The patent is valid ONLY in US. And it can be revoked.
Apple is courting death if they are going to pursue this patent issue~
midhun, 26 Oct 2011who are granting these patents ???gsmarena please do research! thank you! :)
To all the smartasses that defend Apple by "Doesn't matter if Neonode was first, they didn't register it as patent" Who think that if they file a shit patent it's okay. Well then, check this out.
What if I file a Patent on how the user is pulling down the door handle, to open a door. It doesn't matter that it's known for ages, did someone file a patent? Nope, then it's okay right? And I'll sue all the world and will be the jackass of the universe. It's fine right? You guys could do that too, I was faster, I'm excused. Right? NO I would be the king of jackasses sharing the title with Apple :)
This should be for US only, as Europe for example there are no software patents.
So much hue and cry over a patent secured by Apple for which they had filed long time ago from Android fans... Whats up??? Getting afraid??? Dont be because they surely will be able to find other ways to unlock a phone...
Surely all android unlock mechanisms are affected, not just those moving along a predefined path (note "and/or" from the quote).
"moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path"
All android unlock screens move an image from one place to another including Ice Cream Sandwich.
who are granting these patents ???
Ok, so when i use MIUI (which is free) on a HTC device (Desire HD) which i legally bought, then i choose a THEME than replicates the iPhone unlock screen, will Apple sue me for patent breaking? And then, is 20sec i change the unlock screen to 5-way unlock screen which is also available in MIUI as a THEME, and i have no patent breaking gesture screen...
Come on guys, Apple is smart and big, but the world is always smarter and bigger :) You can fight but you can not win for sure..
[deleted post]And which noble smartphone do you like, that is not scared of losing customers?
AnonD-24281, 26 Oct 2011Real talk! Am a android fan and i dint mind this. i just hope google patent the face detection... moreFace detection only works if you're white. We're years from having it effectively be able to detect people of darker skin complexions. Right now it's just a gimmick that's failed to pick up on laptops let alone phones.
AnonD-24281, 26 Oct 2011Real talk! Am a android fan and i dint mind this. i just hope google patent the face detection... moreis face detection invented by google? as far as i know, digital cameras had it first. i may be wrong though.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2011Apple and Microsoft are so afraid with Android and device manufacture growth in market share a... moreDude, this patent was raised in 2005, by that date Android was a dream.. which means that they weren't doing this because they were afraid of android.. lol they just got the case granted.
i have iphone4 and this slide to unlock is very annoying when you drive or in every situation when you cannot use both hands. i hate it
slimberry, 26 Oct 2011Hm... to me, I see some familiar patern to a successful company. Remember the good old SONY? I... moreReal talk! Am a android fan and i dint mind this. i just hope google patent the face detection. With this google have to work harder on the face detection. the customer are the only winner in this? apple will lose in long term because other OEM will be force to innovate and android will get even better. Pure customer win!!!!
Who remembers this??
Steve Jobs at the MacWorld Conference, San Francisco, January 2007.
After showing off the iPhone for the first ever time in public he concluded,
"...and that, ladies and gentlemen, is the iPhone. And trust me, we've patented the hell out of it!!!"
It is crazy a patent could be granted for this. Replace "unlock" with a generic action, and this is merely the way touch screen devices work. There is no way they could have got a patent for such an action which toggles a variable or draws a character, either of which inputs could be used to "unlock" a device.
Davey P, 26 Oct 2011Android is terrible, i've tried using it so many times and its just awkward, my iPhone 3G, 4 a... moreDear Davey, I just told Phill off for having a troll like comment, and you come and do the same for Apple lol. Seriously, I love Apple, but if you really believe in a product, do we really need to bash others? Please leave childish comments behind, and add value to the discussion.
ibeliciouz, 26 Oct 2011hi apple . dont be greedy to be a big brand...... remember.... android is easier to use and... moreandroid is easier to use?:)))
You are kidding, right?:)))
Regarding the slide to unlock feature - it was Apple's invention and Android just thought, hm, that's a great idea!
They copied it, and OK, they improved it a bit, but it's clear enough that this idea was copied from Apple iPhone.