Motorola is quite pissed with the South Korean tech giant Samsung that is praising their new Always On display feature. Samsung has introduced this feature starting with their flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and just recently on their popular phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Motorola now claims that this feature was stolen from their own smartphones, and is not very pleased with this whole situation.
It is true that we’ve seen the same exact feature from Motorola, this company calling it Active Display. The first device to show off Active Display is Motorola’s Moto X released in 2013. We’re not yet sure if Motorola is going to invoke Samsung in a court of law, but their recent tweet stabbing at Samsung gives us the vibe that they’ll take action. The tweet says the following: “In what galaxy is it okay to steal competitor phones’ cool features? #TheOriginalAlwaysOnDisplay #motozdroid.”
Ouch. Samsung fans can’t be very happy about this. The tech giant accused in the tweet has not yet responded about Motorola’s harsh statement. It is worth noting that Samsung has been known before for some arguments with Apple as well about copying them.
The plot twist in this matter is that while Motorola claims to be the first company to bring out a display that doesn’t shut off, the tech world has actually seen a company do this before. We’re here talking about Nokia. Oh, yeah, it gets juicy. We’ve first seen the feature on Nokia Symbian phones, and even a Nokia flagship has rocked it in 2011. The Nokia N9 had the feature 2 years before any Motorola device had, so… Maybe Motorola should have made some research before throwing knives at people. Who knows, maybe we’ll see Nokia stabbing at both the companies that seem to imitate their original feature.
What do you think about Motorola making these accusations?