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How Apple is approaching Android litigation is at polar opposites to the tactic undertaken by Microsoft. Microsoft is happy to license patents and collect royalties from Android handset makers, turning the platform into a cash cow. Apple on the other hand doesn’t seem interested in licensing patents, preferring litigation to make life difficult for Android handset makers. Jobs wanted to destroy Android, and it seems that things haven’t changed under Tim Cook’s leadership. The company seems committed to waging a long-term war on Android.

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I'm thinking that Apple will win the war in the end, Android will suffer bad, and in the end Apple will continue to lead in the mobile markets.



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I think apple should get a slap on the wrist from the powers that be and told that they must license their technology to others instead of trying to monopolize on everything they ever make that will obviously be an inspiration to other companies technology.

Seriously... All I seem to read in technology news is yet another Apple lawsuit. They try and sue for damages over literally everything. One day the powers will tell them to grow up otherwise their behavior is only going to limit the progress of technology.
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ehh, this has been on going for the last year, i still like android better. if it was not for the mobile market of iOS, apple/mac would have died a long time ago. Apple got really lucky.
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Apple, patenting vague actions since (insert date here)...
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unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image

Apple makes a few decent products, although still overpriced. But then again, even 1000 monkeys on typewriters get something right every now and then... They should die in a fire.devil.gif
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Android can become something else entirely, it's very adaptable, and if told to by courts, Android will adapt to a ridiculous tidal wave of lawsuits levied at it. It's not going anywhere and handset makers are certainly not going to give up on it.
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How else would you unlock something? by not touching it? I'm surprised apple hasn't tried to patent "games performing gestures on play" yet.
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This is so completely overstated. Slide to unlock? Give me a break.
First of all, its not android, its Motorola and more specifically the blur interface that is "Infringing"
I do not think that this should even be considered in court because of how minuscule this really is. Yeah, its technically the same thing, but until I see moto copy and paste apples code into blur, I wont even think twice. This is apple flailing around reaching for something to grab onto before they lose it all.
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God should sue Apple. That logo is definitely infringing on patented divine design.
    
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OMG!! Every time I log into a tech news source it's Apple sue this company....Apple sue that person.....Apple suing Newton for that damn apple falling on his head and reforming it. Holy crap! If it's the last thing that I do, I will never buy any of their products just because they piss me off soooooo much!!!

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OMG!! Every time I log into a tech news source it's Apple sue this company....Apple sue that person.....Apple suing Newton for that damn apple falling on his head and reforming it. Holy crap! If it's the last thing that I do, I will never buy any of their products just because they piss me off soooooo much!!!
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That are already gaining a reputation for this amongst the tech community.
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