Galaxy Nexus yanked from Google Play store, ban-beating patch almost ready

By Leeky
Jul 4, 2012
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  1. Samsung has been forced to stop selling its Galaxy Nexus smartphone after Apple paid the bond to bring a court-ordered ban into effect and cover damages should the final judgement favor the South Korean phone maker. Subsequently, Google had to……

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  2. gamoniac

    gamoniac TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 215   +46

    Who in the patent office approved the "slide to unlock" patent request? That guy needs to be fired. It seems like every freaking thing or thought is a patented feature. My goodness! The whole patent practice has stifled innovation (the very thing it is supposed to protect) beyond its original intent. What would have happened (or not happened) in the last hundred years if the followings have been patented:

    - Keyboard
    - headphone and mic
    - The square shape of TV and monitor
    - The use of 4 wheels on vehicle
    - motion picture
    - vacuum sealing of food
    - refrigeration
    - iPhone (oh, sorry, scrap it -- this one has a million patents on it)

    The list goes on. My point is, ideas and concepts should not and cannot be patented. It is the unique implementation of a specific product that can be protected. This whole thing about Apple suing Samsung and Google for "sliding to unlock" and the phone's rounded corner look like iPhone has got to stop. Of course, Apple is not the only one to blame in these patent trolling world.

    Is it too much to ask for a little bit of common sense?
  3. Makes me want to smash my wife's iPhone and iPad2 just to go get new Android devices.. I am lost as an Apple customer forever, you sicken me.
  4. The only thing that will stop Apple behaving like this is a customer back-lash. They need to be hurt in their hip-pocket before they will modify their behaviour.

    The other thing you can do is lobby your elected representatives, no matter where you live around the world.

    Regards,
    Peter
  5. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,534   +92

  6. Coodu

    Coodu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    I must admit this is unbelievably retarded, really makes me want to ditch my iPhone and buy a Samsung or a Windows phone. Can't believe this is even possible in today's world. Yet again the customer loses out the most...
  7. dcnc123

    dcnc123 TechSpot Member Posts: 52

    Shame on you apple... Your just afraid of google nexus hahaha I know android will dominate the mobile market soon.....
  8. Divvet

    Divvet Newcomer, in training Posts: 57   +19

    You say soon, they already have.
  9. Samsung continues to acquire market share by slicing into apple's...with a hammer! :p
  10. And Apple keep doing what other corporations on the net do when they fail, they turn into a company of lawyers and sue everyone out of spite or because it is obviously profitable.
  11. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

     


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