Potentially Grim News for Android: Apple Blocks Sale of Samsung Galaxy Nexus in U.S.

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. jseah

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    The problem is the decision ultimately lies with the judge. Doesn't matter if she owns an iPhone or not. If she feels she can be neutral, she can stay on the case.
     
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    I thought thats dumb...

    Your brother got killed by a drunk driver? Yes.
    Can you be neutral to give a fair trial to this man accused of drunk driving and running over a baby? Helll.... to the yes.... :icon_ devil:
     
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    I bet she has a blackberry.
     
  4. BlackMill

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    I just realized. Although Apple could possibly use this victory to go after the Galaxy S III and have the sale of it banned, as horrible as that sounds, wouldn't it be in a way helpful in showing people less tech savvy that Apple is a patent troll. There has been a massive amount of pre-orders for the Galaxy S III and what better way to show all those people what Apple is doing than have Apple take away their ability to get the phone that they pre-ordered. I can say, with complete honesty, even if I didn't know much about phones if i were told that I could no longer have the phone I pre-ordered because of an Apple law suit; I'd be pretty livid. And does anyone know why Android phone manufacturers haven't gone after Apple regarding the pull down notifications? Are they waiting to use it at a later point in a much larger counter suit kind of thing?
     
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    Yes, Android is open source, meaning apple is actually allowed to use the notifications... its all a part of "free open source"
     
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    I still think that's BS.

    Apple: "Hey, Google! We can steal your tech and code but we'll sue you if you use ours! HAHAHAHA!!!"

    Google: "okay..."

    Sent from my 3rd reincarnation of the ever-so-lovable Droid
     
    #42 cobravnm13, Jul 1, 2012
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  7. metalspring

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    True but without open source we'd all be stuck doing the same thing as iOS users- jailbreaking, no custom roms, themes, nothing like that, at least not the way it is now
     
  8. Dave12308

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    Which is what I think is totally unfair. In the case of the GNex, it is running bone stock Android 4.0.4 - so in essence, Samsung is getting sued for installing what Google provided them in stock form on their Galaxy Nexus device.
     
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    Yeah. I think that Google should put patents on their product, but allow general users like us to do as we please and fine big companies like Apple when they steal from them. After all, we technically are advertising for them and spreading their products for proper consumption. :)

    Sent from my 3rd reincarnation of the ever-so-lovable Droid
     
  10. Crankintopwater69

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    Google is handling this with such wisdom.Their letting Apple hang themselves.
     
  11. VirtualCLD

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    If you think the judge is biased, then you obviously haven't been following along. This was the same judge that ruled against banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but was overruled by an appeals. I think she also denied Apple's request to block the S III, but that was due to time constraints.

    Update:
    Here are the forum posts with the articles I was referring to:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/213857-u-s-judge-issues-preliminary-injunction-against-samsungs-galaxy-tab-10-1-a.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...iminary-injunction-against-samsungs-siii.html
     
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    what would top Samsung from only including an updater on the phone that allows you to DL free software for the device, like say Android 4.1, after purchase. If they wanna play petty, play back
     
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