Sorry for my typos.....
I really love the way WP is.... Tiles.... Dont care for a background... I have nokia lumia... Drive, Transport, Music are the best apps which give buainess to Nokia... I cote for Nokia.... We have no phones from Htc released here in India... I will definitely not prefer samsung though they give more hardware compared to price as their designs look cheap and crap.... Nokia gives worth for the money u spent...
Remember alot of this stuff started back in 2010 when Samsung wasn't as big and still fond of copying rather than being original.
Is Microsoft's legal team just that good--because there was a time we would continually hear of "licensing agreements" between Android smartphone makers and Microsoft, without this much dispute. I mean, this Apple vs. Samsung case is very different...but it's interesting to see how Microsoft managed to get so many to fork over royalties.
Side note, the cross-licensing agreement between Apple and Microsoft mentioned here sounds like interesting stuff to read about, especially since it goes far back so long. Anybody know anything more about it?
Except Apple has decided to take it too far. Some of the stuff they are alleging Samsung copied is downright silly (the battery icon shows how much battery is left, for example, or the unlocking grid on Android). Heck, some features that they allege Android is mocking and infringing patents for didn't even exist on iOS back then. I'm all for Apple trying to protect its IP but they've clearly chosen to ride this wave as much as they can to maximize their gains from it and that makes them a patent troll.
Samsung obviously deserves some of it for making products that do try to imitate the look and feel of iOS (do a poor job at it, obviously) but it's no way near what Apple is claiming.
In a way, this is good for WP since it'll only force OEMs to look into it more and if the price of Android keeps going up, WP is the only choice left.
Good job apple... Do everything you can to destroy android via STEVE JOBS
Daniel Rubino says:
"1. no one thinks the Galaxy phones look like an iPhone."
"1. no one thinks the Galaxy phones look like an iPhone."
Err, exactly. That's because Samsung was forced to change their design and UI to fend off Apple. The GSIII is the ultimate culmination of that. But this lawsuit started with the GSI which is what is at contention here and when Apple sued Samsung.
You can't sell a product, profit from it when it is allegedly copied and get away with just because your new product didn't copy it.
You could argue that Samsung's success started with a copy-infringing product and they rode Apple's coattails to success. Now they're doing alright but they got to that point by thievery. That is what is being alleged.
"2. no one thinks the Android OS looks like iOS"
"2. no one thinks the Android OS looks like iOS"
Once again because Google is distancing itself from Apple as much as possible because their OEMs are being sued left and right.
This lawsuit started years ago and that is what is at issue. Not where Samsung, the Galaxy S and Android are TODAY but where they were years ago.
You can't just cheat to success and get away with it. At least that is what Apple is claiming.
Well, we're talking about the brand though. By the time a court settlement was reached, the BlackJack II was coming out and it was renamed simply 'Jack in order to comply with the settlement.
If only it had live tiles ...
FWIW - to me... this whole court case is moot...
1. no one thinks the Galaxy phones look like an iPhone.
2. no one thinks the Android OS looks like iOS
I'm still amazed at how jealous Apple can be about their products. If you look at the HDTV guys, they all get along quite well for selling similar products...
And that makes me wonder...
Anyone think that as soon as Apple sells HDTVs - will Samsung sue Apple for "Copying" the rectangle design of their HDTVs?
Awesome way to keep the WiFi alive is just to put the phone to charge while at home/ office...but the only time this trick won't work is when we're outside like in a mall or at the airport..or other places...but rest of the time...i prefer this solution as it is the easiest...
Would fail certification
Nokia developed these apps or were highly involved in getting these developers to develop for WP. Most all of Nokia's apps eventually go public. This is also a draw for sales of their phones.
It's not that simple. Developers don't get their apps on many marketplace because they don't bother supporting it. They don't understand the language, geographical adaptation, or like many 1.0.0 version apps they just make and leave it with existing configuration, the limited original marketplaces. In Android, you can just download the .apk and activate it. No need for encryption. Much simpler. 2 choices; marketplace and sef-install. So, it's a not self-inflicted limitation by design.
Customers can go to developers' website to purchase and customers who can do that are obliged to understand TOC, procedures, etc, but with marketplace they are forced to provide support to the local market with many different conditions. Not that encouraging.
EXAMPLE : I really want Romance of Three Kingdoms mobile by KOEI TECMO. They usually (if) publish in Japanese first. So, if they publish, it will be only in Japan and others can't access it by design even though KOEI TECMO will more than be happy to sell it if potential customers know Japanese and limited support it has outside Japan and North America.
It is not that simple.
Seriously. Samsung should change their name to "Copysung."
Pound The Alarm says:
Why doesn't Samsung just launch a nuclear bomb at Apple when everyone is off work? Problem solved.
My WiFi stays alive on my HD7
Then you would just comment the same.
That is if sprint's connection is fast enough to stream it to begin with
Why not? Ask yourself that
A little sad we have to resort to this as we await more robust settings in windows phone 8
If Microsoft can hit up a deal with carriers by leveraging skype as a phone option, that could be very powerful.
You honestly don't think Samsung copied apple on a single damn thing???
Actually the "jack" was a completely new phone. It wasn't just the "blackjack" with a new name.
Actually probably not. if Apple wins this court case it will only mean that cell phone makers will have to innovate. Take HTC for example they have quickly adapted to any challenge Apple has made. Samsung just copied Apple too deeply to quickly change things. and MS has a completely different OS and their own set of patents along with cross liscencing deals.
As far as forcing the phone not to use data, u can just toggle off data connection in the cellular settings.
Awesome. I remember looking for this app not too long ago. Glad to see it finally here.
What were you expecting? They can't just publish an app to the marketplace.
Samsung is notorious for "borrowing heavily" from others. Honestly, they have grown far too powerful and really don't think twice about copying then tweaking slightly.
Apple is making outrageous demands and clearly didn't enter into good faith negotiations. Tim Cook may not be as outwardly vocal as Jobs but he might be more deadly.
Nice to have another video app aside from Netflix. Wish we could get Hulu eventually.
This is scary ,this court case could be the first big step that allows Apple to start nocking off cell phone makes.
Too bad you have to dev unlock your phone. I'll stick with my old method of using iHeartRadio.
Samsung was basically forced to redesign their UI on the Galaxy series, removing the "drawer" and making it non-Phone like. In that regard, Apple has been succesful in their view from keeping Samsung from aping all their work, so I'm not so sure it's frivolous.
Apple also has to protect what they see as their IP. If they let Samsung bend the rules then it opens the doors for other companies to do the same.
I'm rooting for Apple here, but only really because Samsung is a huge brand, and I'd like to see them forced into putting a bit more effort behind Windows Phone. That, and because TouchWiz really WAS a blatant, ugly copy of iOS' mildly unattractive UI.
Considering this started almost 4 years ago when Samsung wasn't even close to beating Apple, your assumptions are unfounded. And if Apple ends up at 5% of the market, they will still be extremely profitable.
Samsung isn't going away they have way to many products on the market... Apple has a ton of cash to keep jabbing at Samsungs side. In the end Apple will have gained absolutely nothing other wasting time with Samsung in court. I am sure it will show how frivolous patent suits can be to the world.
dont really need this I just use simple Microsoft word write my goals are hahahah
this is great and use to go Sony website watch. Now no need too due to this app
I used to like both of them. I can't stand those plastic phones and buggy Android anymore.
lol the Samsung BlackJack II is a clone of a BlackBerry. My Galaxy S Vibrant's interface is very similar to an iPhone.
I dunno. It's clear to me that the BlackJack was a clear attempt to make a Windows Phone-BlackBerry knock off.
Samsung did relent and re-named it to just 'Jack' so there must have been something there.
I'm not a fan of either company in this trial but Samsung does have a reputation for lifting ideas where Apple, less so.
I FREAKING HATE SAMSUNG AND ANDROID PRODUCTS!!!!
Haha that makes Steve Ballmer a better ceo than Tim
The problem is WP7 supports limited hardware. If you want to compare, compare the Nokia Lumia 900 with the HTC Titan II. HTC and Samsung are all about Android right now and they don't have many exclusive apps. If you bought HTC and Samsung, you are just funding them for Android :)
This was an offer made to Samsung prior to all this court buisness to try and keep it from happening. Obviously Samsung didn't take it, and from what I can tell the 9$ on WP is for the trade dress of the hardware (Im looking at you Omnia 7) and nothing to do with the OS/software.
I would go for another Nokia to replace my 900. As far as 7.8/8 improvements I would like to be able to set different tile colors based on app categories. I currently group my apps based on common theme. Adding common colors would differentiate them more.
I have no use for adding backgrounds. If you find the change too busy, imagine a busy background behind the tiles, very little would be visible anyway. The black background really looks good behind the tiles. I am looking forward to emphasizing tile importance by size variation.
I can see very well how these predictions can be true: http://blogs-images.forbes.com/ericsavitz/files/2012/06/IDC-Smartphone-OS-share-chart.png
Apple is just being apple again I don't see how any of this would fly they are the biggest bunch of fucking crybabies I have ever seen
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