You’d think that with Samsung launching their brand new flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, that it would eat into Apple’s U.S. market share, right? Well, you’d be wrong. According to the bean counters at comScore, roughly 39.2% of all smartphone owners in the United States owned an iPhone in April. That’s up from 37.8% in January. Admittedly, Samsung also grew, but only from 21.4% to 22.0%. Again, this is with their new phone out on the market and people already talking about the iPone 5S.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher are currently interviewing Apple’s CEO Tim Cook at the AllThingsD’s D11 Conference.
Walt Mossberg asked Tim Cook whether Apple’s lost its cool factor, if it’s in trouble based on the stock price, which is down significantly and competition from companies like Samsung, which has grown stronger. He also pointed out that Android has a larger marketshare in the smartphone market compared to the iPhone.
Now that Samsung has launched its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Apple not surprisingly wants to also add it to the second patent case against the Korean company, reports FOSS Patents.
The report notes that Apple has submitted a statement in response to Judge Koh’s April 24th order to limit the patent claims to five per side and the infringing products to ten per side. The filing reveals that it wants to include Galaxy S4 to the list of infringing products.
When Apple launched iPhone 5, display experts DisplayMate concluded after extensive lab tests concluded that it had the best smartphone display.
So with the launch of Samsung Galaxy S4, it was interesting to find out how Galaxy S4′s 4.99 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920×1080) display with 441 ppi would perform compared to iPhone 5.’s 4-inch Retina Display.
If you’re a tech journalist, you often get courted by hardware makers to review their latest wares. There’s usually a catch though. You can’t publish your findings until an agreed upon time and date. This is called an embargo. According to my Twitter stream, it looks like the embargo for reviews of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 lifted roughly few hours ago. I’ve spent all morning reading a number of them, and here are some snippets I’d like to share.
Earlier this week, it was discovered that Samsung Taiwan hired students to post fake negative reviews about HTC’s smartphones on Taiwanese websites. Following the discovery of Samsung’s practices thanks to documents published by TaiwanSamsungLeaks.org, Taiwan’s fair-trade officials started an investigation.
In a preliminary ruling, an International Trade Commission judge found Samsung guilty of infringing one of Apple’s patents concerning the way text-selection works on smartphones. The decision was apparently arrived on March 26th itself, but was kept confidential until Thursday.