Apple withdraws patent claim against Galaxy S III Mini in the U.S.

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 28, 2012

Faced with a potential $15 billion fine by The European Commission over its misuse of standards-essential patents in litigation with Apple, Samsung earlier this month dropped its bid to ban Apple devices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Seemingly mirroring Samsung’s move, Apple has now agreed to withdraw its patent infringement claims against a new Samsung phone it added to its U.S. suit on Black Friday, Reuters reports… Read More


Apple on Black Friday added six Galaxy devices to its Samsung suit

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 24, 2012

Following Samsung’s motion asking Judge Paul S. Grewal for permission to amend its infringement contentions against Apple with the iPad mini, iPhone 5 and the latest iPod touch, Apple on Black Friday conveniently brought a motion seeking to add latest Galaxy devices to its California suit, including the Galaxy S III running Android Jelly Bean and the four-inch Galaxy S III Mini. The filing adds a total of six recently-released Galaxy gadgets to Apple’s ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung… Read More


Apple owns 37 percent of the fragmented mobile ad market

By Ed Sutherland on Nov 19, 2012

Apple continues to lead mobile advertising, despite Samsung’s strength in handset sales, a new report out Monday indicates. Apple accounted for 37 percent of mobile ads while Samsung had 24 percent. The rest of the mobile pack were left in the two firms’ dust. Cupertino’s mobile ad lead over Samsung actually grew by three percent during the third quarter, with a little help from the iPhone 5, which was released at the end of the third quarter, according to Adfonic’s AdMetrics report… Read More


Samsung launches the compact Galaxy S III Mini with four-inch display

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 11, 2012

In a twist of self-inflicted irony, South Korea-based Samsung today launched a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy S III handset, giving it a four-inch display instead of a whopping 4.8-inch screen found on the original. This is the same company which readily slams Apple in advertising over the iPhone 5’s four-inch display which the ads suggest isn’t massive enough for people’s tastes.

Well, guess what? Looks like four inches is the perfect screen size for the new Galaxy S III Mini. This Jelly Bean-driven smartphone with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface inherits much of the Galaxy S III’s software and hardware features and appears to be aimed squarely at the iPhone 5… Read More