Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:32 UTC
Google One company's response to the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung was still missing: Google's. The company has now responded to The Verge, and there's almost a certain bitterness in their language. Not, as you would expect, directed at Apple; no, the bitterness is directed at Samsung. The message Google is sending to other Android OEMs? Stick to stock Android, and you'll have no problems.
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smartphone sales begin to slide
by unclefester on Tue 28th Aug 2012 05:06 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

New figures have shown a dramatic slowdown in Australian smartphone sales revenue for the first time since Apple launched the iPhone, suggesting the market may be getting close to saturation.


http://afr.com/p/technology/smartphone_sales_on_the_slide_cd2hXwskN...

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Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Not slowing in China except for Apple, the lines and crowds are always around Samsung products and a few at HTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Not slowing in China except for Apple, the lines and crowds are always around Samsung products and a few at HTC


You obviously didn't read the article. It says the smartphone market is saturated in Australia (and - by extension - most affluent countries). The overwhelming growth is in low cost (sub $100) smartphones in developing countries.

This is very bad news for Apple over the next 3-5 years. Hence the very aggressive lawsuits.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I believe Apple adoption in China is artificially throttled by govt. managed carriers who don't want to be held hostage to it and let oversees uncontrolled technology gain foothold on the market. The Chinese know well how to play internal demand for their own good.
Of course that fact doesn't make it any less legitimate reason for their slowdown.

Edited 2012-08-28 12:09 UTC

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