Sue Happy iAppy Zachdroid 7 November, 2012 4 Comments Apparently being able to use a stylus or running Jelly Bean 4.1+ is a new reason for iPeople to believe they can sue. Huh, I didn’t think any iProducts utilized stylus’, I could be wrong, but what about the Palm series of products that help popularized the PDA, weren’t they near the forefront of the Smartphone/PDA with a stylus? I don’t know, I’m just a humble writer, not a lawyer seeking lawsuits against other companies because my companies market share is dwindling and all innovation has flown out the window. But ok, back to frivolity…Apple, who is being counter-sued by Samsung for the iPhone 5 has decided, “hell why not, sounds like a good idea to sue for any Sammy product that is able to use a stylus, or even more general, any Sammy device that is running Jelly Bean…WOW! Arguments from Apple lend the idea the lawsuit (revisited) was delayed due to the slow proliferation of JB making its way to the Samsung Devices listed (Galaxy Nexus, Note 10.1) thanks to carriers like Verizon (home of the worlds SLOWEST UPDATES) and Sprint because they take their time updating everything. All Jelly Bean devices? So, lets get down to the nitty gritty, Samsung is not the purveyor of the Jelly Bean 4.1+ Android OS they only use it, yet any device that runs Jelly Bean is now on the docket for “Infringement”, sounds like a round-a-bout way of taking out their Android-Aggression on someone they won against once so, maybe…again? Questions is, why isn’t Apple suing Moto or Google? Moto has devices on JB, Google makes Jelly Bean, so why is Samsung being the whipping boy for the iSheep? Well, Apple was awarded an outrageous amount in the last go around, so why not try to milk the cow a little more. These are just my thoughts, weigh in below and let us know what you think. Zachdroid…OUT! Sources: Phandroid, AndroidAuthority Matt Your RSS feeds have been messed up for about 2 days now. I’m on Android using the FeedR. Never a problem before. I’d really rather not remove this site from my feeds as all my feeds work fine. http://www.androidspin.com Stormy Beach Oh man, thanks for letting us know. We will look into it and get it sorted. ChrisLH The problem is that iOS needs to be overhauled, which is a massive pain in the ass when simplicity, consistency, ease-of-use, intuitiveness is your strategy. Change disrupts all of that, and with Apple’s enormous user base (many of whom chose Apple because of its simplicity) they have been hesitant to make the necessary wholesale changes required to compete with more modern OSes like Android/Windows Phone. Even more than that, they are resistant to even offer new technology or features which is leaving them way behind the competition in functionality. Therefore, the strategy is litigation and delay. I think its starting to have a negative impact on the companies image – they used to “Think Different,” now, instead of using that genius and innovation they file a lawsuit. I think some of this is due to the gaping whole that Jobs has left. He was the genius behind a lot of Apple’s products and success. However, he was also the problem because Apple was so far ahead of the competition while they were in charge, his perfectionist style allowed Apple to slow-play features and not push the envelope. That culture is carrying on, Apple is falling behind, and lawsuits are the current strategy from the people at the top. What Apple needs is to refocus its culture on innovation like it had a decade ago. They make a great underdog but a lousy frontrunner. Interestingly, with Forstall out and Ive taking over iOS, this could be the fundamental change Apple needs to get back on track. I’m no iFan, but competition is good and this legal strategy nagatively impacts innovation.