In the heat of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit, a judge in one of the international court cases ruled that Samsung’s Android products were not as cool as the Apple iPad, and hence the Korean company could not have succeeded in copying the iPad’s iconic design. Well, we now have data from consumer research, and it seems that Android, as a platform, is now considered the new cool kid on the block.
Samsung has been doing very well in the smartphone market of late. The company posted record breaking profits in Q3 2012 and has a clear lead in global smartphone shipments. On Friday the South Korean manufacturer revealed that four out of five of the Samsung Galaxy S3’s best-selling weeks in the U.S. came after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5.
Now the company has placed that Kindle Fire HD vs iPad mini comparison right on top of its front page – and since Amazon.com is the biggest retailer in the world, that’s quite a prime placement.
Samsung reports over $7 billion in profits in spite of recent lawsuits with Apple. The company is optimistic as the holiday season gets closer.
With rumors about a Nexus 7 3G accumulating, we look at the probable price tags of the Nexus 7 models that Google is expected to unveil on Monday. Will Google manage to undermine the iPad mini and the Kindle Fire HD?
Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market has stopped being a surprise for a while now, but what may shock you is the pace at which the Android king is continuing to grow. According to a new report conducted by IDC, Sammy has doubled its shipments in just a year, capturing a whopping 31.3% of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012.
Apple has published a statement on its UK website acknowledging that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad as commanded by a UK judge. Unsurprisingly it’s not very gracious.
Stop me if you’ve heard any of this before: a tech giant failed to meet Wall Street expectations for the third quarter of the year, while bringing in huge profits nonetheless.
Remember the GooPhone i5, that iPhone 5 clone that showed up before Apple unveiled its sixth–generation iPhone? Well, it looks like the same Chinese “creators” are ready to launch the GooPad mini, now that the iPad mini became official – unless it’s all an online hoax, of course.
The iPad mini is not a “budget” tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.