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Creative rises from the dead to try and destroy Android

Do you remember Creative? In the early 2000s, the company had a brief period of being cool, as its Zen MP3 players were the anti-establishment alternative to the iPod. These days, the Singapore-based company mostly makes gaming headsets and computer speakers — nothing to do with smartphones, in other words. But thanks to a complaint  filed against every big Android phone manufacturer, Creative has quietly declared war on Android. The complaint is filed against a who’s-who of Android smartphones: Samsung, LG, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony, ZTE, Lenovo and Motorola. The issue at hand is music players: all the phones have ’em, and Creative has a patent it thinks is being infringed on. Specifically, all the phones are capable of “playing stored media files selected by a user from a hierarchical display.” DON’T MISS:  5 private details Facebook asks for that you shouldn’t share I know what you’re thinking — this is the same sort of rounded-corners stuff that Apple and Samsung have been fighting about for years. And to an extent, that’s true! A “hierarchical display” that lets you select stored music files is a description that fits any music player more sophisticated than a radio — heck, you could argue

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