Ridiculous! I have jumped into the android bandwagon in early 2010 when the current version was then 2.1 eclair (the then device of mine was an HTC Desire) and this feature was already there. Dunno how the case was before though. The only gaining at Apple's end is simply a huge Antipathy in folks' eyes, imo..
The irony is that iPhone design and concept was copied from the LG Prada - the first phone with a capacitive touch screen, revealed in 2006.
"So far, the Spring and AT&T versions of the Galaxy S III have had this feature removed."
This is on the main page sub news heading. It's Sprint not Spring ;)
Sorry but this just shows exactly how stupid the US patent system is regarding software patents. The scope of the universal search patent is so ridiculously broad it's unreal. I don't understand why, when hardware patents allow you to find another way of doing the same thing and be okay, software patents are not remotely the same. Unless Apple are trying to argue that Google/Samsung have been using their source code in an entirely different OS, which would be a bit cheeky, not to mention probably impossible.
Joey, 12 Jul 2012How kind Google is that didn't patent the Notification bar, or the stupid Apple would be sued.... moregoogle did not invent the notification bar that was in windows phone long before android came to the picture i know that because i was using windows phone when there was only windows and symbian on the market
Denzo, 12 Jul 2012I love you Apple.. give it to them even harder, I say.cm i'll gv u hardr 1...sob..y apple s owned by ur father?y soo concernrd???
Apple phones sucks they are good for nothing, especially iphone 4 is a waste material
How kind Google is that didn't patent the Notification bar, or the stupid Apple would be sued. Google should had patent it......
Denzo, 12 Jul 2012I love you Apple.. give it to them even harder, I say.All iPhones should be banned because they all use the stolen/copied Android "pull down notifications"!
Swedish Neonode have the patent for "slipe to unlock"!
Every computer can do local searches, so I guess all Windows 7... computers should be banned if Apple have the "patent" for local search!
Isn't this kind of search available on every android phones??Why is just Samsung in trouble for this?
Apple soon bankrupt..the way them doing now them scare of samsung..just admit it apple you are scare..fight like a men no bring 2 court just fight the selling hp see who lose.apple wont make it without samsung Processor
Some rotten fruit and rotten patent office manipulating some rotten way to keep the competition outside the states. Too much for land of the free and home of the brave. Apple is outside that premise, I wonder when should they be kicked out of humanity. Some vile and unhealthy business practices. It's amazing how they can still sleep sound at night.
Hey, isn't this feature already in the google search ?? Whenever I do search... it also view my contact, related apps, browsing history, even auto complete from google itself... Mine is Sensation XE ^_^
Denzo, 12 Jul 2012I love you Apple.. give it to them even harder, I say.you just wanted to start fame do you -,-