Growing up in my father's PC store, I was surrounded by and developed a passion for technology ever since I was in kindergarten. However, advancements made in the technology world continue to amaze me on a daily basis! I've been writing about the Android OS since back in October 2008, when Google and HTC launched the first Android smartphone ever, the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream. Although I'm no company's fanboy, Android is the mobile OS I devoutly support.
In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory.
Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by Apple, a feature that’s available on iPhones and iPads. Another Apple claim, one that sought injunction for Samsung’s use of a patented technology for detecting microphones when they are inserted in the headphone jack, has been rejected.
The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission as well, Apple is entitled to [...]
Although both the Samsung Galaxy Win as well as the Samsung Galaxy Trend Duos II are currently unavailable for purchase, this has not stopped the South Korean manufacturer from releasing the firmware for these Android smartphones a few days back. Today Samsung took one more step towards inciting potential developers by releasing the kernel source code for both these Chinese-bound Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Win features a 4.7 inch TFT display that works at a pixel resolution of 480 by 800 pixels at a 199 PPI density. Other specs include a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A5 CPU, an Adreno 205 GPU and 1GB of RAM. You can download the kernel source cod [...]