The battle between Apple and Samsung may be heating up yet again now that a U.S. Court of Appeals has given them the green light to pursue a ban of the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. The two companies have been butting heads ever since the Galaxy Tab was released and Apple has so far been successful in getting it banned in Europe. The company claims Samsung blatantly ripped off the design for the iPad, a claim they deny.
While I have nothing against the iPad or Apple products in general, Apple’s arrogance and bully tactics have really turned me off. I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and love it. It is nothing like the iPad, and I find the design claims ridiculous. Just like almost every laptop has the same black bezel around the screen, so do most tablets. The similar designs don’t seem to affect laptop sales, do they? I don’t think anyone could confuse a Galaxy Tab with an iPad. I think Apple doing this because they feel threatened. While the iPad is a great device, in many ways, the Galaxy Tab is superior. The Galaxy Tab has flash, enabling users to access just about any website. The iPad doesn’t. The Galaxy Tab is extremely customizable with a wide array of launchers, themes, and gadgets available. The iPad? Well you can change your wallpaper, but that’s it. Otherwise you’re stuck with page after page of icons. Apple insists on locking down and controlling it’s user’s experience. Android doesn’t. All in all though, both devices are great tablet computers.
Should Samsung be banned from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or is Apple out of line? Please share your thoughts with us!