An appeals court in Washington DC has again rejected Apple’s request to stop the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The same court had in July last year suspended the sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus, which Apple had appealed for and successfully obtained, due to lack of evidence.
In yesterday’s earnings call, Larry Page dropped hints (or what people are taking as hints) that Google could be working on a new phone—a phone unlike the Nexus which would be completely controlled by Google. Features? Unbreakable screens, long battery life, and wireless charging are all rumored to be part of a mythic Google X phone
Apple has asked a panel of judges involved in the ongoing appeals of the Apple-Samsung court battle to review two court decisions that allow Samsung to continue to sell products (like the Google Nexus phone) that have already been found to infringe on Apple designs and patents. The crux of Apple’s argument is that by allowing Samsung to continue selling the devices during the appeals process, the courts are allowing damage to continue unfettered—at a cost to the patent holder.
My first “smartphone” was a Blackberry that allowed me to tether my laptop to it for Internet access. That Blackberry was replaced by a Curve, which while I loved for sending emails, sucked for pretty much anything else. I didn’t get an iPhone until the iPhone 4 a few years ago and I do love my iOS. I’m not stupid though. I’ve made the jump from Mac to Windows to Mac as necessity deemed right. I’ve played with lots of other OSes, admittedly I haven’t used a newer Android device, and I like to give credit where credit is due. Which is why I have to say: Apple needs to knock iOS 7 out of the park.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google’s Motorola is developing a “marquee handset with cutting-edge features to stand apart from existing phones” codenamed “X Phone” to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy line.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which was unveiled at a media event in September to take on Apple’s full-sized iPad and Google Nexus 10 finally ships today.
For the first time since Apple launched the iPad, it is going to face stiff competition from bigger Android-based tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Google’s Nexus 10.
After years of rumors and speculations, Apple finally launched a smaller and cheaper iPad – the iPad mini to compete with 7-inch Android based tablets such as the Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.
On Monday, Google unveiled the larger version of the Nexus 7 tablet – the Nexus 10 to compete with Apple’s full-sized iPad, which has been dominating the larger tablet market.
The Nexus 10 comes with a stunning 10.055-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution, a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and lots more.
I have a lot of respect for Android handsets. Before I switched to the iPhone from my Blackberry (shudder), I looked at the range of Android-powered handsets that were available to me. The Samsung Galaxy III? It is a seriously impressive phone. I would even, gasp, consider an Android phone, if not the fact I have so much invested in iOS (that’s another post entirely). Today, however, Google launched the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 and seemed to leave something out: Google Nexus 4—a flagship device—doesn’t support LTE.
Google has also unveiled the larger version of the Nexus 7 tablet – the Nexus 10, along with Nexus 4 smartphone.
The Nexus 10 is manufactured in partnership with Samsung. It comes with a stunning 10.055-inch display with 2560-by-1600 resolution, a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor with 2GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and lots more.