Apple and Samsung lead the smartphone market. In fact, no other manufacturer is making profits. What will be of the smartphone market if this continues?
On Friday, Apple won a $119 million jury verdict against Samsung for infringing on three of its patents. A U.S. District Court jury in San Jose, Calif., found that some Samsung devices had infringed on Apple’s patent for “quick links,” a feature that dials a phone number included in an email, and Apple’s “slide to unlock” patent, for gaining access to a device.
This week in your world of Android: the LG G3 leaked, the Galaxy S5 Prime’s release was pegged for June, Android Silver news broke, Google released new productivity apps, the first image of Amazon’s smartphone leaked, and the verdict in the Apple vs Samsung trial was announced.
These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
The courts have ruled on the latest Apple v Samsung case, awarding Apple over $100 million and Samsung $158,400 for various patent infringements.
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On Tuesday, Samsung said its profit margin on smartphones was unchanged from 2013 at 19.8%. Apple also saw its market share slip to 15.3% from 17.5% a year earlier in the same period. Strategy Analytics said Samsung shipped 89 million units in the first quarter, compared to Apple’s 43.7 million units.
OLED looks to be the technology of choice for future wearables, as rumors suggest that Apple has placed an order with LG for 12 million flexible OLED displays.
New statistics have been released which show how well the Samsung Galaxy S5 sold over its launch weekend. According to iQmetrix, the Galaxy S5 made up 23% of total phones sold in the U.S., and 18% of total phones sold in Canada, during its launch weekend.
The iPhone 5S may be a few months old, but does it manage to hold its own against Samsung’s latest? We find out! Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5S!
New testimony brought forth on Samsung’s behalf suggests Apple is asking significantly more for its patents than what they are really worth.