Curious what all this iPad news means for Android fans? We do, too. With the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display upping the ante on mobile technology in their own way, let’s take a look at what this means for Android tablets.
Either it's a marketing mistake or a bug, but the iPhone 5s' new slo-mo feature apparently isn't recording at 720p as advertised. When compared with output from a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it seems to be taken at 480p instead, then upsized to 720p.
One of the signs of growing demand for smartphones and mobile devices is when electronics manufacturers start reallocating resources to the production of smartphone components. Such seems to be the case with Sharp who will be producing smartphones screens in a plant that's originally designed to make large TV displays.
When it came to camera features, Sony pulled out all the stops on its newest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z1. The question is, however, whether it is enough to put the smartphone at the top of the mobile photography ladder against record-holders Nokia and Apple.
In a move to quiet the storm surrounding their ongoing litigation(s), Samsung has agreed to put the skids on filing lawsuits. The proposal, which Samsung submitted to the European Commission (EC), calls for a five year hiatus on filed lawsuits and more open discussions on licensing their patents to third parties.
There are plenty of available options in terms of device research these days. But that being said, Consumer Reports is one of the more respected names and they have recently published a report on the iPhone 5s and 5c. And for a bit of detail that will make some of the Android faithful smile, they placed those up against the Verizon Motorola DROID lineup -- with the Apple devices falling short in a few categories.
In a press release earlier today, Samsung was said to have purchased a Swedish biometrics company focused on fingerprint scanning. Believable, considering Apple’s push toward fingerprint scanning, stocks of the Swedish company surged after the announcement. The only problem is… it never happened.
In the midst of a US Government shutdown, Samsung has failed to obtain a presidential veto for an import ban levied against them. In a statement, US Trade Representative Michael Froman said “After carefully weighing policy considerations, including the impact on consumers and competition, advice from agencies, and information from interested parties, I have decided to allow.”
In the wake of their double-device launch, Apple has achieved a market share of 40% among all OEMs. Their iOS is also gaining ground while Android falters slightly in regard to overall adoption, according to comScore. The research also noted that 145 million Americans owned smartphones, which they attribute as 60.8% of the eligible population. That’s a jump of 3% since May of this year.
Hey, remember how Samsung and Apple were in legal wranglings with one another? Yeah, we almost forgot, too. They’re still suing each other across the globe, but a recent revelation that Samsung executives may have been privy to the Apple-Nokia agreement is a big problem -- for both Apple and Samsung.