Apple just put a motion forward in their lawsuit to Apple that might make this battle a little more intense. In response to the addition of the iPhone 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini to the lawsuit against Apple, Apple added Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S III, plus the Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).
Apple was pretty straight forward with their reasons for the motion to add more devices to the lawsuit:
- "the Samsung Galaxy S III running the new Android Jelly Bean operating system" (the S III was previously added as I mentioned above, and Jelly Bean was already at issue in Apple's previous motion to amend, but Apple says that the new Android version "did not arrive on many devices – including those examined by Apple's counsel – until earlier this month");
- the Samsung Galaxy Note II (first released on October 24, rolling out to additional carriers earlier this month); by the way, I just ordered one after having used the original Note for about a year;
- the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wifi, which also isn't new per se, but the original infringement contentions were based on Honeycomb (Android 3.0) and on Thursday it received its update to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), which is why Apple wanted to update its charts as well;
- the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, "which was released with the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with various carriers beginning November 9, 2012, and most recently on November 21, 2012";
- the Samsung Rugby Pro (released on October 21); and
Well guys, that is the end of your days worth of lawsuit news. Hopefully these battles end soon and we can return to tech world harmony, but sadly, neither Samsung or Apple is showing any signs of backing down.
- "the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, which Samsung has yet to officially release in the United States, but which Apple discovered earlier this week is now offered for sale in the United States." (the UK release was on November 8)
Via: Foss Patents