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Google Warned Samsung Galaxy Tab Was "Too Similar" 251

Posted by timothy
from the word-to-the-wise dept.
tlhIngan writes "Some interesting news has come out of Apple's filings against Samsung. First, Google warned Samsung that their 'P1' (Galaxy Tab) and 'P3' (Galaxy Tab 10.1) tablets were 'too similar' to the iPad. In addition, Samsung's own Product Design Group note it was 'regrettable' that the Galaxy S 'looks similar' to the iPhone. Finally, how designers at a Samsung-sponsored evaluation noted the Galaxy S 'copied the iPhone too much' and 'innovation is needed.' Of course, Samsung has some ammunition of its own, including how Apple copied Sony's designs. In unrelated news, Judge Grewal has sanctioned Samsung for not preserving emails from automatic deletion, even after litigation has begun."
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Google Warned Samsung Galaxy Tab Was "Too Similar"

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  • by binarylarry (1338699) on Friday July 27, 2012 @10:29AM (#40790213)

    Those bastards! Next thing you know, someone going to start building phones based on Linux!

  • Re:Again? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 27, 2012 @10:31AM (#40790229)

    I'll alert the courts. I'm sure they'll wrap this up immediately, sire.

  • Re:Again? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 27, 2012 @10:33AM (#40790263)

    >Similarly, those of us idiots who think Samsung are in the wrong will avoid buying "iToy" ripoffs.

    FTFY ;)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 27, 2012 @11:04AM (#40790641)

    I don't want to start a holy war here, but what is the deal with you Mac fanatics? I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a Mac (a 8600/300 w/64 Megs of RAM) for about 20 minutes now while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. 20 minutes. At home, on my Pentium Pro 200 running NT 4, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this Mac, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. If that.

    In addition, during this file transfer, Netscape will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even BBEdit Lite is straining to keep up as I type this.

    I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while working on various Macs, but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen a Mac that has run faster than its Wintel counterpart, despite the Macs' faster chip architecture. My 486/66 with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this 300 mhz machine at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that the Macintosh is a superior machine.

    Mac addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use a Mac over other faster, cheaper, more stable systems.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 27, 2012 @11:11AM (#40790711)

    my god, somebody reached back into the 1990s for that copypasta.

  • by ilsaloving (1534307) on Friday July 27, 2012 @11:21AM (#40790851)

    LOL! Reminds of when everyone jumped on the "translucent plastic" bandwagon. I recall seeing microwaves, and even irons, in blueberry iMac colours. I was amused.

    The best though, was when I was flipping through a department store catalogue (in the late 90s) and came across a wooden breadcutting board that was advertised as "Y2K compliant." To this day I regret not having cut out that item and saved it somewhere.

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