HTC: Samsung snagged our burst shot innovation, we'll trademark everything around the One

HTC: Samsung snagged our burst shot innovation, we'll trademark everything around the One
Jason Mackenzie, HTC's global president of sales, sat down for an interview, in which he revealed some pretty interesting tidbits from the kitchen of smartphone making.

The big story here is that he is convinced Samsung borrowed the Burst Shot mode of its phone cameras, which debuted with the HTC One X and One S. It is not only Samsung, though, as soon each and every manufacturer, like LG or Sony, also introduced some sort of burst shot regimes in their camera apps, while Sony even borrowed HTC's idea to place the stills and video shutter keys on one and the same screen, instead of switching back and forth, which you can see in the Xperia Z.

On the question why the innovative BlinkFeed news board that gives you curated always-on snippets of info on topics of your choosing from more than 140 content providers HTC has struck a deal with, looks like Microsoft Windows Phone's Live Tiles concept, he answered:




1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Samsung cameras had burst mode before HTC phones.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

but they didn't use it in their phones

11. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

HTC used Samsung camera's burse mode then? So Sammy cant use it? Now it seems everyone is jealous of sammy

16. No_Nonsense unregistered

You can look at it this way: Samsung has been selling the most number of devices since the S2 days. But not every company can get jealous of them/ want to blast their asses at the same time. Surely, Samsung is doing something wrong to piss all other manufacturers. Sometimes by maybe stealing other innovations as and when they manufacture parts for others and bring it to their devices before supplying the number of parts that a company asked for first.

22. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

If you are talking about something when around s2, then Yes. They made some mistakes most regarding with iphones. Sammy even knows they need to pay some money. Not that amount of money from stupid jury in US. But this thing, burst mode? Is that really the best one they could think of? Sounds more stupid than rectangle thing Lame

24. No_Nonsense unregistered

Er, I'm not saying about the burst mode in particular. AFAIK, some phones and maybe even cameras have had burst mode before the HOX. But, it does seem Samsung is not as innovative as it makes itself to be. You see, apple has about a dozen of broad/vague patents that shouldn't have been granted, Nokia has been complaining about the displays of samsung and so has been LG. Surely, there's more than what is meeting the eye. But obviously, they have been making some of the best hardware which is aided by the android ecosystem, just that they don't seem innovative or revolutionary IMO.

35. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I got your point But did you ever think that companies have started to bash Sammy because Sammy has become a mainstream? For example, look the other chinese MFs. They seem to copy everything but no one cares. And the innovation.... Now days no one can easily invent something big..if you do, you are in the list of novel prize. So improving the things already exist can be innovative too which many companiea are doing now. And Sammy is quite good at that

42. No_Nonsense unregistered

Innovation, well we can have our own interpretations of that word. It's not just about inventing something big you see. Apple did come up with the best phone at that time, with the OG iPhone 5 years ago. Did it have anything super-extraordinary, out of the blue? No, what it did was just merged the existing technologies and delivered a killer product that many craved for, resulting in the iPhone becoming a brand. Sammy did the same with the S2 and Note, and struck a goldmine. The next ones ie the S3 and Note 2 felt like obvious hardware upgrades from the S3/Note. Well, Nokia did bring about a better way of capturing images with the 808, but it resulted in a phone that was larger than average. It resulted in the PureView brand. The first gen Lumias were pretty underwhelming IMO, but the 920 did bring another good tech in the form of Super-sensitive display (synaptics was behind it, no doubt).

78. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

As a customer do i care, I chose Sammy because; Apple overprice, limited functionality HTC - weak battery and no sdcard Sony - low amount of main memory, weak battery Nokia - Windows phone with limited apps support Samsung - none of the above, got every function i want. Note 2 design ok not a big turn off. My phone Samsung Note 2.

76. lft4ded

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 14, 2011

I must admit to some confusion. Isn't the BestPic feature from the Sony C905 a burst mode? It take 7 pics rapidly and you can choose to save one, several or all of them?

10. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

which models ? tell me ha ?

19. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Cmon man Do you really think HTC used burst mode before digital cameras? lol I bet the other phones would have burst mode regardless of HTC one x and the burst mode is camera feature which has been here many years. In that jerk's theory from HTC, Sammy might sue if any other smart phone use stylus in their phablet lol So fair huh?

27. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Right, and what about the slow motion video that suddenly appeared on the Galaxy Note 2 which previously in the smartphone space was a feature only found on HTC phones?

33. Yeahman

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Samsung Wave had slow motion in 2010.

36. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Don't argue with Sammy boys... they will never accept anything against them... What samsung fans think?.. Every smartphone company is mad... Samsung is the biggest copy cat... And you talk about stylus on phablet? Motorola can file case against every company that manufacture's cellular device and Nokia on every smartphone being soled in the market.... Wake up.... Kid

61. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

you wake up and do spell check please.

62. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I missed the patenting and sueing parts. what I did see was trademarking. others could still use things like burst mode, but there world be restrictions on the turm. if Sammy trademarked stylus or S-pen others could call it an E-pen or something, and just have to make sure it does not look 100% the same. if HTC had trademarked it's burst mode that would just mean others would be calling it rapid shots or something. all this will do is force others to bring a little more creativity to the table when using something that someone else already used and trademarked. And what's wrong with more creativity.

66. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

It was never used in mobile camera's thats what we are talking about. btw, pen stylus was introduced in flyer tablet.

69. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Ummm, has anyone heard of Palm? I'm pretty sure they were using pen stylus' loooong before HTC or Samsung. Hell, I remember having a crappy RadioShack organizer back in the early 2000s that had one.

83. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

The problem is that Palm's stylus was for a resistive screen and not a capacitive one

28. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

sammy crap introduced burst mode in the s3, so you are wrong htc used it first in the one x which was before s3

32. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

the samsung reality had burst mode in 2010

60. MEeee

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Samsung has this feature before HTC.

49. DKJnr

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Nope!! Name one.

52. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

came here to see people argue. haha :D

53. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

when samsung had burst mode, htc was introducing its first flip phone, what a pathetic claim by htc . i think what htc actually wanted to say is ( we are in deep Sh*t ) .

77. jcarrigan unregistered

Didnt Apple and HTC come to some agrrement where there was to be no lawsuits between the two for 10yrs? sounds like Apple is actually influencing how htc is"oh were trademarking the material on our phones, hell were guna trademark the words cell, phone, and ONe" Yup HTC is the new Apple in terms of attitude towards someone elses success.

82. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

You know HTC is talking about trademarks and not patents. Also, they aren't talking about suing anyone like apple does. Seems pretty legit to me.

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

So only trademarking and not patenting? Not surprised that everyone has this comment around Samsung though, HTC, LG Apple and Nokia. Wouldn't be surprised if BB and Sony act against Samsung as well.

39. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

sony got nothing to act against.. BB is completely different .. what they got Qwerty keypad patents? ... LOL

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