Perhaps Apple was onto something when it set its cross-hairs on Samsung when it took the latter to court last year. Because now it turns out that two of Samsung's smartphones topped a customer satisfaction survey, beating out three Apple iPhones.
The folks from Google recently pulled a new app off of their Google Play Store due to copyright infringement claims from Apple. What was the app? An Android app that emulates the recently announced "Control Center" drawer in Apple's iOS 7. It was a complete copy of the look, feel, and basically every aspect of the upcoming iOS 7 feature, and is now readily available for Android users.
A new chapter in the seemingly endless saga of lawsuits between Samsung and Apple might begin anew as the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) junked Apple's claim to the "pinch to zoom" patent. The patent is one of those brought by Apple in a lawsuit against Samsung last year, suggesting possible repercussions on the case.
If you've been debating the purchase of a new small form factor tablet lately, Google just unveiled a brand new option that is probably your best bet. As you all know Google just dropped the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean powered Nexus 7 on the world, and it comes at a great price. While we're not the biggest fans of these types of comparisons, we're sure a few wouldn't mind a quick rundown.
The trend in the smartphone market continues with Android leading the sales of smartphones in the United States. Most of that is thanks to the Galaxy S4, but iOS isn't far behind. Apple's iOS is also creeping up, and all set to become stronger competition with iOS 7 and the new iPhone coming later this year. According to new studies, Google's Android grabbed 52% of smartphone sales in the United States. The figures coming from sales from March through May.
Word surfaced back in April that Apple distancing itself from fierce competitor Samsung, forming a partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Those plans didn't pan out immediately, however, because the Taiwanese company - called TSMC - failed to make chips that were up to Apple's various standards. Today TSMC announced that it has ironed out the issues and officially entered into a deal with Apple, but through the next year Samsung will remain the company's main supplier.
Back in mid-May Apple was attempting to add the GALAXY S 4 to the ongoing patent suit with Samsung and it looks like a decision has recently been returned. In short, Apple is not permitted to add the GALAXY S 4 to the list of devices that are said to be infringing patents. The decision was returned by US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal who happened to have some interesting comments on the topic.
We suspect many Android fans are familiar with the pie chart that Google uses to show the break down of versions, however it looks like Apple has recently begun doing the same for iOS. While there is likely a better reason, this almost seems like Apple has done this in an attempt to bring some fragmentation shame to Google.
As we all know, last week the team at Apple announced and revealed their all-new and completely redesigned iOS 7. A lot of people love it, some don't, and obviously this is just the early beta stages of their new mobile OS. However, this morning a popular and well received iOS hacker and jailbreak master didn't have very kind words to say about the new OS. In fact, he's considering switching to Android.
Earlier this week the folks from Apple unveiled iOS 7, the new face of their mobile OS. Representing the biggest change to the iPhone OS since its birth. We won't get into if we like it or not, who copied who and all that jazz, but instead show you just how easy we can make our Androids look the same. Thanks to one fan we have exactly that.