Apple's New Lawsuit: Claims Samsung Galaxy Nexus Copies Slide-to-Unlock Motion

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. rayz007

    rayz007 New Member

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    It would be interesting to know what phones Apples lawyers use. Would be great to catch a photo of them using a galaxy nexus. Apple is screwed anyways without Jobs. Give em a few more years and watch the bubble burst.
     
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    Was considering developing an app for both iOS and Android.... I suppose this makes that easier because now I only have to bother developing for Android :happy3:
     
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    What I find odd is why go after Samsung? Didn't Google make Android and develop the methods for unlocking? Why go after a phone manufacturer and not the company that made the actual function? I feel like I'm missing something here...

    That or Apple doesn't have the clout to take on Google in court?
     
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    they're scared of attacking google directly lol, im pretty sure (but not positive) that google is far more powerful, infuential, and richer than samsung so apple would rather take on the easier battles lol
     
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    Doesn't it have to do with the open source license? I believe since Google doesn't make money directly off Android and provides it free to the phone manufacturers, it is then the phone manufacturers making the money off Android.

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    Because Google provides the operating system not the rest. Samsung used to have the flick the screen away unlock. HTC the flick down. Motorola had the slide and the rotating thing. Google doesn't provide these companies with ways to unlock the phone. All of that stuff is just part of the skin that these companies give their phones...I think at least.

    Google will probably get sued also by apple at one point...(why apple recently filed to patent face unlock when ics had it first)
     
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