News tagged ‘smartphone’
The patent dispute between Samsung and Apple continued to yield interesting information, with the latest data
A new portion of the documents presented to the court by Apple as a part of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung show Samsung's proprietary home-screen icon designs are nearly identical to that of the iPhone's. As far as you know, Apple registered the most part of their icons as trademarks in 2010 that means that Apple accuses Samsung of another infringement of the iPhone-maker’s patents.
Samsung’s pre-iPhone designs such as design of F700 smartphone have been known for a long time but Judge Lucy Koh did not allow Samsung to use that information as an evidence in the trial with Apple. Being displeased with the decision, Samsung sent the images that were barred by the court to
“The excluded evidence would have established beyond doubt that Samsung did not copy the iPhone design.”
Another finding discovered in the course of Apple’s ongoing lawsuit with Samsung has revealed that the carrier-subsidized iPhone has margins north of 50 percent, nearly twice as high as the iPad. For iPhones sold between April of 2010 and March of 2012, Apple's gross margins were between 49 and 58 percent, and for iPads - between 23 and 32 percent.
Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal
Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.
The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has been made free for a limited time only. Grab it while you can, before it goes to the normal $0.99 price.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.
Mac blog MacOtakara reported on Saturday that their sources from Chinese claimed Apple had started production of the next-generation iPhone. The rumored smartphone will reportedly feature design changes, including the addition of glass to the unit's "uni-body" backplate. Unlike the iPhone 4 and 4S which boast a "glass sandwich" design with tough Gorilla Glass front and back coverings, the upcoming handset will reportedly have a backplate only "partially covered" by the tough material. Other significant change is the 4-inch Retina display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5 are probably the best two and most highly-anticipated smartphones releases of 2012. The S III just recently starting hitting retail stores, and Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone later this fall, in October.
Choosing between the two is indeed a tough choice for many consumers. Both handsets will obviously have their benefits. But what if you didn't have to choose? What if you could have the best of both worlds? Techradar brought us another interesting concept called iSung Galaxy V.
It is a mashup of an iPhone 5, based on recent rumors, and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The handset features big screen, iOS, cameras, NFC, Samsung’s Ultra-Shutter tech, and even a memory card slot.
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Top 5 customer complaints about smartphones: Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve
FixYa, an online tech support community, released an interesting report regarding the top 5 most commonly reported issues in some of today’s most popular smartphones.
The data comes from more than 25 million users and 650000 experts. And the report covers top handsets like the Samsung Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4s, Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, Galaxy Nexus and Blackberry Curve. Let's take a look at the results:
As far as the iPhone 4S goes, the top 5 most reported issues are:
- Battery Life – 45%
- Can’t Connect to Wi-Fi – 20%
- Bluetooth Connection – 15%
- Siri Complaints – 10%
- Other – 10%
This week DigiTimes’s industry sources from the Far East provided more information about the next-generation iPhone’ processor. As reported, the new iPhone would feature a quad-core ARM processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 architecture. The sources did not presented any further details.
Last year’s iPhone 4S feature a custom dual-core processor clocked at 800 megahertz, dubbed by Apple the “A5”. The chip was first introduced in the iPad 2. This year’s iPad couldn’t boast of the updated processor model, dubbed the "A5X," but it is sooner a slightly revised version of the A5.
Just several days after Apple won a preliminary injunction prohibiting U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab tablet, news agency Reuters
"Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products".
The new injunction is much more important victory for Apple than the injunction against Galaxy Tab sales, as evidenced by the bond in the amount of $95 million that Apple posted in order for decision to come into effect. The bond money would be paid to Samsung should the injunction be overturned by the court later.
Yesterday Apple’s iPhone celebrated its 5th anniversary. Since its launch in 2007, the smartphone generated the company $150 billion of cumulative revenues worldwide. Recognizing the milestone, Strategy Analytics offered its latest statistics, noting that Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones in the first five years since launch.