Did Apple Bully Google over Multi-Touch?

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BoxyBrown

Google should just release a regular touchscreen phone then leak the software needed for the device to be multi touch like the iphone. The software is open source anyway, screw Apple and their overpriced crap.

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Keith E. Whisman

Google actually has a license agreement with Apple that's why some of the technology that Google makes for the Iphone is starting to trickle to the G1. I say screw apple and their attempt at being a patent troll. Apple, Microsoft (to lesser extent), Rambus (to great extent) and all other companies that apply for and get patents just so they can sue everyone and make money through lawsuits are nothing but shitty Patent Trolls. I say Fuck YOU you anti American assholes. I'm sick of these Anti Competitive assholes. I say someone needs to teach these companies that we are not going to sit around and let them fuck up the whole technology industry. 

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gatorXXX

AMEN!!!!!!!!

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QUINTIX256

...than they own the rights to overlapping windows. This is getting rediculous. Someone please challenge Apple's "rights" to the so called click wheel by claiming that the dial on a radio serves as prior art.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.

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whitneymr

"The first thing we
must do is kill all the lawyers."

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gatorXXX

Maybe make them bob for APPLES for long periods of time!......WOOT

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thegamepro

Palm was able to do this just fine so why not google?  If not multi-touch then why not a standard headphone jack?  I have to use a dongle just to connect a simple headphone to my HTC G1.  I'll never understand lawyers because their are millions of electronics right now that have headphone jacks and are controlled with buttons and software.  Google needs to fight for their freedom to overcome BS patents.

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gatorXXX

Actually apple has a lawsuit brewing about multi touch against palm. I have an HTC Touch pro and I have to use a dongle as well. SUCKS ASS APPLE...GET IT! This is why I will never buy an apple product....not even candy apples. I'M A PC....YIPEE!!!!!!

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gatorXXX

I don't own or want anything apple. SCREW APPLE gently with a chainsaw!

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the_brink

Geez, Apple doesnt know how to play with the other boys...

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Vadi

I wish it was the other way around. iPhone isn't appealing to me.

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festiva_man

Apple probably said some things to google.  It wouldn't surprise me at all.

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jko

Google most likely wanted to get Android to the market asap.  They can always add multi-touch support after some future legal battle.  Then sell new phones w/ multi-touch support. 

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jko

Oops...sry for the double post.  : /

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