Linked by nej_simon on Sat 11th Aug 2012 12:10 UTC
Legal "[...] tonight Apple entered into evidence in its trial with Samsung a document showing that it offered the South Korean company a licensing deal on some of its key technologies. Specifically, Apple offered to license the portfolio of patents if Samsung would pay $30 per smartphone and $40 per tablet." $30-40 per device is a lot of money for some trivial features (rounded corners, slide-to-unlock etc). No wonder Samsung declined.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The trial has not forced Samsung to release it's global sales figures but those US sales figures make previous estimates of global sales look like they have been, with Samsung's encouragement, wildly exaggerated.


Not really. Asymco noted that the figures from the court case amounted to 4% of Samsung's estimated total sales. The United States population is 4.4% of the world population. Seems pretty plausible to me, especially when you take into account that Apple is popular in the US, but far less so in the rest of the world.

Edited 2012-08-11 16:29 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

But not 4.4% of the population willing and able to buy a tablet..you can't be forreal.

Edited 2012-08-11 16:33 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

But not 4.4% of the population willing and able to buy a tablet..you can't be forreal.


If you take into account how the scales are tipped in other western countries, it suddenly becomes a whole lot more plausible.

http://www.telecompaper.com/nieuws/samsung-behoudt-koppositie-in-ne...

The Netherlands market share: 10% iPhone, 19.6% Samsung (based on independent research). If the rest of Europe has similar figures, it's not at all weird.

The world is not just the US, you know. I know Apple fanatics have shifted the goalpasts from world market share to US market share, but considering the US is only 4.4% of the world, it's really not all that important. China, India, Europe are by far the most lucrative markets, especially over the coming years. being big in just the US is irrelevant in the long run.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Not really. Asymco noted that the figures from the court case amounted to 4% of Samsung's estimated total sales. The United States population is 4.4% of the world population. Seems pretty plausible to me,.


I guess all those sales in Somalia really add up ;)

Why not just accept the obvious, that Samsung exaggerated it's sales and never actually releases any actual sales figures but should.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Right. I mean if they lied about us sales why would we believe their other numbers?

And yes Samsung (When it's positive for them) does themselves as shown on OSnews put out numbers.

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