“Did Samsung steal its slide-to-unlock feature from Apple’s smartphone software?” Liz Gannes reports for Re/code.

“‘Absolutely not,’ said Samsung senior UI designer Youngmi Kim, who has worked on user experience strategy on the Samsung design team since 2004,” Gannes reports. “‘If we were to work on the same thing as Apple, that would not give us any advantage in terms of differentiating our products, so that would not make any sense,’ Kim said, speaking through a translator.”

Gannes reports, “Samsung’s larger goals were to show that 1) it got to its position in the U.S. smartphone market through marketing and hardware innovation, but especially marketing; 2) Google thought up various Android frameworks before Apple launched the iPhone.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

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Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

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[Attribution: AppleInsider. hanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]