Posted: September 8th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Android, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | No Comments »
The war between Apple and Samsung over design and technology patents has cast Samsung as the underling, while Apple is painted as pushing at the edges of innovation. Ahh what a short sighted world we live in, I’d argue with such commentary, going so far as to say that most commentators have things wrong, very wrong.
While Samsung may have a little eggroll on it’s face over claims of plagiarism, the Korean consumer electronics behemoth is definitely no slouch on the technology front, winning the much more important war on patent innovations, particularly when it comes to 4G and it’s application in the mobile device wars.
4G isn’t so much a new technology but a better use of existing technologies, Samsung has been working on 4G since 2005 and has pretty much perfected it’s use in mobile devices. The higher and more responsive – up to 10 x 3G – bandwidth of 4G is well suited to tablets and smartphones.
In Australia, Telstra has the largest geographic coverage in 4G and has been upgrading mobile cell towers to 4G since 2010, with a consumer roll-out from late in 2011. The benefits of running mobile devices on 4G are real, the simultaneous speed is pretty outstanding :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Samsung, Technoid Computer News, UPDATED! | Tags: apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | No Comments »
UPDATED! August 28, 2012: Apple is seeking speedy bans on the sale of eight Samsung phones, moving swiftly to capitalise on its resounding court victory over its arch-foe. The world’s most valuable company wasted no time in identifying its targets: eight older-model smartphones, including the Galaxy S II and Droid Charge.
Original Post! Just hours apart, in two separate courts – one in the USA and another in South Korea – two absolutely opposing views on the war that is Apple vs Samsung, – or should that be Samsung vs Apple? – have been handed down.
A South Korean court has handed down a split ruling over Samsungs claim that Apple infringed it’s intellectual property, ruling that some element of the iPhone do indeed use patented Samsung telecommunication technology. The court also ruled however that Samsung had – as Apple has been ranting – copy Apples interface for it’s early Galaxy phones and tabs.
The South Korean court found that both companies shared blame, ordering Samsung to stop selling 10 products including its Galaxy S II phone and banning Apple from selling four different products, including its iPhone 4.
Meanwhile across the pacific in San Jose, California, a US jury has found in favour of Apple in a case that was expected to take years to settle, Apples copycat rant has just landed it a $US1 billion dollar win! However, the US ruling runs much deeper than just a huge compensation payout, BILLIONS of dollars in future sales hang in the balance for both tech-behemoths :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 6th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Samsung, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Apple and Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy | No Comments »
Is Apples world crumbling? In it’s latest bid to stand-over our favorite Korean semicunductor behemoth Samsung, Apple has had it’s request in a US court for an order to block sales of Samsung’s 4G smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet pc REJECTED. The iPad manufacturer, in its lawsuit – filed in a Federal Court in San Jose, California – sought an order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy range of mobile devices in the US, based on claims they violate Apple patents.
The lawsuit is part of a legal battle between the companies being fought in 10 countries, including Australia, where the High Court on Friday granted Apple a further delay of court orders overturning an earlier ruling which banned the device from sale.
Samsung said via a statement that the US Federal Court ruling confirmed its long-held view that Apple’s arguments lacked merit. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Android, Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Google, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple Inc, Galaxy 10-1, Galaxy Tablet, iPad, iphone, Samsung, smartphone, Tablet PC | No Comments »
UPDATE!! The behemoth that is Apple has won another temporary injunction to stop rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia. On Wednesday – just 2 days ago – we reported that the Federal Court had lifted a previous injunction, meaning Samsung could start selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 at 4pm (AEDT) today. But Apple later launched an appeal to the High Court. The injunction means Samsung cannot sell the tablet computer until the case goes before the court on December 9. Apple says the South Korean company’s Google Android based Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones is too similar to its iPad and iPhone. The companies have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April.
Posted: September 27th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Android, Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Google, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Windows | Tags: android, apple, Apple and Samsung, Dynabook, Galaxy S Tablet, Google, iPad, IPad 2, Letigeous, litigation, Microsoft, Samsung, Samsung and Apple, Standout, tablet, Tablet PC | Comments Off
UPDATED: 28 September, 2011, Samsung – while stuck in the midst of litigation with Apple Inc – has announced an agreement to cross-license their patent portfolios with that old behemoth that is Microsoft!
“Through the cross-licensing of our respective patent portfolios, Samsung and Microsoft can continue to bring the latest innovations to the mobile industry” said Samsung’s Hong Won-Pyo
Microsoft has said the deal with the South Korean electronics titan provides “broad coverage for each company’s products.”
The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it will receive royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform from Google. Read the full article »»»»