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Samsung calls on Android exec in patent trial to prove certain features were created by Google, not Apple

04/11/2014, 08:50:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company's devices did not copy Apple's. The main argument: Google invented certain features before Apple patented them.

Apple vs. Samsung docs reveal Galaxy Tab was a flop and Samsung knew it

04/11/2014, 03:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Top secret sales data revealed during the Apple vs. Samsung trial this week shows that Samsung knew that the Galaxy Tab sales figures (and overall Android tablet sales) it and various market research groups had fed to the media were not even remotely true.

Samsung's 'Beat Apple' memo: 'Threat from Apple extremely real and urgent'

04/07/2014, 05:23:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While the tech media has devoted lots of attention to Apple's concerned reaction to Samsung's 2012 marketing blitz, evidence likely to be presented during the Apple vs Samsung trial shows that it was Samsung that targeted its attention on "beating Apple" as its "#1 priority" for 2012.

Apple seeking damages of $2B in new trial, Samsung says claims are 'gross exaggeration'

04/01/2014, 05:52:40 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

The second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial kicked off on Tuesday, with both parties offering opening statements to the jury, two of whom were excused just one day after being selected.

With Android Wear, Google fires first shot in hardware war against Apple

03/23/2014, 07:09:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Google's aggressive stance with Android Wear, putting industrial design -- rather than tech specs or bundled software -- at the forefront, reveals the makings of a strategy designed to take on Apple at their own game.

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:06:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

Google unveils Android Wear software platform for smart watches and wearables

03/18/2014, 12:48:00 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Google on Tuesday took the wraps off of Android Wear, an initiative aimed at creating a variant of the company's Android mobile operating system that is specially adapted to meet the needs of wearable devices.

Google rumored to debut 'Nexus' smart watch with new operating system in June

02/24/2014, 04:42:06 PM, Posted By Sam Oliver

The flood of wearable devices headed to market is expected to continue with a new wrist-worn smart watch from Google, rumored to be unveiled at the search giant's I/O 2014 conference this June.

Google has fooled the media and markets, but hasn't bested Tim Cook's Apple

02/15/2014, 07:27:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Listening to the Google-enraptured tech media's echo chamber of fears, uncertainties and doubts about the world's most profitable and successful company, you'd never realize that there's an incredible bounty of low hanging fruit waiting for Tim Cook's Apple to harvest, and little but mobile scorched earth left behind Google.

Apple's Tim Cook met with Samsung CEO in failed attempt to resolve patent dispute

02/14/2014, 09:00:21 AM, Posted By Shane Cole

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung mobile chief Shin Jong-Kyun met in the U.S. last week but were unable to hammer out an agreement that would end their long-running intellectual property battle, Korean media reported on Friday.

Apple and Samsung furnish list of accused devices, patents for upcoming trial

02/05/2014, 12:31:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Ahead of Apple and Samsung's two-way California patent trial, the two companies on Tuesday filed final narrowed lists of patents and products both sides are accusing the other of infringing.

Apple's iPhone 5c boasts most available advertised memory, Samsung Galaxy S4 declared 'biggest memory hog'

01/23/2014, 08:52:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

While many smartphones advertise 16 gigabytes of capacity, none of them actually offer that much storage to the end user. But both Apple's iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s offer among the most advertised space out of the box, while Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes in last place.

Judge finds Samsung to infringe Apple patent, invalidates Samsung patent in second California trial

01/22/2014, 01:16:00 AM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday entered an order granting in part Apple's summary judgment for the upcoming Apple v. Samsung trial, finding Samsung to infringe on one patent, while invalidating another belonging to the Korean company.

Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple's competitors and its media critics

12/28/2013, 07:17:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they'll do a better job in 2014.

72% of prospective tablet buyers plan to buy Apple's iPad - report

12/12/2013, 04:19:14 PM, Posted By Shane Cole

Consumers who intend to purchase a tablet within the next three months overwhelmingly say they will choose one of Apple's iPad models, a new survey shows.

The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:17:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

Jury selected for upcoming Apple v. Samsung retrial over vacated damages

11/12/2013, 11:12:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Following a day-long selection process, a jury of six women and two men was picked on Tuesday to hear Apple and Samsung fight over millions of dollars in damages vacated from the landmark Apple v. Samsung patent trial.

Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:16:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

Google, Nokia smart watches rumored, as Samsung ponders Gear refresh

10/04/2013, 12:40:09 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Nokia and Google are rumored to be working on their own smart watch devices for release in the near future, while a representative from Samsung has reportedly admitted that his company's latest offering in that field could use some improvement.

Apple's 64-bit A7 already powering advanced new audio, video features in apps and games

10/04/2013, 03:22:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The debut of Apple's new 64-bit A7 Application Processor has been assailed by more than one industry figure insisting that the new chip isn't anything special, but a series of iOS developers are reporting huge performance gains and already using the new chip to accomplish "desktop class" tasks that were not previously possible on a mobile device.

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

10/02/2013, 02:02:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

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.

Inside Apple's 64-bit iOS 7 and the prospects for a 64-bit Android

09/17/2013, 08:30:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple's shift to 64-bit mobile devices in iOS 7 came as a surprise, but the company's information outlined for developers indicates that the shift to 64-bit mobile apps will bring significant benefits in the short term, something Google's Android appears challenged to replicate even in the long term.

After its disastrous Exynos 5 Octa, Samsung may have lost Apple's A7 contract to TSMC

09/14/2013, 05:37:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has long been expected to move its A-series chip production from Samsung to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. This wasn't expected to happen before next year, but mounting evidence suggests TSMC may already be building the unprecedented 64-bit A7 inside the iPhone 5s.

The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

09/07/2013, 02:13:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong.

iPhone, iPad, iPod among top four mobile devices, driving 39% of ad impressions

09/06/2013, 02:46:05 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are three of the top four mobile devices in use worldwide, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all mobile ad impressions, according to new figures out from Millennial Media.

Canalys: Android lacks the 'rigorously managed, high-quality, optimized' apps seen on Apple's iPad

08/15/2013, 10:10:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Market research group Canalys offered a scathing appraisal of the apps currently available for Android tablet users, stating that "building high-quality app experiences for Android tablets has not been among many developers’ top priorities to date."

Samsung co-CEO pushes Tizen OS as more than a 'simple alternative for Android'

08/06/2013, 09:07:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

As Samsung looks to lessen its reliance on Google's Android platform, the company views its own custom Tizen operating system as a viable alternative that could power the company's future flagship smartphones.

Apple, Inc. iPad is obliterating Samsung, Google's Android in tablet profits

08/03/2013, 01:45:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While market research firms publicly report that Apple's iPad is "losing market share" in tablet shipments, their data also says something else: Apple continues to obliterate Samsung, Google's Android, Microsoft, Amazon and the rest of the industry in tablet profits.

Strategy Analytics finds millions of Android tablets, rewrites iPad history

07/31/2013, 11:25:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Just days after publishing a report insisting that Samsung Electronics is now more profitable in handsets than Apple, Strategy Analytics is back with a new claim that states Apple's iPad has shriveled up to just 28.3 percent of the tablet market in the June quarter. There are some very serious problems with this data, too.

Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues

07/29/2013, 02:37:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.

Apple repeats as Harris Poll's 'Brand of the Year' in three categories

07/25/2013, 07:25:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Market research firm Harris Interactive on Thursday announced Apple, for the second consecutive year, beat out tech giants like Google, Samsung, and Amazon to be named computer, tablet and mobile phone "Brand of the Year."

Editorial: Google's Android haunted by Steve Jobs' warnings on app signing security

07/14/2013, 02:33:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google's rival Android platform because the search giant has failed to heed the advice leaking from the top of Apple's ship.

Editorial: Apple, Google and the failure of Android's open

07/06/2013, 05:49:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Open Source enthusiasts love to tell you Android is winning, and that it is winning because it is open. But they're wrong on both counts. The history of computing makes that abundantly clear, as do the current leaders in profitability.

Security flaw opens all modern Android devices to "zombie botnet" takeover [u]

07/03/2013, 06:02:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A newly discovered flaw in Google's Android security model enables rogue apps to gain full access to the Android system and all installed apps, read all data on the device, harvest passwords and create a botnet of "always-on, always-connected and always-moving" spy devices tracking users' location while secretly recording.

iPhone 5 takes 75% of US, Canada 4G Web traffic for 'newer' smartphones

06/28/2013, 05:34:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

According to a report from ad network Chitika, the iPhone 5 accounted for just over three quarters of North American 4G Web traffic generated by phones released after July 2012, which translates to a 40 percent share when including all 4G-capable smartphones.

Google's Nexus 7 tablets dying early due to defective hardware and software [u]

06/18/2013, 06:18:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Less than a year after hitting the market at an exceptionally low $199 price point, Google's Nexus 7 mini tablet is causing an uproar among early adopters who complain the device is already beginning to fail with frustrating lag and frequent periods of unresponsiveness.

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

05/29/2013, 03:57:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

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.

ITC to review split decision in Apple v. Samsung patent case

05/29/2013, 12:10:43 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Ahead of an expected final decision in the coming months, the International Trade Commission will take another look at a decision by one of its judges that found Samsung had infringed one Apple patent but not another.

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

05/09/2013, 06:28:54 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

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.

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

05/07/2013, 10:08:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

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.

Editorial: Apple's iOS is the new Windows

05/04/2013, 06:22:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Over the last six months, Apple earned $22 billion on revenues of over $98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple's competitors not beating back its advances?

Windows 8 tablets grab 7% of shipments, Apple's iPad still controls nearly half

04/25/2013, 03:47:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Apple's iPad offerings continue to dominate the tablet segment, but tablets running Windows 8 have had a small impact, accounting for one in fourteen tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013.

Apple's iPad expands lead in tablet use at the expense of Amazon, Android, Microsoft Surface

04/18/2013, 05:54:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

The release of the iPad three years ago has had a brutal impact on conventional PC sales, but new data on tablet use shows that Apple is not just fending off tablet competitors, it's advancing on them.

ITC judge finds Samsung to be infringing Apple text-selection patent

04/05/2013, 01:18:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

An International Trade Commission judge has ruled that Samsung infringed on an Apple patent by including a text-selection feature in its mobile devices.

Google preps revamped Nexus 7 to take on iPad mini

04/03/2013, 03:55:25 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Google is reportedly working on a successor to the Nexus 7, one aimed at taking the fight back to both Apple's iPad mini and Amazon's Kindle Fire by shrinking the bezel to accommodate a larger and higher-resolution display.

Leaked roadmap shows off BlackBerry's new iPad competitor, phablet

03/30/2013, 06:30:00 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry appears to be readying another go at the tablet sector, as an image purporting to be a leaked product roadmap shows a potential iPad competitor slated for a late 2013 release.

Editorial: Google’s Android powered by remarkable new 'Flawgic'

03/23/2013, 03:51:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Google’s Android platform is powered by a novel technology that transcends conventional hardware and software. And just as Android hardware and software has looked to Apple for inspiration, this compelling new “flexibly adaptive logic” is also related to something that first originated within Apple.

Samsung hopes new jury trial with Apple will nullify patent infringement of 14 products

03/21/2013, 09:43:56 AM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

With 40 percent of the billion-dollar patent infringement verdict against it put on hold, Samsung is now asking for the court to appoint a new jury to determine whether 14 of its products infringed Apple's products at all — a move that could lead to a lower overall monetary judgment.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 distracts attention away from Android

03/15/2013, 12:48:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch appeared poised to leverage Android to further distract the public's attention from Apple's iPhone. Instead, the company appears to have created its own apps and services to distract away from Android.

Amazon, Samsung tablets inch up, but Apple's iPad still ahead by a mile

03/07/2013, 03:35:00 PM, Posted By Kevin Bostic

The launch of Apple's iPad mini appears to have slowed the rate at which competitors have been able to eat into the company's overwhelming lead in the tablet sector, according to a new study out Thursday, even as Amazon and Samsung tablets continue to carve out their own share.