Tag Archives: Apple

IDC: Android Accounts For Sixty-Eight Percent Of Smartphones Shipped In Second Quarter

According to the latest report from the IDC, Android and iOS now account for more than 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012. More important is the 68.1 percent of all smartphones shipping running the Android platform. That number is up from 46.9% in the second quarter of 2011, with iOS now sitting at 16.9%. With many smartphone owners waiting for the next-generation iPhone, iOS saw … [read full article]

Internal Samsung Email Accidentally Admitted Into Trial, Just How Much Will It Hurt Samsung?

In a candid email exchange, Samsung’s Mobile Head of Communications JK Shin highlighted the difference between Apple and Samsung smartphones as the “difference between heaven and earth.” This memo was one that Samsung had sought to keep out of the trial and unfortunately was admitted as Samsung legal counsel mentioned the “crisis of design” in a question to Samsung strategist Justin Denison, thereby allowing the memo to be admitted as evidence. “Influential figures outside … [read full article]

Android Marketshare Declines In Second Quarter As Apple Jumps

While Android continues to dominate the US smartphone market, its grip slipped a little in the second quarter of 2012 as it dropped below 60% marketshare. Android’s drop to 56.3% of all smartphones in the US was noticeably different from the 10% jump Apple’s iOS platform posted, up to 33.2%, up from 23.2% in the second quarter of 2011. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics said: “We estimate Android shipped 13.4 million … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Sales Will Continue, At Least For Now

Galaxy Nexus owners of the future can breathe a sigh of relief as the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday continued the temporary stay on the injunction Apple won against sales of the Galaxy Nexus this past June. The continuation grant extends the stay granted by the court in early July, likely until August 20th, the date of the expedited appeal hearing. This is good news for Samsung, … [read full article]

Two Out Three Phone Buyers Went Smartphone In Past Three Months, Android Reaping Rewards

It’s going to come as almost no surprise at all to learn that Android and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone marketshare in the US thanks to a new Nielsen study. As Android climbs and approaches 52% smartphone marketshare in the US, with almost 54.6% of new smartphone buyers opting to go the Android route in the past three months. Android’s growth isn’t at Apple’s expense however, as 33.4% of smartphone owners are using an Apple device. … [read full article]

Bloomberg Report Says T-Mobile USA Will Get iPhone Next Year

Here’s an interesting Bloomberg report indicating that T-Mobile USA could use parent company Deutsche Telekom’s existing sales agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in 2013. That’s the word on the analyst street says Sanford C. Bernstein’s Craig Moffett. Moffett says Apple and Deutsche Telekom are “increasingly likely” to reach an agreement for Deutsche Telekom’s US brand to sell the iPhone sometime next year. T-Mobile is already struggling to keep contract customers, often blaming … [read full article]

Go Get It: Galaxy Nexus Back In Google Play Store

Wonderful news this afternoon as the Galaxy Nexus is once again available from the Google Play store after the lifting of the injunction imposed against the device earlier in the week.  Still, even with its triumphant return to the store, buyers will have to wait between two and three weeks to get it. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit court suspended the ban on the handset yesterday after [read full article]

Google Confirms Galaxy Nexus Pulled From Shelves Due To Injunction

In a non-surprising move, Google has confirmed to ABC News that the Galaxy Nexus was pulled off the market due to the recent injunction granted to Apple. For its part, Google said it would begin selling the Galaxy Nexus again next week with the latest Android ROM, Jelly bean, which addresses the issues in dispute. Google had mentioned as of the most recent court decision that … [read full article]

There Are 11 Patents Causing Friction Between Apple, Google And Their Partners

With all the talk of Android and Apple lawsuits lately, we’re forgetting that Microsoft has played a part in this mess as well, forcing at least some Android partners into licensing agreements due to patent infringements. Still, we wanted to know more about the patents currently causing all of this friction and thanks to Intellectual Property expert and Foss Patent guru Florian Mueller, who put together a list of the 11 patents, both … [read full article]