While Apple fans will argue that Android copied iOS, it’s hard to deny that Apple didn’t take a little bit of inspiration back from from Android, too. Its Notification Center is an almost identical copy of Android’s — that’s easy to see no matter which side of the fence you’re on. In fact, Samsung’s now using this as another reason to sue Apple in South Korea.
Just when you thought there are plenty of Apple versus Samsung suits ongoing, another one pops up. This time on Samsung’s home turf in South Korea. BrightWire, a business-to-business resource for portfolio managers, shows that the electronics giant has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple over the iOS Notification Center.
No other details have been made available at this time, but you can expect the situation to progress over the coming weeks, months, years — until the two companies find something bigger to bicker about.
What’s interesting is that it’s taken a long time for this case to come up. Apple added the Notification Center to iOS with iOS 5 back in 2011, but it’s taken Samsung over a year to decide it wants to fight it. Could it be that the company is just looking for ways in which it can get back at Apple?
Well, Patently Apple suggests that the delay may be due to Google’s notification patents, which were only granted last month. It’s possible it may have been waiting for this before it started proceedings.