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- +Todd did apple not rip the gui from Xerox....Aug 26, 2012
- i take this comment from samsung fanboy
Let's go step by step through each element of the operating system. So you press the unlock button on each phone. (For all intensive purposes we will use the Galaxy SII/SIII and the iPhone 4s.) On the Galaxy phone you are greeted with an unlock screen in which you can move your finger in any direction to unlock. On the iPhone you are greeted with the usual "slide to unlock screen." I don't see any similarities here. The iPhone unlock screen is unidirectional and the Galaxy phones are not. You either move an unlock picture or swipe through a pool of water on the Galaxy SIII. So we have unlocked both phones. On the iPhone you are greeted with an array of app icons and a particular number of screens depending on how many apps you have downloaded and installed. On the Galaxy phone you are greeted with a home screen that is customizable with widgets and apps. You can change the number of home screens to your liking. This is pretty much where the train ends on the iPhone. You have your array of apps and you can choose to open up whichever one you would like. Now on the Galaxy phone you have an additional screen in the form of an app dock. This is the only part I can see a similarity between iOS and TouchWiz Android. The apps are arranged into screens so that you may scroll side to side, similar to the app drawer/homescreen on iOS. In Samsung's defense, there are only so many ways you can arrange application. A lot of Android overlays have chosen to adopt the ability to scroll up and down through your apps, while Samsung has simply chosen the side to side scroll as their method of displaying apps. I don't see this as a major design element that warrants a lawsuit. I do see that Apple's newest iOS seems to have re-appropriated drop down notifications, which is something Android has had since version 1.6. All and all my point is, I don't think there have been over a billion dollars in damages here. I own the ATT variant of the Galaxy S2, have played with a friend's Galaxy S3 and have extensively used many iPhone's (I do mobile development). There is no doubt that TouchWiz grabs some of it's inspiration from iOS. The 4 bottom most icons are distinctively Apple-esque. However iOS has notably grabbed some inspiration from Android. Drop down notifications (remember the old awful iOS notifications?) were inspired by Android. Siri was even inspired by the voice commands on Android. The voice command system on Android doesn't understand natural human speech, but in times where I need the utility of voice features (voice text, call commands, etc.) It has never failed me. Apple voice commands were virtually useless until the advent of Siri. Apple is playing the bully here. Really the biggest players in the smartphone business are Samsung and Apple. They hold the most profit in the smartphone market. They hold the greatest market share. Apple felt threatened, so they attacked Samsung and indoctrined the public with ideas that Samsung was stealing. There is inspiration in TouchWiz, but it's not a straight up copy. In terms of hardware design, the international hardware of the Galaxy Series does have some striking similarities. I believe Samsung should have incurred some lawsuits for the original Galaxy S. However the Galaxy S2 has a pretty different shape and profile. It is thicker toward the bottom, thinner towards the top. The iPhone 4/4s is one thickness all the way through. Both are rounded rectangles, but the galaxy has an overall different feel to it. I also believe that a lot of these accusations on the Galaxy S3 should be squashed. The app drawer includes an entire widgets section and has a way different look and feel from anything Apple. I've heard many of my friends and colleagues say that it is actually smoother and sleeker than the iPhone. Truly this is a case of Apple feeling threatened. I think Google should have struck while the iron was hot on the drop down notification thing. Any way that's just my 2 cents. Inb4 I'm called a Samsung fanboi.Aug 26, 2012
- I would love to have a patent for the word "Apple" so I can sue Apple and the some of juice factories for producing a product called 'Apple juice'.Aug 26, 2012
- All of you totally didn't get it. It seems that you need to start from the basics. Look for the word "Patent" on google now that you r here.Aug 26, 2012
- I have reversed my feeling completely on this Apple patent case.
Originally, I was deadset against this lawsuit by Apple. I hate all IT patents. But now I see whats been happening. Companies in the US are having their innovations stolen, pirated, and copied by these Asian companies and industries in mass. Because so much pirating goes on in places like China, its really a form of theft. It shows quite clearly, that America continues to lead the tech world in terms of innovation as these people dont have the talent to come up with original designs. Thats not in all cases but certainly the case in the Web and Mobile and software markets. I mean the US invents the Internet, the search engine and all this great mobile technology, why are these people stealing from us?
It smells of not just money and market share but of cultural things like ethics and low self esteem. Its almost like a culture of "if we can steal your ideas and get away with it" we suddenly have power. It doesnt work that way. So Im glad an American jury and legal system implimented a thorough corporate spanking.Aug 27, 2012
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