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Apple’s Lawyers: Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus is a Copycat Product

When will the madness come to an end? In a new plea to the courts, separate from the case happening down in San Jose between Samsung and Apple, Apple’s lawyers are looking for an appeals court to go through with the ban on the Galaxy Nexus. Apple states that the Galaxy Nexus was purely a “copycat product” in an attempt to steal smartphone market share. As you may re-call, Apple did win a previous injunction on the device, but thankfully Google was able to fix the unified search issue that was in question. 

Apple’s game plan will be to show that the Galaxy Nexus did indeed steal some share from the iPhone and caused millions of dollars in damages, but Samsung’s lawyers believe that will be very difficult, given the Galaxy Nexus’ “miniscule” sales numbers. According to Bloomberg, a trial is set to take place March 2014. It looks like we’ll be waiting a while for all of this to end.

Apple, where do you get off?

Via: CNET | Bloomberg

  • Chandlerbing

    Not even close to be remotly close to anything apple other then it being a cell phone! Apple is ridiculous they are just jealous of the much better software and the fact their market share is not as big anymore. @teleclimber:disqus exactly! Who introduced this first? Android right lets go screw Apple on that! Also I feel Google should allow any of their services on the apple products and really make a statement!

    • chandlerbing

      Sorry lots of grammatical errors. “Shouldnt” let Apple use any of their services

  • Tyler Chappell

    Months? More like Android has been there for years, lol. I’ve seen the people that buy iPhones, and I am not impressed. ;]

  • someone should DDoS those Cupertino King of Copycats for a few days and show them what real million dollar losses look like. Tired of hearing about these ridiculous lawsuits too. Glad the big G will be flipping the script and giving them a taste of their own medicine soon..http://www.xda-developers.com/android/the-sleeping-giant-may-have-awoken/

  • AndreGSNE

    Step on Nexus, war with Google.

  • James Baranowski

    I wanted and got the Samsung Nexus. I have not and do not want an i*phone. My choice.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Apparently none of this is damaging the relationship between Samsung and Apple. Samsung does supply a lot of hardware components to apple for the iPhone, yes?

  • lye

    Man, time to become a lawyer, seriously.

  • Jarrett Guma

    How has no one sued Apple yet over the fact that they are trying to create a Monopoly? It’s really quite obvious

  • I own a Galaxy Nexus LTE and my wife has an iPhone 4….I see no frigging comparison! Besides Google Now/Siri and the fact the phone turns on and off, theres nothing that says “Samsung stole this idea from Apple”.

  • MikeSaver

    How is the GNex like an iphone? I guess they both have cameras and touchscreens. I forgot Apple invented both of those.

  • jimvit1

    Who’s going to sue Starbucks for copying their COFFEE in a cup. It all adds up to the same thing. BS!

    • kidheated

      Funny that you should mention that. I was watching a Dave Chappelle stand-up special and he makes a joke that references the “priceless” credit card commercials. The patent wars are like the credit card company suing DC for taking his bit from their commercial. Just asinine.

  • kidheated

    This, right here, shows Apple’s idiocy. Also a bad move on the fruity pant’s part, as now you’re attacking el Googs straight up and that’s not smart (especially when your latest software endeavor, ios 6, is a complete rip off of Android). I hope that either a big company like Googs or some government agency just kicks fruit of the loom square in the nuts!

  • Mk

    More money than brains…..

  • wingman8

    Even if they are copying, who cares? That’s how innovation works, everyone builds off of others’ ideas. http://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20120820/08193020097/even-if-samsung-apple-copied-every-last-detail-each-other-who-cares.shtml

    • kidheated

      In truth, you are right. It is very hard to have a completely original concept nowadays, because of our ever advancing tech and the internet(makes the world a smaller place), anything you can think of either already exists or is in R&D/production and it hasn’t been released yet. A friend once told me that for every dirty thought you have there is probably a magazine already dedicated to it. Its kinda the same thing.
      As a child my father always told me, “that the key to invention is adaptation. Take something that already exists and make it better.” The prob w/ fruity pants is that they are not letting anyone do this but themselves and are suing anyone who tries (on top of appealing to the courts and buying the patents for their rivals’ works). Because, honestly, both companies’ products do the same things and are based off of similar frameworks, they just go about it in different ways.
      Android Central has a good article from Google on how the patent system is destroying innovation and creativity, especially for the small, independent developer and how Googs doesn’t support it. Check it out. Droid-life rocks!

  • I don’t see how this can even be considered a copy cat device. But the thing that bothers me is how they’re saying the phone is an attempt to steal market share. OF COURSE IT IS. That’s what competition in the marketplace is – an attempt to grow your market share.

    • sagisarius

      I think Apple has hit the point where they think anyone who makes a smartphone is making a copy cat product.

  • Rob

    There should definitely be no mercy from Google once the notification patent goes through. It’s not necessary (since Apple didn’t have it until iOS 5.0 and worked “just fine” hahaha), so Samsung shouldn’t have to comply with FRAND rules.

  • summit1986

    2014…. soooo… everybody will have moved onto a new Nexus (sorry, I mean copycat) device by then probably.

  • Sam Ponjican

    Woah, wait. They are going after Samsung because the GNex stole market share? Since when was it illegal to outsell the competition??

    • PC_Tool

      ^THIS

  • schoat333

    These comments crack me up. LMAO.

    I bet they are going to try and say Samsung copied their new iPhone design by putting the headphone jack on the bottom….

  • The issue at hand is that now that Android OS has become as big as it is Apple cannot change their iOS in fear of looking too much like Android so iPhones are pretty much stuck where they are. As far as physical similarities I dont understand how one can sue another over product design. Why doesnt Wonder bread sue Bunny bread, they look and taste the same/similar. I know I know thats a reach but you get the idea. Anyways so yeah Apples move to make the iPhone “bigger” is just their only safe move. Unfortunately there are millions out there that will buy into their minor “upgrades” that it works. In the end I dont see Apple getting anywhere. The lawsuits are just a grip to stay relevant. I for one would just say let bygones be bygones and coexist because this “war” isnt going to actually get anything for any one company. iOS and Android should have their own market and are completely two different experiences.

  • Douglas Futrell

    I think this is incredible in the fact that apple is ow trying to go after a google AOSP flagship device, on what earth will the “copycat” plea actually work for them, it looks nothing like an iphone. Also to consider, this trial is to be set on March 2014…..by that time there will be a possible of 2 new nexus phones out there and the Nexus will be a thing of the past. It just seems pathetic now to be honest, Even you apple fanboy/girls out there have to agree to this.

    • kidheated

      Actually there might be like 7 new nexus devices… that is if Googs does do the 5 fall nexi for the anniversary of the handset line. Not including the tablets, of course.

  • im waiting for apple to sue car company’s saying; “we invented and patented the wheel!”

  • disastrousrainbow

    This has to be the most ludicrous Apple lawsuit out there. Kind of makes me wonder if the people who really run Apple realize what their lawyers are doing. I mean, the Galaxy Nexus is so far removed in both design and interface from any Apple phone that it’s almost laughable. Wow, I’m impressed…

  • God. Would somebody just tell Apple to jump off a friggin’ cliff already…

  • GalaxyNexus is a CopyCat product??? ARE THEY SMOKING CRACK????

  • Catalyst7

    Steve Job’s game planhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU&feature=player_embedded

  • I don’t know about anyone else, but I confuse my GNex for that POS Crapple phone every time I pick it up. Just like how they confuse competition with “stealing” market share. So tired of this BS.

  • Guys… They need all this lawsuit money so they can spend it all on marketing to make more dumb asses to by their icrap. Not to mention have you seen the iPhone 5? They made the screen 0.3mm taller and wider and removed youtube. I think I’m going to trade rooted Bugless Beast Rom with 0 bloatware for the iPhone 5… : )

    NOT!

  • Thorn11166

    Guys you have this all wrong… they just want it to go on record that they wanna be like us.

  • tonysam1

    Man Apple, you amaze me more and more every day…

  • Treknologist

    Wait, the lawyers are saying the problem is that they’ve lost market share? Don’t those of the iCult keep saying that market share is irrelevant? That all that matters is profit? Maybe they need to tell the crApple attorneys!!!

  • I agree with the comments about Apple seemingly suing anyone that remotely competes with its beloved iPhone. WIth that said, I think a good number of people commenting are getting hung up on the wrong thing.

    The term copycat shouldn’t be taken so literally as to mean how the phone looks. I don’t think this law suit has anything to do with how the device looks (no one would mistake a GNex for an iPhone). No, this is all about how the phone functions. Apple is going after the Nexus/Samsung for allegedly infringing on patents for operation of the device — gestures, search, etc. This is precisely why Samsung had to do a quick fix to remove universal search from the device. I believe that a similar update is, or will be, pushing out to the SIII soon.

    • That makes sense… I’m so glad Apple created the notification bar. It’s so original and innovative.

      • I get the sarcasm. The problem is that you’re talking about a fundamental feature baked into Android. That’s not a Samsung, or any other OEM, thing. That’s a Google thing. I wish that Apple would man up, if you will, and just sue Google. It would be good to just have the Battle Royale and be done with it. I’m sick of all this sniping around the edges.

        • I agree, what did Samsung ever do to Apple besides supply them with all the technology that goes into their devices.

    • Keii Graham

      That is all software though. They’re suing because the Galaxy Nexus (hardware) is a copycat of the iPhone (hardware). If they’re going after software functionality, it should be that Ice Cream Sandwich is a copycat of iOS.

      • I repeat, Apple is NOT suing Samsung for the design of the Galaxy Nexus device. You may be confusing the current case being heard by Judge Koh with this suit. That has challenged the design of some of Samsung’s products.

        Apple is suing Samsung about the Galaxy Nexus because of patent violations dealing solely with software. THIS case, to me, is far more important than the one currently awaiting a verdict, because it gets to the heart of Android. In my opinion, Apple is trying to chip away at the OEMs employing Android. instead taking on Google directly. Here are the four claims raised against the Galaxy Nexus.

        Claim 1 covers the feature called slide to
        unlock, in which a user opens access to a phone by swiping an image of a
        button, the reports say.

        Claim 2 involves data tapping, in which the system can recognize, say, a phone
        number in an e-mail and enable the user to immediately call that number.
        Late last year, the U,S. International Trade Commission banned HTC
        Corp.’s phones that used the feature, and that HTC then developed a workaround for the function.

        Claim 3 involves technology
        that helps complete partial words that a phone user inputs.

        Claim 4 has to do with Apple’s voice-activated search function, Siri.

  • Keii Graham

    There are way too many differences between the iPhone and the Galaxy Nexus that Apple’s lawyers must be smoking crack to even consider that it’s a copycat phone. You can’t even count the software on the phone because that’s not exclusive to the Galaxy Nexus. You can go after Google for the software, but not the hardware. You can go after Samsung for the hardware but not the software. Apple is smoking crack.

    • I don’t know about the crack smoking part (that line’s already been used and beaten to death IMHO) but it does appear that Apple is hell-bent on stifling competition — using obscure or overly broad patent approvals to tie OEMs up in court and hinder sales.

  • flosserelli

    Apple claims the Galaxy Nexus stole Apple’s market share & profits. This is an incredibly egocentric and narrow-minded presumption. The vast majority of people that have a GNex never had any real interest in iphone. People that want a GNex want an open phone that runs AOSP, not an iphone with a locked down iOS.

    Apple claims the GNex infringes on Siri’s universal search to pull info from local data on the device and from the internet. First of all, Google has been doing this FOR YEARS with Google Desktop & Google Toolbar. It was only a matter of time until Google brought this functionality to its mobile platform. Secondly, the GNex’s search capabilities are determined by the operating system, not the hardware. Samsung didn’t build android…Google did. So even if this complaint had any merit (which it doesn’t), Samsung cannot be held liable for the search features built into android.

  • SnowKing25

    Weird, my iphone friends are impressed with my GNex, if it was such a “copycat” they shouldn’t see anything impressive. The charger port is on the bottom of both phones tho…

  • guest

    Why doesn’t Google just step in and put an end to this? If Google came out and supported samsung with their unlimited resources apple would really be in for it.

    • Moto mobility filed suit this past weekend against Apple – seeking to ban its products in the US.

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      I agree, and it’s about time that they damn well did so! You don’t negotiate or reason with a bully/enemy, because they are most of the time complete moronic cowards. The only thing that their infantile brains can comprehend, is an immense show of force. That is how America deals with a-holes/spineless terrorists, and it works and is the only way you can deal with these kinds of threats, despite the current adminstrations idiotic and coward way of thinking. It’s about time that Google man up and start acting more like the American’s that they are. Bully’s don’t respond to apologies and a nice sit down discussion over tea and crumpets, you walk up to the bully with nail-studded baseball bat, and turn their face into spaghetti-o’s, problem solved.

  • How is this a copycat device?
    Nexus runs a dual core 1.2 Ghz Processor, Apple runs a dual core 800mhz chip
    Nexus utilizes curved glass technology, Apple makes their devices look like bricks.
    Nexus uses Corning Gorilla Glass, Apple uses very breakable regular glass
    Nexus has 4G LTE while Apple runs older 3G tech
    Nexus has NFC, Apple still has no clue what this tech is lol
    Nexus has a centered camera, Apple still thinks its cool to have a camera on the far edge.

    Since when can iPhones run custom ROMS?

    If the judge approves Apple’s complaint, he / she needs glasses and a good hit in the head!

    • Jason Brown

      i just thought i’d mention that unfortunately the gnex doesn’t have corning gorilla glass. you were dead on with everything else.

      • Oh sorry, I just googled it and found that it doesn’t have Gorilla glass but it does have a similar type that features basically the same thing as Gorilla glass.

    • Ill send him / her my Project Glass. Maybe that will help show them the truth! And that is that………………. APPLE SUCKS!

      • Lets not go fanboy here lol I hate the business ethics of Apple and agree that what they are doing is 100% wrong. However, even tho their mobile division (iPhones, iPads) suck, their Mac division is awesome IMO! I honestly couldn’t live without my MacBook Pro and my Droid Razr.

  • Davros

    How can aphole expect to be taken seriously when jobs even said “good artist copy, great artists steal”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU&list=FLGh5lj3UNRdRZy0CRWw1Ygg&index=2&feature=plpp_video

  • cooldoods

    Bring it on Apple. You’re just setting yourself up for more embarrassment.

  • JoeInMO

    I’m not sure how a copy of a device can be far superior to the original. Comparing the Galaxy Nexus to the iPhone is like comparing a Lexus to a Yugo.

  • Isn’t Samsung supposed to be trying to gaining market share? I thought that’s what the point of the business is.

  • New_Guy

    Well damn…ok, at what point to we cross over into the realm of the completely asenine?

  • Knlegend1

    First of all how can they justify someone stole sales based on consumers choice of purchases. The galaxy nexus was on the shelf just like the iphone was on the shelf. If someone chooses to buy a smartphone other than the freakin’ iphone its a crime now? And second, I hear Motoroogle has a lawsuit against Apple saying that they infringe on some of Motorola’s patents. If Moto wins this case it could cease all sales of Apples mobile devices. The sad part is they don’t want to do it, but Apple has left them with no choice.

    http://omgdroid.com/apple-may-be-banned-in-the-us/

  • MicroNix

    Apple, don’t go away mad, just go the f*** away!

  • Sliced Apple

    I am never ever buy another product from Crap-Apple ever again!!!! Friends ask me what phone to get I will never mention that piece of crap!!!!!

  • Breezer23

    Someone needs to start a formal and independent survey on these minuscule software patents (from both sides). If it isn’t a prime time software feature it shouldn’t be patentable. I can nearly guarantee you that NO ONE EVER walked into a cell phone retailer and asked specifically for a phone with Universal Search or bounceback overscroll. If it has led to zero sales then how can you place a monetary value on the patent?

  • I think the real issue is that Apple is scared of a pure Google experience. Any overlay manufactures put on does enough of a job ruining Android that Apple doesn’t have to worry.

    • Dain Laguna

      THIS

  • dt

    Dear Apple,

    Don’t flatter yourself.

    Sincerely,

    Google

    • dt

      edit:

      Sincerely,
      Samsung

  • motcher41

    Let’s all buy an iPhone and sue apple for us confusing it with the nexus

    • chris

      You just made my day!

  • motcher41

    lmao I can see them stealing apple’s market share which they should since its a far superiorphone to the iPhone and I guess people could get confused since the iPhone is afterall a fruit logo sporting Samsung phone. Not to mention the nexus says Samsung on it multiple times has no home button and a curved screen. apple your pathetic. sooooooo funny

  • Stephen Wong

    Only Apple fanboys can defend this one…

    • Nobody in their right sense can defend it… So NOT even apple fan can defend this… But every iSheeep can defend this one…

  • Chris

    its not really like they are going after Samsung but this seems to be the only way they can go after Google. Such punk bullies man, Apple will never grow up, they are acting like a two year old that didn’t get the toy they wanted at the store……

  • William_Morris

    According to CNET, that case will be making an appearance in court in March 2014. Multiple technological lifetimes from now.

  • Isn’t competition supposed to steal sales away from each other? Isn’t that the whole point? So because some people bought a competitors pone then they are copying and need to be banned. Apple isn’t the only company in the world despite what they may think. I really hope that so many people are disappointed with the iPhone 5 and they take a hit to sales, but I know people will buy it just because of the logo and told it’s revolutionary.

  • Ed

    Apple is just jealous that Samsung has a superior product (with some help from Google) 😉

  • srsly? lol

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      You couldn’t “seriously” be bothered to type the letters “e-i-o-u”, seriously? And I won’t even fully address the asinine irony of the fact undoubtedly, probably only 0.5% of people who post “LOL”, are indeed laughing out loud as they do so. Hell, most of the time, the matter at hand would make laughing out loud seem completely ludicrous. But hey, to each their own broken Engrish.

      • As you can see how long it took for me to reply that somewhere in the giving a fucks department someone managed to try to divide by zero. You apparently gave one too many, and disrupted the ecosystem. “Srsly” and seriously have about as much in common as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and iPhone has. Thanks, for taking the bait. You almost got away but it takes a smart fisherman to outsmart a smart fish.

  • master94

    Die Apple, the only real copy cat here is Apple. Cough xerox…

  • La2da

    So, wait. My Samsung and Google branded phone isn’t an iPhone? Shocker. I totally would have bought their tiny, boxy, limited P.O.S. of a phone if it weren’t for a better phone, sitting un-advertised in the darkest corner of every Verizon store (10 feet away from the 8 foot Apple display.) The only customers who areLa2da this stupid are the fake customers Apple lawyers create in their own heads.

  • satsmine2k4

    Sure GN is as much a copy of the iphone as much as the apple is a copy of an eatable apple…

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    Yup this is why people hate apple. I mean are they asking Stevie wonder for his opinion before they take it to the court system.

  • potacho

    If it’s a copycat, why does my friend who has an iPhone have no idea how to use my Nexus?

    • MicroNix

      Yeah I thought Android phones are so hard to use compared to the i*hone?

      There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for these lawsuits:

      S a m s u n g > A p p l e

    • cb2000a

      Most iphone users have very little technical knowledge. But they must have great eyesight to see that tiny screen!

  • MattSweeden

    http://goo.gl/Oh9sf…. Yep look the same to me.

  • Frank Lorito

    Am so happy Google is suing Apple, I had enough of that garbage company.

  • thebruce44

    Sounds like they are just saying that Apple lost sales due to the software similarity case they already won. Its a clown argument, but I don’t think Apple is saying the Galaxy Nexus resembles the iPhone, or at least thats how I read this.

  • Alex

    Modified quote From the office “I can how mad Apple is by the Childish routine they choose to do. They just skipped screaming from their butts like Ace Ventura”

  • Nick V

    I feel the main issue is that Steve Jobs always dreamed of a device that had no visible buttons, was smooth and glossy, and zen like. And what happened??? Google made them eat it. If Apple ever tries to come out with a phone like that, they will be called the copycats.

    Eat It Apple!!!!

  • cgalyon

    I often wake up in a panic thinking I have an iPhone. Then the sleep clears from my eyes and I realize it’s a Galaxy Nexus. They just look so similar that it’s hard to know.

    • I think even a blind man could tell the difference between the two.
      I think Apple is becoming Charlie Sheen with every law suit that is filed.

  • nightscout13

    GNex is no where near the iPhone, both looks and UI. This phone was aimed at intermediate-advanced users, whereas the iPhone is aimed at beginner’s with it’s basic features. Apple is obviously clawing for straws like a drowning rat.

  • RW-1

    No physical home key, they’re jealous!

  • gcforreal

    this claim is proof that apple is realizing eventual defeat and dont know what to do ….i keep telling my ios buddies by the time iphone 5s or 6x or whatever the hell they wanna call it comes out …its gonna be a distant second or third to the top android devices AND ios will look like the android copy cat its becoming

  • possomcrast

    I would have expected nexus sales to be really big there’s a gigantic community.

    • Diablo81588

      Advertisements and salesmen sell phones, not blog and forum communities.

  • FelisLachesis

    My daughter has an iPhone 4S, I have a GNex. The screens are much different sizes, the colors don’t match. If I picked up her phone by accident, I would know immediately, solely on feel, that I have the wrong phone.

    Beyond the fact that they are both smart phones, there’s almost no physical similarities between our two phones. Sorry, Apple, you bit the wrong fruit here.

  • Prime7

    Why are you holding an iPhone in the picture for this article? Isn’t this a Droid site? 😉

    • possomcrast

      That’s a nexus.

      • FelisLachesis

        You missed the tags around his post.

        • FelisLachesis

          I never typed an ending tag…

      • Prime7

        Can’t tell the difference, bro! 😉

      • sc4fpse

        WHOOSH!

      • streetlightman

        I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone fail as hard as that..

  • George264

    HOLD ON. HOLD ON. The trial is for 2014. Are you kidding me? GSIV will be out and 3 Nexus later. The iPhone 8 will be out. Really? REALLY? -sigh- Apple.

  • TraderFlorida

    Another article detailing more about the “copycat”. And no it does not have to do with the search function
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57496833-37/apple-samsungs-galaxy-nexus-a-copycat-of-iphone/

    • where in the article does it say what software they copied other than unified search? they don’t know what the other patents are yet their posting an article around a feature that was changed. good job!

      • Droidzilla

        They didn’t copy unified search. It’s a natural and obvious evolution for search functionality. That would be like “copying” movable shelves on a refrigerator.

  • mustbepbs

    I’d be interested to see their case on the Galaxy Nexus now that the only feature remotely similar, unified search, is gone. For them to qualify it as a “copycat device”, there’d have to be a lot of similarities.

    No front buttons, much larger screen, icons don’t even remotely match, app drawer, LTE, NFC..I mean..come on. This is bogus.

  • Kizipotamus

    Wait, so you can sue a company who makes a competing product of yours because they got more marketshare than you? Why doesn’t Apple sue Microsoft, who holds more PC marketshare? And why doesn’t RIM sue Apple for holding more marketshare in smartphones?

  • DanWazz

    Wow. They’re just reaching now. Galaxy Nexus is nothing like the i*hone.

  • TraderFlorida

    the claim is on samsung’s similar design to the iPhone5 that’s coming out. Apple patented it forever ago and samsung took the designs and came out with their phone first. Apple only comes out with a new phone once per year to pace the marketing aspect and bring in the cash

    • maison

      is this comment a joke? no seriously – it is so hard to read sarcasm on the internet. When people are trolling they should hash tag it. #trolling. Samsung had access to the “new iPhone” design a year before it hit the shelves?

      • TraderFlorida

        you don’t copy from the shelves, you copy from the patented designs

        • Breezer23

          Umm, if they had released patent/design of the iPhone 5o do you think every website would be going nuts over every leaked photo that comes out?

  • There has never been a bigger BS claim. I would never touch an A##/& product.Differentiation is obvious to anyone who has ever picked up both phones from both manufacturers. But the ignorant jury won’t see it.

  • kevinc

    the claim is against unified search, something which has been in android forever, and in Windows long before the iPhone has been around

  • TraderFlorida

    omg idiots, compare the patents, not the actual phone itself. kthx

    • EW

      Word. There is some serious stupidity going on in the comments here.

      Here idiots, LMGTFY: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-20/samsung-sought-to-beat-iphone-with-galaxy-nexus-apple-says.html

      • except that’s not a nexus in the picture too bad that site couldn’t find a pic of a galaxy nexus next to a iphone(since none of those exist on the internet)

        • EW

          Read. the. words. in. the. article. don’t. just. look. at. the. pretty. pictures. slowone.

          • Informed

            What in the article makes Apple look anything less than a big crybaby? The judge is even annoyed with them and their mudslinging. Their case is complete garbage and they’re trying to prove that somehow Samsung, with one phone, has diminished a significant portion of their market share. Android is what is killing apple now… but they’re going after Samsung because Android has a lot more power in its corner. (Like Motorolla and it’s multiple patent lawsuits that they can unleash upon Apple).

          • SolipsisticPsychologist

            Your screen name is a good descriptor of the fetid garbage you post, ewwww indeed.

  • carlisimo

    Bizarre. I see it with the Galaxy S and S2, but not with this one.

  • chris125

    Gotta try something because apple knows they are in trouble

    • NemaCystX

      They know there ride is slowly coming to an end, a company can only get so big and feed off people’s idiocy for so long before it falls.

  • Tsabhira

    You can’t steal market share because you don’t ever truly own a market, even if you think you do.

    • Seth Crain

      Didn’t you hear? Apple owns a patent on having market share!

  • John Kappedahl-O’Brien

    it’s a copy because it comes in black or white 😛

    • George264

      And the white coming later. Lol I couldn’t resist.

  • S9779

    To bad we as consumers can not file a law suit against apple for inentanaly inhibiting growth in the smartphone market threw legal injunction. Or can we time for a class action law suit.

  • Icehunter

    I’ve had several i*hone owners comment on “how massive” my Nexus is compared to their toy-sized screen. Anyone who believes that the Galaxy Nexus is a copy of the i*hone is as big a schmutz as Apple.

  • emoney

    2014? the Gnex won’t even be for sale in 2014….this is soooooooooooooooo dumb

    • NemaCystX

      Some lawsuits are even pointless to even file if they take this long to go to trial. What is the point besides banning a product like they did with the already replaced Galaxy Tab 10.1 ? Samsung is like two steps ahead of Apple in that regard, not to mention better designs than that minuscule iCrap

      • Dain Laguna

        To be fair the ioad is massively better than the original gtab…but any attack on a nexus device is stupid. What if samsung wasnt chosen to make this gen of nexus? I bet this lawsuit wouldnt even be happening.

  • More or less likely than their original story “Inspired by Nature”.
    http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=8959

  • Justin Everett

    So if a phone comes out that causes Apple to lose sales, then it’s a copycat device?
    Maybe it’s just me but even from a design standpoint, there isn’t very many similarities between the GNex and an iphone.

    • Drew

      You know what they say over at Apple: If you can’t beat em, sue em.

      • WickedToby741

        I don’t think that’s quite how it goes. I think it’s more like “Don’t even try to beat them when it’s easier to rest on your laurels and sue!” Let’s be honest, with the cash Apple has stashed away, they’re perfectly capable of doing what’s necessary to “beat ’em,” which is why it’s even more depressing that they’d rather not and litigate instead. Innovation is good, litigation is bad.

        • Nicholassss

          The worst part is, great phone or not, lets be real, the galaxy nexus isnt exactly a strong seller outside of the people using this site.

          apple is crazy.

          • Droidzilla

            Their strategy is to go after the GNex because it’s stock Android. If they can get a ban on the GNex, it sets a precedent, and that opens the door to getting all Android phones banned. This really does need to be Google’s line in the sand.

          • Nicholassss

            I hadnt even thought about it that way.

    • Jon Gee

      Oh there are similarities. It’s a phone, has a touch screen, you can play Angry Birds on it. It’s rectangular… sounds like they copied Apple to me.

      • WickedToby741

        Apple:

        It has a search function THAT SEARCHES MULTIPLE THINGS AT A TIME!!! And it has a keyboard that SUGGESTS WORD CORRECTIONS!!! And you USE YOUR FINGER ON THE SCREEN TO UNLOCK THE DEVICE!!! And YOU CAN TAP PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAILS AND IT KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THEM!!! THEY CLEARLY COPIED!!! SINNERS!!! THEY HAVE WONDERED FROM THE FLOCK AND THEY MUST BE TERMINATED!!!

        • MikeKorby

          I love the argument over universal search. The fact that the OS is built by GOOGLE (the search engine giant) implies that by all logical means, the phone should have search everywhere they can fit it.

        • BroRob

          U mad Bro?

      • Douglas Futrell

        haha, hardly something that will hold water in court. I found this humerous.

        • DeathfireD

          Yet that’s exactly what Apple has been winning with over seas or at least causing trouble with. It definitely holds water in court because these are patents. Instead of licensing the features Apple sues. They feel they’ll make more money suing and selling their phone’s without competition than they would off of licensing agreements like Microsoft does.

    • I guess Windows phones have nothing to worry about. >.>

      • WickedToby741

        They don’t. Apple a Microsoft signed a cross licensing deal. It’s what Google and Apple need to do but don’t hold your breath.

        • blix247

          Google doesn’t have enough patents to be a threat, so no cross licensing deal will occur with Google. Samsung and Apple will cross license, along with HTC, Sony and LG. Any smaller Android players will be squeezed out of the market, or driven out of business if they become a threat. Everybody except for the customer and small businesses wins.

    • GLEN

      Why is this allowed to continue? Car makers could cripple the entire court system suing over similar components: doors, wheels, seats windows, trunks, lights, etc. What is more important is the entire system and how companies differentiate how they combine these common components to create the best user experience. Imagine all cars with different polygons for wheels because one maker thought to copyright “round” wheels.

      • WickedToby741

        Automakers understand the harm done by patents like that. It struggles the whole industry. Automakers have long learned to take inspiration from competitors and drive the industry forward by building upon the achievements of others and raising the bar.

      • I’ve been saying this exact same thing since this started…the mercedes cl class…the vw cc…the hyundai sonata…all look alike…easily mistaken on a quick glance

      • Jarrett Guma

        Exactly what I’ve been saying. It’s like as if Apple was suing cars over having a Gas Indicator, or a blinker, or having a round steering wheel, or being red. It doesn’t make sense! How can they be allowed to get away with this?? And it infuriates me cause they are now the biggest company ever because of this crap, and people just eat it up

    • Isn’t any device from a competitor designed to take sales away, thats kind of the point

  • Michael D’Angelis

    As far as the difference between all smartphones go, the Galaxy Nexus is completely different from the iPhone.

    “In an attempt to steal smartphone market share”

    What other reason do companies develop smartphones for, like any other product?

    • Good question. Ask Microsoft…

      • JustTrollin69

        lmao touchè

  • Legal American

    Isn’t “stealing market share” a fancy term for winning the competition? That’s the whole point of business. If your customers are buying a different device and that bothers you, MAKE A BETTER PRODUCT!

    • Arguably, Apple was at least winning that war. Let’s face it, the GNex has always appealed to the alpha geek — it wasn’t hard for Apple to blow past in that area. We’ll see how the GS3 does, but it’s likely safe to assume it’ll fare better than the GNex has.

  • Apple is being stupid now. They’re using their lamest cards to pull off what they want. They have already realized that they lost the race since ’11 with the Galaxy S 2 launch. How can they accuse the Nexus being ANYTHING alike the 4S? It just blows my mind.

    Plus, they’re just scared. And they know that any Samsung device right now is infinitely better than any of their products.

    • NemaCystX

      and better looking. When each iPhone comes out they look alike, nothing new or good looking, same dull design each generation with small cosmetic changes

  • blakjakdavy

    Who’s going to buy a gnex in 2014!? What good will a sales ban do!?

  • anon

    “Apple’s game plan will be to show that the Galaxy Nexus did indeed steal
    some share from the iPhone and caused millions of dollars in damages”

    Uh, that’s called competition. More proof Apple is just a bunch of butthurt ENTITLEMENT cry babies. Sony really needs to step in and start suing apple for design theft.

  • DroidUnstoppable

    Really? A copycat device? This phone is so far from that. It’s so much better!

    • Butters619

      And it has no buttons on the front! And curved glass! And LTE!

      …jesus Apple…

      • Guest

        Yeah, it seems that Galaxy Nexus is not at all a good candidate to pick on. Galaxy Nexus is as far from copy-cat as Samsung gets!

        • michael arazan

          Like Google would ever commission a phone from a manufacturer that would be similar to some rotten apple

          • Elliot Kotis

            Agreed, I don’t understand, why would google want to copy APPLE!

    • teleclimber

      No kidding! Just show them the slide-down notification shade and see who’s copying who!

      • MicroNix

        I so can’t wait for Google’s patent on that to go through. Worldwide BAN on Apple products!! “Its trade dress”

        • kevin

          Wait so google is actually gonna patent that? thank god…or are you speaking hypothetically?

          • WickedToby741

            The patent is processing. It was filled years ago too, so less likelihood of prior art.

          • Johnson

            Prior art as thr first iPhone had today’s lvl of notification via various jailbreak apps. . Before the g1. Would it still work??

          • no…google filed for the pulldown notification bar and everything that goes in it and its functionality. apple didnt know that because they thought because android was all open source they were leaving it all alone…but google did it…

          • MikeKorby

            Google applied for the patent, it is still pending approval at this time. Unfortunately, unless you’re Apple, patents can take years to process.

        • tonysam1

          Google is too good of a company to attack another company for a software patent. Apple on the other hand….

          • Ryo Cook

            I hope not. I WANT Google to fight back. Enough is enough and apple needs to learn something…

          • Droosh

            Just wait. Google is forced to attack or else Apple will feel enabled to continue their behavior.

            You must stand up to them. Just like any school yard bully.

        • michael arazan

          Karma is a bitch and has a sneaky way of coming back to bite you on the ass, and I’d hate to have apple’s ass.

    • shermandy

      A quote from The Social Network popped into my head when I read this article:

      “If Apple want to stand on Samsung’s shoulders and call themselves tall, they have a right to give it a try. But Samsung is doing things that Apple is intellectually and creatively incapable of doing. Did I adequately answer you condescending question?”

    • Yes, a phone with a huge screen, curved glass, and no physical buttons is a copycat of a phone with a tiny screen, flat glass on the front and back, and a physical button. That makes sense.

    • duke69111

      I’ll bet it’s because it’s WHITE. I’ll have to check with the patent department….

    • Kheir Francis

      comparing a nexus and a iphone in this case is like comparing beyonce to susan boyle, “where are the similarities”

  • Gary Graf

    Umm what? They look nothing alike.

  • The curved plastic, the curved edge glass screen, the on-screen navigation buttons, and the stock Android software could clearly be believed to be a 4S.

    • capecodcarl

      Don’t forget the unlocked bootloader, 4G LTE, 4.65″ screen, etc. I can’t tell a Galaxy Nexus and an iPhone apart.

    • Flyinion

      Don’t forget that the 33% larger screen size definitely could make someone think it was a little dinky Apple phone.

      • MicroNix

        Size does matter

    • MikeKorby

      And the removable battery, which serves as the NFC radio. And the universal micro USB charging port, along with the POGO dock on the side. Boy was my face red when I accidentally put my friend’s iPhone battery in my Nexus! I guess that’s the problem with removable parts.

  • Nobody will give any fucks about the Galaxy Nexus in 2014.

    • shecalledmejay

      thats because we will have another great Nexus to be worried about

  • jathak

    This is ridiculous. I agree that Samsung definitely copied Apple to some extent with the original Galaxy S, and even a little with the S 2 and 3.

    But if the Galaxy Nexus copied the iPhone, than the iPhone copied Windows Mobile

  • Holy hell. Apple, have you no shame? The GNex is NOTHING like your piece of sh*t phone.

    Ugh.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Seriously Apple?!?!