Wednesday, December 11, 2013
On 13th November 2013, a jury was picked to begin assessing the total value that Samsung owes to Apple. However, this will be a minor proceeding when compared to the much larger case due to take place in March. That trial will examine newer products which have been only recently released onto the global market, while the November case dates back several years to products that have since been discontinued in parts of the world. Although the case is one of copyright infringement, it’s clear that money lies at the heart of it. In both cases the jury will ultimately have to decide whether Apple actually lost any financial revenue due to Samsung products. Apple became the most popular mobile phone manufacturer when it established the IPhone in 2007, but completion has been fierce ever since, and Samsung’s smartphones sales eclipsed that of Apple in 2011.
This feud has been described by some observers as pointless and petty. After all, who is really going to win in this case? Both sides are spending their time battling in court over past products when they should be focusing on their next technological developments to advance their empires further. A number of internet memes have appeared mocking the feud, including one that supports an absurd rumour that Samsung paid their $1bn debt to Apple by sending dozens of trucks to deliver the whole amount in Nickels (5 cent pieces). It seems that Apple and Samsung’s lawyers will be true winners in this case.
Who do you think will win the case this time? Which company’s products do you prefer?
Liam Brennan frequently blogs about the latest mobile phone industry developments. He uses Roaming Expert to find the best roaming deals for travelling abroad.
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It’s a neverending cycle that goes on and on. To make a solid choice, you need counsel. When deciding between the hottest devices on the smartphone-table market – the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini – there’s a definite choice that’s right for you. We’re going to help you find out which one it is, starting with the two hottest smartphones available.
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Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a smartphone with a larger screen that encourages customization, the Galaxy S4 is for you.
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Bottom Line: If you’re looking for your first smartphone or like the iPhone 4s and want a small upgrade, go with the iPhone 5.
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Bottom Line: If you already have a smartphone you love, get the iPad Mini. If you don’t, go with one of the smartphones mentioned above.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Apple is suing Samsung for $2.5 billion in damages but if the court rules in their favour these costs could quite easily double if they are found to be in violations of trademark agreements. For the past year these two global giants have been throwing lawsuits and countersuits at one another like a couple of school children and this is when it’s all theoretically going to be finally put to bed. Over the next four weeks, ten Silicon Valley based jurors will have to unanimously decide who’s been copying whose homework. Apple claim Samsung are using both their designs, technology and user interface whereas Samsung will claim Apple in fact copied their designs for the hand set from Sony, Apple are using Samsung patented technology without paying for it oh and Apple are being big meanies and basically not letting anyone else play in the smart phone industry.
In the past Apple have been accused of filing deliberately vague copy right and patent protections so they can challenge anyone who comes out with a product vaguely similar to theirs. So far Apple have stormed courts all over the world and got products banned. Although when they got to the UK, their case was thrown out by a judge who claimed there was no way the Galaxy Tab was a copy of the iPad as it wasn’t cool enough and ordered the tech giant to run advertorials in British press reassuring everyone no intellectual property had been infringed. In typical Apple fashion, they threw another hissy fit, refused and now this will have to wait until October as it goes through the appeals process.
This time Apple are claiming Samsung have stolen features like tap to zoom as well as the overall look of the handset. This at least Samsung can’t deny, both handsets are large rectangular screens completely touch screen except one central ‘back’ button. Samsung’s argument to this is that they were working on designs for their original Galaxy S before Apple launched their iPhone.
The reality is Apple cannot feasibly continue to dominate the market through bully boy tactics. If they truly have the best product would it not make more sense to spend their time and money developing even better products and beating their competitors in reviews and sales rather than law suits and court rooms? Nine times out of ten, when the average consumer is torn between two products offering similar features and specs and with similar reviews, the deciding factor is going to be price – how can Apple honestly expect to stay market leader when their nearest competitors are so much cheaper than they are?
Jessica is a uses a Galaxy SII (so maybe slightly biased) and writes for mobiles for business supplier businessmobiles.co.uk
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The Samsung Galaxy S III will go on sale in the UK tomorrow, and in the US next month, with a rumored launch date of the 20th of June, the handset comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has a number of impressive specifications.
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Samsung has revealed it new line mirror less cameras which are equipped with WiFi, in the form of the new Samsung NX20, NX210 and NX1000. The new range of 2012 cameras replace the existing NX11, NX100, and NX200, and are now equipped with WiFi technology to take advantage of Samsung’s “Smart” features. Which allow you to connect to social networks such as Facebook directly from the camera via a WiFi network to publish photographs.
“The NX20 is built for the enthusiastic amateur or for the professional photographer looking for a camera that offers them the quality and control of their DSLR, but in a lightweight and easily portable body. It has been designed with the serious photographer in mind, incorporating an ergonomic hand grip and DSLR-style aesthetic to convey a professional look and feel.
Rounding off the range, the NX1000 is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black and eye-catching Pink the NX1000 houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly. “
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Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Beam include a 4 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels, a 5 megapixel rear camera for video and photos and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat.
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“GALAXY Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, fully utilizable screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive across all of life’s demanding tasks—whether working, learning, or simply creating their own stories.With GALAXY Note 10.1 we are demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to extend the mobile category and are working with key partners like Adobe to provide extraordinary experiences for users that enable them to be more productive, express themselves creatively and add a touch of fulfillment to their lives.”
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Samsung has officially announced the new Galaxy Tab 2 and if it was a larger screen that you were waiting for, your wish has come true. Samsung will be launching two Galaxy Tab 2s: a 7” model which we already knew about and a larger 10.1” model.
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Samsung is in a roll since it started the Galaxy fever, and there’s no stopping the phone giant especially at the Mobile World Congress 2012, where it just unveiled its latest project: the Galaxy Beam.
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Apple is not happy about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and it wants sales banned in the U.S. Why are they so mad that they want sales banned? They claim that it violates four Apple patents. The four patents are a “data tapping” patent, a patent involving Siri and unified search, a new slide-to-unlock patent, and a word-completion patent for touch-screen entry of text.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Samsung has unveiled a television remote which feature voice recognition capabilities, reports TechOn.
The voice recognition function used for the remote is basically the same as the one used for the "ES8000" smart TV, which Samsung exhibited at the 2012 International CES in January. By speaking to the microphone embedded in the remote, it is possible to change channels or sound volume, input characters, etc.
Samsung improved transmission and reception between the remote and the TV by using Bluetooth and infrared communication at the same time. The remote can also be used for controlling a set-top box, Blu-ray Disc player, etc.
The remote will be offered as an accessory for a smart TV to be released in 2012. In additional to voice recognition, the remote also features a touch pad.
With its new television offerings, Samsung is hoping to stem competition from the rumored Apple television which is said to feature Siri integration and gestures.
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