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Topic: Samsung

Apple and Samsung's Australian case so large it calls for 'unprecedented' two-judge system

02/25/2013, 05:02 am

Apple and Samsung returned to Australian court on Monday to continue their years long patent battle, though a consolidation of patent claims has necessitated two federal court judges to hear the case, something that has reportedly never been done in the country.

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Samsung unwraps Galaxy Note 8.0 to take on Apple's iPad mini

02/24/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief competitor Samsung used this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to unveil its competitor to the highly successful iPad mini -- a stylus-enabled Galaxy Note 8.0 that the South Korean conglomerate hopes will finally make inroads in the mini tablet sector that it arguably pioneered years ago.

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iPad mini helping Apple grow its lead in mobile ad impressions to third of market

02/24/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple in 2012 increased its lead over other mobile device manufacturers in terms of mobile ad impressions, leveraging the launch of the iPad mini to grow its share to nearly a third of the overall market, according to a new statistics.

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German court stays Samsung v. Apple 'VoiceOver' suit, could result in patent invalidity

02/22/2013, 08:02 pm

The Mannheim Regional Court on Friday ordered a stay on a Samsung lawsuit against Apple, citing a parallel nullity case that could invalidate the Korean company's patent being asserted against the iPhone's VoiceOver functionality.

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Samsung overtakes Apple as top 'smart connected device' vendor in 2012

02/21/2013, 10:02 pm

Fresh data from IDC shows that Samsung surpassed Apple in collective PC, portable PC, tablet and smartphone shipments for 2012, with the Korean outfit moving 250 million devices over the 12 month period.

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Apple and Samsung ordered to narrow claims in upcoming lawsuit

02/21/2013, 06:02 pm

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday ordered Apple and Samsung to pare down their respective cases in a patent suit slated to start in 2014, saying that both parties should know what assertions are strongest after battling in court for over a year.

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Apple's iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are world's two most popular smartphone models

02/20/2013, 08:02 am

Apple's iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone in the world in the fourth quarter of 2012, while the second most popular handset was the iPhone 4S, making it more popular than Samsung's newer Galaxy S3.

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Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

Apple was the third-largest consumer technology retailer in the U.S. in 2012, while its products accounted for the largest share of revenue among consumer tech companies.

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Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.

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Apple and Samsung identify all infringing devices in Galaxy Nexus patent case

02/16/2013, 01:02 am

In a pair of filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, Apple and Samsung detailed the scope of their respective assertions for an upcoming patent suit scheduled to start proceedings in 2014.

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Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III now equals in North American web use, study says

02/15/2013, 06:02 pm

Fresh information from the Chitika ad network points to a near 50/50 split when comparing the North American web share of Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III, but overall, iOS devices still account for a majority of the market.

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Apple's second suit against Samsung may be postponed until appeals court ruling

02/14/2013, 06:02 pm

U.S Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over two California patent cases involving Apple and Samsung including post trial motions for the landmark Apple v. Samsung jury trial, may put the second suit on hold until an appeals court comes to a decision on the first.

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Samsung's Tizen mobile OS could signal new competition for Apple's iOS, Google's Android

02/14/2013, 12:02 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android have so far dominated the latest wave of mobile computing. Now, Apple's chief rival Samsung appears to be prepping a big push behind its own operating system, one that could have the potential to truly shake up the mobile market where others have failed.

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Nokia rumored to join Apple in dumping Samsung as a supplier

02/13/2013, 06:02 pm

With Apple known to be working overtime in its efforts to reduce its dependance on Samsung as a component supplier, word comes that other companies, including Nokia, are also considering plans to do the same thing, for similar reasons.

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Rumor: Apple may re-architect iOS to utilize more processor cores ahead of iPhone 6

02/13/2013, 01:02 pm

Feeling the heat from Samsung in the smartphone market, Apple is constantly exploring ways to improve its edge on the South Korean electronics giant, including a possible rewrite of its iOS platform in order to leverage SoCs with as many as eight processing cores ahead of next year's launch of the iPhone 6.

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Apple CEO pans OLED displays but stops short of ruling out iPhone with larger screen

02/12/2013, 11:02 am

In his keynote interview kicking off the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discounted the appeal of OLED displays while simultaneously appearing cagier than he's previously been when responding to questions on whether Apple should develop an iPhone with a larger screen in order to address competition.

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Samsung exec calls legal battle with Apple 'a loss' for innovation

02/11/2013, 09:02 pm

During a panel at the D: Dive Into Media conference on Monday, Samsung Executive Vice President David Eun outlined a bold initiative to drive innovative thinking at the intersection of hardware and software, and said the ongoing litigation with Apple is hurting such efforts as a whole.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook disagreed with Steve Jobs over suing Samsung

02/10/2013, 12:02 pm

A new profile of the love-hate relationship between Apple and Samsung details how the tech heavyweights springboarded off each other to emerge as the two dominant forces in the ongoing mobile computing revolution, while also disclosing that Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't share the same views as late company co-founder Steve Jobs in pursuing Samsung legally.

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Apple and Samsung pull further ahead in U.S. smartphone market, iOS gains on Android

02/06/2013, 04:02 pm

According to new data from analytics firm comScore, Apple and Samsung continued their two-horse race for U.S. smartphone subscribers over the last quarter of 2012, while iOS gained some ground on Google's Android during the same period.

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Apple & Samsung capture 103% of handset profits as rivals lose money

02/06/2013, 12:02 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103 percent of mobile phone profits in 2012, a number made possible because of losses incurred by rivals Motorola, Sony and Nokia.

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