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On Friday, August 24, 2012, after verdict came in for the Apple vs. Samsung court case, Samsung sent out an internal memo reflecting its position on said verdict.
"Certainly we are very disappointed by the verdict...and it is regrettable that [it] has caused concern amongst our employees, as well as our loyal customers...However, the judge's ruling remains," the memo stated. "We trust that the consumers and the market will side with those who prioritize innovation over litigation."
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Facebook users chimed in to a recent news article on the memo and their comments have ranged from pro-Apple to pro-Samsung and in between as well.
"Fines and all the other [expletive] aside, I have to believe [Samsung's] reputation at being an imitator will hurt them the worst...then again I bet they don't care," said anonymous user The Gnome.
"So, Samsung, how is copying considered 'innovation?' Makes no sense," said Apple fan and photographer Eric Dejuan.
"Apple only won this case because their marketing puts them in the public mind; and the general public is stupid technologically," said Ian Balgobin of Ontario, Canada. "Because of the marketing, every touch screen device is thought of as an iPhone."
Google Statement on the Case
In addition to the consumers, Android manufacturer Google also had a public reaction to Friday's verdict. The company put out the following statement:
"The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don't relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players - including newcomers - are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don't want anything to limit that."
Additional Facebook Comments
Google fans on Facebook had the following to say about Samsung and its products and technologies:
"This trial could have been avoided if Samsung had listened to Google at the very beginning not to use the stupid 'TouchWhiz' UI instead of Stock Vanilla Android," said Randy Nelson, who does IT desktop support.
"...If Samsung had just stuck with the Vanilla OS instead of their TouchWiz-iOS mutant, they wouldn't be in the position that they're in now," said Josh Eck, who is in sales at Digicell International.
So, while the legal decision has been arrived at, the jury of public opinion on this topic is obviously still out. Latinos Post wants to hear from you, the reader, on this hot-button issue. Please feel free to debate the decision in the comment section below.