imagine if the same patent fall into apple's dirty little hands how much will apple be asking??

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:27 1

110. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


ya but joey its different. sammy copied the ui of apple. like all the apps and everything were iphone like. sammy trying to pull a email patent? come on dude! sammy literally is screwed. they copied and thats that.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:40

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


proving bias regardless of facts with that statement.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:01 2

27. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


A useful and well-used one I'd guess

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