Okay, throughout this entire legal quarrel between Apple and Samsung, I’ve done my best to remain impartial. But after Apple’s latest evidence presented to the court, I’m sure even the biggest die-hard Android fanboy will side with Apple on this one.
Apple is sticking to their guns when it comes to the argument that Samsung “copied” the iPhone when they released the Galaxy S (and subsequent devices), and while I admit, I saw some definite similarities in hardware design, I found Apple and their attempts to patent the rectangle absurd. Today, Apple moved onto software, showing the court how similar Samsung’s TouchWiz icons were in comparison to their “world famous” iOS icons and really, it’s pretty hard to dispute.
As someone who’s always loved the stock Android experience — including UI — it was always tough for me to adapt to Samsung devices and (even in my eyes) their attempts at imitating iOS with TouchWiz UI. For comparison, here’s a few of Google’s stock Gingerbread and HTC’s Sense UI icons:
Sorry, Samsung. You’re on your own with this one!