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: Lawsuits
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 15:16 UTC in reply to "Lawsuits"
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Defensive vs. offensive. There's a difference.

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RE[2]: Lawsuits
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 28th Jul 2012 17:15 in reply to "RE: Lawsuits"
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I understand the analogy a bit, but its also kind of like arguing who the good guys are in a nuclear war.

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RE[2]: Lawsuits
by michaelz on Sat 28th Jul 2012 19:43 in reply to "RE: Lawsuits"
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You're own article Thom;
They both are offensive patent trolls.

I really get the impression as of late, that when it's an Apple vs. Samsung/Android article, you take the Samsung/Android side. Where's the article about Samsung (possibly) quite knowingly copied Apple's iPhone? Quite some other site's have those;

(PS; I'm an Apple and Linux sysadmin, love Apple for the desktop and the user experience somewhat more. Just don't like android for what it is and the experience that it gives me).

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RE[3]: Lawsuits
by cdude on Sun 29th Jul 2012 05:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Lawsuits"
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Well, here you see how patents work. If someone attacks you with there patents you can only defend using your patents by attacking yourself. That is offensive vs defensive as Thom wrote and there is indeed a HUGE difference.

It is Apple attacking there and there are no question about that. They where the ones that tried and still try to fight compitors competing on the market against there products using there patents. They started the patent war. That Samsung defends themself using the same tactick is just the consequence.

Now there are 2 options left:
1. Escalade the war. That is what happens.
2. Come to and end and compete again. That is in Samsungs best interest cause, as we see, they are winning on the market. But its not in Apples best interest.

Sooner or later 2 will happen cause 1 reached its peak and from there, once everybody used all there weapons, its done and things can move on.

Edited 2012-07-29 05:14 UTC

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v RE[2]: Lawsuits
by Tony Swash on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:04 in reply to "RE: Lawsuits"
RE[3]: Lawsuits
by lemur2 on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:14 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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