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Yonhap – a South Korean news agency is reporting that Samsung has sold in excess of 20 million Samsung Galaxy S4 in two months – worldwide. The Galaxy S4 which was released on April 26, sold more that 10 million worldwide at the end of May. At this current rate, sales should be in the region of 20 million at the end of June, the report speculates. This will be great news for Samsung fans and investors. The Galaxy S3 took 100 days to cross the 20 million line. “GalaxyRead More
iPhone 5 with iOS 7
Credit: Apple Apple came out on top in a recent research by Quality Insights on customer satisfaction within the South Korean smartphone market. The Cupetino-based company defeated the likes of Samsung and LG  in the process. According to a report by Naver (via AppleInsider), The report surveyed 44,168 smartphone owners to see how they would rate their satisfaction with both the device’s performance over the course of one year and the manufacturer’s customer service over that same period. market shows that  defeating the Key findings of the report include: Apple’s after-sale service rated highest by South Korean consumersRead More
Want China Times is reporting that Hon Hai Precision Industry — the main manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, developing a smart watch device. The news was announced by Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou at a shareholders meeting. The wearable computing device can be used to measure the user’s vital signs such as respiration and heartbeat, as well as to check phone calls and Facebook posts. In addition, the device will be able to if the measuring results are not within optimal range, the device will automatically give suggestions to the user aboutRead More
US Handset Subsidy Price Ratios
A new report from ABI Research shows that the average US implied subsidy for Samsung devices is 84% as compared to Apple 74% and HTC 80%. However, the report was quick to highlight that the absolute value of subsidy is $110 higher for the average Apple product. “OEMs and their carrier partners increasingly have to continue to employ highly tactical methods to make sure that their devices are subsidized to a competitive price point in order to help prevent consumers acting to avoid their product on price point alone,” the reportRead More
Ad Age Report
Samsung last year in the U.S. advertising spending hot pursuit Apple (Ad Age distribution map) In a new report from research institutes Ad Age (via TechWeb), Apple retains the top position as the highest spender on advertisement in the US. However, Samsung is in hot pursuit – showing that the company is prepared to compete with Apple on all fronts. Key highlights from the report: Samsung’s advertising spending jumped 58 percent, totaling $ 881 million, ranked second. Apple is ranked first with about $ 1 billion in advertising expenditure. The advertising expenditureRead More
In a new post on FossPatent, Patent expert – Florian Mueller reports that Apple has failed to convince the Judge Grewal presiding over the second Apple vs Samsung Case, that the Samsung Galaxy S4 should be added to the lawsuit. According to the report, the Judge ruled that it would be unfair to ask Samsung to prepare a defense in such short notice. “The court would potentially have agreed with Apple that Samsung failed to present reasons for which the infringement issues concerning the S4 are any different from those surrounding olderRead More
Apple is pleading with United States Trade Representative (USTR), to whom President Obama has delegated the authority to veto ITC exclusion orders, to Stop iPhone, iPad import Ban Won by Samsung. This is as a result of Samsung winning a U.S. import ban against older iPhones and iPads at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). The USITC found Apple guilty of infringing a patent Samsung once declared essential to the 3G cellular telecommunications standard. “Further to its early-June decision the ITC has already instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hold all shipments of devices subjectRead More
Apple chip tsmc
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has managed to secure a significant deal with Apple, as the Cupertino-based company looks to move away from arch-enemy – Samsung. “TSMC and its IC design service partner Global UniChip have secured a three-year agreement with Apple to supply the next A-series chips built using 20nm, 16nm and 10nm process nodes,” according to a new report from Digitimes. This information came courtesy of industry source the report states. “TSMC will start to manufacture Apple’s A8 chips in small volumes in July 2013, and substantially ramp up its 20nmRead More
According to a new report from Fosspatent, Apple has scored a major win in its ongoing battle with Samsung. The USPTO has confirmed that the rubber-banding (or “overscroll bounce” feature) of U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381 is valid. Mueller for FossPatent states: Apple has just informed Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California of a major breakthrough: the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has notified Apple of its intent to issue a reexamination certificate confirming four claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381, the famousRead More
iPhone 6-concept
The very reliable Reuters (can’t say the same about Digitimes) is reporting Apple is set to exploring the option of adding larger screen iPhones to the current line up. “The moves, which are still under discussion, underscore how the California-based firm that once ruled the smartphone market is increasingly under threat from its aggressive South Korean competitor,” Clare Jim, Reiji Murai and Poornima Gupta report for Reuters. “Samsung has overtaken Apple in market share through the popularity of its bigger-screen Galaxy “phablets” and by flooding the market with a range of productsRead More
Apple’s Market Share Recently, the controversial topic of Apple’s market share in the smartphone sector raised its ugly head again. The theory here is that due to its large market share – Google is winning the mobile battle and Apple will lose or has already lost. However, long time Apple aficionado  – John Gruber, felt the need to set the record straight, as he has done through the years. You could say the recent spat started when Gruber linked to this article  – Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke by John Kirk. According to Gruber,Read More

Posted On May 24, 2013By Guest AuthorIn Editorials, Featured

HTC Fights Back with the HTC One

HTC fights back The HTC One has sold almost five million units since it launched last month and the Taiwanese manufacturer has recently announced it’s doubling its production of the handset due to “strong demand”. This is certainly an impressive figure given the firm’s recent supply issues but it’s a far cry from its biggest Android rival, Samsung, which has shifted more than double this number of Galaxy S4’s in around the same time. Since the HTC One in silver was announced back in February it’s taken the smartphone worldRead More