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Samsung will sue Apple immediately if it releases an LTE device, allegedly partnering with Microsoft to cut dependency on Android

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:48

Samsung’s recent loss in court might have triggered some interesting processes inside the company pushing it to develop closer ties with Microsoft…

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:12

110. sakib.ahsan (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)

Good point. Common sense tells me there are no possibilities of Samsungs LTE patients not being FRAND.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 22:00

115. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

then you both lack common sense.

If that were true, then Qualcomm's patents on LTE would be FRAND. Those patents are what keep others like samsung and Nvidia from properly integrating LTE on to the baseband chip.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:01

126. ph00ny (Posts: 1509; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Um you do understand that Samsung and Qualcomm have had a long relationship with cross licensing in place?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:08 2

26. MeoCao (unregistered)

SS does what is best for SS. Their troubles are related very little to Android but mainly to SS own designs.

SS traditionally has strong ties with MS and that relationship is not the result of their legal defeat by Apple.

Android is safe and strong with or without SS.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:10 3

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

many legal analysts believe the verdict gets overturned....

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:39 1

87. structureman116 (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)

I dont believe the entire verdict will get overturned, but the amount awarded Apple should most definitely be reduced based on the details released about iphones not even being available to carriers selling some of the "infriging" phones.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:12 2

31. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Its funny you say that libertine because else where in the world outside of the Apple controlled US apples copy cat when going has generally be denied and apple has even been court order to make a statement on their website to say Samsung did not copy.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:15 1

36. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Copy cat whinging I meant lol,dam auto correct!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:02

66. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

This is just ridiculous, then after this what Apple countersues again. It is so obvious that LTE will be on the iPhone 5

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:47

73. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

lol u got 42 dislikes wonder samsung guys burning out there leave android out of this though let samsung fight on their own

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:33 1

82. structureman116 (Posts: 141; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)

Ha...you're an idiot TheLibertine

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:43 1

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

If apple's using someone else's designs for their LTE chips, isn't that copying?

Also, if this happened, it would be very exciting. Verizon won't sell a new iphone without LTE. All the new WindowsPhones and Androids on AT&T have LTE. Sprint's wimax and 3g networks are due for a turndown in the next 2 years, so the iphone won't work without LTE or the new 3g network's radios.

In short, apple will be "attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis"

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:31

97. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:38

107. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

But but but....I thought if one holds patents they should protect them? isnt that what the Apple fanboys say about Apple?

I guess its ok for Apple top protect their patents...but Samsung cant?

Alrighty then..... :/

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:27 1

111. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i dont know why will they sue apple for LTE... LTE isnt their technology....

apple just want what they own to be their... and copycats should be put to justice!!!

samsung is just stupid!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:59

114. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

im not sure on the logistics of what they hold patentwise either, but obviously they do hold some patents in that area. I'm sure we will find out one way or another pretty soon.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:07

146. Latrell567 (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)

Dont you call Samsung stupid. APPLE is stupid for starting this whole war. If they never existed, none of this would of ever started!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:09

130. jailbreakstation (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

I believe this decision will affect the rights of users as well..

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:08 1

131. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

111 thumbs down? Color me impressed. Maybe I should bookmark this article and check back in a week. ;o)

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 04:13

132. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Geez, thats a lot of thumbs down.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:53 3

2. Aeires (unregistered)

Apple needs to keep kicking the hornet's nest. Should have left well alone but they had to be the top dog no matter the cost.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:53 11

3. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

Brilliant Samsung, this was bound to happen when Apple was granted a truly ridiculous patent

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:42 6

58. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Apple won 1 billion dollars from a truly ridiculous case involving about 5 icons. I think it's time for Samsung to get payback.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:53 6

4. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

apple already has a lte device named The New iPad, why samsung don't sue it ?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:58 7

12. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

The new ipad lacks one piece.. the voice section. They could sue on it bu wouldnt hold as much weight as it will with a full featured phone. We shall see. Lots of mummering is flying that samsung is preparing a counter attack that will make MAD (Mutual assured destruction) look like nothing.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 22:30 1

118. stealthd (unregistered)

LTE isn't used for voice yet. It's just data.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:04

136. LaReina (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jun 2012)

Dude, seriously, quit commenting while you have brain cells left because you are losing them as you type. Of course LTE refers to just data, but as was stated above, its the full function and integration of it into a phone thats at the core of ajac09's comment. Now sit down and shut up!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:55 5

7. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

1/3 the number of LTE patents belongs to Samsung. Not surprise, but disappointed about the *ucking stupid patent war.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:59 15

15. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

apple started it. Samsung probobly wouldnt have cared if apple wasnt playing bully.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:15 1

37. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

In my country, there is a saying like "Make revenge, get revenge, continuously, never end"

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