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Galaxy Nexus Not Involved in Slide-to-Unlock Apple Patent Case?

According to an unnamed Samsung official that spoke with the Korea Herald, the Galaxy Nexus lock screen is not actually the target in Apple’s latest patent lawsuit against the company in Germany. To recap, FOSS Patents had originally reported that the Nexus may violate Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent, and that it was their newest target to try and rid the world of Android. The Samsung official had this to say:

“We’re aware that there was a hearing involving Apple’s slide-to-unlock feature after our patent infringement case last Friday and a series of products in the Galaxy lineup were accused there, but what we’ve discovered is that the Galaxy Nexus wasn’t one of them,” the company official said.

Well, cross that off the list? Should we assume that they are attacking some other Samsung product for using some sort of slide-to-unlock screen? Seems odd, especially knowing the careful measures that Sammie has taken to make their lock screens not slide-to-unlock. In fact, in the newest versions of TouchWiz, you have to touch the screen to activate it, and can then move your finger to either side to trigger the lock to unlock. On older phones, you slide the entire screen off to unlock rather than use a sliding bar mechanism.

And the patent war rolls on…

Via:  Korea Herald, Android Central

  • Guest

    I’d like to know who holds the patent to the “turn to lock” on my front door and my car.  Why isn’t somebody suing Ilco or Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth for some crazy sum?  All this vexatious litigation is doing nothing but causing us all great expense by increasing the costs to defend and making the phones cost more, and putting blight on the entire industry.  Next, there will be someone suing me for walking with one foot in front of the other claiming they patented that method of motor transport!

  • Tom Provoost


  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe that Microsoft shill got something wrong. Shocker.

  • phone fckin rules

  • Anonymous

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    • I have a way your buddies Aunt can make some money…

  • Dshudson

    3g wait 
    no-g 10min 4g no-g 1min 3g 15min 4g no-g 3g 

  • Dshudson

    Who cares, fix my data connection.

  • ddevito

    Question to GNex owners, anyone using HW Revision 10? If so, did you upgrade from 9? See any differences. What is your baseband version. Just curious.

    Big Red’s giving me the runaround

  • Stating El Obvious

    Kellex jumps the gun and spreads hit-fodder again…shocker.

    • He wasn’t the first one to report on the lawsuit in the first place. Obvious troll is obvious.

      • Anonymous

        Obviously this is a great story bro.

    • EC8CH

      El Obviouso posts snide remark again… shocker.

    • Anonymous

      You really need a new keyboard. When you tried to type “I’m a Dumbass,” it came out Stating El Obvious.

      • Anonymous

        That is funny as hell my vote for comment of the week.. + 46billion

      • TC Infantino

        Laughed so hard, my dog looked at me like I might need help.

    • Thisguy

      Your mom jumped on my gun and spread her fuzzflaps again…I gave her the shocker