lolalot, 26 Oct 2011android should change from "slide to unlock" to "drag to unlock"That's what my HTC says, "drag to unlock", not slide, since drag involves friction while sliding is dragging with lesser friction.. :p
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2011Does the Android way of unlocking via connecting the dots count?I don' think so.. that dot thingy actually doesn't have a predefined path.. we as users define them ourselves, so technically it is not manufacturer-specified..
Fred, 26 Oct 2011Wonderful! Another brain dead patent awarded to the "iCopy but sell it as mine" comp... moreWhy do you think crapple got thr patent only now? whwn all this patent wars are on. Crapple bought the judje to give them the patent after 6 years..and it will probably get revoked at some point.
crapple would do anything to become the rightfull owner of everything. now with this retarded thing every company that invents something will imediately patent it and there will be improovement. apple will go down because it will have no ideeas left to steal. So unwilingly crapple dug theyre own grave with this.
Zaid, 26 Oct 2011but it include the term, moving the image to a predefined location , so all androids are in trouble!It's said PREDEFINED, which means that you have to slide it in ONLY one place. So if you can slide it in ANY place you want you can't be in trouble.
Highst, 26 Oct 2011The person who granted the patent has a new Ipadhmm sorry u got it wrong...i granted this patient because i don't like android like many others and its filled with virus and bugs and copied from MS kernel
AnonD-24281, 26 Oct 2011Real talk! Am a android fan and i dint mind this. i just hope google patent the face detection... morehey "I need to argue" must be "you need to agree" android always copies REMEMBER this, either from apple/Nokia/RIM/MS..this will be proved by beginning of next year when the case filed by MS will be heard against android. then i really wonder where will all those fandroids disappear !!! worth watching ain't it ???
This is just stupid, why be so picky on how a phone unlocks. I wish Motorola would just take everyone to court for copying there first idea of a mobile phone and take full control by slapping these other phone companys round the ear and tell them to grow up! ps I'm putting a patent in for how your legs move back and fore whilst walking so watch out.
Blankman, 26 Oct 2011Haha, Samsung are going to get shafted. Nokia were smart enough not to include this in Sym... moreNokia is/will be always smart unlike other copy cats(android)...now u can prove ur self smart if u r still with Nokia....or else u will go blank-man
Tom-Helge, 26 Oct 2011http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/08/25/dutch_judge_says_apples_slide_to_unlock_patent_i... moreYup this was what I was indicating also, its decided by courts and authorities anyway, so what's the big deal, same as fingerprint to unlock patents, and facial recognition to unlock patents. The real noise here is probably because the words 'Apple' and 'iPhone' appeared in the article in my opinion.
admad, 26 Oct 2011To all the smartasses that defend Apple by "Doesn't matter if Neonode was first, they did... moreThat may be covered by FRAND regulations:
Not saying the law is perfect, but it does cover what you mentioned, and the unnecessary insulting of others as smartasses.
themaker, 26 Oct 2011Ok, so when i use MIUI (which is free) on a HTC device (Desire HD) which i legally bought, the... moreThey wouldnt sue you no.
they would sue the company or person who made the app as they are the ones who broke the patent
This is really stupid...I'm not using any android phone or apple phone and not using this "slide to unlock"...but when i read this article...OMG Apple so childish...please stop this war...
Do i really need to say more than that?
If apple do decide to go after tha manufacturers it will be really petty and just show how childish they really are! In other words they need to grow up! This all comes back to Steve Jobs wanting to, as quoted in the BBC technology section "Destroy Android". Even in the passing of Jobs, Apple will continue the war against Google but won't go up against them directly, they'll just go after the smaller parties like the manufacturers using Android (Samsung, HTC).
Mick, 26 Oct 2011Surely all android unlock mechanisms are affected, not just those moving along a predefined pa... moreno dude, predefined means predefined. to Unlock on the touchwiz ui by samsung you don't need to follow a predefined path, you just sweep in any direction you prefere to unlock. same on the newer htc sense ui. simple.