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Apple gets smacked down again

Apple is on the warpath when it comes to protecting its two biggest moneymakers: the iPhone and the iPad. Samsung has been Apple's favorite punching bag [1][2][3][4] [5], but Motorola has seen its fair share of attention from Apple as well. Now Motorola can add another victory to its tally in the fight against Apple.
 
An Administrative Law Judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Motorola's Droid family doesn't infringe upon the following three Apple patents:
 
U.S. Patent No. 7,812,828 [Ellipse fitting for multi-touch surfaces]
U.S. Patent No. 7,663,607 [Multipoint touchscreen]
U.S. Patent No. 5,379,430 [Object-oriented system locator system]
 

Not surprisingly, Motorola was quite pleased with the ruling and released the following statement:
 
We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user experience.
 
Apple could not be reached for comment.

Sources: CNET, U.S. ITC





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RE: .
By LordSojar on 1/16/2012 2:17:11 AM , Rating: 1
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Yup, they have the fastest mobile hardware along with the largest selection of applications and best developer support by miles


Tegra3 would like a discussion with you... a 4 way discussion with a 5th person coming in every so often when things get dull to beat you with a frying pan.

Also... Uh.... Hello, my name is open source development, but you can just call me Bob... I have more developer's licenses yielding more variety and competition... WHY YES, I am better! Thanks for asking!

And really... how many fart apps does one need? I mean, seriously, please answer that question. I find myself in need of exactly ZERO of them. As a matter of fact, I find myself in need of only about 20 apps on my phone and my tablet because guess what?? I have a fully functional, non-mobile in any fashion, browser that supports ALL forms of web content up to and including Flash.

Oh, and guess what else? My hardware on my Prime will let me install Windows 8... Game. Set. Match. FLAWLESS VICTORY. I won't even bother to do the button combination for my fatality... give you a hint about what it is though; it has to do with hardware support longevity. OOOPS.


RE: .
By testerguy on 1/16/2012 3:48:31 AM , Rating: 2
By 'Tegra3' are you referring to the not-yet-released in a smartphone processor? And are you missing the fact that the processor is only half of the story, especially given that iOS, for example, is GPU hardware accelerated?

How about we deal with phones which have actually been released and benchmarked? The processor in the Nexus is <10% faster when dealing with javascript when compared to the iPhone 4S. The graphics are up to 3x slower. The <10% isn't noticeable. 3x faster graphics are. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has both a slower CPU and slower graphics. Those are the two leading Android handsets right now. Clearly, then, the iPhone 4S boasts the performance crown right now.

Open Source development is not relevant to apps, only to Android. The source code for Android 3 was never even released. And open source for Android developments are never implemented for the majority of Android users so that leads to more fragmentation anyway. Essentially, just because an operating system is open source means nothing when you are an app developer, because you cannot assume that your end users have installed a particular open source ROM etc. So, that brings us back to all the reasons iOS developer support is better (which have already been covered by others).

Are you really trying to contend that the only reason iOS has more apps is that they are all 'fart' apps? That would make you look pretty silly. If not, you render your point irrelevant. You choose - irrelevant or silly?

You can use flash on an iPhone using Skyfire, so that argument is irrelevant.

And wanting to install Windows 8 on a phone? That should be negative points.

So basically all of your points: not yet released (and only half of the performance equation), misguided beliefs on what open source actually means, false assumption that iOS only has additional apps over Android which are 'fart' apps, misguided claim that you can't use flash on iOS, and completely useless things like wanting to install Windows 8.

And you describe that as flawless? LOL.


RE: .
By sprockkets on 1/16/2012 5:28:08 PM , Rating: 2
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testerguy...


Do you have a life?


RE: .
By TakinYourPoints on 1/18/2012 10:14:18 PM , Rating: 2
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Tegra3 would like a discussion with you... a 4 way discussion with a 5th person coming in every so often when things get dull to beat you with a frying pan.


You mean the same Tegra 3 that was either even with (browser performance) or crushed (GPU performance) by the A5 that was released eight months earlier?

But MOAR COREZ = FASTER according to you, so ok, cool. It's like hearing from the Bulldozer fanboys or the Pentium 4 fanboys back in the day that it was the best hardware because MOAR MEGAHURTZ!!!1

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Also... Uh.... Hello, my name is open source development, but you can just call me Bob... I have more developer's licenses yielding more variety and competition... WHY YES, I am better! Thanks for asking!


Yes, flourishing open source development is why I'm on the open Ubuntu instead of the closed Windows. After all, it's open so it has to have more developers and applications, right?

Oh, wait: http://blog.flurry.com/bid/79061/App-Developers-Be...

Of course, you know you can't win your argument so you fall back on the tired and lazy iFart Defense. Sad.

Maybe you'd install more applications if you hardware had real horsepower and developer support.

Come on dude, this is a tech site, I thought people here used their brains.


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