The mobile applications available for both Android and iOS alone make up a billion dollar market and provide a huge opportunity for big as well as small developers, because the possibilities of creating apps for such powerful and immensely popular platforms are limitless.
In case you forgot, Apple and Samsung are about to face each other in U.S. courts again in a new episode of the first lawsuit between the two companies in the country. Earlier this summer Apple was awarded a favorable verdict, with the jury saying that Samsung has to pay $1.05 billion in damages to the iPhone maker.
While Samsung and Apple’s patent war continues to wage on, HTC and Apple settled their differences last month with a ten-year patent licensing deal. Now a court in California has ordered that the HTC-Apple patent agreement must be disclosed in the upcoming Samsung-Apple hearing on December 6th.
What are the first few things you look for when you want to buy a tablet? The answer definitely depends on each one’s preferences, tastes and needs, but a few factors will certainly play a major role in all of your decisions – screen quality, performance and battery life.
Last month we reported on a rumor that Apple was considering ditching Intel on the Mac, and would rely on their own ARM chips instead. Now yet another new rumor arrives, and it is the polar opposite. Instead of relying less on Intel, the new rumor suggests that the iPhone and iPad might soon run on chips built by Intel.
Having no serious competition in the Android universe ever since its launch, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was bound to suffer a drop in popularity after the introduction of Apple’s iPhone 5. And while we can’t go as far as say the S3 is still selling as it did three or six months back, it’s definitely not fallen as some expected.
When Apple released the iPhone 5 it didn’t contain a quad-core CPU as many people had expected, however Apple did claim that the new phone was up to twice as fast as its predecessor. The most likely reason that Apple could make such a claim is that its A6 CPU uses the Cortex-A15 architecture. With the recent release of Google’s new Chromebook, which is powered by Samsung’s Cortex-A15 based Exynos 5 Dual (Exynos 5250), the benchmarking gurus have now had a chance to really test the new architecture from ARM and the results are amazing.
A new study looking into application stores and their ecosystem is available, showing some interesting numbers for the two main players in the business, Google and Apple.
In addition to Apple, which has been battling Android device makers in courts for a couple of years, Microsoft also went after the same companies with patent infringement claims.
comScore on Friday released a new study that takes a look at the U.S. mobile landscape revealing that Samsung and Apple are the top handset makers in the region.