samsung apple 99 percent

Our regular readers know by now that Samsung and Apple are (by far) the biggest smartphone vendors in the world.

But I’m sure that most of you will be surprised to learn that Samsung... and Apple have earned 99% of all profits made in the smartphone market during the first quarter of 2012. Taiwanese manufacturer HTC accounts for the remaining 1% of the total profits.

These figu...

china android

According to a recent report from market research firm Canalys, smartphone shipments in China have doubled year over year, surpassing those in the US for the first time. China is now the biggest... smartphone market in the world, accounting for 22% of global smartphone shipments, up from 16% last year. US smartphone shipments rose just 5% year on year, now accounting for 16% of global smartphone shi...

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The time-consuming, money-eating, resource-devouring legal war between Apple and Samsung, the world’s two most important smartphone manufacturers, could be gearing towards a surprising end... in less than a month.

Court mandated mediation will take place on May 21 and 22, according to official information, and the whole technology world is hoping that the two giants will finally hav...

Samsung-vs-Apple-court-case

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 rum...

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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...

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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...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6

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 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...

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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...

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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...