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Topic: HTC

Samsung braced for "iPhone 5 Tsunami," targeted an "attack" on Apple's customer base

04/15/2014, 06:04 pm

New confidential internal memos presented in the Apple v. Samsung trial detail a "counter tsunami plan" Samsung hoped to set up in response to Apple's iPhone 5 launch, in order to distract from its own Galaxy product vulnerabilities it described as "plastic feeling" with "lack of key feature."

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Android docs reveal before iPhone, Google's plan was a Java button phone

04/14/2014, 03:04 am

Before and after versions of Google's internal "software functional requirements" documents released in the Apple vs Samsung trial this week show that prior to Apple's 2007 iPhone debut, Google's vision for Android was a simple button phone running Sun's Java.

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Samsung's big bet on Android actually a covert strategy to replace Android

04/11/2014, 04:04 pm

Samsung's success in selling the world's leading volumes of phones through intense, expensive marketing efforts appears to be supporting Android as a platform, but Samsung's internal documents show it has plotted for years to compete against Google with its own mobile OS.

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Like a glove: April Fools efforts from Samsung, HTC & Toshiba all share the same punchline

04/01/2014, 12:04 pm

With accusations of copying and commoditization already rife within the smartphone and tablet industries, three of the market's biggest names -- Samsung, HTC and Toshiba --all showcased similar glove-themed prank products on Tuesday for April Fools' Day. Hilarity ensued.

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HTC unveils 5" HTC One M8 with gesture controls, dual rear cameras, slo-mo video

03/25/2014, 03:03 pm

Taiwanese handset maker HTC on Tuesday unveiled its latest flagship device intended to take on Apple's iPhone: the HTC One M8, with a larger screen, higher-spec internals, a depth-sensing camera and dual LED flash -- but no biometrics.

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Apple offers Samsung patent settlement deal tied to anti-cloning provision

01/20/2014, 02:01 pm

Apple is requiring that any patent settlement negotiations with Samsung include a provision that blocks the South Korean conglomerate from cloning its designs, a provision that was also key to the deal Apple forged with HTC in November 2012.

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HTC details how carriers, chipset makers stall & block Android OS updates

12/27/2013, 11:12 am

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has shed light on the complex route Android updates must navigate before hitting customer devices, helping to explain why operating system updates take some time to arrive, and how, for some device owners, such updates never even arrive at all.

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Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One caught cheating in benchmarks again

11/27/2013, 04:11 pm

Futuremark has delisted the scores of Samsung and HTC products from its public benchmark listings over new allegations of performance doping.

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Apple & Samsung take massive 109% of mobile industry profits while competitors lose money

11/14/2013, 10:11 am

The mobile market continues to be a two-horse race for profitability between Apple and Samsung, with the two rivals commanding 109 percent of profits -- a number made possible because its competitors are actually losing money in the smartphone space.

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J.D. Power ranks Apple's iPhone best on AT&T, Verizon in satisfaction survey

10/17/2013, 02:10 pm

For the tenth time in a row, the latest customer satisfaction rankings from J.D. Power and Associates show that Apple is again the top company for smartphones across major U.S. carriers.

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Apple competitors' iPhone-sized efforts failing as mini Android devices see low demand

10/10/2013, 09:10 pm

Apple's 4-inch iPhones are the hottest selling smartphones on the market, but competitors like HTC and Samsung are having trouble getting consumers to buy into their own similarly sized devices.

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Asus, HTC, LG and other Android licensees join Samsung in faking test results

10/02/2013, 02:10 pm

Cheating test scores and misrepresenting device capabilities are rampant at Samsung, but are also being used by virtually every other Android licensee apart from Google itself, research shows.

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Samsung follows Apple's lead, announces new gold edition of Galaxy S4

09/25/2013, 08:09 am

Just days after Apple's new gold iPhone 5s went on sale, Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S4 "Gold Edition," though the back of the device retains the same plastic design as other models.

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HTC warns of its first-ever operating loss, will reduce focus on high-end smartphones

07/30/2013, 09:07 am

In perhaps yet another sign that the premium smartphone market may be maturing, struggling handset maker HTC has predicted its first-ever operating loss, and revealed it plans to concentrate more on mid-range phones.

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HTC next to accuse Samsung of using component supplies as a "competitive weapon"

05/29/2013, 03:05 pm

Apple isn't the only company grappling with its relationship to Samsung as both a smartphone component supplier and handset competitor. HTC recently complained that Samsung has "strategically declined" to provide it with crucial parts for years.

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AT&T to reportedly drop HTC's 'Facebook Phone' following sluggish sales

05/13/2013, 08:05 pm

After just over a month of sputtering sales, and a subsequent price drop to $0.99, AT&T will reportedly discontinue the HTC First, otherwise known as the "HTC Facebook Phone."

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Apple widens lead in US smartphone market as iPhone nears 40% share

05/03/2013, 04:05 pm

As of March, Apple boosted its share of the U.S. smartphone market to 39 percent, according to the most recent statistics from market research firm comScore, with a three-month percentage growth outperforming Samsung by a factor of four.

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Taiwanese authorities probing Samsung over 'dirty tricks' against HTC

04/17/2013, 03:04 pm

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into Samsung's business practices following allegations that the South Korean conglomerate hired people to post negative comments about HTC online.

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Taiwan's tech companies banding together with Apple to take on Samsung

04/17/2013, 09:04 am

The dominance of South Korea's Samsung in the technology industry's supply chain has sparked fears among Taiwan-based companies, who are making moves to counter Samsung and align with major device makers like Apple.

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Samsung said to plan build quality improvement to counter iPhone, HTC One

04/14/2013, 07:04 pm

Samsung in public has been defending the quality of the plastic construction of its devices, but the company is said to be "worried" internally about its Galaxy line's build quality when compared against Apple's iPhone and HTC's One.

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