Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE[3]: Lawsuits
by lemur2 on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lawsuits"
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"Defensive vs. offensive. There's a difference.

You mean Apple is trying to defend itself against IP theft?

No. Android is not a copy of iOS, there is not one line of code in common.

Apple is trying to destroy Android, and also eliminate all serious competition.

It is attempting to do so by arguing that Motorola or Samsung should get only $0.0049 (half a cent) per device for essential, expensive R&D hardware patents that make up the actual working core of a mobile phone (and then not paying out even that much), yet Apple should get from Motorola and Samsung $24 per device for a rectangular-box-with-rounded-corners cosmetic "design" which it stole from Sony anyway.

So who exactly is the IP thief? I'll give you a hint ... it isn't Motorola or Samsung.

Edited 2012-07-29 10:20 UTC

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