Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: Apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Patent Wars, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | Comments Off
The war between Apple and Samsung over design and technology patents has cast Samsung as the underling, while Apple is painted as pushing at the edges of innovation. Ahh what a short sighted world we live in, I’d argue with such commentary, going so far as to say that most commentators have things wrong, very wrong.
While Samsung may have a little eggroll on it’s face over claims of plagiarism, the Korean consumer electronics behemoth is definitely no slouch on the technology front, winning the much more important war on patent innovations, particularly when it comes to 4G and it’s application in the mobile device wars.
4G isn’t so much a new technology but a better use of existing technologies, Samsung has been working on 4G since 2005 and has pretty much perfected it’s use in mobile devices. The higher and more responsive – up to 10 x 3G – bandwidth of 4G is well suited to tablets and smartphones.
In Australia, Telstra has the largest geographic coverage in 4G and has been upgrading mobile cell towers to 4G since 2010, with a consumer roll-out from late in 2011. The benefits of running mobile devices on 4G are real, the simultaneous speed is pretty outstanding :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 24th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: Apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | Comments Off
Just hours apart, two separate courts – one in the USA and another in South Korea – have handed down absolutely opposing views on the war that is Apple vs Samsung, or should that be Samsung vs Apple?
A South Korean court has handed down a split ruling over Samsungs claim that Apple infringed it’s intellectual property, ruling that some element of the iPhone do indeed use patented Samsung telecommunication technology. The court also ruled however that Samsung had – as Apple has been ranting – copy Apples interface for it’s early Galaxy phones and tabs.
The South Korean court found that both companies shared blame, ordering Samsung to stop selling 10 products including its Galaxy S II phone and banning Apple from selling four different products, including its iPhone 4.
Meanwhile across the pacific in San Jose, California, a US jury has found in favour of Apple in a case that was expected to take years to settle, Apples copycat rant has just landed it a $US1 billion dollar win! However, the US ruling runs much deeper than just a huge compensation payout, BILLIONS of dollars in future sales hang in the balance for both tech-behemoths :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 29th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: Apple, Apple vs Samsung, iPad, Standout | Comments Off
Our favourite tech behemoth Apple is once again in an übergadget pickle. The beheomoth has been forced to offer a refund to people who bought its new iPAD, which it admits is not compatible with Australia’s Telstra 4G network. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – ACCC – has taken legal action against Apple for what it claims are misleading statements over its new iPad.
Lawyers for the ACCC have accused Apple of breaching consumer law by promoting the device as being able to connect to high-speed 4G mobile networks using a sim card. The Australian Federal Court heard that Apple ignored warnings from the ACCC and was told the day before the iPad’s launch that it was misleading consumers. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Indeep Media, Technology | Tags: Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Australian High Court, Galax Tab, iPad, iPhone, Litigation, Samsung, Tablet PC | 1 Comment »
We missed out on the Cretaceous Period, got our start in the Devonian Period, woke up to ourselves in the Pliocene and have been running straight toward the Litigious Period. As megaliths and behemoths battle it out over who owns what patent, and which gadget belongs to who, the consumer is likely to be the victim in what looks to be a long and fierce battle. There seems to be the distinct possibility that more products will be blocked from sale. Samsung says its mammoth tit-for-tat patent battle with Apple could have been avoided if the latter wasn’t so trigger happy. This latest round sees the Korean behemoth attempt to ban sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S in Australia. In the Federal Court in Sydney this week, it was decided that the patent infringement case would go to an early full hearing in March 2012, in return Samsung agreed to pause its attempt to temporarily ban the iPhone 4S between now and then. In an amusing turnaround – Apple has consistently argued it wants litigation NOW, and has repeatedly stated it wants this hearing to go ahead immediately – In this latest case, Apple has argued that it could not be ready for such an early final hearing. In what seemed like a replay of arguments in the Samsung vs Apple Galaxy Tab case, Apple, which wanted to ban the Samsung tablet from sale due to patent infringement, was seeking an early final hearing, while Samsung was arguing it could not be ready in time. This time the shoe was on the other foot. READ MORE