Phones When Samsung and Google innovates first...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Blackberryroid, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen the Galaxy S3 and there's a few features I want from it. I want it's quick access on the notification menu. I can change my song and turn a few settings with just one swipe from the top.

    On the iPhone, it's double click on the home button and looking for settings. If it's not running then you have to go to the home screen and tap settings or Music. It's a long process and I don't think I'm up to doing that every time I want to go to the airplane mode.

    Samsung and Google went first with this one. If they patented this feature, Apple could be dead if they copied that feature.

    And this could be just the beginning. If Samsung thinks of revolutionary ideas before Apple does, then Apple is fried. Just like BlackBerry.

    So, what are your thoughts if Apple will be copying Samsung and getting sued? Would you agree with Samsung or support Apple?
     
  2. JupiterDoc macrumors member

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    Fair is fair. I don't see Apple as a "copier."

    They would pay for the right to use the technology or invent a way around it.
     
  3. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Apple will license if they find a patented feature they need that they cannot legally use for an inspired-by feature.
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Past two posters hit the nail on the head. If Apple finds some feature oh-so-incredible that they must have it and it is patented, they will license it. They already do with a lot of things in the iPhone.
     
  5. rushluvr macrumors member

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    They completely stole Android's notification bar and about a dozen patents Motorola has owned for over 30 years....
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I doubt that there are even 1% of posters here that understand the labyrinth that is Paten Law.

    While iOS and Android look similar patents generally have to be more specific or they can run afoul of prior art and other issues.

    I'm not sure Android's patent for the Notification UI is that widespread. Motorola owns many patents but many would have to be licensed out as essential patens so it's not quite clear.

    As two posters have said above. Apple is not afraid or reticent to pay licensing fees. They have a deep enough patent portfolio to ensure that they are bringing in enough revenue from patents to offset the licensing they pay.

    This is in opposition to what Samsung has done which has purloined patents without paying appropriate licensing.
     
  7. mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. They would, but what I don't understand is why are people thrilled about it? I mean its us, the consumers! that end up paying for that license. It gets added to the end product.
     
  8. JupiterDoc macrumors member

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    I think" thrilled" is not the appropriate word. That's why I used the word, "fair" in my note above.

    This is in reference to Samsung stealing intelectual property from Apple and using it for personal profit. I think Tim Cook would not succumb to this poor thieving behavior. He has been quoted as wishing to settle and not fight lawsuites. Apple is truly a company that goes where no man has gone before; Star Treck.
     
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    Settings & music in the notifications menu has been around in the dev community for years.

    Neither Samsung nor Google has invented anything here.

    Samsung just gets credit for trying to cozy up with the dev community. Why do you think they offered Steve Kondik (aka cyanogen) a job at samsung mobile.

    Most of the Innovation you now see in android originated from the dev community.
     
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    Holy jesus dude. You know how many patents Apple has used WITHOUT paying? And by the way, Google's patent on the notification bar is very specific (unlike most of Apple's) and after reading it, Apple is in serious trouble once that patent is approved by the uspto. Google doesn't have to license anything regarding their idea and Apple willfully stole the patent. We are talking billions of dollars x 3. And I say billions, because they copied it on osx and iOS.



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    What's that taste like? Hypocrisy?

    "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
     
  12. digital.l0gic macrumors member

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    This.

    Google's patent seems to cover the way Appls does the notification.As you correctly pointed out..Google does not have to license this as this aint standards essential. These patents are like a ticking time-bomb for Apple.

    Not sure why Apple felt they could get away with it.:eek:


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    WOW! if this isn't blatantly ripping something off..I don't know what what it is.
     
  13. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Huh?
     
  14. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    You need to list these to be credible.

    The Motorola legal action covers patents that are for the most part licensed through the chip manufactures, so Apple enjoys the use of this technology without having to pay Motorola.

    The one thing about patent law that is very clear is you cannot selectively protect your IP. Its all or nothing, and Motorola has allowed every cellphone manufacturer to infringe for more than a decade if what they are accusing Apple of is legit.

    It will be thrown out of court.
     
  15. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I believe Googles patent application is still pending. If the USPTO or any petitioning body - like Apple - can find prior art, it may never be granted.
     
  16. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Do a Google search if you don't understand. But if you don't even know the name Comex, you shouldn't be posting in here. Basically, with one word I made you look like a hypocrit.
    That you don't understand what I did, proves you should be wearing clown shoes.
     
  17. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Your attempt to belittle someone for not knowing something instead of educating them to help prove your point makes you look foolish. If you are confident about your message than use the time it took to type this message up and be productive with it instead of coming off as some cyber bully.
     
  18. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    You're funny champ, why don't you be a darling and explain why that has any relevance to what I posted earlier.
     
  19. mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    Well i'm not sure Sammy keeps it for personal profit as their prices are considered more realistic, with a 'fair' profit, by that I mean there is no 300% profit margin on their products.

    But I see you're point now.
     
  20. digital.l0gic macrumors member

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    Yes it is pending, and believe me, I have looked and I have looked far and wide and am yet to see ANY prior art to the notification system Google uses. Keep in mind that this is not merely about notification..but about how it is implemented/shown in the UI.

    In all fairness, might there be some prior art? there "might" be, but chances are infinitesimally small.
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Not this time. With the ITC and a suit in Delaware (I think), Motorola is using their own, non-FRAND patents against Apple.

    They include patents on location aware apps, media sync'ing, apps like Siri, and push notifications.

    What patent law are you talking about?

    The only thing that waiting does, is remove the urgency aspect. For instance, Judge Koh noted that Apple claimed a need for immediate injunctions, yet they had waited from 2007 to 2011 before suing Samsung.
     
  22. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    If you don't know about one of the most famous Apple hackers and can't see the hypocrisy in your post, educating you would be fruitless. Google search the name. Educate yourself before you post something else obtuse.
     
  23. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Ohhhhh okay I get it now. I was wondering which angle you were coming from. You thought I was making a pro apple post. No capt'n, I was merely correcting the op since I've had music & settings in the notification menu since the days of the Mytouch 3G (hence the title Google & Samsung innovates first would technically be wrong).

    Honestly I could give 2 ***** about how apple conducts business seeing as I'm not much of a fan of their business model. Thanks for assuming but you know what they say when u assume. Ass + u + me.
     

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