quote: In Android this is a bit of an annoyance, laboriously navigating your way back to the phone app, after switching to email, etc. to dig up some detail while in call.
quote: Not sure about most android phones since I use CMod but all I have to do to return to the call is go to the notification screen and hit the call in progress.
quote: sure, not smartphone,
quote: This is why apple TV is so scary... they've probably got abunch of patents in the pipeline related to video processing with a ui for viewing multiple sources and they will sue everyone over it
quote: Better not piss off your supplier.
quote: Apple is nothing but a predatory company who steals innovations and claims them as their own ideas.
quote: Third, the prior art that Jason mentions was actually considered by the USPTO in the form of the Palm Treo 700g. Jason just ignored the claim limitation that the non-phone application UI must be modified to allow for app switching (which was stated by the USPTO as the reason for the allowance).
quote: A portable electronic device displays, on a touch screen display, a user interface for a phone application during a phone call.
quote: This is the beginning of the end for Apple.
quote: the user interface of the corresponding non-phone application is modified to add an additional switch application feature
quote: It looks like you pinpointed an issue (the meaning of the word "modify") that will be heavily argued should apple ever use this patent in litigation.
quote: This patent claims priority back to January 2007...
quote: And for the record I hate apple with every fiber of my being.
quote: Every now and then a particular patent application gets granted that seems obvious, especially because almost every other company that competes in that space does the same thing on their product. The latest such patent was granted to Apple and covers the ability to start and switch apps while continuing a phone call in the background.
quote: Just because the USPTO grants you a patent doesn't mean it is valid! One has to actually test its validity in court. It happens all the time, a tribunal can render a patent invalid because of prior art, obviousness and so on.
quote: They are flooded in application, have too few ressources and of course can't hire 10000 Einstein that are knowledgable in technology.
quote: The only good patent is the patent that held in court and already won you a case.
quote: In the past I've occasionally used the "editorial" tag, when I felt I didn't provide enough supporting evidence to definitively prove my assertions.
quote: Why? Because you have knighted yourself the champion of all things Android and open-source, and thereby abuse your position as DT author to slant, senationalize, and hyperbolize articles to suit your favor. Your deceitful style is painfully obvious.
quote: Claims coming from you have never had any shred of objectivity.
quote: He's nothing but an elitist, ignorant troll.