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  1. I wonder if the apple lawsuit is the reason the sgs2 isn't stateside yet since samsung fears they will try and ban sales here in the us? Since it seems apple is trying to do that everywhere.

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  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    It's stupefying to me to believe that a bunch of fanboi judges actually sided with crApple and stopped Samsung from selling Galaxy Tabs in the EU. Jobs must truly believe he has a right to sell whatever he wants without any competition! :mad:

    Now, with iOS 5 coming out with "innovations" such as drop-down notifications, speech-to-text and widgets, I hope Google slaps an individual lawsuit against crApple for each "feature" that they lifted straight from Android. If we can keep Jobs on the defensive, maybe we'll actually get some decent Android products on the market without paying eye-watering subsidized prices for them...
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  3. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned in Bionic forum, Google really needs to step up on this and they are actually in good position to sue Apple for iOS5 copying several Android features straight.

    And when news like this is popping up every so often, it seems more and more apparent that Apple is resorting to lawsuits rather than trying to compete on the strength of their products.

    Apple Acquires 20 New Patents – Could Prove Problematic For Android
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  4. But google doesn't have that patented sadly so most likely apple will try and patent it then sue those who use it. Apple clearly is using patents because they can a Jude needs to stand up and rule these down because apple isn't protecting innovation they want no competition.
  5. BringItSon

    BringItSon Well-Known Member

    This is not usually how it works. most of the recent lawsuits against Google's Android is based off of this "portfolio of patents"This portfolio of patents pretty much covers wide ranges of vague conceptual ideas that could be implemented on any technology. This basically means that almost EVERYTHING is covered by this "portfolio" in someway or another.

    Recently, Apple bought this porfolio for billions of dollars(not sure of exact figure, but i think its around billions). Now they are suing aloott of companies. and they get like 10 bucks for every HTC android device sold.

    In the industry, we used to call douches who does this "submariners", but now they evolved into what we call "uber trolls". US patent laws have been changing to somewhat limit this bs patent suits, but people keep finding new ways.

    Btw, Google did try to buy the same porfolio, but got outbidded. Not sure if Google was planning to sue others with the portfolio or maybe just buy to protect themselves.
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  6. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    They can't go toe to toe with Android offerings by innovating and providing new features at a faster rate because it would completely kill their business model. If they put out a phone that competed with the Galaxy S2, they'd kill their roadmap for the next 5 years.
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  7. Very true apple makes incremental upgrades where as android makes huge upgrades every few months. The apple drones don't demand as much which is why android has 4g and apple is sticking with 3G so next year when they add it they can say it is revolutionary when android has had it for over a year by that time.
  8. jinwons

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  9. HanSolo

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  10. I think all the oems need to get together and squash this bs with apple. Buy whatever patents you need to google make it happen.
  11. The_Chief

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    None, if crApple has anything to do with it. They are secretly terrified of Android. Yes, they out sell us (no comment about the majority of their buyers), but we're far more prevalent with scores of devices while they have less than half a dozen. I occasionally read fanboi articles about the demise of Android, just to get my blood boiling (helps prevent low blood pressure :p ). If Android doesn't successfully counter-sue and defend itself, I would hate to think they're right.
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  12. Agree it's like listening of a bunch of middle schoolers argue that what they have should be the only thing and nothing else deserves to exist. Always a good read just the insanely ignorant apple comments.
  13. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    I'm really sick of this. Google's got to do something on this pretty soon.
  14. Agree. Even if they have to pull and apple and start paying people off so that these ridiculous lawsuits get dropped by a judge who has any common sense and shoots these patents and lawsuits down.
  15. The_Chief

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  16. HanSolo

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    Well, if Apple got Samsung banned from selling the Tab in Europe, Samsung is going to need the money.

    Samsung's response will reveal whether they have any dignity or not.
  17. The_Chief

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    Of course the display division and the phone division are two separate animals within Samsung... I sometimes get the feeling that all this drama is orchestrated in smoke-filled backrooms and we're the unwitting victims who pay more and more for everything regardless of the "winners" and "losers".
  18. They don't need money you realize how many things they make? Just because apple is blocking tablet sales in a few places it is still selling in other places not to mention all the phones they sell worldwide.
  19. The reason phones are so expensive now is all because of lawsuits. They build that into the final price so when things like this happen they are covered.
  20. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    If I were Samsung, I'd sell them LCDs at $1000 a piece. Problem is, Apple would probably just turn around and sell the iPads for $3000...and sadly, people would be lined up around the block to buy them.
  21. BringItSon

    BringItSon Well-Known Member

    I heard somewhere that every 2 Iphones sold, 7 Android is being sold

    so i think it is safe to say Android is outselling Idevices and Apple is threatened by it
  22. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I think that's due more to Android being available on more carriers and more networks worldwide than the iPhone. But I do think Apple is secretly terrified of Android's rise in popularity. Hence the lawsuits.
  23. The_Chief

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    Those who cannot innovate, litigate...
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  24. The iphone is on just as many networks as android is except for maybe sprint and tmo. Worldwide they have had an iphone on pretty much all international carriers.
  25. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    If I were samsung, I'd end parts business with them and focus on mobile products. But it would be very tough to give up multi-billion chips, display parts business as their semiconductor division will take big hit in revenue. I think one of Apple's goal in this lawsuit is to pressure them to lower the cost of parts.
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