Apple and Samsung in patent fight over Galaxy Nexus
Well we all know when it comes to patent disputes there is no love lost between Apple and Samsung, and it appears that Apple is again targeting old Sammy in the patent law courts, this time the iOS company is suing Samsung over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus using their “slide to unlock” patented feature.
Back in October 2011, Apple was granted the patent for the “slide to unlock” feature in their iOS devices, and several Android makers have already use the feature on Android handsets, so it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that Apple has got their legal team onto the matter.
This is also the first time Apple has targeted the Android Ice Cream sandwich packing smartphone as a patent infringing device.
Of course Apple could well have a legitimate case here as there are other ways of unlocking a device that doesn’t require sliding to the right, but as the Galaxy Nexus does use the slide to unlock feature perhaps Sammy will come to some licensing agreement with Apple for its use.
If not, well no doubt we can expect Samsung and Google to put up a hefty fight against Apple as it would appear Apple is dead set on going after anything used by Android, and no doubt this new fight will continue for quite some time yet.
Thus it would appear that the Apple against Android fight continues and no doubt we will be seeing more battles in the future.
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