Comparing Amazon’s tablets to Apple’s tablets ignores something that’s fundamental to the way these two companies do business. While Apple makes huge profits from hardware sales, Amazon is trying to offer customers an easy way to shop. Is Amazon a threat to Apple?
The first U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle has ended in late August, with a surprisingly bitter defeat for the South Korean Android maker – surprising not because Samsung was found to infringe on certain Apple patents, but because of the nature of the total Samsung defeat.
Since Samsung is the largest Android handset maker in the world it is easy to overlook the fact that the Korean giant has its own smartphone operating system called Bada. Derived from the Korean word for “ocean” or “sea”, Bada runs on seven Samsung devices all from its “Wave” series. The top of the line model is the Wave 3 which has a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass, a 5MP camera and is powered by a 1.4GHz CPU. Not bad.
We keep talking about Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean updates for some of the hottest Android devices in town, Samsung smartphones and tablets included, but we’re yet to see any roll out details for any of them. Luckily for Samsung device owners, we’ve seen a variety of leaks for some of the company’s smartphones and tablets, which indicate that final Jelly Bean builds will be soon rolled out. The list of supported devices that already have a variety of leaked pre-release ROMs include the Galaxy S3 (international and North American versions), the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0….
New Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean firmware leaks – I9300XXDLI5 – release date for final Android 4.1.1 update still not available [Download]
In any case, what’s certain is that Samsung has not yet announced release dates for its Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update, which is a typical move from an Android device maker, even though the company said more than a week ago, at IFA 2012, that the update is coming soon.
A new Verizon memo indicates that the mobile operator may soon release various Nexus-branded devices. Considering recent rumors the lists could include the rumored Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, Sony Xperia Nexus, LG Optimus Nexus and a Nexus 7 4G LTE tablet.
When Sony announced that the Xperia T and Xperia J will be released in Q4 2012, they weren’t kidding. Read more for a light conspiracy theory about UK retailers and the way the handle release date for flagship smartphones.
The Kindle maker is working on a very original gadget, which could bring the best of two worlds. The tablet will use two different screens if it’ll ever become reality, one placed on the front and one on the back of the device.
Apple is the most valuable company in the world, and yet it is using patent litigation to bully its competitors. Are the huge profits justified? Can Apple stay on top as goodwill for the company dissolves?
Google TV and the Vizio Co-Star Review. Must have Google TV Apps. Co-Star initial impressions. Samsung vs Apple Verdict, thoughts and reflections. The next Nexus device rumors include devices from Sony, Samsung, and LG.