Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 12:48 UTC
Legal Interesting news in the middle of the night: Apple and HTC have announced they've settled all their patent disputes, bringing an end to all running lawsuits between the two companies. The companies signed a ten-year cross-licensing deal. Considering Apple's legal assault on Android hasn't been going particularly well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise.
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RE[5]: Not going well?
by kwan_e on Mon 12th Nov 2012 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not going well?"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Apple's phone market share and its valuation have increased 100% in the last two years. I'm unclear what you think is ridiculous or losing about that.


What you saw:

Don't be ridiculous.


What he actually wrote:

Don't be ridiculous. Two years ago most of the world's people were using feature phones. The feature phone has zero long term future.

Apple is currently being outsold 4:1 by Android smartphones. It will probably be closer to 10:1 in another 12-18 months.


Hope that helps.

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RE[6]: Not going well?
by jared_wilkes on Mon 12th Nov 2012 17:46 in reply to "RE[5]: Not going well?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

And? The ratio of all Android phones to iPhones has less to do with iPhone market share than you and the previous commenter seem to think.

Since 2010 to 2012, iPhone has increased market share despite Android selling at a far greater rate because Nokia, RIM, and others continue to decline AND the majority of Android providers who are not Samsung are also shrinking. So there is absolutely ZERO data sources that will show that Apple's share of smartphones declined from 2010 to now. A couple of them will show some recent decline but nothing remotely offsetting the gains over the last two years.

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