Originally Posted by doingitforthekill
......you guys do realize that apple is suing samsung and not google right.....
A.) Samsung did copy the iPhone UI and design feel. It's right in front of your faces with TouchWiz. Apple is suing samsung. NOT GOOGLE. Android is designed by google. It seems people seem to glaze over the very obvious in facts.
B.) You can't steal ideas from psuedo-open source software....simply because it's pseudo-open source. You can't sue apple for using the notifications style, because the idea (possibly) came from a pseudo-open source operating system. However, since iOS is patented and not open source, apple has the legal right to sue for design copying.
Just use the thing that resides in your head, if people used logic I swear...
Ah, if you had read the converstation between myself and IcedEarth you would have realised that we have not glazed over this fact at all.
Why can't you take an idea from something, as you put it "pseudo-open sourced"? If I suddenly developed my own mobile operating system that used a pull-down notification system then of course I would have been taking the idea from Android. Just because it's open-sourced does not mean it didn't exist in the first place. It does exist and the pull-down notification has been taken, stolen, borrowed, used however you want to word it, from Android.
I don't speak for everyone but what I am saying is that I think it's slightly hypocritical of Apple to get so upset with Samsung over copying designs and then turn around and use a pull-down notification system, something a lot of consumers recognize as Android.