Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:29 UTC
Legal Well. Raise your hands if you didn't see this one coming. Nobody is safe from Apple's and Microsoft's legal crusade against Android, not even Samsung, which supplies a lot of chips to Apple. Apple has sued Samsung for copying Cupertino's look and feel in various Samsung devices. This is about as surprising as the tides rolling in. Update: And Samsung's going to strike back. Hit 'm hard, Samsung. I don't like you anymore than any of these other patent trolls, but maybe we'll finally see it all crash and burn.
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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by jackeebleu on Tue 19th Apr 2011 00:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
jackeebleu
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2006-01-26

Thom,
So Apple should spend it's R&D $$$ and ignore companies that take its designs and mimic them to the centimeter?

Look familiar?
Samsung:
http://www.netbooknews.com/wp-content/2010/08/samsung-galaxy-tab-us...

Apple:
http://thefuturearchive.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/idevice-30-pin-...

Look familiar?
Samsung:
http://blog.wirelessground.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/samsung_g...

Apple:
http://cdn3.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/apple-ipho...

So no, it's not just the UI, it's the devices themselves that Samsung has chosen to flatter.

Thom, can I start a website that named OSnews.net that uses a similar layout to yours except my CSS columns are listed on the left, while yours is on the right. The layout is damn near identical, except instead of Gray, White, Orange and Green, my design is White, Gray, Green, and Orange. The basis of my site is gonna be the discussion of Operating Systems, but when that news gets slow, I'll dabble in the occasional fare of Engadget and Gizmodo. If I do that, you wont accuse me of copying will you?

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