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.
I love android. It's just so darn versatile, and Samsung's continuing support of the modding community (mainly unlocked boot loaders on non-carrier devices) is just making me smile. The consumer has the power to overcome limitations imposed by greedy carrier, most of the time.
Originally Posted by jjsoviet
Didn't Apple and Samsung pledge to be in more peaceful agreement and stop the patent madness? Looks like the attempted ceasefire just fell overboard.
Apple has always been the one to throw the first (or 100th) stone when it comes to the mobile space. They need to innovate, and innovate hard, instead of worrying about what they're competition is doing. The two companies have the same exposure in the public eye, and it would be so much better for everyone if they competed in the showroom, not the courtroom.
Originally Posted by guyladouche
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
Specifically, Apple claims that in its brief analysis of a UK-sourced version of the phone, the Galaxy S III infringes two of the four patents that its going after the Galaxy Nexus for: universal search and smart links (like those on phone numbers that push users out to the dialer). Apple hasn't yet concluded whether or not the other two patents (slide to unlock and keyboard suggestions) are also infringing, but due to the similarities it says that both smartphones can be judged together. Samsung, in its opposition to the motion, says that "This should not be done on two days' notice, without due process, and with no factual record whatsoever" and that "Adding a new product to this motion would significantly change the analysis of all four preliminary injunction factors."
Much, much better synopsis of the issue(s) at hand, thanks guyladouche
It changes the conversation significantly, now it seem to me that this is exactly the type of corruption in our justice system that we need to correct. First we have MU taken down, destroying their business, while avoiding due process, next we have one of our largest American corporations attempting to do the same.
At times, I feel we live in one of the best countries of the world, but with recent events, I don't know how much longer I will be able to sustain the hope for this country.