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.
2012’s most searched, discussed and tweeted gadgets: iPad 3, Galaxy S3, iPhone 5
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 calls out Apple, says it should be “embarassed” of some of its actions
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”.
Cheap smartphones will dominate the market by 2017
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.
Samsung tops LTE smartphone market in Q3 2012, says research
According to the data gathered by Strategy Analytics, Samsung took the biggest chunk of the LTE smartphone market, with its LTE-enabled devices accounting for 40% of total unit sales. This number is actually lower than its record last quarter, which reached 50.9% at its peak. But it's still a good deal greater than the share of other phone makers like LG, Motorola, and Apple.
The last month of last quarter brings huge expectations for tech sales. The tablet computers being the most in demand this year, tough competition is being posed to Apple by rival company Google. Who do you think will capture the tablet market throne this year? Read on for what retailers think.
Apple and Google are teaming up to bid $500M for Kodak patents
In the name of business, your enemy today might be your friend tomorrow, if you both can work out a mutually beneficial deal. In line with this, Google and Apple -- supposedly arch-rivals in the mobile operating system field -- are teaming up to secure a big patent portfolio that Kodak is setting up for grabs.
Apple’s “Steve Jobs” multi-touch patent deemed invalid by USPTO, judgment not final yet
After recently invalidating Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is back at it with another similar ruling. While not final, the new USPTO verdict says that Apple’s “Steve Jobs” multi-touch patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949) has also been invalidated.