Posts tagged with: Apple Vs. Samsung
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    It's regularly common for the citizens of many countries to show a certain degree of pride and nationalism for the products made in their respective territories. That has slowly changed though, as the whole concept of "Made In America" stopped being important in the US many years ago. You'd think that this would be important in countries like South Korea, and especially with Samsung's world dominance of the smartphone market, but it seems to be slowly fading away. Counterpoint Research has just revealed some numbers for South Korea, and according to the report, Apple has broken records, ...

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    We've spent the last couple of years seeing two of the biggest technology companies battling each other over patent disputes. What's even more interesting about this drama is that both companies are also partners in various ways as Samsung is a big supplier of Apple's silicone on iOS and Mac products. We've kept you on the loop on how these companies have fought each other inside US courts, but the story is broader outside the country, or so it was. It seems that both Apple and Samsung have decided to end all their patent disputes outside the US. We've already seen how a jury granted Apple ...

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    One of the cool things about patent trials is that even though one company might accuse the other of infringement, the accused has a right to access confidential information from the accuser in order to defend itself. Such is the case of Samsung, as the company and its lawyers had access to all the Apple/Nokia patent deal documents that were confidential, but that were used in the recent trial that Samsung lost. Even though the documents were all stamped with "for attorney’s eyes only", Samsung later quoted exact terms of the deal in its own negotiations with Nokia. Obviously Samsung ...

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    Apple and Samsung are clearly not just famous for the partnerships that make most of Apple's mobile devices possible, but also because of how much each company fights in court. We've already learned what judges and juries think about the patent allegations between both companies, where Apple mostly turns-out victorious, but we also know that each company is being instructed to find a more amicable route to fixing these problems. If you're wondering where these negotiations stand at the moment, well, let's just say you won't be surprised at what's going on. Each company has issued a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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    We recently heard that Samsung would ask Google for some help in sending some of its founding Android engineers to take part in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, to which Google agreed. It's only fair that Google participated in helping Samsung fix these issues since some of these patent claims have mainly to do with Android, and not necessarily TouchWiz. What we didn't know is that Google had also decided to do more than just participate in the trial with its employees. It's pretty much confirmed that Google will be paying for some of Samsung's damages in case Apple wins the patent trial that ...

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    Today is Earth day, and as a result, many companies take it upon themselves to make their environmental efforts public. We've seen Apple do some significant leaps in making its facilities greener over the years, and the same can be said about its planned "spaceship campus 2". What we never expected was for Apple to actually use this opportunity to take a stab at its most famous competitor, Samsung. Cupertino's new ad, which can be found in many news papers around the claims that "There are some ideas it would want every company to copy". The text within the ad reads: "There’s one area ...

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    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, more documents get uncovered that reveal the internal struggle in each company to compete against each other. As much as Apple may boast that it doesn't care about competitors, recent documents reveal that the company is worried about how Samsung and Android are growing. If you thought that Apple was alone, you're mistaken, and we've got more documents today to prove it. Samsung America’s former CEO Dale Sohn took the stand, and in an internal presentation he shared with his team, it was revealed that defeating Apple was the company's primary ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the demo of Windows Phone in the car that was recently shown at Microsoft's Build conference. Motorola follows as we get rumors of a Moto X+1 in the works as the follow-up to the Moto X. Samsung follows the news as we get new rumors of the Samsung Gear Solo, which is a smartphone/smartwatch in its own way. Google later brings us new rumors of Android TV that might be coming soon. We end today's show talking about how Phil Schiller complains about Apple's own ads lately. All this and more after the break. Stories: - “Windows Phone in the ...

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    As more drama continues with the Apple vs. Samsung trial, you might remember the news last week of Apple's sales team worried because of the threat that Android was becoming. Obviously those documents were just the beginning, and as the trial continues today, we've come across more documentation relating to the same topic, this time with some visual graphs that reveal how Apple is not taking advantage of the market growth. According to the graphs, the biggest smartphone demand is actually coming from devices with bigger displays at a more affordable price, and Apple acknowledges that it ...

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    Testimonies continue in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, and this time we have the leading software engineer in charge of basic features like "slide to unlock," Greg Christie on the bench. Today we find this feature in absolutely every smartphone that you can buy, but before the iPhone, all you had was a power-standby key. Christie spent a good deal of time explaining to the Jury how long it took the company to figure out a smart way to reach consumers with the iPhone, and the details are quite revealing. According to Christie's testimony, things like slide-to-unlock were features they took ...

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    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, you'd think that Apple is the only one winning in a trial that it started, but reality poses differently. Obviously it's up to the judge to admit evidence against either party, or to allow certain patent claims to be submitted as admissible. Today's progress in the trial shows that Apple isn't the only company with some cards under its sleeve. Today Judge Judy Koh decided not to admit an Apple motion to allow the company to present evidence to the jury that it’s actually practicing three of the asserted patents against Samsung – namely the ...

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    As the Apple vs. Samsung trial continues, one of the coolest things is that the defense (Samsung) has access to Apple's internal documentation, which is doing a great job at showing just how vulnerable the company is. We've seen allegations coming and going over how Apple feels at a loss in its ability to show customers its innovation when diluted by Samsung's competition. Obviously Samsung is just one of Apple's threats, and some new information today expresses Apple's deeper concerns regarding Android as a whole. According to an internal document that came from Apple's sales department, ...

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    If you haven't been following the developments, today is Apple vs. Samsung, day 2. Apple's first witness for today is non-other than Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. His participation in Apple trials has become quite common, and more specifically, in the previous trials between Apple and Samsung. Today Schiller takes the stage one more time, but oddly didn't surprise anyone with his statement. As it turns out, Schiller simply decided to play it safe and re-hash the same statement he's used in two previous trial testimonies about the reasons why Samsung has infringed in ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Galaxy Tab4 line-up. Then we talk about Google's future update to the Nexus 5 camera view finder. We then talk about about the probability of a Google Nexus 10 announcement coming soon. Nokia takes the spotlight next as we talk about the Lumia 930, and the possibility that it won't make tomorrow's event. We end today's show by talking about the Apple vs. Samsung trail, which has just begun. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Tab4 lineup goes official: 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 inches - Google Android camera ...

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    As the trial of Apple vs. Samsung continues today, we've already heard Apple's arguments as to why Samsung has benefited from the whole development process of building phones through Apple's experience with the iPhone. Obviously the next step was for Samsung to defend itself, and you'd think that Samsung would counter Apple's arguments during its opening statement, but the company insists that it's just a victim. As it turns out, Samsung's attorney Bob Quinn decided to pull out an old 2010 email written by Steve Jobs to his staff to address the battle between Apple and Google as the "Holy ...

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    The Apple vs. Samsung trial has officially begun, and if you were tired of all the drama in the previous one, this one is actually interesting and unique on its own. Previously we saw how Apple won the previous patent trial based mostly on software patent infringement, and this time, the lawsuit digs deeper into how Samsung has benefited in copying Apple's smartphone development. Today the trial has begun with Apple's opening statement, where the company specifically asks for over $2 Billion in damages over Samsung's infringement in five different patents. By contrast, even though Samsung ...

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    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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    Following the ongoing legal slap-fight between Samsung and Apple is like reading a very slow-to-publish serial, giving us one brief new chapter every few months. Last we checked in on the issue was back in December, where after Apple had just been awarded another few hundred million in damages, it was looking to get some import bans put in effect against a number of Samsung products. It's taken until now to learn what's happening with those bans, and it turns out that Apple's not getting the bans it requested. While Apple's request for a permanent injunction has been denied, it's not ...

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    We were only just thinking about how nice it is that Nokia and HTC have settled their differences and come to an understanding, entering into a patent collaboration agreement, when another story crosses our desk that reminds us just how far conflicts like this can go when the companies in question aren't able to work things out. Remember last summer when Samsung looked like it might very nearly be able to effect an import ban on certain Apple iOS devices? While the initial ITC ruling was on Samsung's side, a coalition of interested parties spoke out against a ban they saw as unfair, ...

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    Sure as the sun will rise in the east, and water shall remain wet, Apple and Samsung will always be at each other's throats, duking it out in a court of law. Most recently, we saw Samsung stuck with the bill for another $290M in damages, but today we're not talking about money at all: Apple's out for blood – or more specifically, for getting 20-some Samsung devices banned from sales. Apple had already pushed for a move like this last year, but Judge Koh was not feeling too persuaded by Apple's arguments for a ban back in December 2012. A lot's happened since then, and last month's ruling ...

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    Last year, we saw the legal confrontation between Samsung and Apple result in a big win for Apple, with the jury awarding it over a billion dollars in damages. You'd think a verdict would be the end of things, but disputes over the total amount Apple should get from Samsung has been hotly disputed. Back in March, we saw the judge vacate nearly $450M from the damages Apple was due, but even then this was far from over; we still needed a new trial to decide on the rest of the penalties Samsung must pay. That's been underway, and today a verdict finally comes in. On top of the $600M Samsung ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Samsung was lucky enough to be dropped almost $450 Million in damages in their Apple vs Samsung trial. Then we talk Nokia as we've got tons of rumors of an aluminum device code-name Catwalk, and we also have additional talks of a water proof lumia in the works. Sony is up next as that 4.8-inch 1080p device that we expected for MWC is now being rumored for the Summer. The FCC then gives us some good news as their chairman has confirmed that he'll look at the carrier unlock legal issues. We end today's news by talking about the thicker, ...

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    It's been a while since we've talked about the ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple, as both companies continue to make arguments regarding the $1.05 billion verdict Apple won last summer. In December, the last time we had news on these proceedings, neither Apple nor Samsung looked like they were making much headway. Today, though, some big news arrives concerning that verdict, with Judge Koh vacating $450 million of the damages previously awarded to Apple. The problem was with fourteen specific Samsung products, and how the jury assigned damages relevant to them. Judge Koh found ...

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    Two weeks ago, we told you how Apple and Samsung were returning to the courtroom to work out some of the remaining details stemming from this summer's billion-dollar ruling against Samsung. Each side had some issues it wanted the court to address, which would affect just where things would go from here. Would Samsung get a new trial thanks to claims of jury misconduct? Would the judge increase the damages awarded? While there are still some issues pending, Judge Koh just ruled on a couple of the big questions these companies posed, and neither side got quite what they were hoping for. ...

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