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Aug 24, 2012, 6:12 PM

A good day for design in general - and the phone industry

Quite honestly, Samsung's been ripping off designs well before Apple. Even if you don't like Apple, chances are Samsung ripped off of a manufacturer that was once innovative you once liked, be it Sony Ericsson (A800), Motorola (the "Blade" A900) , RIM (The Blackjack), LG (The A920) .

Samsung's lack of originality extends way before the iPhone (it was a Phone Scoop April fools article years back.) If there's to be competition, it's simply not okay to just directly rip off the design of a successful product- they need to produce something *better.*

(Heck, they just launched the Galaxy note and grafted on the same cruddy faux leather onto the calendar.)

In fact, since Apple started going on the offensive, other phone manufacturers h...
cool story bro

Aug 25, 2012, 12:27 AM

Just my humble opinion

I think the verdict in the trial is bad for several reasons. Mostly because this gives Apple justification to continue these lawsuits. We needed a verdict that honestly flat out denied both parties any claims to money. Basically we needed to shut Apple up.

That didn't happen.

Back in 2007, Apple did the tech world a solid and released an amazing device, but it was a device far from original. They basically took the time to take a lot of great ideas that had been tried previous and fine tuned them to the user experience and in that created something where the sum was far greater than the total of the parts.

In a nutshell they vastly improved the quality of what was out there.

Now granted maybe Samsung did try to make their ph...
I think there's a distinction between copying a concept and copying exact elements/ingredients at a literal level. Taking something such as a touch screen phone but re-thinking how it should work to be actually usable is one thing. Taking elements (sa...
Captain Ahash

Aug 27, 2012, 12:09 PM

I think a lot of people forget

that you can love something, but still recognize it makes mistakes.

I love me some tasty Samsung smartphones; it's a personal preference. I love my Galaxy S III. I drooled over the SII for many years.

But overall, it's pretty clear what was happening there. I'm glad to see that they ensured they were in the clear with the SIII, but come on guys. Even without records of internal e-mails and such, it was pretty clear from the outside.

Regardless of your opinion of patent laws, copying is not innovation. There can be arguments made in support of the idea that patent laws and the resulting lawsuits can unfairly suppress competition and hold other companies back, but a truly innovative product shouldn't have to rely on previous invent...

Aug 26, 2012, 7:57 AM

Future for Galaxy Owners

It is still fresh news but I am wondering what this "victory" means for Samsung lovers who own any of the Galaxy phones. In South Korea my understanding is that Samsung has to stop selling the GS II. Any thoughts?
I doubt that the verdict and damages will be sustained under appeal.....people tend to forget that for a civil trial the jury verdict isn't 'official', the judge needs to approve it, and 90% of the time the judge responds by lowering the damages or ju...
The case verdict here in America involving Samsung and Apple, comes in unfortunate timing as a their similar case in Korea was met with a split decision. Apple could ask for an injunction on the devices in question from both cases. While the American ...

Aug 25, 2012, 1:11 PM

Iphone and Galaxy totally different

There is no way i would ever confuse a galaxy phone and an Iphone they are so different. Google is the software so you cannot sue for that. Samsung is now being handicapped which will assure Apple of a win. Apple should sue those Chinese copycats such as Meizu MX.
Of course they aren't actually similar enough that one can confuse them, that isn't really what this is about, this is about Apple's fear of competition, the iPhone is no longer the 'it' device, and Android is leaving the iPhone in the dust, so since ...
Except "TouchWiz" isn't apart of Google, and is self developed by Samsung. TouchWiz was the reason why the phones began looking more and more like an iPhone compared to stock Android or another manufacturers version.

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Aug 25, 2012, 12:46 AM

Scrolling to the end of a list?

Like you can do with the END key on a standard keyboard?
No, that's just a very brief way to talk about the patent. The patent is actually for the specific way an iPhone does it. An iPhone will let you scroll a bit past the end of a list, showing a background texture, and slowing down. Then when you ...
Actually, Motorola had a patent for this on cell phones. That's why you see old Motorola cell phones with the end/power key on the left side. If my memory serves me correctly, LG owned the patent for the end key on the right side. Nokia largely avo...
DNA simply...

Aug 24, 2012, 7:34 PM

"Big businesses are evil!"

tweeted the liberal using an iPhone, manufactured by the company with the largest market capitalization of any company in the world, at $623 billion.
Paying workers 17 cents an hour to build an iphone is evil..This Liberal uses Android and would never own an Apple product..

Aug 24, 2012, 9:42 PM

What do you expect from a California jury?

The result would be the opposite if it was tried in Korea.

Aug 24, 2012, 6:43 PM

No surprise. The Apple mafia paid off the jurors

And other news... I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to geico!
That's some impressive detective work. Please tell us how you make this up!
T Bone

Aug 25, 2012, 9:58 AM

Samsung didn't do anything to Apple

That Apple did not previously do to Xerox to create the Mac.....at the time of the release of the first generation Mac, Xerox was not too happy about it, so they sued, and Apple immediately settled the case, offering Xerox millions of dollars in stock options a s ;licensing fee' for stealing the PARC project....

Even if everything they are accusing Samsung off is 100% true, Samsung did nothing more than follow Apple's own business plan.....Apple got what they deserved....

Aug 25, 2012, 7:50 AM

fanboys are fanboys.

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