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Topic: Samsung

Apple supplier Sharp strikes strategic deal with Samsung

05/14/2013, 09:05 am

Sharp, a key supplier of components that go into iPads and iPhones, lost $5.4 billion last year, prompting the Japanese display maker to increase its reliance on Apple's top rival, Samsung, in order to survive.

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Samsung testing 5G wireless technology that can download entire movies in seconds

05/13/2013, 09:05 am

South Korean tech giant Samsung says it has developed a wireless transmission standard hundreds of times faster than today's 4G LTE, one that could see users downloading entire movies in seconds.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad to be granted Pentagon security clearance next week

05/10/2013, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday that it plans to allow Apple's iOS devices onto the Pentagon's secure network early next week, opening the door for lucrative military contracts currently dominated by BlackBerry.

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USPTO issues preliminary rejection of key claims in Apple translucent images patent

05/10/2013, 04:05 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a decision tentatively rejecting certain aspects of a patent Apple holds on displaying translucent images, a development that could potentially impact Apple's ongoing legal struggles with chief rival Samsung.

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Judge orders Google to hand over search documents in Samsung patent case

05/09/2013, 06:05 pm

Google on Thursday was ordered to acquiesce to Apple's request for information regarding what methods the search giant is using to sift through internal documents related to Android, with the resulting data being part of a second U.S. patent infringement suit against Samsung.

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Teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S4 more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5

05/09/2013, 02:05 pm

An analysis of parts found inside Samsung's new Galaxy S4 has concluded the flagship smartphone is more costly to build than Apple's iPhone 5, with a price tag of $237 for the 16-gigabyte model.

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Apple grabs No. 5 spot in growing Chinese smartphone market

05/09/2013, 01:05 pm

At three times the size of the U.S. market, China has become one of the most important battlegrounds in the smartphone industry, and Apple's iPhone is now the fifth-largest smartphone seller in the country.

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Apple takes fight to Google, wants Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

05/08/2013, 11:05 am

The week has seen new turns in Apple's ongoing patent-based struggle against Google's Android operating system, as the iPhone maker attempted to pull the search giant deeper into the proceedings in one case while trying to keep Google out of the mix in another.

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Samsung's cash pile triples in one year, now worth $28.5B after debt

05/08/2013, 10:05 am

Samsung's profitable smartphone business has caused the South Korean company's cash to swell to nearly $40 billion, with a net cash position of $28.5 billion when debt is factored in.

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Smartphone companies, including Apple, have little to show for patent litigation

05/07/2013, 10:05 am

An all-out patent litigation war between the biggest players in the smartphone industry, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, has yielded very little for all parties involved.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Core targets lower end of smartphone market

05/06/2013, 12:05 pm

Chief Apple rival Samsung is leaving no corner of the smartphone market unaddressed, as the tech giant revealed on Monday the Galaxy Core, which packs many of the features of its high end model into a lower-cost handset.

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Apple takes 57% of handset profits, Samsung accounts for remaining 43%

05/06/2013, 11:05 am

Apple and Samsung have once again accounted for all of the profits in the smartphone business, with the iPhone taking 57 percent of the market's value.

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Samsung returns to targeted anti-Apple ads with latest Galaxy S4 spot

05/03/2013, 05:05 pm

In a recently released commercial, Samsung once agains sets its sights on Apple's flagship iPhone, pointing out the "inadequecies" of the iOS device while at the same time touting new Galaxy features like Air View.

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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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Samsung on Galaxy S4 storage complaints: Go buy an SD card

05/03/2013, 03:05 pm

Samsung has some advice for buyers of the 16-gigabyte model of its new Galaxy S4 stung by its low storage space: if that's not enough storage for you, that's why we put in a microSD card slot.

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Big phones, phablets & tablets account for just 10% of Android's installed base

05/03/2013, 02:05 pm

While many pundits insist that Apple must make a larger screen iPhone to keep pace with the offerings from Android licensees, Google's own stats indicate that all big phones, tablets and phablets put together are a tiny 10 percent fraction of active users.

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Samsung, BlackBerry gain Pentagon security clearance, Apple still waiting

05/03/2013, 09:05 am

The Pentagon's push toward a platform-agnostic Department of Defense moved forward today, as BlackBerry 10 devices and a number of Samsung's Galaxy handsets were approved for DoD use, even as Apple's iOS devices still await approval.

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Pentagon to grant security clearance for Apple's IOS, some Samsung devices

05/01/2013, 04:05 pm

Devices from the world's two largest smartphone makers will soon be cleared for use by Department of Defense employees, as the Pentagon makes ready to open up its systems to Apple's iPhone and handsets from Samsung.

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IDC: iPad dipped to 40% of tablet shipments in Q1 2013

05/01/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple's iPad fell to 39.6 percent of total worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest market data from research firm IDC.

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iPhone 5 bests Samsung's Galaxy S4 in smartphone torture test

04/30/2013, 07:04 pm

Samsung's design choices for the Galaxy S4 took another knock today, as phone insurance firm SquareTrade found the company's new flagship handset to fall short of Apple's iPhone 5 in terms of durability.

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