Google I/O was a huge success for Google, with the showcase of the Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q, and the next iteration of Android OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Even though most of us are still waiting for an official update to Android 4.0, there is obviously an eager anticipation for Android 4.1 now.
While unauthorized ports of Jellybean are already available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and Acer Iconia A500, the only way to get Android 4.1 officially is when you buy a Nexus 7 tablet, a new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or if you own a Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first device to receive the update. You’re fine if you already own the [...]
In early May, soon after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S3, certain reports claimed that the company’s legal counsel had a hand in the device’s design, a design that was heavily contested at the time by certain tech blogs and even potential buyers. It was suggested that the Galaxy S3 is lawsuit-proof, as its design would not infringe any of the patents Apple could use to attack the handset.
Apple and Samsung have been involved in a huge patent-based legal fight that spanned across four continents, with the two companies suing and counter-suing each other in 10 different markets. There are well over 30 lawsuits between the two at this time, and [...]
While Google and Oracle are still fiercely battling it out in court in a patent infringement war whose outcome is almost impossible to predict, the Apple vs Samsung clash is about to enter a new phase. The mediation stage will start today, as it was scheduled for around three weeks, and is set to end tomorrow, hopefully with some sort of truce.
For those of you who’ve been living under a very isolated rock for a while, we should tell you that the two biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world have been on a suing spree for the last couple of years, accusing each other of patent infringement over a bunch of gadgets, including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the [...]
Samsung is not only the largest smartphone maker in the world, but also a top supplier of electronic components, from hi-resolution displays to processors and memory modules. It’s no secret that Samsung provides many of the components found in Apple’s wildly popular iPhone and iPad devices, including the much-touted Retina display and the A5X chip that powers the new iPad. A new online campaign highlights both Samsung technological prowess and the weird relationship it enjoys with its Cupertino-based arch-frenemy.
In The Conspirators, Samsung presents some of the problems that modern electronics users have come to know and dread – slow loading times, short battery [...]
The time-consuming, money-eating, resource-devouring legal war between Apple and Samsung, the world’s two most important smartphone manufacturers, could be gearing towards a surprising end in less than a month.
Court mandated mediation will take place on May 21 and 22, according to official information, and the whole technology world is hoping that the two giants will finally have the sense to discuss settling and put the ugly legal disputes of the past behind them.
We reported a while back that Lucy Koh, the judge presiding over several of the lawsuits between Apple and Samsung in the US, had “invited” the two companies’ CEOs to participate at a settlement [...]
Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a fierce legal war unfolding in the tech world, with the first to draw the sword usually being the Cupertino-based maker of the iPhone and the iPad. While Samsung didn’t hesitate to answer with its own legal salvos against Apple, the Koreans used a slightly different approach in their confrontation with arch-frenemy Apple.
We’ve seen how Samsung started selling the Galaxy S2 for only $2 in Australia, just when the iPhone 4S was released, and ridiculing the Apple faithful in a series of high-profile commercials. More recently, in a teaser video for the eagerly-anticipated Galaxy S3, Samsung makes a not-so-subtle [...]
It’s hard to believe that someone envisioned tablet PCs 18 years ago, but a dusty video clip from 1994 shows us that there were, in fact, technology visionaries before Steve Jobs (insert “ironic grin” here).
The video shows how newspaper company Knight Ridder saw the news of the future and, darn it, I must say that those guys were spot on with their assumptions. However, what they probably didn’t think their little video would do is seriously hurt Apple’s chances of winning the design patent war against Samsung and other Android tablet manufacturers, a war that is heading towards a conclusion these days.
How did something like this happen? Well, it’s [...]
Samsung loves to poke fun at iOS users, just like how Apple loves to poke fun at Android users. In this new commercial, Samsung shows that the next big thing is already here, while all the iOS users are lined up at an Apple store awaiting the launch of the next generation iPhone. Samsung pokes fun at Apple’s iPhone 4S saying “it looks like last year’s phone” while showcasing Android’s built in turn-by-turn navigation which is powered by Google Maps, on the Samsung Galaxy S2. Of course iOS lacks that functionality out of the box, you have to download an app to do that with iPhone.
But the reaction [...]
There have been many articles floating around in cyberspace about Apple fearing Samsung, and yet, there are none like the one you are about to read. Most of them will talk about patents; I prefer to talk about facts. Here’s my two cents on this issue.Samsung Is Bigger Than You Think
Ask any Tom, Dick, Harry or Jane [...]
It looks like the fun soap opera between Apple and Samsung isn’t going to slow down any time soon, folks. Most unfortunate for Android fans in Australia, the latest iteration in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung has resulted in Samsung being told to halt sales and advertising of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 until the Korean company gets court approval that it may do so — or until the suit is resolved itself.
According to Bloomberg, due to differences between the US and Australian versions of the Android tablet, Samsung is required to present the device to Apple at least seven days before its planned launch. Apple is claiming that the US [...]