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It's fascinating how so many tech nerds got suckered into Google's "open" BS, especially in respect to Android. All Google is doing is finding ways to cast the widest net for people's personal info. And having Android be open source is one way to do it. Google is not the least bit interested in 'open'. It's fantasy to compare Android to genuine open projects like Linux. That's because Google is not in the business of making great technology. Google is in the business...
Anyone with a properly working frontal lobe knows Android is an blatant rip-off of the iPhone. I have no interest, and and am not the least bit convinced, by the trolls here that try to argue otherwise. So why hasn't Apple sued Google to the ground for such obvious copy-catting and IP theft? There are no simple answers because the situation is quite complex. What made the first iPhone so groundbreaking and game-changing was how it combined an exhaustive suite of...
I do see a pattern in how Apple and Motorola/Google/Samsung use the patent system: - Apple comes from the position that it must defend its in-house developed inventions and trade dress that help define its brand. None of the patents, trade dress or IP (inertial scrolling, swipe to unlock, unique industrial design, packaging etc) are essential for the competition to make the own products in the same space. Apple by law must defend its patents or they will losing...
According to the comScore data, Apple had the highest percentage gain in the handset market last month. Here again are the Mobile OEM stats from comScore: 1: Samsung. Point change: +0.3 2: LG. Point change: -0.5 3: Motorola: Point change: -0.3 4: Apple. Point change: +1.4 5: RIM. Point change: -0.6 As for OS marketshare, Apple does not compete in the feature phone market. All the other OEM's on the list do. In spite of this, Apple is growing the fastest in the handset...
We all benefit from aggressive, innovative and legal competition. But from all evidence I've seen so far Google committed some pretty blatant patent theft with Android. Those not Google-biased suspected it when we saw the first Android phones that came to the market after the iPhone announcement. It was pretty obvious that Android was a "me too" OS. I for one was unimpressed, and didn't buy into Google's "Open" spin. But this string of Apple patent approvals, that I...
Another relevant real-world metric is App revenue. According to Distimo research, US iOS App Store revenue is 4 times more than all of Android's marketplaces. Quite a different reality than what Google is trying to spin.
Let's look at real world metrics. November 2011 mobile device statistics as compiled by Mellenia Media research: Top 5 Device Manufacturers: 1 - Apple 2 - Samsung 3 - RIM 4 - HTC 5 - Motorola Top Mobile Phones: 1 - Apple iPhone 2 - Blackberry Curve 3 - Motorola Droid X 4 - HTC Evo 5 - LG Optimus Looks like Apple's doing just fine.
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It's good to finally see a smart and quite funny ad from Samsung, even if it does take some cheep shots. Clearly they've stepped things up by hiring a top tier ad agency. The gloves are definitely off, and it'll be fun to see just how far Samsung will go with this agressive new campaign. If it is a campaign. It's also interesting to see how Apple, now being the world's most valuable tech company and most profitable handset maker, is being attacked where not so long ago...
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