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Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

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Apple has just sued Samsung for "copying" Apple's intellectual property in their devices. According to the WSJ, Apple named the Nexus S, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab tablet as evidence of Samsung stealing from Apple's iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit says:

"Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products."

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Samsung joins HTC, Nokia and Motorola as companies that Apple has sued/is suing but the lawsuit with Samsung is particularly interesting because they have a business relationship: Apple uses Samsung manufactured parts in their devices! We'll have to wait and see how this lawsuit puts a strain on their relationship. [WSJ]

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If the interface and the overall design of the phone isn't a rip-off of the iPhone, why were there no Samsung phones that looked like the Galaxy S line before 2007? Really, that thing looks just like the iphone both physically and the OS. It may be a great phone and a well made OS (I would even consider buying one myself) but wow. It really is a copy of the iPhone.