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Apple working on electromotive charging. Nokia has inductive. What will Android have?

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is on its way soon, offering the new Windows Phone 8 operating system and one feature that truly sets it apart from the competition: its built-in inductive charging system. The idea of wireless charging is nothing new to Android devices through the use of special accessories, but we’ve yet to see a built-in system. Android devices often led the pack when it comes to adopting new features and technology, and likely built-in inductive systems like found in the Nokia 920 are already in works. Perhaps even in devices like the rumored Samsung Galaxy S4? Is inductive charging the only possible path for the future of wireless charging, though? Apple doesn’t think so.

Apple seeking face unlock patent yet again

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It looks like things are about to get interesting. Despite Google being awarded a patent earlier this month for face-to-unlock features, Apple appears to be applying to patent almost the exact same thing. Who wants to bet that this ends up being settled in a court somewhere?

I’m switching to the iPhone because … (insert your own dubious reason)

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Every time a new version of the iPhone hits the market we get a slew of articles from tech writers explaining why they are switching to Apple’s latest wonderphone and leaving the fractured hell that is Android behind. Obviously this kind of article is classic clickbait and fair enough, writers want people to read their articles and it’s their job to deliver eyeballs. The fact that most of them are full of fatuous reasoning and lack any real substance is what tends to aggravate the reading public.

German court sides with Samsung, Motorola in Apple’s “touch event” patent case

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Ludicrous as Apple’s claim to patents as generic as rounded corners may be, it does seem that not all courts of law are convinced that Apple owns everything. A German court has recently ruled in favor of Samsung and Motorola in Apple’s patent infringement lawsuit on the “touch event model.” In essence, the court agreed that Samsung and Motorola do not infringe on Apple’s patents on how the mobile operating system responds to — or ignores — single touch inputs by the user.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note – video comparison

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Apple’s latest iPhone 5 is already available in its initial markets, and in the words of my colleague Darcy LaCouvee, it truly is an engineering marvel. And that’s coming from a die-hard Android fan. After all, the iPhone 5 won against the Samsung Galaxy S3 in our drop tests. But not everyone is going to drop their phone from ear-level on a cobbled Hong Kong pavemenet. Let’s see how well the iPhone 5 stacks up against another flagship smartphone — this time, the Samsing Galaxy Note. While we’re sure this won’t exactly be an apples-to-apples comparison, we will look at the benefits and disadvantages of each device.