Originally Posted by Nocturin
Anyone have any idea's what IP apple has patented in regards to Siri and what ground apple is using to stand on?
Would releasing this as a stand-alone app that has to be downloaded -then- integrated into OS make any difference?
Originally Posted by Cavey00
Voice recognition software in itself has been around forever. So what if Apple polished it for their phone? Do they deserve to own it? NO! Jesus, what's next, will I get sued for communicating verbally to the guy next to me? I used the original voice recognition right there.
Originally Posted by jjsoviet
I am unsure how Apple will defend its case because mobile voice recognition/action software has been around, in Android no less, since 2.0 Eclair with the Nexus One. S Voice is simply a dressed-up Vlingo variant, and is already available (aka ripped from the SGS III) as an APK file in many places such as XDA. It works too on all Android devices, and not just the Samsung flagship smartphone.
It's not your guys fault, but Siri's voice recognition (and similarity to Siri's voice) has nothing at all to do with this proposed ban (or the things Apple is suing over). It's because whomever wrote this dumb article on Eng. is a troll. I really hate how Eng. writes summaries of other articles. It was Eng. wording that implied that the voice-recognition is an issue that they want to sue over, but it is not. It has nothing to do with the proposed ban.
Apple is contending that the Galaxy S3 is close enough in design to the Nexus that it should be grouped into the previous ongoing litigation against the Nexus. Among that is the "universal search" function that Apple has patented (means you enter something in one location to search, and then the function searches multiple locations--like your device and the web, etc.). That's all. Nothing at all to do with voice recognition.
This is a much better synopsis of the situation--much better than what's written on Encrapet: http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/6/3068790/apple-requests-block-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-sales-us