Samsung has been adding an ample of new products to its portfolio this year. This has led to a supreme competition among the Smartphone makers at the market. The business grades of Samsung can be adjudged by the fact that it has recorded thumping …
Intel is prepping up to take an important role as one of the producers of the A7 chip which means that it will be working hand in hand with Apple as the chip’s sole buyer. As Apple is slowly closing its business ties with Samsung caused by their ‘immortal-like’ rivalry, the iPhone maker is looking for other companies that would be producing the much-needed A7 chips.
The A7 chip is expected to provide power to Apple’s next-generation iPhone. It will remain Apple-branded. Compared with other smartphones that are made by most major phone manufacturers, the processor in most of Apple’s devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad will always be promoted as made by Apple.
At present, Samsung handles all of Apple’s current A-series chips. Now, the Korean manufacturer is competing with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for contracts in making the A7 chips. According to reports, TSMC is expected to begin production of the A-series chips in 2014.
If plans push through, Samsung, TSMC, and Intel will be dividing the bulk of producing the A7 chips wherein Samsung will get half of the orders, TSMC will get the 40 percent, and Intel will handle the remaining 10 percent.
Intel and Apple have been conducting talks on the former’s potential to build the next-generation chips for Apple devices such as iPad and iPhone. Intel’s move to manufacture custom chips for Apple may help in keeping their manufacturing premises working as normal.
There are many fans of Samsung who are little unhappy about the preparation of it in recently concluded CES. They are especially unhappy about the lack of latest announcement in the show. But, this time we have brought good news for them. Samsung has made the fans happy by revealing about the future of its [...]
As the holiday season draws near and everyone is busy with their Christmas wishlist, Apple is making its own wishlist though in a legal and more serious tone. The company’s ongoing patent infringement claims against Samsung have once again dominated the tech world, proving the fact that the two tech giants still hold the ‘ultimate patent warriors’ title.
Apple has filed a motion to add six more Samsung products which have been released or upgraded recently in its list of products to be banned in the market. The list includes the Galaxy S3 with Android Jelly Bean, Galaxy S3 mini, Rugby Pro, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi, and Galaxy Note II.
The company is quite adamant about banning any Samsung products which are suspected of infringing their design patents. The case was filed in San Jose, California though several trials between the two companies have been going on in several courts located in other countries. A German court, however, has declared that there is no way that Samsung had violated Apple’s patent related to finger reactions to touch screens.
When Apple launched the iPhone 5 which gained a whopping sales record of 10 million on its first weekend, the smartphone battle is once again alive with the new iPhone competing against the Galaxy S3. The company is seeking appropriate damages to the Korean manufacturer’s intentional use of Apple patents which have caused them great harm.
Samsung retaliated by saying that US consumers are at a disadvantage level since they are left with fewer choices and higher prices. Moreover, the Korean company believes that it would only make Apple much bolder in bringing their other competitors to legal courts thereby creating a ‘secret’ monopoly in the tech industry.
Indeed, patent laws shouldn’t be manipulated by a company that wants total control on designs that have rectangles with rounded corners or any other technology that gets overhauled daily by Samsung as well as by other companies.
The patent trial between Apple and Samsung is scheduled to commence on March 31, 2014 at exactly 9am and will take place at the Northern District of California. It hopes to probe deeper on the smartphones and tablets that were released after the first concluded lawsuit wherein Apple emerged victorious.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was temporarily (Samsung definitely hopes) leashed following the preliminary injunction issued by court as Judge Lucy Koh declared that Samsung is indeed competing unfairly by flooding the market with infringing products. In a countermove, Samsung tried to have that leash extended by appealing to still continue selling the said product until a decision has been made by the court.
So the court is standing firm on temporarily banning Galaxy Tab 10.1 and, in a similar move following a case filed by Apple against Samsung’s newest product, the Galaxy Nexus from being sold in US stores. The Nexus is the latest gadget to be bulldozed by Apple’s move to stop Samsung (and now Google as well) to allegedly copy their ideas.
However, this is not the end of the road for Samsung and for Android fans as this case is still far from finished. The only thing that harms Sammy and Google right now is the setting back of sales projections and target dates for revenue returns. Eventually, if they can get the injunction lifted or win the case, these banned products may still get to see the light of day. As for now, it’s back in the storeroom for them.
Aside from filing an appeal, the company is trying a more tangible solution by making a workaround and uploads a patch that will negate the basis for the legal case (or in other words, provide enough technological solution to satisfy the legal requirements).
Apple’s move to file a case against Samsung and Google is a direct move to protect the iPad which the two gadgets are expected to compete with in consumer’s hearts (and pockets). Official statements issued by Apple clearly indicated their commitment to protect their intellectual property rights.
Since Samsung is in no position to strongly disagree with the court’s decision, all they can do is comply with the preliminary injunction for the moment while working on an out-of-court solution that could eventually bring the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and nexus out in store shelves.
The $ 2.6 million bond posted by Apple might not be enough to cover Samsung’s loss if the injunction is later determined to be wrongly issued but all people observing the case are no doubt hoping that it all ends quickly so that we can go back to the real competition: not legal battles but a race to come out with the best product.