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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, 11:33 2

81. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Sammy should rename their product to 'Banana', lol.
And the will headline read, 'Apple went Bananas over their phone issues, shows no respite for the fruity patents'
Or 'The fruit war has begun'. Lol.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:33 2

83. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Sammy should rename their product to 'Banana', lol.
And the headline will read, 'Apple went Bananas over their phone issues, shows no respite for the fruity patents'
Or 'The fruit war has begun'. Lol.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:34

84. MelvinPainter (Posts: 75; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Apple's little suing game only hurts the consumers in the type of phones they will get, and in their pocketbooks. When they talk about companies who just look out for themselves, apple leads the way. How about all them Chinese getting paid peanuts to bring you a nice phone.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:35

85. MelvinPainter (Posts: 75; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

Apple is the equivalent to the liberal's so-called big oil.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:47 1

88. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

That's supremely pathetic, Samsung.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:25

90. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

image? cr@pple? if this law suit victory was all about apple's image, then they better start suing a whole lot more. windows is gaining ground fast, in areas like CHINA nonetheless, and Android is unstoppable at the moment with the latest and greastest in technology and innovation coming out every other month, from at least 5-10 companies/phone manufacturers! apple's image is slipping fast and most people are starting to view them as a second rate, -has been company with a 2007 operating system, in smart phone years, that is ancient!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:51

94. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Samsung- the new carrier's bitch.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:54 2

95. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Sorry, I have my doubts, why would samsung like to create a partnership with MS? they are building RT tablets for themselves, and giving nokia preference, at least they keep scoring the Nexus Phones with Google and Keep Getting the SDK, NDK ahead of most of the rest, plus are allowed to customize android till their heart is content

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 14:22

99. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

It's becuase. Ms has them protected from apple.samsung and ms had a patent agreement. So no matter how many wp Sammy makes. They will never get sued by apple. Becuase of the agreement. Also they want a third option. Everybody does. Limiting to two is not good enough. So they picked wp for their third option. But since they are serious about wp. They you'll see marketing from them

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 22:05

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

They have a partnership with MS already, there isnt much to create, so I dont know why people think that. Samsung has always hedged their bets. Their fingers are in just about every OS other than iOS.. heck they even looked at licencing BB10 (and then ran... lol), and they have their own OS as a back up.

They are not running from Android, its too big of a revenue stream. However they may be trying to shore up other hedges like W8 to increase revenue.. just in case.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 22:36

119. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I really meant to say that they wont be paying WP more attention than android (you can see all the hard work on the note 2) I mean they already make WP devices, but android is their top seller. I don't see them loosing interest on their top dog just to try and deal with MS and venture for the unknown...

on a side note..., dam they should use new materials on the galaxy line, I'm jealous of their WP device now...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 00:06

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

it did look pretty nice. reminded me of a metallic international SGS2 beefed up

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 15:44

102. lyndon420 (Posts: 5003; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

This is getting just a little retarded now. Anywhooo....hope apple finally falls and hard.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 15:52 1

104. Hemlocke (unregistered)

That's too funny. "We will sue them if they use LTE." Apple has LTE patents from the Nortel patent trove, and they have a cross-licensing agreement with Nokia, who also has LTE patents. Toss in the Qualcomm Gobi licensing, and you have one of the emptiest threats ever conceived of in the patent wars.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 17:23

105. moden6 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Maybe a stupid question, but what about all these iPhone knockoffs coming from China? Why isn't Apple suing them?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:02

109. techaman (unregistered)

Lol I say yes to Samsung stopping apple it's karma what's the point of all your apps apple if u don't have lte. Apple should have shut up and let the world choose what they want. Hahaha

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:46 2

112. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Go Samsung don't give up. fight back

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:58

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

no.. seriously... change your damn profile pic.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:47 1

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

technically LTE is not their technology... so i dont know why and how will samsung sue apple for that? or im missing some patent?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:47

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

or samsung is just too desperate?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 05:35

125. Darkyeffectt (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

Poor Sammy's fans ...

In a war between Samsung and Apple, Samsung can only lose. Did you forget that this whole war is about money? And when it comes to money no one has more than Apple. Samsung has 10% of LTE patents, but Nokia has 40% and RIM 10%, you can be sure that if Apple need to buy Nokia or RIM they will do it and we'll see who loses more.
Remember, Apple has more money than Samsung and Google combined.

Come on Sammy, I'm waiting to launch my thermo nuclear bomb.

In the best case, Samsung will finish taking the white flag and starting to create their own designs, in the worst case, they could simply go to ruin.

Hey Tim, get the checkbook, go and buy Samsung, close the company and sends all its employees to home.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 14:10 3

127. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Apple just lost in Japan.
Apple can win only in America due to JINGOISM prevaling over Natural Justice. So Apple is the one feeling all the "THERMAL" impact of it's so called "Thermo Nuclear" war a term which doesn't suit the status of a "Practising Buddhist" but does suits a Talibani Junkie :)

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 03:15

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

I believe this fight will stay longer and in result the smart phone users will not be able to get more innovative gadgets and phones etc.

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 20:58

133. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Samsung is being a poor sport. Its true that Apple was given way too much in the case, few doubt that. That said, sueing over LTE just seems like a crybaby move. As previously mentioned, Apple has some access to LTE patents as it is, and if Samsung's move actually had merit, they should have done this when the new Ipad was released. Not doing so then just proves that this is a move in desperation. I hate to say it, but Apple is right here. And I really hate to say that!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 14:58

134. madman26 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

people on here need to realize these are companies with billions of dollars and this case is between them and them alone, do you work for apple or samsung probably not, do they give you money for acting like a lunatic on here and fighting for company you think is better no, do they charge out the ass for thier products and services, yes!!! so why get so steamed over nothing, phones will still be coming out with more and more innovation to come (especially due to these patent wars) so just choose your phone or product or company and be happy with it. oh and grow up.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 16:09

135. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)

Be nice if the author dug a little deeper providing insight as to what grounds Samsung has to stand to carry out this threat.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 14:37

137. ambrown (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Well Apple will reap what they've sown. And so far all they've sown is enmity against other smartphone makers (though have been quite cozy with Microsoft lately it seems). In the end if they piss off enough people they will eventually get stabbed in the back...after all you know what they say about kharma.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 09:48

138. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Finally u stood up for urself sammy. good job.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 12:06

141. jshan (Posts: 200; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)

There is no way like sgs devices thats if there is no smartphone call " iPhone "... All other companies are just copying em.. The quality will never be same as apple. APPLE IS THE BEST FROM ALL.. Even iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS works smoothly than sgs and sgs2 .. " talking bout pinch zooming, keyboard apperance and auto rotate facility . I think SMASUNG IS THE BEST COPY CAT COMPANY IN THE WHOLE WORLD,,, even camera buttons, in camera image and video record mood changer.phew...

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 23:42

143. Friendlysky (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Time to pay back now! I cannot waite to see Sammy strip Apple now as long sammy win in the US and ban them from sale Iphone 5 others nation too. The reason is why Apple won on the last case in the US because it Politician idears. If apple lost 4LTE cases to sammy people around the world will stop buy apple product and SE will crash like in 1930.Apple stock will completely wipeout from the world. I will buy a big roast pig and pray for you to win Sammy.

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