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Although I’m sure most of you know this by now, the corporate world is definitely not one bound to the rules of common sense. One of the numerous examples on the topic is ongoing patent dispute between the number one and number two smartphone manufacturers in the world, a litigation that continues despite the fact that Apple is currently one of Samsung’s biggest clients. According to recent rumors, the South Korean giant manufactures $8 billion worth of various components that end up inside the iPhone and the iPad, the two best selling (and most profitable overpriced) Apple devices. Meanwhile, Apple…

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I know that a few of you out there honestly believe tablets are really all about the software and the tasks it makes easier to accomplish. But I definitely know more people that are interested more in the display than anything else. Independent on where you stand on the matter, you might have found out that the amazing Retina display of Apple’s new iPad is, in fact, manufactured by Samsung, the biggest competitor to Apple when it comes to the number of smartphones and tablets they sell. So, the question arises: why doesn’t Samsung release a competing Android tablet with…

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Electric Pig Bigger is better. That seems to be the conclusion of a recent survey that says the majority of smartphone owners want their next phone to have a bigger screen. While the 3.5-inch display of the iPhone was distinctive at the time of its introduction, which was five years ago, Apple seems adamant in keeping it, on the basis that a 3.5-inch display is the optimal size for operating your phone with one hand. Is Apple about to have a change of heart by introducing a bigger and sharper display for its iPhone 5?  Welcome to another edition of…

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Phew…the Apple hypesteria is starting to cool off. Just a few more days, the inevitable reports about people standing in endless lines to get the “new iPad”, and we’re done. For a while… Anyway, the last days have brought unpleasant news for iFans, news that are, I must admit, music to my fanboyish ears. First, some enterprising sports in Vietnam have got their hands on a new iPad and ran it through some benchmarks. And, the mother of all surprises, the new iPad, fitted with Apple’s new dual-core A5X chip, is only slightly better than the old iPad. True, the…

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In both the smartphones and the tablets market, Samsung is the de facto leader of the Android pack. Moreover, if you count out Amazon, with its Kindle Fire (which does run on Android, but in a heavily modified form), Samsung is the only manufacturer holding up the flag for Android in the tablet market. ASUS is making an impact too, which is likely to be more significant when the MeMo 370T is upon us, but, for now, its market share is still in single-digit territory. So, now, when the Apple hype machine is spewing up countless articles, analyses, and posts…

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You gotta give some props to Samsung for the audacity it often shows, even during the most heated competition. Within hours of the launch of the new iPad by Tim Cook et al, greeted with much fanfare from the usual suspects, Samsung decided to throw a one-two punch at its biggest non-Android competitor. The Koreans released a list of comparisons between the new iPad and its own Galaxy Note 10.1, that (kind of) shows that the Note is ultimately the better option. You can see from the comparison chart below that Samsung really wants to show off the Note’s multitasking skills — the capability…

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Amidst the ongoing courtroom drama between Apple and a number of Android manufacturers, from Samsung to Motorola, Dow Jones Newswire reported that Cupertino is set to extend an olive branch to its patent rivals, which may just bring an end to the ongoing legal war of attrition. An insider familiar with the case said that Apple is ready to make peace and cut some deals with Android OEMs, which will see Apple collecting a licensing fee of 1% to 2.4% from the net sales, for each Android device manufactured by Samsung and Motorola. Such a licensing agreement would put the royalties payment at…

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Getting a smartphone waterlogged is the quickest way to get it thrown into the trashcan – which is par for the course for most electronics. Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to avoid the dreaded element when your device is supposed to go with you everywhere. Don’t worry though, Samsung and Apple are on the case.

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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…

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Samsung loves to poke fun at iOS users, just like how Apple loves to poke fun at Android users. In this new commercial, Samsung shows that the next big thing is already here, while all the iOS users are lined up at an Apple store awaiting the launch of the next generation iPhone. Samsung pokes fun at Apple’s iPhone 4S saying “it looks like last year’s phone” while showcasing Android’s built in turn-by-turn navigation which is powered by Google Maps, on the Samsung Galaxy S2. Of course iOS lacks that functionality out of the box, you have to download an…