Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It's Quite Visual)

Chris CrumIT Management

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As you may know, a jury awarded $1.049 billion to Apple in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and Google has responded with:

The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players — including newcomers — are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.

Meanwhile, many Android users are furious, and are taking to the web with clever (and not so clever) graphics showing their frustration. #boycottapple has become the top trending topic on Google+.

Here's the kind of thing you'll see if you check out the hashtag:

The Nerd Code

#BoycottApple   #Apple    

Apple seems to be quite unpopular recently...

Hat Tip: +Aikuchi Abriel

Mike Keller

Yeah, Apple totally invented "Slide to Unlock"...
#boycottapple   #boycottappleforlife  

I left the image of an apple with a swastika logo on it out.

More on the dispute here.

Chris Crum
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