It should come as no surprise that Samsung was not too happy with the outcome of the patent infringement trial with Apple in California. The South Korean electronics giant has now filed court proceedings alleging juror misconduct and asking a federal judge to throw out the verdict.
Every time a new version of the iPhone hits the market we get a slew of articles from tech writers explaining why they are switching to Apple’s latest wonderphone and leaving the fractured hell that is Android behind. Obviously this kind of article is classic clickbait and fair enough, writers want people to read their articles and it’s their job to deliver eyeballs. The fact that most of them are full of fatuous reasoning and lack any real substance is what tends to aggravate the reading public.
Can you believe it has been four years since the little green Android shuffled out of Google HQ, smiled sweetly and then launched its assault on the smartphone market?
Verizon’s CFO, Fran Shammo, claims that unlimited data “is going by the wayside” as he discusses Verizon’s new Share Everything plans.
Unwired Planet has filed patent infringement claims against Google and Apple. Both companies are charged with infringing on ten patents, but is seems likely that more claims might follow.
As our data demands grow, the carriers are moving the goalposts once again. The new shared data plans from AT&T and Verizon want to meter your data usage. A lot of people are wondering why there’s no data-only plan available on the market. Well, you can rest assured that it’s coming soon, but will it be affordable? Not if the major carriers have a say.
According to EMarketer estimates, Google is the undisputed lord and master of online advertising. We already knew it was topping the charts for Web-search ads and mobile ads, now we learn it is beating Facebook on display ads too.
Sony’s PlayStation Mobile will be open for business on the Android platform from October 3. It’s basically a section in the PlayStation Store which Sony will use to sell a hand-picked selection of “bite-sized games” for Android smartphones and tablets.
Amazon’s next wave of Android tablets is available to buy from today. You can buy Amazon’s new updated Kindle Fire for $159 and the Kindle Fire HD 7 will cost you $199.
Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 platform has a number of definite partners. Samsung and Nokia have already announced new WP8 smartphones and we expect HTC and Huawei to unveil WP8 smartphones soon. One company that looks unlikely to reveal any Windows Phone 8 releases is Sony, after the mobile division’s President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki said they “have no current plans for it.”