Day one of the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and Samsung is already off to a bad start. Samsung planned to bring evidence of their prototype F7000 phone (a phone very similar to the iPhone, but planned before the iPhone’s early 2007 launch), but it was rejected. Samsung, in the most intelligent move possible, released the evidence to the public. In a very predictable move, Judge Koh was not too pleased by Samsung’s decision.
Samsung’s in a tough spot, as this move could have repercussions throughout the whole trial. Hopefully this won’t affect the judge or jury’s decisions, and it’ll remain a fair trial. Here’s to hoping Samsung and Android can pull through, but such dumb decisions cannot be made by Samsung.