Whoa. Today is a new day for — lawsuits? The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple has filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the Northern District of California on April 15 (that’s last Friday) for copying the “look and feel” of the iPhone and iPad with the Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab (probably the 7-inch model), and Nexus S (which is Google’s flagship Android phone). A reason (one of many) to pay close attention to this case is that the Nexus S uses Android 2.3, the latest version of Android, while the other devices do not, indicating a true attack on Android as a whole (or so it would seem, right?).
Now for the irony: Samsung builds and sells chips for Apple products. A excerpt from the lawsuit is seen below:
“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.”