According to a new report from the Korea Times, Samsung and Apple are currently in ‘talks’ about the possibility of reaching a cross-licensing agreement that could see an end to the Apple-Samsung patent war.
New forecast data about the number of microprocessors shipments show that the global market for processors will rise to 1.50 billion chips by the end of this year, up from 1.21 billion in 2012. In the face of declining PC sales, the growth is due to smartphone and tablet sales.
A new Reuters report says that Samsung will spend $14 billion on ads and marketing for Galaxy mobile devices and other products it sells to consumers.
This week in your world of Android, KitKat hit a Verizon phone before a Nexus, Cyanogen teased a new partner, news of a smart new Camera API surfaced, we heard rumors of Galaxy S5’s processor, Google updated several of its apps, and Samsung got slapped with a $290 million fine.
Samsung was ordered to pay approximately $290 million for infringing five of Apple’s patents, including one that referred to the design of the original iPhone. The new verdict brings the award that Samsung will have to pay (if it loses the upcoming appeals) to a grand total of $890 million.
This week in your world of Android, KitKat rolled out to Nexus devices, while Samsung had problems with Jelly Bean, the incredibly cheap Moto G landed, Google Search got smarter, we heard news from the CyanogenMod team, and the Apple vs Samsung retrial kicked off.
Judge Koh found that the jury in the Apple vs Samsung 2012 lawsuit did not clearly explain why it awarded $450 million out of the $1.05 billion total damages, and decided that the patents in question should make the object of a retrial. The partial retrial begins today.
The intensity and scale of the global patent war just went up a notch. Yesterday, a company that is co-owned, among others, by Apple and Microsoft filed lawsuits against Google and seven of the largest Android manufacturers.
According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple’s share of the tablet market dropped to below 30 percent during the third quarter of this year against a background of overall growth in the tablet market.
This week in the world of Android: BBM finally rolled out, the new iPads landed to tough Android competition, news broke about Samsung’s clampdown on unofficial accessories, G Flex leaked on television, Samsung revealed Galaxy S4 sales, three big name Android games launched, and we made it through another wave of KitKat rumors.