Apple targeting Samsung Galaxy Nexus with their slide-to-unlock patent

Apple is reportedly turning its attention on the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone with a new patent claim.

The company is apparently basing this new claim on their recently acquired slide-to-unlock patent.

Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone in the market to feature the latest Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich edition.

And the slide to unlock mechanism on the phone is the core feature of the Android platform.

Apple targeting Samsung Galaxy Nexus with their slide-to-unlock patent

Google changed the feature massively in Android ICS compared to previous generations of the platform but the basic functionality remains the sameā€¦ User has to slide a virtual button to unlock the phone.

It is not clear how it is remotely possible to get around this patent.

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