Google Warned Samsung Not to Copy Apple

Posted July 25, 2012 at 11:21pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 20877 views

As the Samsung vs Apple patent dispute heads to trial in the coming weeks, Apple is planning to build its case by proving how Samsung deliberately knew they were copying the iPhone and iPad's design. In fact, Google had told Samsung that the Galaxy Tabs were "too similar" to the iPad and demanded a distinguishable design.

● In February 2010, Google told Samsung that Samsung's "P1" and "P3" tablets (Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1) were "too similar" to the iPad and demanded "distinguishable design vis-à-vis the iPad for the P3."
● In 2011, Samsung's own Product Design Group noted that it is "regrettable" that the Galaxy S "looks similar" to older iPhone models.
● As part of a formal, Samsung-sponsored evaluation, famous designers warned Samsung that the Galaxy S "looked like it copied the iPhone too much," and that "innovation is needed." The designers explained that the appearance of the Galaxy S "[c]losely resembles the iPhone shape so as to have no distinguishable elements," and "[a]ll you have to do is cover up the Samsung logo and it's difficult to find anything different from the iPhone."

Samsung on the other hand is hoping to build on the claim that Apple's lawsuit is anticompetitive and that the iPhone's UI was inspired by Sony.

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Smart and true - July 27, 2012 at 4:28pm
Who said apple not copy to sony?
Jon - July 26, 2012 at 2:12pm
As an Android-Fanboy, even I find Samsung to be fucking ridiculous. Besides, Samsung does not represent Android, Google does.
King - July 27, 2012 at 11:53pm
Umm, Samsung does represent android
David - July 26, 2012 at 1:56pm
HEB brand vs Doritos brand
Kr00 - July 26, 2012 at 11:20am
And here is your smoking gun. Google advised them to change it, and they didn't. FUCK ALL YOU APPLE HATERS!!! Samsung should burn for this. Say 20 billion for starters. Samsung, you're fucked.
Hu.T - July 26, 2012 at 7:57am
So everything that is rectangular and black, has been copied from iPhone!
Kr00 - July 26, 2012 at 11:23am
Hey dude, what more evidence do you need? Google told them NOT to, telling them its a clear copy. They are GONE!!!!!! Dead duck in the water......... KaaaaaBLEWWWYYYY!!!
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