Apple and HTC have entered into a 10-year patent cross-licensing deal, but what’s behind the companies’ decision to settle rather than pursue litigation? We have some analysis, including market performance, HTC’s partnership with Microsoft, and Apple’s disdain for all things Android.
While not comparable with Apple’s U.S. $1.05 billion win – which isn’t satisfying to either party by the way, for different reasons, obviously – the fact that Apple has to pay Samsung’s UK legal fees has to mean something for South Korean giant and the public.
Market analytics indicate that Samsung still tops smartphone sales in Q3 2012, with Apple following behind. Some interesting insights inside.
You gotta hand it to Samsung – a devastating verdict like the one served against the Koreans this summer might have brought other companies to their knees. But Samsung isn’t ready to give up the fight just yet, and is exploring every last option available, including pushing to have the verdict overturned by Judge Koh on grounds of jury misconduct.
According to Q3 2012 information from research firm Canalys, Apple is no longer considered one of the top five smartphone vendors in China. The Cupertino-based corporation has now dropped down to sixth place, edged out by a local Chinese company called Yulong.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has managed to overtake Apple’s iPhone 4S in global shipments and market share in Q3 2012. 18 million S3 units have been shipped between July and September across the world, while the 4S has only managed to come in at 16.2 mil.
Now that the tablet market has offerings from all three major tech companies (Microsoft, Google, Apple), it’s time to find out which one makes the most bang out of our buck. So we set out to answer the question, which tablet makes the most money? The Microsoft Surface, the Google Nexus 7, or the Apple iPad.
An EU antitrust investigation looks like it will end with a concession from Apple and four major publishers that will allow Amazon to undercut them on e-book prices. Apple had basically set up a deal that would prevent anyone from undercutting it. The publishers in the pact were Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, and Macmillan.
Ever since Apple unveiled the company’s first “affordable” tablet, the iPad mini, all everyone could think about is if it will blend or not.
The patent-based conflicts related to the mobile world are far from over, with Apple getting ready for a new round of fighting against Google and Samsung.