Featured Articles

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

IHS has told Recode that the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wifi costs only $275 to build -- not bad…

More...
LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

As Samsung is losing market share, another Korean company, which many had written off, is gaining.

More...
LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R is probably the best looking Android Wear device on the market and many have been waiting for…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:06

Samsung drops local search from Galaxy S III

Written by Peter Scott



Tries to make it lawsuit proof


Samsung has taken a rather unusual step. The company dropped local search capabilities from its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone in the latest update.

The reason behind this unpopular move is of course Apple. Samsung doesn’t want to be dragged into court over the feature and it seems Apple lawyers are becoming so good at what they do that they don’t even have to bother putting on a tie in the morning.

However, to be honest Samsung obviously nicked  Apple’s patented approach to unified search. Apple already managed to win an injunction against the Galaxy Nexus on similar grounds earlier this year.

As a result, local search is pretty much gone from the Galaxy Nexus, S III and LG’s Optimus 4X. HTC’s One X still features local search, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it is forced to drop it in the future.

The whole issue must be a source of embarrassment for Google - the search giant can’t implement local search, Apple got their first.

More here.



Last modified on Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:58
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments