Samsung goes bolder, "more aggressive" in the patent war with Apple
posted by Victor H. / Sep 23, 2011, 8:46 AM
The current legal battle between Samsung and Apple is among the biggest legal disputes the tech industry has seen, and it’s about to get uglier. Samsung, which up until now has held a relatively quiet stand, isn’t going to keep quiet for too long and will become more aggressive defending its rights.
"We'll be pursuing our rights for this in a more aggressive way from now on," Lee Younghee, heading global marketing for mobile communications at Samsung said in an interview. The Koreans say that Apple has been “free riding” wireless patents until now.
Samsung has virtually only commented on the ongoing litigations via press releases and this official statement comes as the first proof of the new aggressive strategy. The company has recently backfired with a planned lawsuit aiming to halt next-gen iPhone sales in Europe.
Samsung’s offensive starts after numerous rumors confirmed that Apple is moving away from the Korean company as one of its main suppliers of silicon and moving to Taiwanese TSMC. Samsung reported revenues of $5.7 billion from Apple in its 2010 financial report.
It all started with Apple saying that the Koreans “slavishly copy” the iPhone and the iPad, borrowing not only the form factor, but things as little as icons. In the initial filing, Apple provided details as tiny as the degree of the phone handle in the phone application, which Cupertino thinks has been copied directly from iOS.
Apple was quick to give an answer Samsung’s new strategy by saying: "It is no coincidence that Samsung's latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong and we need to protect Apple's intellectual property when companies steal our ideas," Korea-based spokesman for Apple, Steve Park, said.
source: Associated Press
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I hope apple gets what they deserve... lets go samsung!
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 8:51 AM 26
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posted on Sep 23, 2011, 8:52 AM 1
Apple came out with a touchscreen and now ANY other semi square touch screen phone is a copy...so pathetic...Apple makes one phone every 2 years and the iphone 4 was the biggest tech failure of 2010 by CNN and Consumer Reports couldnt suggest it to consumers but hey Over Priced, Shiney, and Square!!! NO ONE COPY THAT! PLEASE!!! Samsung actually puts their antennas INSIDE the phones so they work, they use gorrilla glass so their phoens dont shatter when the wind blows, they put in expandable memory and removable batteries. Then Android gives you 1000 times more customization than the shortcuts only iphone ios... Yeah I def see COPIES here....Rolls eyes...Apple is so terrible lol If Americans werent so driven by ads on TV and marketing then the iPhone would NEVER sell.
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 9:05 AM 9
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one every year. iphone 4 and 3gs are the top two selling phones of the year. calm down, fandroid.
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 9:08 AM 5
lol, I work for AT&T, most people dont know WHY they bought an iPhone, but they saw it on TV or some guy they know had one. Then after they have it for 2 years they HATE allt he problems they have, hate their broke screen, hate that they HAVE to buy another iPhone or else they lose everything they did over the last 2 years. they hate the poor reception and the cost of apps, they also hate having to go to apple for service on their phone. But they have no choice other than to keep the iphones or give up the last 2 years of apps, contacts, etc. OF course stupid Americans dont look into this stuff BEFORE they buy something. Heroin sells GREAT in lots of states, that doesnt mean its a good idea, your logic is flawed. It just means LOTS of people are marketing driven tools.
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 9:20 AM 9
I work in the phone retail also and id agree with your comments,most iphone buyers buy it coz it looks cool,they liked the ad of it on tv or their friends have one,you can spot the poor folk walking into the shop before they even approach you. The funny part is when you see all the complaints later of dropped calls,phone needed engineers restores itunes or other attempts won't,caller not allowed to be switched on,easy broken screen and a host of other faults. the best is when they say: what the f**k to you mean my iphone has only one year warranty?! Why should i have to PAY APPLE for the second year warranty which Should be there!!!! Its hilarious as most iphone seem to self destructafter a year for some suspicious reason!!!
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 10:47 AM 3
Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010
Yes, the article should have siad something about the retention rate of OS's. More people own android devices than iphones. People like android, but different companies keep making new better devices. I switched from a droid to an HTC phone. iOS, despite its name, is out of all the mobile platforms is the one that's the least of a full operating system. In reality, iOS is not much more than an app launcher, especially given the limited form of multitasking that exists.-phonearena android OS>iOS
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 5:34 PM 1
YOUR RITE ALOT MORE PEOPLE DO HAVE ANDROIDS BUT THERE ARE ALSO HOW MANY DIFFERENT MODELS?? HOW MANY ARE OFFERED FOR FREE?? IF IPHONE HAD A FREE MODEL IM SURE THERE WOULD BE ALOT MORE IPHONES OUT THERE.. PLUS EVERY DAMN STORE YOU GO INTO THE REP TRIES TO SELL YOU A DROID CUZ THEY GET PAID S@#T ON IPHONE.. IOS>ANDROID OS
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 5:50 PM 2
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That "31%" represents those that have never owned an iPhone before. Once they get a taste of the closed environment and lack of control over their own device, they'll be running back to Android. Moving from Freedom to Slavery will make them think twice!!! Lol
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 4:36 PM 0
CLOSED ENVIRONMENT?? LMAO!! CONTROL OF YOUR DIVICE? LMFAO!! WAT CAN YOU HONESTLY DO WITH YOUR ANDROID THAT I CANT DO WITH MY IPHONE? OK YOUR RITE THERE IS A LOT MORE.. BUT HOW LONG DOSE IT WORK FOR? I CAN SELL 500 IPHONES AND NOT ONE COMES BACK I CAN SELL 500 DROIDS AND ATLEAST HALF COME BACK AND MOST SWITCH TO IPHONE..I UNDERSTAND THERE IS LOT MORE TO DO TO A DROID BUT YOU HAVE TO BE INTO COMPUTERS TO UNDERSYAND.. MOST CUSTOMERS WANT A PHONE THAT WORKS WELL AND IS EASY TO USE! IPHONE!
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 5:34 PM 1
OK SO BACK TO ALL THE THINGS YOUR ANDROID CAN DO THAT MY IPHONE CANT. BIGGEST THING IS FLASH.. IN WITCH CASE LAGS OUT YOUR DROID UNLESS YOU OVER CLOCK IT OR WAT EVER YALL CALL IT.. YOU GET FREE SUCKY A$$ GOOGLE MAPS IN WITCH CASE DONT WORK HALF THE TIME.. CHEAPER APPS? NOT RELE I GOT 8 PAGES OF APPS ON MY IPHONE AND ALL ARE FREE EXCEPT FOR MY WEATHER AND 2 GAMES THAT COST .99 CENTS LOL. I DONT NEED A REMOVEIBLE BATTERY CUZ MY PHONE ALWAYS WORKS.. LOL
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 5:41 PM 1
iphone may be the best for you because you don't do allot with your phone. i understand that you think that iphone is the best because you probably belong to the crowd that just likes to say to friends "hey look at me, i have a iphone" and then not knowing what to do with it cause its just lame. last year i got an iphone 4 for free (i thought i can put my x10 on the shelves) and it was sh*t. you can't do anything with it. you can call ofcourse but the quality is sh*t (you buy a phone to call) then you want to text for me it was a bit to small( i got big hands) so i had to text in landscape. it has no widgets. bluetooth almost never works. you could't get music with bluetooth or internet i had to sinc it with itunes every time and then the worst of all was that you have to watch how you're holding it :| i thougt what the f**k i just gave it away because i would feel like a thief if i had sold it.
posted on Sep 24, 2011, 12:08 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2011
Whoa man, chill.. Ok ok we understand that you lives your iPhone. But you are trying too hard to proof it. Dude, Steve jobs himself said that their goal is to create the best product and the most user friendly tech, and the customers are the judge a, if their tech is good people buys them, I'd its not, they're buying something that they think is better.. Really, there's absolutely no need to go fanatical about all this, well unless you work for Apple that is..
posted on Oct 17, 2011, 7:44 PM 0
flash works fine without overclocking on android i can say that because i have an xperia play and it is'nt the fastest droid around but works smooth enough so that's fine for me and google maps works almost everytime with me there was only 1 time it did'nt work with me and that was on my x10. you have to pay for whatsapp on iphone on android its free maybe those little things are meant with that. and after a couple a 100 times charging you'll understand why it's so easy to change your battery without tools.
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 11:50 PM 0
Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009
Why do people dog apple I have I phone and have droids buy what you want ....Keep your stupid remarks about why other people buy stuff to your self.I phone is a great phone and it would't sell as good as it does if it weren't. I like my droids too but my reception is better with I phone so I use it more. I know why I buy what I want so be stupid if you want but you don't know half what you think you do.
posted on Sep 24, 2011, 1:14 AM 0
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Another bitter android freak. I feel sorry for you with iPhone 5 coming out. It's going to be a long winter.
posted on Sep 23, 2011, 9:10 AM 3
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