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LG to examine its 2009 eye-tracking patents for infringement by the Samsung Galaxy S 4

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:08

LG is reportedly planning to examine whether the subsequent Samsung patents on the matter don't infringe on its portfolio, which Samsung, naturally, is said to deny with a passion. There are plenty of other overlaps in our opinion, like the Dual recording mode from the G Pro that we saw materializing as Dual video during the announcement of the Galaxy S 4 last week, so the story is bound to get better...

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posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:32 5

15. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

Fought by lawyers and fandroids.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:48 8

27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4290; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Some fans are missing the point here...
Half of them are blind.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 17:09 2

86. cheetah2k (Posts: 1738; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Do the research people, Samsung have their own hand and eye tracking patents (used in SGS3 and their TV line-up). I would suggest they've done their homework and will be in the clear so as not to repeat another Apple debarkle.

LG are becoming another Apple, struggling and squandering over their own misfortunes in the mobile industry

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:18 15

5. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

Yeah... watch out with the 'boomerang effect' LG, your 'superphone' LG Optimus G Pro = Samsung Galaxy Note II.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:20 11

7. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

Exactly Lg doesn't want to play with fire. It's copy cat Lg Optimus G pro will never see the light of day.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:23 9

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Yea right.....Samsung is getting what they deserve

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:28 10

12. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

And people keep thumbing us down :P Anyway, Samsung should fight fire with fire.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:32 3

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

U dont get it do you? You really think its a coincidence that the optimus g pro jus so happens to be almost an exact copy of the note 2?

Haha all i can say is....karma is a b*tch!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:38 12

17. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

xperia z looks exactly like optimus g LOL

oh wait who gives a sh!t? after s4 announcement nobody even gives a f*ck about xz LMAO

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:44 2

21. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i didnt say anything about sony so why did you? Sorry if samsungs cover is getting blown.

Now like your name says.......u mad?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:50 10

29. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

you seem very mad my friend, perhaps you cannot accept the fact that sony copies just about every LG and Samsung handset ever made? LOL yeahh youu madd brah, go shave that neckbeard of yours, fat ass

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:53 3

32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Lol...your name should be "u funny"

and samsungs should be "icopy"

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:58 8

34. umadddd (banned) (Posts: 29; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

no rebuttals? can't refute? LOL your tears are very delicious, sony shill

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:01

37. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Lol only women wanna argue...I just tell it like it is son

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 16:31

83. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

That has got to be the funniest thing I have read on this blog and the most moronic! Sony copy Samsung and LG?? Ha ha ha The Arc/Arc S, Xperia S, Xperia T are copies of what exactly? Even Apple admitted being inspired by Sony! LMFAO. Keep smoking that s**t dude! Defo not worth arguing with!!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 11:47 1

67. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

what SONY copies LG and SAMSUNG!!!
Can you please show me is lg and samsung using omni balance design, with “skeleton frame
structure” and opticontras panel?
Did lg or samsung phone have ip rating with 7,9mm thin?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:46 4

25. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

R u blind??
Check ua eyes dude..

Xperia Z is Unique..

Sony designs are Unique.. Others copy from them..

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 10:07 7

62. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"Unique" indeed!
And yeah others copy from them like; notification toggles, right?!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 14:57 1

79. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

you cant deny the uniqueness of Sony designs.
even apple from which your Sammy copies is inspired by Sony and then LG copies Sammy which is a great copycat itself.
no one can deny that Sony is the pioneer of great designing.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 19:25

92. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


we consumers just want to use a smartphone

anyway, i might get HTC one or Xpeia Z if the price here in the phil will b lower than galaxy s4..
but even though i myt hold htc one or XZ, i cant help but be amazed with samsung,,
sammy really knows how to make a phone really SMART, so those gimmicks are intended to raise the bar of a phone being SMART, ,

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 05:50 1

102. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

BOO that LG OPTIMUS G copied Xperia GX. The GX came out b4 lg optimus g fyi. LG copied SONY blind samdung fanboy

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:40 2

19. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

They should.lg is always underestimated.!lgs technology is much better than samsung though they are very slow in software updates..

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:45 2

23. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

not when played right. remember that samsung won against apple because it is viewed as the underdog. if lg plays the underdog role being deprived of sales and the technology it has created, it can win some sympathy. however, it can also lead some samsung customers to other android device makers like htc and sony.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:50 3

30. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

is smart stay not an eye-tracking tech?? why not pusue this when s3 came out?

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:19 3

45. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Yeah, I'm with you there. The S3 had eye-tracking, yet LG did not make note of it then. I also find it funny that LG is launching an update to add some of the features this month. So they applied for a patent 4 years ago and still have yet to launch it on any of their handsets? Another example of the broken patent system. You shouldn't be able to patent an idea until you can provide a fulling working prototype. Having an idea is one thing but actually developing that idea into a fully functional feature is another.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:54

33. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Here we go again.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 08:58 2

35. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

HERE WE GO AGAIN, "War of the Androids" starts right NOW!

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:06 4

39. voxmarc (Posts: 335; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

when S3 came out with smart stay that uses eye tracking technology,,it uses the same principle as smart pause..Lg did not bother to complain...just saying....i guess everyone's feeling the heat......everytime a Samsung flagship device comes out,rumors follow thru..it only add's to the excitement....

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 09:21

47. Azure01 (Posts: 127; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Yes same eye tracking tech but now this is the exact same concept. It shows maturity that they didn't jump the gun until they felt that their concept was 100% copied.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 19:28

93. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

before LG announced the optimus pro
samsung already filed some trademarks for smart pause etc

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