In case you were browsing the Google Play Store and found supposedly Apple-made mobile apps inside, apps that would be usually found in its own App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch use, then you should probably stay away from them.
It seems that Kindle Fire HD is sparking more interest in buyers this holiday season than the hyped iPad mini. CouponCodes4U.com has predicted that Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD could sell double the Apple’s iPad mini based on the searches on the online deals website in the past three weeks.
Apple’s cross-licensing deal with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has set a precedent. That is, while Apple has been serious in pursuing legal remedies against companies that infringe on its software and design patents, the Cupertino, CA company is actually willing to settle these disputes either for monetary compensation or through cross-licensing deals.
Ever since Google Maps was unceremoniously dumped from iOS, there were murmurs that the platform would be getting a standalone app of Google’s more powerful mapping application. Is it still coming?
We are all familiar with Apple’s and Samsung’s legal battles. Today, some new progress emerges as both companies have been granted permission to include new products produced by the other party in their respective patent-based cases.
The war on Apple is a serious matter for Samsung, which is fighting the iPhone maker in a variety of patent-based battles in multiple markets.
We’ve seen plenty of hilarious videos making fun of the Apple vs Android/Samsung rivalry already, so it’s really no surprise to see a new short clip pop up on YouTube to portray the fight between these two giants.
The latest news on the wire is that only three smartphone manufacturers in the entire industry were profitable in the third quarter of the year. According to a recent tweet by market analyst Horace Dediu, the smartphone market is largely dominated by Apple and Samsung with HTC being a distant third, when it comes to smartphone profits.
After rumors of Samsung increasing the price of its services, a Korean publication reported today that Samsung has not in fact raised the price of its manufacturing services. The source is another anonymous executive of Samsung Electronics, who also said that the prices are set at the beginning of the year, and that there’s no easy way to change them mid-agreement.
This past weekend we were hit with an unexpected update in the Apple vs HTC legal battle, as the two parties announced they have settled out of court. Under the undisclosed terms of the settlement, Apple and HTC have signed a 10-year cross-licensing deal, with HTC rumored to pay the iPhone maker $6-8 per Android handset sold.