The Apple vs Samsung patent clash has been making the headlines the most in the past year or so, but that’s not the only seemingly endless legal dispute starring some of the big tech companies of today.
Unveiled less than two months ago, the S Pen-toting Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is already available in the US of A via a number of online retailers.
It’s no longer a secret that HTC had to delay the initially planned One release because of component shortages, but thankfully it seems the Taiwanese have finally managed to iron out all the kinks and get the phone ready to fulfill its destiny.
Samsung is busy, busy, busy lately and not just with Mega launches. The Galaxy makers are also working hard on providing timely Jelly Bean updates for as many “stars” as possible.
While they’re no match for the record-breaking numbers posted by Samsung fiscal quarter after quarter, LG’s smartphone sales have been on the rise lately, mostly boosted by the Nexus 4 and Optimus G hits.
Although it’s not exactly a household name in the global mobile industry, Pantech is extremely popular in South Korea. In fact, Pantech has been the second best-selling handset maker in its homeland in 2012, behind Samsung, but ahead of LG, Apple and all the others.
According to sources “familiar with launch plans”, the LG Optimus G Pro is to make its grand American debut on May 10 on AT&T. That’s mere days after the planned Samsung Galaxy S4 US launch, so on paper the 5.5-incher should prove to be solid competition for the S4.
Intel had a timid debut in the Android décor, with its first mobile chips powering only a handful of entry-level phones from small manufacturers in 2012.
The race for the world’s thinnest smartphone title used to be extremely heated not long ago, but lately it seems like manufacturers don’t care as much about this crown as they used to.
JPMorgan predicts that, are you ready for this?, Samsung will ship a total of 320 million smartphones in 2013, a quarter of which should be Galaxy S4 units.