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Topic: Samsung

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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Samsung celebrity tweets out support for Galaxy S4 from his iPhone

04/30/2013, 02:04 pm

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer sent a tweet out to his more than 350,000 followers noting his pleasure with using Samsung's new Galaxy S4, but accidentally sent the message from his iPhone.

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Judge orders narrowed Apple v. Samsung damages trial to start in November

04/30/2013, 03:04 am

Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh on Monday entered a case management order calling for a new trial to recalculate the $450.5 million she found may have been incorrectly awarded by a jury last August.

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Microsoft Windows Phone commercial mocks Apple-Samsung wars to promote Nokia Lumia

04/29/2013, 01:04 pm

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform may have stumbled out of the gates, but that hasn't stopped the software giant from poking fun at smartphone industry-leading rivals Samsung and Apple in a new commercial touting Nokia's Lumia 920.

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Samsung's new 7" Galaxy Tab 3 to take on Apple's iPad mini, and take phone calls

04/29/2013, 08:04 am

Samsung on Monday announced its new third-generation Galaxy Tab, a modestly equipped 7-inch tablet with a 3G-enabled variant that will also double as a phone.

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Samsung Electronics profits grow 42% on strength of smartphone sales

04/26/2013, 08:04 am

Driven by its profitable smartphone division, Samsung saw its net profit grow 42 percent year over year in the just-concluded March quarter, the company reported on Friday.

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IDC: Apple's iPhone sheds marketshare as smartphones out-ship feature phones for first time

04/26/2013, 03:04 am

According to market research firm IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments outpaced those of feature phones for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2013, while Apple's iPhone saw its marketshare dip to below 20 percent.

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Best Buy begins opening dedicated in-store Samsung Experience Shops

04/25/2013, 12:04 pm

Samsung mini-stores have begun launching in Best Buy locations across the nation, giving the South Korean tech giant a presence in the retailer previously held only Apple.

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