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Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalid in Germany, says high court

Patent wars among big tech companies won't have an end. There will only be more lawsuits to be filed and more abuses to be made by any party who wants to make it big in the mobile industry. All these firms will find more ways to slap each other with cases that sometimes don't really make any sense or can be considered a waste of our time.

Samsung offers free test drive for iPhone users thinking of switching

The lines in the Android vs iOS battle (with some Windows fans demanding to be let in as well) have always been clearly drawn. It is rare to find people who can say, “Yeah, I like both and can easily work with either”. It’s either you’re an Apple fanboy or an Apple hater who thinks Android is the best thing since sliced bread. But of course the other side would always want to draw some over to their side. Samsung is now offering a 1-month almost free test drive for their new products for iPhone users for just $1.

Research shows Android users now more loyal compared to iOS fans

The previous years ever since the iPhone was introduced to the market, you can’t find a more rabid fanbase than the so-called Apple fanboys who would buy the newest iteration of their smartphone, even if some would say there were very slight differences. But a new market research study shows that Android users are now more loyal to their platform as compared to their iOS counterparts. Another important fact is that other operating systems are so far behind in the numbers game.

Apple hiring Android developers; will Android apps be far behind?

Late last week, we told you about some Dutch humor artists who fooled some Apple fanboys, showing them supposedly the new iOS9 but it actually was Android installed on an iPhone. While it may seem ridiculous to have Android on an iOS device, it’s not looking as impossible now, only it’s the other way around. Apple is apparently hiring Android software engineers, and people are speculating that more iOS apps will be coming to Android soon.

Apple fans fooled by Dutch humorists into thinking Android is iOS 9 

Apple fanboys have often been accused of worshipping anything that comes from the brand, even though the rest of the world is saying it sucks or it’s nothing special anymore (I guess that’s why they call them fanboys). Some Dutch humor artists decided to test this out, pretending to show them the new iOS9, which is in fact just an Android OS loaded onto an iPhone, Predictably, the results were hilarious. Well, it would be funny if you were an Android fan or even user, not so much if you were one of said fanboys.

Android continues to grow, Samsung and LG account for 78% of all sales

Apple's iOS may be the most popular in all "Big Five" markets in Europe for the second quarter but Android OS still shows relevant growth in the region. The largest markets in Europe that include Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain, and Germany showed that iOS is No. 1 contrary to numbers going down in the United States. Android's continuous growth is mainly due to the numerous mobile devices running the platform and new models being introduced left and right. South Korean giants LG and Samsung both have been good players with their shares going up.

Xiaomi regains top smartphone position in China; Huawei a close 2nd 

The Chinese smartphone market is truly a different animal from almost the rest of the world as their local OEMs dominate both sales and shipments. According to figures by Canalys, Xiaomi has regained the top ranking, taking over from Apple which was first the previous quarter. In fact, one of three phones shipped in China were either from Huwaei or from Xiaomi, which is now in second place. Apple falls to 3rd, while Samsung and Vivo round up the top five.

Worldwide Tablet Market share going down, says IDC

We've learned about Google and Samsung's second quarter financial results already and expect more companies to make similar reports in the coming days. The reports we've read so far are encouraging although Samsung needs to work harder and double time during the second half of the year. But when it comes to the whole tablet market, we want to know if such Android mobile device is still popular.

Tech companies side with Samsung over patent dispute with Apple

When it comes to the patent war between Apple and Samsung, it looks like several of the big names from Silicon Valley are siding with the latter. A group of these digital giants have sent a petition to the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that the ruling they handed down, telling Samsung to pay Apple for some of the patent infringement suits they lost, will be a precedent to stifling innovation as well as eliminating choices for consumers.

Apple captures 92% of all smartphone profits in Q1 2015

We’re not sure if we’ll be happy about the news but Apple has recently beaten Samsung and any other phone makers today when it comes to profits. A recent estimate by Cannacord Genuity’s managing director Mike Walkley said that the Cupertino company has taken 92% of the total operating income from the top phone makers in the world today during the first quarter of 2015.
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