Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2014 21:13 UTC

For three years, Apple and Samsung have clashed on a scale almost unprecedented in business history, their legal war costing more than a billion dollars and spanning four continents. Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone and the late Steve Jobs's fury when Samsung - an Apple supplier! - brought out a shockingly similar device, Kurt Eichenwald explores the Korean company's record of patent infringement, among other ruthless business tactics, and explains why Apple might win the battles but still lose the war.

Once you brush off the apple pie that spontaneously erupts from your monitor and get over the "Asian Samsung bad, American Apple good!"-mentality, this article has some very decent stuff in it. Worth the read.

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RE: The beast on the horizon
by rklrkl on Tue 6th May 2014 13:04 UTC in reply to "The beast on the horizon"
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You do know that Tesco already released their own Hudl tablet last year and it sold very well (550,000 units I believe) mainly because it was cheap (120 pounds) and reasonably spec'ed (though not good enough specs for me to be interested to be honest). They included some of their own apps (Tesco groceries, clubcard, Blinkbox I think), but otherwise it was a fairly standard Android build.

As ever, I always apply the CyanogenMod test to any potential Android device I'm going to buy. If there's a CM port to it, I at least have the chance of changing ROMs if the stock ROM is annoying or doesn't get updated in a timely manner. The Tesco Hudl failed this test of course...

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