“A court in Germany edged towards upholding a ruling that Samsung’s tablets, which rival the iPad, could not be sold in Germany. A detailed ruling on whether Samsung has stolen Apple’s design is due on September 9. Separately, a court in the Netherlands barred Samsung from selling three smartphones that rival the iPhone for infringing Apple patents.,” Christian Oliver reports for The Financial Times.
“Google is also a concern now that it is branching into hardware with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. South Korea’s government this week expressed concern that Korean handset makers, such as Samsung, should cut their software dependence on Google’s Android operating system,” Oliver reports. “Seoul suggests a government-led consortium could create a home-grown OS to rival Google. Analysts said the government’s idea would not work, suggesting instead Samsung should either buy a foreign operating system or build a more balanced OS portfolio, without such emphasis on Android. For Samsung, this could mean more Windows models and an improvement of its own system, Bada.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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