Apple has obtained another victory against Google-owned Motorola, as an ITC judge found in a preliminary ruling that the iPhone maker is not violating a Motorola proximity sensor patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,246,862).
As you may have already expected if you follow tech trends, Samsung has passed Nokia (who is still chugging along) as the top cell phone manufacturer for 2012.
There’s been an interesting development in the long running legal battle between Apple and Samsung. As of today, Samsung has dropped its request for European injunctions against Apple, claiming that it cares more about consumer choice.
The courtroom drama between Apple and Samsung continues. Apple was denied injunctions against the Samsung devices found infringing, while Samsung wasn’t able to get the initial verdict overthrown on grounds of misconduct.
Samsung sees its global tablet market share rise to 18.1%, while Apple’s share plummets to 52.9%.
It’s not every day that you’re going to hear a Samsung exec talking about how he uses an iPhone, iPad and Mac at home, and how he prefers Apple’s ecosystem’s to Samsung’s device centric policy. Let alone the company’s president and chief strategy office Young Sohn.
If it’s one thing we all love about the end of a year – besides the holidays and the special sales – that’s definitely the “year in review” charts and rankings everybody’s so caught up with in December.
Any iPhone users out there? You might find this interesting. Google has recently announced the launch of its official Google Maps application for iOS. This comes after Apple opted to ditch Google Maps in favor of its own Maps application when it released iOS 6 along with the iPhone 5. This also comes after three months of ridicule, finding of alternatives, fired executives and managers, and lost travelers in Australia (just this week!).
Qualcomm is not pulling its punches over the FRAND argument that Apple is currently engaged in with Samsung and Motorola. When it comes to standard-essential patents Qualcomm stated that “Apple should be embarrassed” and that its anti-injunction argument is “a total sham”.
As much as 83% of smartphones sold in the U.S. in 2011 were priced at $250 and above. But according to a study by research firm Informa, this figure could drastically change. By 2017, entry-level smartphones will dominate the market. The analytics firm defined entry-level phones as those that cost $150 or less.