The iPad may have lost the tablet wars to an army of Android tabs, but it’s still first in people’s hearts. Second place, however, belongs to a somewhat unlikely candidate.
Given that there are approximately a gazillion Android-based tablets on the market, you’d expect the Android hardware market for tablets would be massively fragmented. Think again.
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iPhones and iPads may be losing ground to Android-based smartphones and tablets, but iPad is still king of online content. And online sales.
Of all the silliness in Apple and Samsung’s international legal spats, the drama surrounding a court-ordered apology that Apple had to make on its U.K. site ranks among the most shameless.
After losing a UK court appeal last week, Apple today posted a note on its UK site saying that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design with its Galaxy Tab tablets.
They said they were going to do it. Now they’ve done it.
While we’re still waiting on the jury’s response to the Apple v. Samsung case in San Jose, a South Korean court has issued its own verdict, which finds that both companies infringed on the other’s patents.
Apple won a split-decision in a German court against Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court banned Samsung’s smaller Galaxy Tab 7.7 in all EU countries, but the iPad maker lost an appeal to block sales of the Korean company’s larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The ruling in favor of Samsung confirmed “that the Galaxy 10.1N does not infringe” upon Apple patents, the rival firm announced.
Magazines on tablets, dismissed by some as a last-ditch effort to save a dying print product, are gaining steam, according to new stats released by Adobe. Tablet-magazine readers are engaged, have long attention spans, and most importantly, actually pay for content.
Good sales of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet led to significant gains for Google’s Android operating system in tablet market share during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to new data from mobile analytics firm Flurry.
Amazon’s cheap Kindle Fire is indeed chipping away at the iPad’s dominance among potential tablet buyers — at least, according to one survey.
After declaring its intention to block sales of the iPhone 4S in parts of Europe two weeks ago, Samsung now wants to stop sales of the hyped device in Australia and Japan as well, the company said today.
A U.S. judge has declared that Samsung infringes on Apple’s patents with its Galaxy smartphones and tablets, but also said that Apple has to prove the validity of its patents, Reuters reports.
Samsung plans to file patent infringement claims against Apple’s new iPhone 4S and stop it from being sold in France and Italy, the company said today. The move shows Samsung is willing to fight back hard against Apple’s lawsuits.
Samsung may scrap long-made plans to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia after Apple rejected an offer to settle the dispute between the two companies.
Online retailer Amazon moved 95,000 units of its hotly-anticipated 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire, the first day the tablet was available for pre-order, according to estimates from market research firm eDataSource.
Samsung has updated its 7-inch Galaxy Tab with better specs like a dual-core processor and Honeycomb Android OS, the company said today. It’s calling the upgraded device the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The Galaxy Tab, first released at the end of 2010, was the first Android tablet Samsung brought to market in the U.S.
Korean electronics powerhouse Samsung on Monday confirmed it has filed a complaint against Apple in French courts on the grounds that the iPhone and iPad maker is violating three of its patents.
Samsung suffered yet another major blow in its patent battle against Apple today, as the Düsseldorf Regional Court in Germany upheld the preliminary injunction banning sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, reports FOSS Patents.
The fighting just doesn’t let up. Apple has now filed a lawsuit in a Japanese court to ban some of Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
Samsung is now allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet again in most of Europe after a German court lifted an injunction on the device requested by Apple.
Android-based tablets have wrested away 20 percent of worldwide market share from the Apple iPad in the past 12 months, according to ABI Research.
The high-stakes patent battle between Samsung and Apple took yet another turn on Tuesday when Apple filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission that seeks to bar many Samsung mobile devices from the U.S., according to Bloomberg.
The soap-opera-like legal battle between Samsung and Apple has taken another twist. Samsung has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission that seeks to ban the import of Apple products into the United States, according to FOSS Patents.
A U.S. judge late on Tuesday rejected Samsung’s request to take a look at the next version of iPhone and iPad products from Apple, according to FOSS Patents. The two companies have been fighting each other for months over patent infringement claims.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a believer in all the tablet hype or not, those sexy slates are having a serious impact in the way US consumers use their computers.
Yes, that Martha Stewart. In a conversation with Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson at the magazine’s business conference today, Stewart declared her love for the iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab — both for consuming media, and for helping to carry on her brand.
Samsung Electronics has filed patent countersuits against Apple in South Korea, Japan and Germany, responding to last week’s lawsuit from Apple about how Samsung’s smartphones and tablets copied Apple’s products.
The BlackBerry PlayBook beat expectations by selling more than 50,000 devices when it launched Tuesday, according to estimates from RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky.
Samsung, the latest company to enter into a legal slap fight with Apple over patent and trademark violations, fired back with a promise of counter-action against its rival’s recent accusations.
Opening a new front in a wider intellectual property war, Apple is suing Samsung, alleging that the Korean company’s Galaxy phones and tablets violate Apple patents and trademarks.
Motorola’s tablet computer, the Xoom, and the Atrix smartphone it designed to replace a notebook computer are duds that can’t compete for market share, according to Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette.