DailyTech reports Apple fired up yet another offensive against Android. The company claims Android violates four patents; including "a universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system", "unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image", "turning phone numbers/addresses into clickable hyperlinks", and "voice search word suggestion".
The core panzer in this patent blitzkrieg -- brought against Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KS:005930), and by proxy Google, in United States District Court for the Northern District of California -- is U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604. Filed in 2011, and granted just after Christmas (Dec. 27), it describes a "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system." Apple is using the patent to attack the search features found within Android Ice Cream Sandwich
The suit specifically calls out Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which was the first smartphone to carry the new version of Android.