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Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Aug 16 2012, 6:47pm CDT | by

Another detail from the massive court case

So in this massive legal battle between Samsung's Android-powered devices and Apple's products fall in the wheelhouse of Android creator Google? Let's find out.In the ever-growing legal dispute...

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Google Asked Samsung Not To Copy Apple

Aug 16 2012, 6:47pm CDT | by

Another detail from the massive court case

So in this massive legal battle between Samsung's Android-powered devices and Apple's products fall in the wheelhouse of Android creator Google? Let's find out.

In the ever-growing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple, an email has come to light in which it was revealed that Google pressed Samsung not to create a device that resembled the iPad too closely.

"Since it is too similar to Apple, make it noticeably different starting with the front side," the email reads.

It was sent between Samsung employees, and reference comments made by Google executives during a closed-door meeting.

It's just one of many stories coming to light as the result of the huge patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. It's extremely rare for cases like this to go to trial, and one of the most important reasons is because all the evidence that is not incredibly sensitive becomes part of the public record.

Apple has accused Samsung of violating its patents through more than 20 products, most notably the Galaxy Tab and its similarity to the iPad, and the Galaxy Nexus's striking resemblance to the iPhone.

Via Business Week

 
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Worldwide Tablet Market Grew 11% in Q2, iPad Lost Market Share [Chart]

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IDC: Apple iPad maintains lead in worldwide tablet market

Jul 24 2014 11:28am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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11 hours ago

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Earlier this week, Apple announced that iPad sales fell 9 percent year over year to 13.3 million units. The drop came as worldwide tablet sales grew between April and June by 11 percent, according to IDC Research.Preliminary data shows that Apples share of the overall tablet market now stands at 25.9 percent. Last year at this time, Cupertinos share was 33 percent. No. 2 Samsung saw its tablet sales increase 1.6 percent. Despite this, the Korean-based companys share of ...
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11 hours ago

iPad maintains global tablet dominance, but loses further ground

Jul 24 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: MacNN

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Although Apple's iPad is still the leading tablet globally, the company is continuing to lose marketshare, according to new IDC data. Year-over-year, Apple's June-quarter tablet share fell from 33 to 26.9 percent, based on shipments of 13.3 million iPads this quarter versus 14.6 million in Q2 2013. The company's next ...
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11 hours ago

Apple holds on to top spot in tablet sales despite iPad decline

Jul 24 2014 11:04am CDT | Source: Apple Insider

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The tablet market remains Apple's to lose, according to new data released Thursday, as the Cupertino company commanded almost 27 percent of tablet shipments in the second quarter of 2014 -- nearly 10 percentage points mor ...
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