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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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> In reply to harlekkin @ 2012-07-25 15:40 from XrFn - click to readPretty sure you couldn't be more wrong. Just because you choose not to patent something DOES NOT give someone else the right to - it's called prior art and exists for this exact reason. By not patenting all you are doing is giving up your right to license your invention and claim compensation for infringements. Once Samsung proves that the idea of a universal search existed long before Apple patented it, the case will be thrown out so fast their lawyers will be bowled over by the backdraft...

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  • 2012-07-25 16:33
  • sp}h

Now I have these thoughts that Apple probably did not patent most of their stools(shits)- they just bought em'. I'm not surprised.

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  • 2012-07-25 16:29
  • 4}se

apple r rotten to the core ..stopping tech sciences moving forwards for customers consumers ..may curses of gods be upon rotten apple..

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  • 2012-07-25 16:20
  • 3Jb7

That only shows what kind of company apple is but why the international version of sgs 3

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  • 2012-07-25 16:07
  • gAit

That only shows what kind of company apple is but why the international version of sgs 3

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  • 2012-07-25 16:05
  • gAit

I'm glad apple hasn't patented searching for tv remotes down the back of the sofa. Otherwise the world would end.
Apple invented the apple and patented the apple tree, they also patented the process of rotting to the core.

By the way the Latin words for apple and evil are very similar.
mālum "an apple", mălum "an evil or misfortune.
Amusing I thought.

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  • 2012-07-25 15:46
  • nUaS

> In reply to [deleted post]First come, first served buddy. Loads of people have given up their rights to their ideas because they didn't patent them, it's the most normal thing in the world. Deal with it.

Most rich inventors out there have done so, most likely including Samsung. And if Samsung could just use "universal search" they would for sure do the same thing and patent it under their arsenal of patents.

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  • 2012-07-25 15:40
  • XrFn

> In reply to Kostas Kostas @ 2012-07-25 15:34 from nmAc - click to readWhat he said was that Apple didn't invent the "universal" search, and therefore shouldn't have the right to exclusively patent it. It's obvious that left-swiping shows the menu on the devices, since that's the issue. Think before you post.

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  • 2012-07-25 15:37
  • XrFn

> In reply to Blankman @ 2012-07-25 15:30 from nG8v - click to readWell said, couldn't agree more!

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  • 2012-07-25 15:35
  • XrFn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-25 14:59 from K1w$ - click to readErmmmm.... Wrong?
Apple does have it (swyping dead left shows the universal search)

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  • 2012-07-25 15:34
  • nmAc

I will say though, the little updates to the keyboard and auto correct have made the device 100x better for texting. The auto-correct feature was a joke when it was first launched, now it's better. The brightness adjuster in your notifications bar is also stupidly handy. Actually nice to have an update that shows they do listen :)

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  • 2012-07-25 15:31
  • S35r

Apple didn't originate the universal search

No shit Sherlock, and it didn't invent all of the software innovations that it introduced to the iphone.

And you know what?

Despite Android Fanboy claims, they didn't say they did in the first place. That's how delusional Apple Haters are. They accept anything they hear and pass it off as truth.

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  • 2012-07-25 15:30
  • nG8v

After 4 years with 2 different iphone versions I start to hate crapple! Greedy f***s!

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  • 2012-07-25 15:25
  • 39x{

So I am Not Going to Update my Galaxy S3

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  • 2012-07-25 15:23
  • uC36

Google desktop was invented 2004 way ago before iPhone come (2007) that weird, they don't make something new, apple sucks.

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  • 2012-07-25 15:19
  • 6%e5

It's pretty obvious that I am first. The reality is that the time I spent on gsmarena every single day finally payed off. I would like to thank all the late comers and praise my speed. I'm fast, you know.. I'm a blazing.. shit I'm second

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  • 2012-07-25 15:02
  • MyGp

apple didn't even originate the universal search.

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  • 2012-07-25 14:59
  • K1w$

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