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Here's a funny turn of events. Windows phone will now "spoof" Safari so that users of their phones get mobile sites when using IE as the browser. Seems their share is so low that many (most?) sites ignore Windows mobile and simply offer up a desktop site. So now Windows mobile will say it uses Safari for browsing tho it does not. .
At the moment reducing Android market share by a few percentage points in the EU is probably more important. Rooting for iOS only makes sense.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-16/look-at-what-xiaomi-has-done-to-the-iphone-in-china-imagine-what-it-could-do-in-tablets.html For those not familiar with Xiaomi and their impact on Samsung in China. Edit wrong link: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2153880/xiaomi-becomes-chinas-thirdlargest-smartphone-vendor.html
On the contrary it's VERY relevant if Apple has 20% of the EU market share. Yes I'll almost guarantee Google is rooting for Apple to make an even better showing in Europe than they do now. It keeps Almunia and his soon-to-be-replacement off their back.
Google is probably rooting for Apple to grab more market share than Samsung if truth be known. In fact they'll be pleased as can be when iOS gets at least 20% of the overall European market and maintains it.
Huh. I didn't know that their forked Android version, MIUI, was still compatible with and using at least some Google services. A little surprising as I thought only Google Android used Google services. Plainly I was mistaken.
FWIW there were reports back in 2008 that the Chinese demanded source code from every computer hardware manufacturer and hey had until May 2009 to comply. The Chinese used the phrase "obligatory accreditation system for IT security products" and explained it was "to prevent computer viruses taking advantage of software vulnerabilities and to shut out hackers". Failure to comply supposedly meant a ban from the China market. Thee was no further mention after 2008, at least...
Largely unreported, Samsung has also filed a motion with the court (Judge Koh) to have the supposedly infringed "slide-to-unlock" and "universal search" Apple patents to be ruled invalid as a matter of law. That's in accordance with the recent SCOTUS ruling in Alice v.CLS according to Samsung arguments. http://ia600803.us.archive.org/19/items/gov.uscourts.cand.251113/gov.uscourts.cand.251113.1935.2.pdf
"Traffic jams will still be unavoidable of course, but there’s a definite improvement in the overall flow of cars on the road. According to officials, the average time to drive 5 miles in the city before was 20 minutes. With the new system, this has been reduced to just 17.2 minutes.""Underpinning the new system is the software that LA’s traffic people have designed. Essentially, every single highway, lane, intersection and vehicle represents a data point with variables...
Microsoft is accused by the Chinese of similar "backdoor" access in some of their products and has issued similar response statements as Apple's. http://www.networkworld.com/article/2458706/microsoft-subnet/about-those-alleged-backdoors-in-microsoft-products.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2014-07-29#tk.rss_all
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