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Apple Wants Android Source Code in Battle Against Samsung

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May 8, 2013, 1:34 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Apple has asked the judge overseeing one of its patent-related lawsuits against Samsung to provide it with access to the Android source code from Google. According to Apple, Android "provides much of the accused functionality" in Samsung's infringing products. Apple believes it should have access to that data in order to separate which company's software provides which functions in Samsung's smartphones. Google says that Apple made a strategic decision to leave Google out of this particular lawsuit. As a third party, Google isn't entitled to the same protections that Samsung is. Google thinks providing this info to Apple would provide for future discovery and other details that it wouldn't normally receive. The judge has yet to make a decision on the matter.

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May 8, 2013, 2:37 PM

Android source code.

Isn't android source code free to access to anyone?
Why doesn't Apple download the source code them self?
Android source code is but then Samsung takes it and modifies it to add features since Android it lacking a lot of features. Sounds like Google wants Samsung version of Android to compare against stock Android. Seems like they could look at open sou...
Good point.

What I don't get is Android source code has more to do with Google, and nothing to do with Samsung!
T Bone

May 8, 2013, 4:53 PM

Quid Pro Quo

I'll show mine (source code) if you show me yours (source code),,,,come on....Apple....open up that source code...

Crimony....Apple's demands are getting more and more absurd.....it won't help......Apple keeps falling behind in the smartphone race.
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