What's weird is that Samsung succeeded in devaluing its own patents, but not in devaluing Apple's (at least not to the extent that they wanted to).
Overall, it's a much better day for Samsung than the last trial, but the larger message is that both sides have a stronger reason to reach a permanent settlement. They have a duopoly on smartphones right now and it's shaping up that way on the tablet side, as well. Neither is going to knock the other out of the game with IP.
there has a definite change in tone in the media of late with Samsung. Ever since the Smart Gear and S5, its been all bad. Same with Amazon and Google. Something has changed. The media has done a 180.