During the Apple vs Samsung trial we are given a peek of Samsung internal documents. One slide shows that Samsung’s number one priority in 2012 was “beating Apple”. The slide, from a Samsung business forecast from 2011, state that Apple was an “extremely real and urgent threat”.
In a document that has surfaced in the Apple-Samsung trial, Apple has determined that consumers want a phone with a larger display and cheaper price.
With Apple and Samsung to begin another patent dispute due to Samsung infringing on several patents from iPhone 3GS, we can all appreciate a little humor.
Take a look at this funny Thai cartoon showing that Samsung’s logo came from Apple, the comic origin is unknown but appears to be from a Thai publication. Photo was posted to Twitter by Grahame Critcher.
It looks like Nokia’s controversial marketing move, which involved using pro DSLRs to “simulate” low-light shooting, was even less necessary that the smartphone maker may have thought. During our visit to the company’s Tampere, Finland research and development complex, we were given access to a comprehensive testing suite, enabling us to shoot with a Lumia 920 prototype and a handful of competing products in a controlled lighting environment. Technicians dimmed the lights and let us snap a static scene with each handset at just 5 lux — a level on par with what you may expect on a dimly lit city street in the middle of the night. The 920 took the cake, without question, but the iPhone didn’t fare too poorly itself, snatching up nearly as much light as the Nokia device. The 808 PureView also performed quite well, but the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III yielded unusable results.
Tim Cook and the representatives of Samsung, including Gee-Sung Choi, its Vice Chairman and CEO, are set to meet in a San Francisco court to discuss settlement, according to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.
Samsung and Apple share a rather turbulent relationship. The Korean electronics giant has frequently filed patent lawsuits against the Cupertino-based company – and vice-versa – in the increasingly competitive mobile markets.
It would seem strange in the circumstances then, that the pair actually work together on various projects in order to bring many of the technologies we know and love. The iPad, for instance, has its screens produced in part by Samsung, which means despite the friction, they both still manage to do amicable business.
With the lawsuits exchanged as quickly as copies of Modern Warfare 3, though, both have distanced themselves from each other, with Apple reported to be keeping Sharp on standby to produce screens for the next-gen iPad, opening the door through which Samsung could be pushed at any time.
Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung prohibiting the sale of the Galaxy Tab in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands, reports FOSS Patents. Apple first sued Samsung for copying the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad devices in April.
The leading German news agency, dpa, just reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1, barring distribution of the product in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands. I can confirm that Apple has a separate lawsuit underway in the Netherlands as well, asserting (European) Community utility model no. 000181607-0001.
Apple is reportedly providing select gaming developers with an ‘iPhone 4S’ device which uses the A5 processor, according to a 9to5Mac report.
They already have select developers working on versions of their iPhone applications that take full advantage of the next-generation iPhone’s speedier and much more powerful hardware. These developers, seemingly from high-level gaming outfits, have been given what is essentially an iPhone 4 but with an A5 processor instead of an A4. The device itself is virtually identical to the iPhone 4, and there is no way anyone can tell it’s not an iPhone 4 based on the phone’s exterior.
There’s a new update out for Skype on iOS devices today that which expands the new videocalling compatibility to “a wider selection of Skype clients and devices” by adding the h.264 compatibility necessary to chat with any Skype for TV clients. That’s available on certain LG, Panasonic and Samsung HDTVs right now, while Sony and Vizio have both announced it will be in some of their new HDTVs coming out later this year. The ability to call mobile devices seems to give a big edge to Skype over other living room videochat setups from Cisco, Logitech or Microsoft’s Kinect, but even with a compatible (& pricey)camera in hand, good luck finding someone out enjoying the world who wants to chat while you’re chilling on the couch.