Apple Granted Slide-to-Unlock Screen Patent; Potentially Grim News for Android

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. jseah

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    Like how Apple sued Microsoft for stealing the GUI when Apple stole it themselves from Xerox.
     
  2. SquireSCA

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    Bingo. It just irritates me the way Apple fans spent years berating Microsoft for things, and now fight tooth and nail to the death to defend Apple doing all the things that they claimed they were against.

    It just comes down to someone finally beating Jobs at his own game, and Jobs being arrogant and insecure, couldn't deal with it.
     
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    What's next? Patenting which finger you can use to make that unlocking gesture? Not to speak ill of the dead, but Jobs always got so bent over Android "stealing" his technologies after building his empire based on a large part of technology he stole from other people. What a hypocrite!
     
  4. SquireSCA

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    I wonder what technologies did Android steal from Apple? Smartphones were already on the market before Apple... Internet, multimedia, etc... Touch screens... The only thing that Apple really added was the app store. Ok, so a centralized location to get apps, rather than Windows mobile phones or blackberry's just downloading a file from the web and installing it.

    But the notion of an app store wasn't new, it was just the first time it was used in a mobile device. On the desktop, Linspire had an app store built into the Linux OS that they sold, where you could download apps, search, basically exactly what the Appstore and App Market are, click to install, and it would download and install the packages for you. Apple just did it on a smart phone, but it wasn't a new concept to distribute software that he invented.

    And now, iOS 5 has copied most of Android's features... So who is stealing from who?
     
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    How were they granted this patent? Its intuitive and widely used already. Both of those facts should prevent them from receiving this.
     
  6. SquireSCA

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    Especially when they were denied a European patent because someone else had already invented it and used it before Apple. I would audit the judge and see what computers he owns, or who contributed to his last election. LOL
     
  7. OneTenderRebel

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    All the other companies have to do is prove this simple gesture was used before Apple "invented" it and the patent becomes invalid. I really don't see this being an issue at all.
     
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    What's "flicking" or "bouncing" of photos? Sounds like fun.
     
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    If fruits could sue, Apple would be in big trouble.
     
  10. SquireSCA

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    The issue is that Saint Apple even does this stuff and wastes tax payer dollars tying up courts with this nonsense. If they took the tens of millions that they allocate to their Legal Stormtrooper division and invested it in R&D, they might retake some of the lost ground in the phone market...
     
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    Like I said earlier, it will be interesting to see where Apple goes from here with the new CEO, will he carry on Jobs' vendetta or move on. I don't think all the lawsuits are just Jobs being pissed but after reading some of the Isaacson book on Jobs, it is a bit clearer how much he hated Android and most competition.
     
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    He loved competition so long as he was winning. As soon as the scale tips and he starts losing, he is a man that cannot handle it.

    Without that lunatic at the helm, it will be interesting to see where they go. Maybe they will get back to making new exciting products again...
     
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