Apple vs. Samsung and the Future
Samsung was found guilty of infringing on Apple's patent related to: multi-touch gestures, zooming, scroll back, something related to design and icons.
Samsung will pay 1.05 billion to Apple, less-than-half of what Apple asked ($2.5 billion to $2.75 billion).
With this verdict, I'm sure all Apple competitors (not only Samsung) will try to come up with something new that can differentiate from the iOS devices to avoid similar fate.
Like my Nexus 7 and my new iPad, both are rectangle and rounded cornered touch device - but they have enough differentiation. Not only in size and in hardware design - but even in software. In some areas: Jelly bean in my Nexus is even better than iOS5 in my iPad.
Let’s see how iOS6 in the next iPhone when it is released, compare to the next Nexus running Key Lime Pie.
Ten years from now, we will look back to this day and we can connect many dots how things and industry changed due to this patent trial.