We all know that Apple’s Co-Founder, the late Steve Jobs number one goal was to destroy Android, and it looks like his employees are still working on that now. The latest to come out in the Apple vs. Samsung story, is that Apple is sueing for the “Slide to Unlock” in Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0, which is currently only officially available on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I know some of us have it on our rooted devices). Apple does own the patent for the “Slide-to-unlock” feature that has been in the iPhone for as long as I can remember, so the lawsuit is legit, but I think it’s going a bit to far.
Patent Analyst Florian Mueller spoke [...]
After a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge issued an initial determination finding on Motorola Mobility not violating any of the three patents listed on Apple’s October 2010 lawsuit, Motorola is currently celebrating.
In a statement after the determination, Motorola Mobility’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel said:
‘We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual-property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user [...]
Even though the Kindle Fire was launched in the middle of the quarter, it still managed to steal approximately 2 million units in sales away from the iPad. The original projection was for 16 million units during the whole quarter, but the analysts now think they’ve only sold 13 million, which is 3 million short, out of which they think 2 million were lost to the Kindle Fire and about 1 million to regular Android tablets.
Apple has said before that they don’t believe Kindle Fire will affect their sales at all, but apparently they’ve just been proven wrong. Also, some Apple analysts have even said that Kindle Fire will only crush other Android tablets, [...]
According to data gathered by comScore, Android was able to maintain its current top spot as the number one smartphone OS in the United States. Ever since November 2011, almost 46.9% of smartphone users in the US were using Android operating systems. This is a 3.1% improvement from its earlier rating from three months before. Indeed, this goes to show that Android has overtaken the popularity of Apple’s iOS in the smartphone industry, having only 28.7%. Third on the spot was Microsoft’s Windows Phone (5.2%) and followed by Symbian (1.5%).
After device activations surging over 300% during the holidays, it can only be expected that the market share between Android and [...]
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has reaffirmed Google’s support for Asian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are involved in legal disputes against Apple, as well as for those that will be involved in such entanglements in the future.
Schmidt told reporters, “We tell our partners, including the ones here in Taiwan, we will support them. For example, we have been supporting HTC in its dispute with Apple because we think that the Apple thing is not correct.”
Samsung and HTC–which are both partners of Google–have been involved in patent disputes with Apple, and analysts are saying that [...]
The iPhone set the standard for what a touchscreen smartphone should be, back when it first launched, many moons ago. To this day, iOS devices still have a considerable advantage in the area of peripherals, and namely speaker docks at that. Ever been to an electronics store like Best Buy or Circuit City, and seen the large number of beautifully designed peripherals with iOS support only?
Well, dockBoss+ has risen to the challenge, and has just released a marvelous peripheral that supports Android devices, and will function with every iOS supported peripheral.
CableJive, a novel company that produces peripherals among other things, aims to help you do more with [...]
Hard to believe – but it’s true. As of today, there are 500,000 Android devices activated each and every day – and it is only accelerating. So much so, that it’s a number that is growing at over 4.4% every week, which the father of Android, Andy Rubin, let us know in a recent tweet.
“People get ready, there’s a train a comin’” – the Impressions
Android’s staggering growth has hit a new milestone as of several hours ago, but the growth in the last few months alone is just as impressive. Back in May, Google told us that 100 million Android devices had been activated and 400,000 devices were being activated on a daily basis. It took only a [...]
The whole mobile industry is abuzz with excitement over Apple’s latest update to iOS. Some industry pundits are opining that, just like past iPhone updates, iOS 5 is simply playing catchup to what Android already offers. Even Engadget has put Apple on the offensive, declaring the Samsung Galaxy S II “the best Android smartphone yet, but more importantly, [potentially] the best smartphone, period.” That can’t make Apple evangelists too happy.
Competition between the world’s two most popular OSes will go on and get fiercer by the day. Over time and with each update, head-to-head comparisons between these two mammoths will reveal striking [...]
If Apple had to imitate someone–whether to sincerely flatter or not–that someone has got to be the best and has got to be Android. And, that was what happened just recently at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2001 held in San Francisco. Apple chose to imitate the best.
At the conference, Apple demoed various new features and enhancements to iOS 5. Among the enhancements is the much-improved notification system, which Apple calls the Notifications Center.
iOS’s current notification system has been much maligned and scorned, and Apple has heeded the cries of the people who found the existing system nasty. Thus, the new and improved [...]