The very first test should be - ask a bunch of software guys - "If you had to do X in software, how would you do it?" If ANY of them gets even close the patent should be thrown out. That said, there shouldn't be any software patents. Asking how to improve the process of patenting software is like asking how to improve the process of circumcision. Just because you do it now, and lots of tribal elders say it's a great idea, doesn't mean it's true.
What is close? Who judges it?
Well, either that or windows 8 comes with a full porn collection included.
all Linux users use a Debian based distro anyways
Yeah, but I have a patent on that...
Get a license from the government to record others through a bedroom window.
I want one of these!
Does Android really lack this basic precaution, or are you talking out your arse?
No - never seen an Android Phone that lack this
"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."