Everywhere you looked some huge tech company was suing another or purchasing a company for its patents in 2012. While Apple vs. Samsung was the biggest story, it may not prove to be the most important.
As we all know, the mobile landscape is stiff with competing ecosystems. With Android and Apple leading the way, Windows is intent on making a strong showing. Amazon has their own ecosystem, but can something so tightly controlled be a long-term success? While we may never see a truly dominant ecosystem, the new battleground that is mobile will be a vital one to gain the lead.
Samsung’s global tablet market share doubled in Q3 2012, while Apple dropped to just over 50%
We are all familiar with Apple’s and Samsung’s legal battles. Today, some new progress emerges as both companies have been granted permission to include new products produced by the other party in their respective patent-based cases.
Android remains top dog in US and Europe, market share down however in the States
It’s funny how quickly can things turn around in such a “take no prisoners” kind of war as the legal one between Apple and Samsung. Just a couple of months back, Sammy looked badly wounded, having been dealt a huge blow by a California jury that found the Korean-based company in infringement of a number of Apple patents.
Another “Shit Android Fanatics Say” video pokes fun at us all, who will defend the Android honor?
Beyond legal wars, patent ambiguities, software workarounds and sales bans, the Android vs Apple war fortunately has a humorous side, too. I know you all remember the hilarious “Shit Apple Fanatics Say” videos, followed soon after by a slightly less amusing “Shit Android Fanatics Say” clip.
“Google stands for innovation as opposed to patent wars” says Schmidt