While the fan boys might cry fowl, it seems that in the last few months, Samsung has completely dominated handset rival Apple in terms of overall sales. The official numbers are in and while Apple sold an impressive 17.1 handsets, Samsung managed to shift an unprecedented 27.8 million.
“Samsung’s rise has been driven by a blend of elegant hardware designs, popular Android services, memorable sub-brands and extensive global distribution,” said Alex Spektor from Strategy Analytics.
“Samsung has demonstrated that it is possible, at least in the short term, to differentiate and grow by using the Android ecosystem.”
Apple has said [...]
Apple and Samsung have been battling it out in the court rooms as much as the markets in the past few months, with the stakes looking to be raised again with the latter firm now looking to get the iPhone 4S banned from sale in the US.
This comes a few weeks after Apple forced a temporary sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and select parts of Europe.
Samsung glaims that their reason for persuing a ban on the iPhone 4S is:
Apple has continued to violate our patent rights and free ride on our technology,” Samsung said in a statement. “We will no longer stand idly by and will steadfastly protect our intellectual property.
The question [...]
Continuing the absurd law suits of the smart phone industry, Samsung has announced that they will be attempting to block sales of the iPhone 4S, Apple’s newest iteration of their fan boy loved handset. Presumably this is not only a business move, but a counter cock blocking in retaliation of Apple’s own lawsuit which ended up halting sales of the Samsung Galaxy tabley in Australia and Europe.
This is likely to be just the start as well, with Samsung expected to oush for sales blockages in other European countries and potentially the UK and US too.
Apple has been stirring up a storm in the smartphone industry by joining the patent battles that have been [...]
The patent war between Samsung and Apple has reached a new level. In what is presumed to be a counter “fu*& you” to Apple after the fruity firm forced Samsung’s Galaxy Tab out of Europe and Australia, they are trying to make it impossible for their competitor to sell the still in-development iPhone 5 in the important market of Korea.
A Samsung executive told the Korean Times, “Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents.”
“For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is due for release in the UK very soon, despite Apple cockblocking it in Australia and the rest of Europe. To coincide with this launch, Samsung have released a few videos to accompany it, including this one for the Samsung Crescent Racing team:
While you don’t get a look at the actual Tablet until at least half way through the video, but it shows off some of the smooth HD video functions as well as its ease of use; by putting it in the hand of many an aging member of the team.
Designed to take the tablet war straight to Apple, the new Galaxy Tab will be [...]
Samsung can temporarily not sell their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union, except in the Netherlands thanks to an injunction handed down by the courts on behalf of Apple. This is the latest attack by Apple as part of their patent lawsuit against the Korean firm. This order was handed down by a German court.
Samsung has responded publicly stating that this injunction was made, “without any hearing or presentation of evidence from Samsung.”
The company said that they would “act immediately to defend our intellectual property rights.”
The Australian release of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has also been delayed in a similar manner while Apple and [...]