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Samsung Galaxy S III update does away with universal search

25 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S III update does away with universal search - read the full textThe latest 'stability' update for the international Samsung Galaxy S III no longer lets you search your local data (such as contacts and media files), due to legal pressure from Apple. This comes after a similar patch removed universal search functionality from the Sprint and AT&T variants...


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Yeah but apple have a history of looking to see if simple things are patented or not and patening them

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  • 2012-07-26 01:47
  • 9ycb

I had this feature on my old symbian N95 in 2008!!! How is it that Apple claims that the patent is theirs?

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  • 2012-07-26 01:39
  • 3pYm

Nokia will kick Samsung ass, and will be number one again, next year with what there going to offer....

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  • 2012-07-26 01:31
  • X3tk

> In reply to lostintheclouds @ 2012-07-25 16:42 from D8XA - click to readThat may be so, but it's just down right disgusting for Apple to sue companies (mainly samsung) for such tiny things and get away with it.

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  • 2012-07-26 01:26
  • v6fi

Symbian 3, already had the universal search, many years before

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  • 2012-07-26 01:12
  • Lx6B

> In reply to Mista.Calais @ 2012-07-26 01:07 from i2qL - click to readThanks for explaination.Thats OK if they did not pay, but they still could buy that patent for useing it true ?

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  • 2012-07-26 01:11
  • JbRn

So Samsick is officially admit that they are copying Apple.

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  • 2012-07-26 01:08
  • vV5G

> In reply to Crapplepa @ 2012-07-26 00:50 from JbRn - click to readWP has bought licencing from Apple for it. That's why they aren't being sued. If Android doesn't want to pay loyalty then they shall not have that feature. Simple!

Posted from my Lumia 800.

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  • 2012-07-26 01:07
  • i2qL


I use an android phone but there are plenty of iphones, ipads & macbooks in our house.


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  • 2012-07-26 01:06
  • 2G3i

> In reply to LOL @ 2012-07-25 18:31 from XjfP - click to readLOL-ita ... u funny coz NOKIA is a mother of other phones.First Smartphone, First cam phone, Second touchscreen after first was Siemens, First MP3 player, ... etc.Real multitasking, Not goin to mention camera quality coz you blind.Stay with what you have and stop posting bullshite.

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  • 2012-07-26 01:01
  • JbRn that Crapple stealer company ... local search is use in windows aswell so why no suing them? Thats the PROOF that Crapple is scared to dead by Samsung haha. Samsung will survive without local search (Crapple's crying like a child ... same like banned other pc comp for useing Enter key wtf ?! Crapple steal (or after little change) many patents from leading Mobile technology companies like Nokia, Motorola, Eriksson, Siemens ...etc coz they have to, they were not first do they had to copied others (No other way to make succes ) So hope that Crapple 5 will be banned in EU for good and no brown envelope will break that EU legislation coz they pay for everythin to be where they are.

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  • 2012-07-26 00:50
  • JbRn

> In reply to LOL @ 2012-07-25 18:31 from XjfP - click to readu mad bro? :O I don't think anybody should take into consideration the opinions of others, and that's a reason I think us Nokia fans are the best. As a Latin saying goes, 'De gustibus non disputandum.'

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  • 2012-07-25 23:03
  • 3ApY

> In reply to Blankman @ 2012-07-25 15:30 from nG8v - click to readThat makes it OK then to start suing competitors so as to stifle competition. Get real fella, the only losers are the consumers. Samsung will still sell S**tloads of S3s and make huge profits.

For my part, and it may be a little gesture, the IP4s is my last Apple product. Goodbye Cr**ple!

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  • 2012-07-25 22:43
  • nGrp

That is a major bummer. I use Search on my SII all the time. Oh well... XDA will look after us. Stuff you Apple, you make he dislike you even more everyday.

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  • 2012-07-25 22:00
  • TSBT

Yikes. They got Samsung's Universal Search.

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  • 2012-07-25 21:29
  • swsZ

Patent is way to stop other's ideas on their own invention. Apple fears that Samsung might does it better. And nowadays everyone want to give something better than the best. But all I need is a good phone with great feature, why the hell i should care about patents... :(

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  • 2012-07-25 20:17
  • Pxh$

Apples iPhone 5 should be made illegal, be banned, from sales in EU because it does not use micro-USB and introducing a new dock connector should not be allowed, even though they were allowed to use their already existing connector together with an adapter!
Microsoft Windows computers and Linux, Android is based on Linux, can all do universal local searches so Apples "patent" should be irrelevant!

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  • 2012-07-25 20:04
  • J5Px

> In reply to Verificator @ 2012-07-25 19:41 from nuFY - click to read"..And just for everyone's knowledge: Apple's patent was filed back in 2004, with citations filed in 1994:.."

You just demonstrated your weak knowledge of the matter.
Apple first filled in 2000. The citations are used to say from where they copy.

The most importantly: others GOT patent in 1996 for universal search. naturally, Apple used other words for the same thing and miraculously got that shame-patent.

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  • 2012-07-25 19:50
  • nuFY

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2012-07-25 15:40 from XrFn - click to readYou are flat wrong.
I invent something but don't want to patent? it's up to me. I don't want Apple copy and patent it? I publish it.
The moment it's published, no one can patent it.
BUT...if the patent office still give that patent, the others need ask to invalidate, and this is what will happen.

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  • 2012-07-25 19:41
  • nuFY

> In reply to Blankman @ 2012-07-25 15:30 from nG8v - click to readSueing other over a patent is saying:we invented this.
Apple did not, as usual they copied the works of others than pushed for a joke patent.

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  • 2012-07-25 19:37
  • nuFY

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