A serious security flaw has been found in one of Samsung’s Exynos chipsets, news that no Galaxy device user wants to hear. The flaw affects the Samsung Exynos 4, which means that Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy 10.1 tablet users can all be potentially affected [...]Read More »
Even after winning a historic $1.05 billion patent and trademark verdict, Apple sought a court-ordered injunction against Samsung. If granted, we would have seen the infringing Samsung phones banned from the US market. Unfortunately for Apple, that won’t be happening anytime soon, if at all.
In post-trial motions, US District [...]Read More »
According to the China Labor Watch, there were “definitely at least three underaged girls working for Samsung supplier HTNS Shenzen Co.” This follows prior allegations of child labor, and an audit that proved otherwise. Samsung is of course, again denying these claims.
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It all just works together. Ask any Apple user why they prefer its ecosystem compared to others and they’ll probably give you a variation of that answer. It seems that even one of Apple’s fiercest rivals sees this, as revealed by an [...]Read More »
Samsung announced the Galaxy S III last May in its own event in London last May. If speculation is right, its successor will be making an appearance in next year’s CES 2013, which is to be held in its usual Las Vegas venue from January 8 to 11.
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Research firm IDC has released their quarterly “Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market” report, which is a ranking that is tailored to the more mobile-centric computing industry we have today. The results of Q3 2012 aren’t quite surprising with the arguably 2 current biggest names in the game, Apple and Samsung, [...]Read More »
Remember that ad Samsung ran earlier this year mocking iPhone 5 fans for standing in line for a smartphone when “the next big thing” (aka Galaxy S III) is already here? Yeah, well, according to Visible Measures (a video advertising firm) that ad is the most popular tech ad for [...]Read More »
Samsung is pushing ‘Premium Suite’ update to Galaxy S III users, brings multi-window support and more
“Hey, that’s not a Samsung Galaxy S III, that’s a Galaxy Note!” might be your initial reaction when you see the potentially mismatched headline and image, but, trust me, this was done on purpose. The ‘Premium Suite’ update that Galaxy S III users are starting to receive could very easily [...]Read More »
Samsung is a major supplier of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch parts and components to Apple. From processors to screens to memory to batteries — Apple is heavily dependent on Samsung (the supplier) to keep Apple products flowing. Because of its ongoing legal disputes with Samsung (the smartphone and tablet [...]Read More »
HTC says it is not paying Apple $6-8 per phone, and court tells Apple to reveal details of Apple-HTC agreement to Samsung
Last week HTC and Apple signed a 10-year cross-licensing agreement allowing them to use each others patented technology. While the official details about the agreement were not released, an analyst estimated HTC would pay Apple $6-$8 per Android device sold. The analyst is wrong, according to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou.[...]Read More »
Although Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year, the battle between the two is only just beginning. As the legal battle heats up between Samsung and Apple, so has the war of words outside the court room. The latest cameo is from Samsung’s Shin Jong-kyun (head [...]Read More »
Previously we reported Samsung has raised the prices on Apple, maybe because of legal issues the two companies are having or maybe other reasons. According to iDB, an article in the Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh contains comments by an unnamed Samsung official denying the reports. In fact, the official [...]Read More »
The AFP is reporting that top Samsung executive J.K. Shin has made comments indicating that they have no plans to reach a settlement with Apple on their ongoing patent lawsuit battles around the world. This is in contrast to the [...]Read More »
Samsung forces Apple to pay 20% extra for mobile processors, while Apple makes HTC pay $8 per device royalties
If you are Samsung, what do you do when one of your largest customers (Apple — they purchase billions of dollars worth of components from Samsung each year) is attacking you through litigation? You make them pay more for the parts they buy from you!
You see all the processors [...]Read More »
Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will help you to get into the heart of your device and exploit the power that has been hiding under the shroud of ‘being unrooted’ (Wow! That sounds cool. ;) ). You will be able to handle most of those advanced tasks on your [...]Read More »
Apple issues new apology to Samsung… and modifies homepage so people can’t see the apology without scrolling
You know that public statement Apple was ordered to issue in UK newspapers, magazines, and on Apple’s UK website about how Samsung did not copy the iPad; the one that a UK Appeals Court told Apple to reissue because of the cheeky way they presented it originally? Yeah, well, Apple [...]Read More »
Earlier this year Samsung announced their mega-hit Galaxy S III was sold 10,000,000 times in less than two months, then back in September we learned the device was bought by 20,000,000 people in less than 100 days after debut. Now the impressive device has hit another landmark – 30,000,000.
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A strong case for smartphones with large(r) displays: Samsung Galaxy Note II has sold 3 million units in just over a month
While it may not be the same blockbuster hit as its brother the Galaxy S III or its rival the iPhone 5, the 5.5-inch bahumet Galaxy Note II is making a strong case for manufacturers to incorporate large(r) displays into smartphones. How exactly is the Note 2 making this point? [...]Read More »
Apple public apology to Samsung is “inaccurate and misleading”, UK court orders Apple to reissue a better apology
Despite what may be happening in the United States, back in July Samsung won a court battle against Apple in the United Kingdom that said Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs did not — does not — copy Apple’s iPad. As part of the victory, UK Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to issue [...]Read More »
After being slapped with a $1.05 billion fine and the potential ban on more than 20 of its devices, Samsung has been handed another set back. This time it is not by a jury but rather by a judge at the United States International Trade Commission.
Apple had filed a [...]Read More »
A Chromebook is a laptop that runs Google’s Chrome OS. Chrome OS is an operating system that essentially revolves around the web; it uses Google Chrome as its backbone and everything you do is through that browser and web apps. Until now Chromebooks have been fairly expensive which has probably [...]Read More »
Now that the Apple v Samsung lawsuit has concluded (the one where Samsung lost and was ordered to pay $1.05 billion), minus appeals, the judge has ordered various documents to be unredacted and publicly available to the public. Groklaw, a legal blog, took a look at many of these [...]Read More »
Once you have ClockworkMod recovery installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100), the next thing you might want to get done might be to root your device. But, as of now, none of the usual trustworthy methods such as flashing a zip from the recovery to root [...]Read More »
Many people love the huge 4.8-inch screen on the extremely popular Samsung Galaxy S III. However, there is still a significant group of people who think phones should not be that large, myself included. Apparently Samsung knows our pain and is going to release a 4-inch Galaxy S III Mini [...]Read More »
What happens when an entity loses a court battle in the United States? They appeal, of course. When Samsung lost Apple v Samsung and was handed a $1 billion fine in late August, we knew they would appeal. To no one’s surprise, appeal they have. What is a bit surprising, [...]Read More »
Samsung officially sues Apple over iPhone 5, junction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lifted [Apple vs Samsung]
We knew it was coming and it has arrived: Samsung has officially included the iPhone 5 in a lawsuit against Apple. In the lawsuit Samsung alleges the iPhone 5, among other Apple products, infringes on eight Samsung patents. As ArsTechnica points out, two of these patents relate to cell phone [...]Read More »
ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery is one of the most popular and extensive custom recovery tool for Android devices. It replaces the ‘boring’ default Android recovery with itself enabling Android users to carry out advanced or complex tasks with ease. Official CWM recovery is yet to be released for Samsung Galaxy Note [...]Read More »
iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III are the two biggest hitters in the smartphone market today. While it is somewhat futile to try to compare the two to figure for the purposes of which is faster — because both give excellent, buttery-smooth, lag-free performance — the geeks among us love [...]Read More »
While we don’t know exactly how many people pre-ordered the iPhone 5, we do know Apple sold over 5 million during the first weekend of release. While 5 million units is a staggering number no matter which way you look at it, it does not break Galaxy S III’s record [...]Read More »
In typical frenemy fashion, Apple and Samsung are once again bumping heads in court (not that they ever stopped). Recently Apple was awarded $1 billion in a lawsuit against Samsung. Apple has now filed with the court that it wants an additional $707 million on top of that — $400 [...]Read More »
iPhone 5 does not have quad-core processor — but it does have dual-core CPU, triple-core GPU… manufactured by Samsung
When unveiling the iPhone 5, Apple proclaimed the iPhone 5′s A6 processor has 2x the processing and 2x the graphical power of its predecessor, iPhone 4S. This lead most tech blogs, including dotTech (guilty as charged), to mark the iPhone 5 as having a quad-core processor. Turns out the iPhone [...]Read More »
iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III: Drop tests show iPhone 5 is very durable, survives falls much better than the Galaxy S III
Today is the official release date for the much anticipated iPhone 5. While the features of the iPhone 5 may be nothing special for Android fans, how does its durability fare? As we have seen in the iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S III vs HTC One X drop test, the [...]Read More »
Remember that rumor I posted last week about how Samsung’s phablet Galaxy Note II is coming to the United States? Yeah, well, it is no longer a rumor — it is official.
Samsung has released an official press statement saying the Galaxy Note II will hit Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, [...]Read More »
What do you do when your biggest competitor just announced, and is about to release, “the next big thing”? You create an ad that mocks that big thing to show consumers that “the next big thing is already here”. Just like what Samsung has done. Samsung is running a TV [...]Read More »
It does take a genius to know the Galaxy S III is iPhone 5′s biggest competitor. It also doesn’t a take a genius to know Samsung is going to attack Apple on all fronts. So it isn’t surprising Samsung has conjured an ad that pits the Galaxy S III in [...]Read More »