Once again, Samsung has lost yet another patent dispute against Apple; This time the blue bounce effect is the culprit

This certainly doesn’t surprise us, right? According to the courts in the Netherlands, Samsung has lost its battle against Apple regarding Apple’s patent of scrolling in the gallery (EP 2.059.868). Apparently, Samsung’s “blue bounce effect” (similar to the image above) found in their version of TouchWiz on Android 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3′s gallery must be taken out in a future update.

Apparently Samsung has 8 weeks to bring forth the update or else they’ll be forced to pay 100.00 Euros (128.93 US dollars) per day.

Samsung  just can’t catch a break with Apple, can they?

source: Sammobile

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  • RTWright

    I’ve seen these ghostly hues used in many areas long before anything mobile, why is it suddenly that because it’s on a Smartphone it belongs to crApple? I mean seriously, is this all they do is sit around the candied Apple factory and think of all the different BS aspects of the OS they can lay claims to and get a patent? Like this has anything to do with functionality, innovation…. All this is, is another form of eye-candy and Apple wants to own it all.

    I used to do this kind of thing on Websites where when you would scroll to the end of a list of text or icons, it would glow on one side or the other, to show you reached the end. Which is all this is, so what the hell is the big deal? And before you even think of saying Apple created it first, DON’T! Because they did NOT!

    • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

      I agree, this is just retarded.

  • RTWright

    I’ve seen these ghostly hues used in many areas long before anything mobile, why is it suddenly that because it’s on a Smartphone it belongs to crApple? I mean seriously, is this all they do is sit around the candied Apple factory and think of all the different BS aspects of the OS they can lay claims to and get a patent? Like this has anything to do with functionality, innovation…. All this is, is another form of eye-candy and Apple wants to own it all.

    I used to do this kind of thing on Websites where when you would scroll to the end of a list of text or icons, it would glow on one side or the other, to show you reached the end. Which is all this is, so what the hell is the big deal? And before you even think of saying Apple created it first, DON’T! Because they did NOT!

  • ApplePatentPorn

    Really? They won the law suit about the ‘blue bounce effect’.. Seriously??!! This changes everything!!!
    But seriously Apple… find something useful to do!

  • cooldoods

    Apple’s patent is for a bounce back or rubber band effect, how come Netherlands thinks a blue effect is the same?

    • Krzysztof Kajdasz

      As far as I understood from the source link, they should actually change the bouncing back
      effect (as it was e.g. on earlier SGS2 firmwares) to the blue bounce effect
      (which doesn’t violate the patent) on all possible firmwares.

  • http://twitter.com/1huckabuck Remo J Gutierrez

    Damn thats been one of my favorite features on Android