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Apple's big problem is that it innovates the first time (thus creating a market of its own), but immediately stagnates after a short while. Think deeply about the iPhone/iPad when they were introduced to the market: notice that the first generation is lauded as "revolutionary" and rightfully so. However, successors only incorporate minimal improvements while holding back some features (i.e. multitasking, FaceTime) for the next generation. This is what I don't like about the company; it starts out strong, yet falls short as time goes by.

Now take a look at the Google "open competition" model - it introduces a relatively simple phone (HTC G1), but once you look at the Android feature set it immediately includes everything that's not on iOS even today: multitasking, widgets, OTA updates, notifications system. Over at the hardware side, Android phones are advancing at a rapid pace because device manufacturers have no limits as long as the technology is viable. This is what we could call innovation, simply because we can easily see the tactile proof of advancement. So what if they play follower to Apple? Google and its partners easily overtake the "standard" that is the iPhone/iPad anyway. Sure they have the App Store and iOS fluidity, we have 4G LTE, multicore processors, NFC and more.



OT: Glad to see HTC fighting back, presenting patents that are actually pertinent to smartphone technology. Theirs hold a lot more ground especially that these are tangible as opposed to something as vague as hardware design.
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IMO, Apple didn't invent nor innovate the Tablet. I had a Motion Computing tablet for years, long before Apple came out with their doodle pad they call a Tablet. If they think they have control of the Tablet market, they are seriously delusional. They didn't invent it at all. I wonder what they think of the Asus Eee Slate.
     
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nope, i don't think HTC has any chance against them
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nope, i don't think HTC has any chance against them
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I will pray every night to the Google Gods that HTC will win this battle and stop Apple from suing everyone which stifles innovation. Apple was the one that started their company on taking from others. so why be so butthurt now?
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.../snip... However, successors only incorporate minimal improvements while holding back some features (i.e. multitasking, FaceTime) for the next generation. This is what I don't like about the company; it starts out strong, yet falls short as time goes by.

.../snip...

OT: Glad to see HTC fighting back, presenting patents that are actually pertinent to smartphone technology. Theirs hold a lot more ground especially that these are tangible as opposed to something as vague as hardware design.
You first statement is why I will never own an apple product outside of the 3G iPod that broke and I have yet to take it apart.

I agree completely with your second statement.

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post #37 of 41
Good luck HTC (and google )!
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Shock and awe, actual technical hardware patents and not just vague "aesthetic" patents? UNSPEAKABLE!!!
this.
post #39 of 41
You guys imagine if HTC pulls this off?? All the slue of badass feature rich phones we are going to be getting from HTC now that they would have a boatload of cash!!!!
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I look forward to the day when Google starts suing Apple with their newly acquired Motorola portfolio.

OCN'ers will rejoice.

It is going to be a sweet day indeed. just imagine how many patents motorola has on cellphones.
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