Is it true that Android’s multitouch capabilities is not as good as Apple’s multitouch software? Well, that’s what Samsung thinks in order to avoid a recall and sales ban of its Android smartphones in another patent lawsuit in the Dutch Court of Hague. In this episode in the Apple vs Samsung series, Apple claims that Samsung is infringing on a specific multitouch patent called the “touch event model.” This “touch event model” prevents users from pushing two different buttons a the same time on the screen. That said, as a result of this alleged infringement, Apple believes that the Dutch courts should intervene in the situation and put in a sales ban on Galaxy products that are powered by Android 2.3 or higher. Of course, Samsung has respectfully disagreed with Apple’s notions, as you would expect. Samsung lawyer Bas Berghuis van Woortman believes that “the Android based method is more hierarchical the system is more complex and therefore harder for developers to use.” Apple lawyer Theo Blomee has respectfully disagreed to Samsung’s claim of having a lesser solution because “it is simply not true.” He claims that adding the technique or gesture that Android uses it essentially makes the software they are using the same as Apple’s (which many of us might find a little ridiculous).
Samsung Electronics has really been on the defensive as of late. After they lost the epic battle here in the United States, the Korean tech giant is trying to do its best in having the upper hand on Apple this time around. We’re all not going to have to wait long to see the verdict though. The Hague court will be delivering a judgement and ruling on October 24th regarding this latest episode between Apple and Samsung.
source: talk android