This is how the next Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets will look like

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 27, 2012

Samsung’s new tablet design (after court ruling)

In view of the recent court verdict rendering Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design patents, observers and industry pundits have predicted what Samsung’s next batch of tablets and smartphones will look like. Since Samsung has already accused Apple of monopolizing “rectangles with rounded corners,” the company is likely to take a radical approach to design.

And so, folks, we introduce the Samsung Galaxy Triangle.

No more rectangular shapes with rounded corners. No more imitation of the “trade dress.” It doesn’t even have square icons.

Oh, wait. Maybe Sammy should check first if Apple has already patented other geometrical shapes. Maybe it should be the Galaxy Pentagon. Or Galaxy Hexagon.

Seriously, though, this tablet originally appeared as a gag on the NBC show The Office, and an enterprising developer launched a Kickstarter project in December 2011 aiming to actually produce the tablet. The project actually got $38 of its $25,000 funding target before the project starter decided to cancel.

But really, should a tablet and smartphone manufacturer have to go to this extent just to go around design patents? Maybe if Apple went after anyone with a rectangular phone or tablet with touchscreen, companies are bound to look for an alternative.

All in good fun, folks.

  • gils001

    Ahhh come on the company has been through so much these days and your already predicting another legal battle? Huff poor poor Apple<– see what i did there

  • raa

    stupid apple… if i could get jobs near me i might have slapped on his face for his stupid view on copyright.

  • Ha, give the triangle a green double casing and it will match the logo for Android Authority. Too funny.

  • lar

    I’m glad Steve Jobs is dead.

  • Confidential

    1. zoomin zoomout hardkeys for replacing pinch zoom?
    2. another key for single tap zoom?
    3. keys for scroll ?

    • Azzras

      Kind of defeats the purpose of a touch screen, doesn’t it?

  • Sondre Krumsvik

    I’ll take two! Before apple gets the patent on triangles as well. It is obvious that the patent system needs to be changed or apple cheats (bribing and threats). We should all sue apple: “The consumers of the world vs. Apple”, Capitalism vs. Communism” and “Justice vs. Injustice.”.

  • Shaan

    F****n Apple cant beat Samsung anymore… They should have also charged other Android phones for copyright like LG, HTC, Sony and all. Apple is scared of Samsing now hehe.

  • Apple cannot compete with Samsung. Check out the comparison you will know:

  • arpoc

    It would still be a better product. Down with Apple!

  • Thats ugly,,, I hope they dont change it! =/

  • ogtomasx

    APPLEs trash they force you to use only there shit ? itunes SUCKS slow down your PC and it suck ass…..Android lets you do whatever you want with your phone alot cooler to use and it gets alot more updates than iOS…..

  • come on it has curve at the top so apple will file a case soon after its launch

  • Rush

    fuck apple fuck Steve Jobs and his fucked up creations… BURN APPLE TO THE GROUND…

  • anon

    I’m down with the triangle. It would be expensive as hell though.
    Be cool to see a icon theme for this.

  • actually before Steve Jobs died, there are very few patent lawsuits. But after he’s gone and Mr. Cook took over, it all began.

  • …view this link then tell me again how apple has unique innovation and deserves to sue and win money and not allow other companies to do their thing and make free market system work properly.

  • Doug Huffman

    Scary! It looks too much like it might be a gun or concealing one. Ya know them cops gotta do whatever it takes to go home at the end of their shift.