This is unbelievable, and it’s really starting to get ridiculous. Apparently Apple was so satisfied with the result of the first injunction in Germany, where they manipulated the image of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to make it the same size and give it a more 4:3 ratio, so they can “prove” that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is “virtually identical” to the iPad, that they decided to do it once again at the Court in Netherlands, this time for the Galaxy S smartphone.
Apple provided the Court with this evidence while trying to show “an example of the similarity relevant to copyrights.” [...]
This photo frame was launched by Samsung in 2006, and if you wouldn’t know better, you’d probably think it’s an iPad, or at least a tablet that strongly resembles it. But wait a minute. If this product came out in 2006 – does that mean it’s this product that looks like an iPad, or is it the iPad that looks like this product? Does that mean Apple copied Samsung’s innovation? Should Samsung ask for injunctions on iPads all over the world now because it has the same “look and feel” as their photo frame?
Granted, they are not in the same market. The iPad is a “tablet”, while this is a “photo frame”, [...]
“The excitement around the Android tablet I think is incredible. There will be another 20 tablets that will come by the end of the year that will push the industry in different directions.”
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen showed support to Android in an interview at the D9 Conference, saying that Android-powered tablets will soon surpass the Apple iPad, in a similar fashion as Android smartphones ruling over the iPhones. Adobe was in a spat vs Apple about Flash distribution, but during the interview, he downplayed the previous disagreement and seemed to have started a new one.
Steve Jobs earlier commented that Flash is a dead technology, but Narayen [...]
According to the New York Times, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was recently at a party in Los Angeles talking about a new Google Android-powered tablet that is meant to compete with the iPad and similar devices that are set to hit the market soon.
The Times quotes a few sources that wish to remain unnamed that have told it that Google has already been working with several publishers concerning book and magazine distribution on the device.
The Times also mentions that HP is working on an Android device with a 6-inch display that it refers to as the “half-pint”.