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A more sympathetic case When it comes to complicated patent trials, getting a simple story across to the jury greatly improves the odds of winning.
That’s why Apple is going after the handset manufacturers instead. With the likes of HTC and Samsung, Apple can simply throw up several phones and point to the revenue generated from the devices. By making the case more about design and feel and less about the intricacies of patents, the company has a case that jurors can understand. It doesn’t hurt that, after Apple itself, Samsung is the second-most profitable smartphone player in the world.
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This slick mockup of a possible future Google Nexus phone flaunts a curved screen and kickstand. It’s also shock-resistant and operates as a universal remote.
Here’s a mid-week feat of heroic hacking — ambitious Android tinkerers have successfully got Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on a T-Mobile G1, the first ever Android phone.