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Samsung's Galaxy S III hit the 10 million mark at the end of July, and in the time since then the company has doubled that figure — Samsung says it's reached 20 million Galaxy S III sales, 100 days after the handset launched in May.
After two and a half days of deliberations, the Apple vs. Samsung jury returned a decisive verdict in Apple's favor today — holding that Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion for copying Apple's intellectual property. But what does it mean?
To give you just a small taste of what the jury in this historic case is going through, we thought we'd present just one question — something emblematic of the entire case that pulls in all the major facts, evidence, and themes. Turns out it's pretty easy to figure that one out: it's whether or not Samsung's Galaxy S diluted Apple's iPhone trade dress.
Judge Lucy Koh has just ruled that the Galaxy S GT-i9000, the GT-i9100, and Galaxy Ace will be removed from the list of infringing devices in Apple's case against Samsung.
We first heard about a presentation Apple made to Samsung about copying its devices in today's testimony, and now the entire document has been filed — and it levies some serious accusations not just at Samsung, but at Google and Android as well.
A 132-page document admitted into evidence in the Apple vs Samsung trial paints a picture of Apple’s better user experience and changes Samsung needed to make in order to improve its own products. In most cases, these "Directions for Improvement" amounted to adding features or details where Apple’s interface was superior, and subtracting those things that made Samsung's interface appear complex in comparison.
Apple succeeded in getting the entirety of a 132-page Samsung report comparing the user interface on Apple's iPhone to that of Samsung's own Galaxy S. In many cases, Samsung's "Directions for Improvement" entailed implementing Apple's superior interface elements.
Tonight's trove of court documents in the Apple vs. Samsung case not only revealed a ton of new images of iPhone and iPad prototypes, but also show that Samsung was very focused on making sure that it is competitive with Apple offerings. That's exactly as you'd expect, but the level and depth of Samsung's focus on Apple is still quite revealing.
- Samsung Galaxy S III now available on AT&T Jul 6, 2012, 5:33pm EDT
- Samsung Galaxy S III for AT&T: impressions and benchmarks Jun 20, 2012, 12:03am EDT
- Samsung Galaxy S III launches in 28 countries, to be available in 145 by July May 28, 2012, 11:42pm EDT
- Samsung Galaxy S III review May 25, 2012, 10:08am EDT
Samsung has posted a list of phones which will be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.0, with a number of carrier-specific phones included. However, the Galaxy S — a handset that Samsung said was "under review" following a public outcry — has not made it onto the list.
A schedule of Android 4.0 updates for Bell Canada's superphones and tablets has been leaked. The updates begin as early as this month for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note.
Samsung posted a blog on the details behind its Android 4.0 updates for the Galaxy S II line, and noted that it added "blink detection" to Android's Face Unlock feature to close a previously detected security hole.
NCAA March Madness Live app brings live streaming to iPhone, iPad, and select Android devices for $3.99
NCAA has released its March Madness Live app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and select Android devices. The app comes with free radio streams of all games as well as social features, brackets, and notifications for upcoming games and possible upsets. Live streaming carries a $3.99 premium, but for that price you'll get to watch games live on your computer as well.
Samsung has backtracked on its decision to not upgrade the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab to Android 4.0, now saying it'll investigate upgrades for the two devices in response to strong customer demand.
Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it doesn't intend to update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have us believe, but on hubris.
Samsung has just distributed the worst news of this Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade cycle: the popular Galaxy S smartphone that sold 10 million units last year and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablet won't be upgraded to Android 4.0
Samsung plans to make the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note its first Android 4 devices in the first quarter of next year, the company has just announced.
Samsung announced it sold 300 million phones through November 2011, the first time the company has hit this sales number and a significant improvement over 2010's sales of 280 million phones.
An alleged internal T-Mobile document has revealed which of the carrier's phones are using the controversial Carrier IQ tracking software.
Apple's licensed at least one iOS software patent related to scrolling functionality to Nokia and IBM, and offered a license to Samsung during failed settlement negotiations in November 2010.
We just got our first few minutes with the LG Nitro HD for AT&T, the carrier's first LTE phone with a 720p display. To show off the new screen, the company has set up a little exhibit where you can see the difference in screen resolution over "Brand X" (a Galaxy S II) via the camera app. Admittedly, it's much clearer.
CyanogenMod 9 developers are bringing increasingly stable versions of Android 4.0 to the Samsung Nexus S and Galaxy S international version. According to developer Koushik Dutta, it's suitable for use as a "daily driver" on the Nexus S