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Legal This is probably not entirely surprising. The European Commission has announced that it is investigating both Apple and Samsung because they may have breached antitrust rules with regard to patents used as standard in the mobile phone industry - otherwise known as FRAND patents. While the EC states it's investigating both Samsung and Apple, it's likely the investigation focusses on Samsung.
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RE[7]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Mon 7th Nov 2011 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Tony Swash"
frderi
Member since:
2011-06-17

Total BS. There are demonstration videos of Android running a touchscreens GUI long before the iPhone was announced.


No there weren't. Prior to the iPhone, there wasn't any noteworthy touch functionality present in Android.

Let me show you some prototypes of Android :

http://media.techeblog.com/images/androidlive_1.jpg
http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/google-android-...

Pretty much seems like a Blackberry to me.

It seems zealotry pretty much causes acute myopia.

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RE[8]: Comment by Tony Swash
by AWdrius on Mon 7th Nov 2011 11:58 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Tony Swash"
AWdrius Member since:
2006-07-18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FJHYqE0RDg#!

There were 2 prototypes: blackberry like one and iphone like one (starting from 3 minute mark).

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RE[9]: Comment by Tony Swash
by frderi on Mon 7th Nov 2011 13:49 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Tony Swash"
frderi Member since:
2011-06-17

That video was from 2008. And you can see clearly from the video the touch screen functionality is very early stages and its basically still the button-based UI with some modifications.

I guess Android can't compete unless it leeches on other, successful designs.

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Android demonstrated both GUI and keypad versions of their OS before the iPhone was released.

Some Android phones still offer keypads.

You are the only zealot making unfounded statements.

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