Korea Times reports that, according to an anonymous executive, Samsung Display will no longer make display panels for Apple, starting next year. The Koreans have already reduced the deliveries of displays to Apple, from 15 million LCDs in the first half of 2012, to 3 million in the third quarter, with an estimated 1.8 million units to be shipped by the end of the year.
Samsung might get the chance to publicly shame Apple a bit after an unorthodox court ruling in the UK, but the longstanding patent war between the two still has Tim Cook’s tech giant in the lead. Sammy’s appeal over the $1 billion worth California verdict is still pending, but before hearing how that key battle will end, we’ve just got news of two much smaller battles lost by the Galaxy makers.
Last month we reported that Samsung was claiming that do to misconduct on the port of the jury foreman in the Apple vs Samsung case, the case should be thrown out. Apple has filed its official response with the court.
The Apple vs Samsung conflict continues today with an episode from Europe, the UK to be more precise. Some of you may recall that Samsung obtain a rather awkward win in a patent case in the country, as judge said the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was not as “cool” as the iPad, and therefore it did not infringe Apple’s design.
Sony has failed to meet expectations so far in the Android smartphone market. According to CENS.com there are plans afoot to change that. They claim that Sony has announced a smartphone sales target of 50 million for next year.
Those who are keeping track of the legal tussle between Samsung and Apple will not get their climactic ending just yet, as the International Trade Commission, the agency who has a say in stopping devices from being sold in the U.S. in the event of patent infringement, has once again postponed the result of its investigation.
A few days ago we showed you a report that suggested Apple would announce the 7.85-inch iPad mini during a special event scheduled for October 23. Now the event is finally confirmed, as Apple has issued press invites for that exact date.
The Apple vs Samsung patent wars roll on as Apple is appealing an August 31 decision in Samsung’s favor in the Tokyo District Court.
Apple and Samsung are not exactly in good terms due to patent disputes being lodged in the courts of law around the world. Samsung remains to be the biggest supplier of the processor and memory chips that power Apple’s smartphones and tablets, though. However, that relationship might change soon, as unveiled by a source from within Samsung.
Not too long ago we talked about how Flash was finally shutting down support for Android. Flash is considered the loser in a war against HTML5, and Adobe apparently stopped fighting against the inevitable. With that in mind, how well do mobile devices really support the growing HTML5 standard? Phone Arena decided to find out by performing an iPhone 5 versus the Samsung Galaxy S3 comparison.