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Topic: Samsung

Samsung's Galaxy S4 displaced other Androids in U.S. but iPhone 5 adoption still faster

03/21/2014, 02:03 pm

A new report on North American adoption of smartphones found iPhone 5 gained users the fastest, building upon Apple's lead in U.S. and Canadian market share, but that Samsung phones displaced other Android devices, giving the Korean giant a plurality of Android's user base.

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Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c offers just 3.7GB less storage than Samsung's "16GB" flagship Galaxy S4

03/19/2014, 03:03 pm

Apple's lower cost 8GB iPhone 5c scales down its entry cost by dropping 8GB, but ends up with only 3.7GB less available room for apps, pics and other user data as Samsung's 16GB Galaxy S4, thanks to more efficient storage use and the lack of third party bundles and offers.

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Rumor: Apple taps Samsung to take over iPad mini display manufacturing from Sharp, AU Optronics

03/18/2014, 09:03 am

A fresh rumor out of Korea indicates that Apple has begun a round of consolidation among its display manufacturing partners, shifting orders from current suppliers Sharp and AU Optronics to smartphone rival Samsung.

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Apple's iPhone is most-desired smartphone in emerging markets, passing Samsung

03/14/2014, 10:03 am

While many customers in emerging markets may not be able to afford an iPhone, they'd still prefer it over competing devices running Google's Android, including handsets from Apple rival Samsung, a recent survey reveals.

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How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

03/14/2014, 05:03 am

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

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Samsung sponsor LeBron James tweets out the failure of his Note phablet

03/12/2014, 06:03 pm

Samsung suffered a new kind of endorsement failure when its spokesman for the Galaxy Note phablet line tweeted out his frustration after the device deleted all his content and rebooted.

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Apple files cross-appeal of final judgment in case against Samsung

03/12/2014, 02:03 am

As expected, Apple on Tuesday filed a notice of cross-appeal pertaining to the final judgement in the first Apple vs. Samsung California patent trial.

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Apple, Samsung sued by ZiiLABS over alleged infringement of graphics patents

03/12/2014, 01:03 am

In a lawsuit filed against Apple and Samsung on Monday, ZiiLABS, a subsidiary of A/V solutions giant Creative Technology, claims the companies infringed on ten U.S. patents, many of which deal with graphics processing.

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Samsung appeals final judgment in first Apple v. Samsung California trial, drops asserted SEPs from second

03/10/2014, 09:03 pm

As expected, Samsung appealed a California district court's final judgment of the original Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, and a day later dropped declared standard-essential patents from a second upcoming case slated to begin at the end of March.

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Apple to stick with Samsung for A8 chip, final manufacturing prep underway - report

03/10/2014, 09:03 am

Contrary to recent rumors, Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple's next-generation A-series processor and will do so at the same Texas facility that churns out the 64-bit A7 at the heart of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, according to a new report from South Korea.

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Apple denied renewed motion for permanent injunction against Samsung

03/06/2014, 05:03 am

A California court on Thursday filed a ruling denying Apple's renewed motion seeking a permanent injunction against Samsung, saying Apple failed to prove a "causal nexus" between the Korean company's patent infringement and irreparable harm.

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Apple mistakenly aired Nokia licensing terms while sanctioning Samsung for doing the same

03/05/2014, 05:03 am

In a court filing late Tuesday, Samsung revealed that Apple publicly disclosed details of its patent licensing terms with Nokia, as well as NEC, on the PACER electronic court records system, while at the same time seeking damages from the Korean tech giant for leaking that very information.

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Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres poses for Samsung sponsored selfie, but tweets from her iPhone

03/03/2014, 03:03 am

Samsung's promotional efforts to pose celebrities at the Oscars next to its products took an embarrassing turn when the host of the event, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted before, during and after the event from her iPhone.

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Apple touts secure design of iOS as Google chief admits Android is best target for malicious hackers

02/27/2014, 06:02 pm

Speaking at Mobile World Conference, Google's new Android chief Sundar Pichai admitted that security plays second fiddle to "freedom" in the design and implementation of Google's mobile operation system, exposing Android users to an overwhelming, disproportionate share of malware vulnerabilities.

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South Korea allows Samsung to continue use of SEPs in litigation, rejects Apple complaint

02/27/2014, 01:02 am

South Korea's antitrust authority, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, on Wednesday rejected an Apple complaint asserting Samsung is unfairly leveraging its portfolio of standard-essential wireless patents against rivals in ongoing litigation.

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 with 5.1" display, fingerprint scanner & heart rate monitor

02/24/2014, 02:02 pm

Samsung's next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, was officially announced by the company at the Mobile World Congress trade show on Monday, and the handset will compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 5s by sporting its own fingerprint sensor.

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Apple's failure to pay for favorable media coverage flies in the face of Samsung's payola

02/23/2014, 02:02 pm

Slanted media reports targeting Apple appear to be directly connected to the company's failure to pay for more favorable coverage in the model of Samsung. It doesn't appear to be affecting Apple's sales or profits, however.

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Samsung breaks from Android with redesigned, Tizen-powered Gear 2 smartwatches

02/23/2014, 04:02 am

Korean electronics giant Samsung on Saturday unveiled the second generation of its Gear smartwatch line, updating the wrist-worn device's industrial design and moving from Google's Android to the Samsung-backed Tizen operating system.

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Apple and Samsung fail to reach settlement agreement ahead of patent trial, still willing to talk

02/22/2014, 12:02 am

In a court document jointly filed to the District Court for the Northern District of California late Friday, Apple and Samsung reported mediation talks had failed, but noted both parties are willing to continue discussions ahead of a patent trial scheduled to begin at the end of March.

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Samsung accused of strong-arming Korean media to suppress coverage of unfavorable film

02/21/2014, 01:02 pm

At least one Korean newspaper is thought to have been pressured by Samsung into retracting stories that make mention of a new movie following the life and death of a worker at one of the Korean conglomerate's semiconductor plants.

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