Originally Posted by Kamau
Ok, let's skip the legalities of it all.
Apple came out with it in a big way, but Android perfected it.
Did they copy it; of course they did. Does it really matter to most folks; not much. I was concerned myself as I was contemplating buying a S3 after the verdict, but after a week or two, I have totally forgot and care even less.
Yes, Sammy got caught with his hands in the cookie jar, I'm just being real about it.
This is how technology works. Anyone that was alive 25+ years ago could have walked into any Kmart and seen prolly 30 different clock-radios on the shelf (yes at one time they were high tech).
I am pretty sure that someone somewhere had a patent on clock-radios but companies took the idea and made it their own without being sued out of business.
Would anyone really complain that one clock-radio 'copied' another back in the day? No, or there would have only been one brand on the shelf.
There is no doubt that Android/Samsung varied enough from iOS/Apple to be in the catagory of clock-radios.