Yeah but apple have a history of looking to see if simple things are patented or not and patening them
I had this feature on my old symbian N95 in 2008!!! How is it that Apple claims that the patent is theirs?
Nokia will kick Samsung ass, and will be number one again, next year with what there going to offer....
lostintheclouds, 25 Jul 2012I get the feeling this will be fairly easy to root back onto the phone if needed.That 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.
Mista.Calais, 26 Jul 2012WP has bought licencing from Apple for it. That's why they aren't being sued. If Android doesn... moreThanks for explaination.Thats OK if they did not pay, but they still could buy that patent for useing it true ?
Crapplepa, 26 Jul 2012F...ck that Crapple stealer company ... local search is use in windows aswell so why no suing ... moreWP 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.
I use an android phone but there are plenty of iphones, ipads & macbooks in our house.
I WILL NOT BE BUYING MY WIFE OR KIDS ANOTHER APPLE PRODUCT!
LOL, 25 Jul 2012Nokia 808?? LOL. That's not what anyone with right mind would even consider buying as an expen... moreLOL-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.
F...ck 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.
LOL, 25 Jul 2012Nokia 808?? LOL. That's not what anyone with right mind would even consider buying as an expen... moreu 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.'
Blankman, 25 Jul 2012Apple didn't originate the universal search
No shit Sherlock, and it didn't invent all of t... moreThat 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!
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.
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... :(
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!
AnonD-54387, 25 Jul 2012You are flat wrong.
I invent something but don't want to patent? it's up to me. I don't want ... more"..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.
harlekkin, 25 Jul 2012First come, first served buddy. Loads of people have given up their rights to their ideas beca... moreYou 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.