In the document filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Koh found that Samsung did not act willfully in infringing on Apple's patents, denying the Cupertino company a chance to triple damages associated with the suit.
The jurist granted Apple's motion that sought judgment as a matter of law to invalidate two claims of Samsung's U.S. Patent No. 7,675,941 for wireless data packet technology and denied five others:
- DENIES Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law that Apple's unregistered iPad/iPad 2 trade dress is protectable, infringed, and diluted;
- DENIES Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes the D'889 Patent;
- DENIES Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law that all accused Samsung phones infringe or dilute all Apple's intellectual property as asserted, and that all acts of infringement or dilution by accused Samsung phones and tablets were willful and induced by SEC;
- DENIES Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law that the '893, '711, '460, and '516 Patents are invalid; and
- DENIES Apple's motion for judgment as a matter of law that Samsung is liable to Apple for breach of contract and antitrust violations stemming from breach of the ETSI IPR Policy.
Apple and Samsung's legal battles in this case began a little over a year ago, and went to trial in August of 2012. A nine-member jury then awarded Apple $1.05 billion, and because the jury ruled the infringement was wilful, the monetary damages could have tripled in post trial deliberations based on US Laws. At a post trial hearing in December, Koh heard arguments from each party as to whether the damages were appropriate, if any of Samsung's products should be banned for sale in the US, and if the jury decision should be thrown out. Although the jury originally ruled heavily in Apple's favour, Judge Koh's post trial decisions have lessened damages for Samsung.
In addition to addressing wilful infringement in the ruling of the 29 January, Samsung's motion for a new trial was denied, and Judge Koh ruled Apple would not be getting three times its originally awarded damages amount.
"Given that Apple has not clearly shown how it has in fact been undercompensated for the losses it has suffered due to Samsung's dilution of its trade dress, this Court, in its discretion, does not find a damages enhancement to be appropriate," Judge Koh wrote.
She explained that Apple delivered an inconsistent argument, first claiming money could not compensate Apple for the harm it had been dealt by Samsung's actions, then requesting $400 million in compensation.
On whether Apple's unregistered iPad and iPad 2 trade dress are protectable, Judge Koh sided with the jury and found no infringement or dilution from Samsung.
According to Strategy Analytics, mobile phone shipments grew 4 percent annually to reach 52 million units in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2012. Apple leads the pack with its 34% followed by Samsung and its 32.3%.
As far as the entire last year is concerned, Samsung is in the lead accounting for 31.8% of the US market followed by Apple with its own 26.2%.
LG managed to grab the third spot position both in units shipped and market share. LG shipped 4.7 million mobile phones for 9 percent share of the United States market in Q4 2012, dipping from 6.9 million units and 14 percent share a year earlier.
Check out the following link for the complete numbers.
Who hasn't heard of Apple's win over Samsung in a bitter property intellectual fight? Probably, no one, or if there are still others who haven't, they probably have not even heard of mobile phones either.
According to Reuters, Tim Cook, Apple's present CEO never wanted to sue the Korean tech company over design issues the reason for this being Samsung was the supplier of some of the most important elements used in making iPads and iPhones.
So what made Apple sue despite Samsung being their major supplier of parts and technology and them being a major client of the other? Pulling each other down would only mean big losses in profits for both.
One reason why is to possibly pressure the Korean giant to affirm their allegiance with Google, despite their other commitments to non-Android OS's. Somehow, suing Samsung makes Apple hit two birds with one stone: to go to court against Google (their relevant rival) indirectly and to pressure Samsung over the extent of their "duty" to Android.
Hours before Samsung heads to a major event, Phil Schiller sits down for a rare interview slamming Samsung's constant diatribes about how it has overtaken Apple in terms of market share.
Schiller came ready with information that downplays claims that more and more people are already switching from IOS to Android. He says that on the contrary, more people are getting IOS after they've seen how Android is.
Furthermore, the exec has stated that Samsung can never compare with Apple because the Cupertino Company has built its OS from the ground up and all the hardware it offers is decidedly Apple.
Apple has seen a slow-down in the company's growth and profit as shown by the low closing of the price of its equity. However, with a solid reputation on innovation and track record of producing excellent products, many are anticipating the next big thing from Apple and it should come sooner if it wants to stay in the game.
Source: Yahoo Finance
Apple and Samsung customers probably have the greatest rivalry on the planet but a new research proves that Apple users may not be too different from Samsung users. While this statement could elicit a long discussion on the comment section, the study examined iPhone and Galaxy S III users and found out that a big percentage of the users for both group have similar patterns of browsing, calling, emailing and messaging.
The Consumer Intelligence Research Partners surveyed the same number of respondents from both sides and found out that 80% and 90% of users from Apple and Samsung respectively send a number of text messages daily, and 80% and 75% of Apple and Samsung users use their smart phones to browse the net daily. Both kinds of smartphones were used less often on phone calls and emails.
Furthermore, the proponents found out that customers are quite loyal and are more likely buy a device with similar OS as their phones. And in terms of upgrades, 1/11th of Galaxy users were previous iPhone owns, whereas 1/5th iPhone users were previous S III owners. This might very well change this year with S 4's introduction. Simply put, results just probably differ because of the timing of the introduction of a new device from either company.
Although Samsung is currently the leader in device shipments last year and the first quarter of this year, its nearest competitor, Apple, is not so far behind. In fact, it has posted strong sales on the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, despite lower demands on its newest iPhone.
The Cupertino Company shipped a total of 20.3% of its devices in the last quarter of 2012, whereas Samsung reportedly shipped 21.2%. The increase in the shipment was attributed to the introduction of the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, which are still selling quite well at present.
These figures will surely set new records when the Samsung Galaxy S IV has also been launched and sold in the market. The Korean Company is making sure that their shipment percentage will take a big leap once their flagship phone starts selling in the market.
According to a report by Reuters, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd infringed a key portion of an Apple Inc patent by including a text-selection feature in its smartphones and tablets, an International Trade Commission judge said in a preliminary decision.
The decision is appealable, but if Samsung is to lose the appeal in front of the full commission as well, Apple is entitled to requesting an US import ban for most smartphones and tablets in the Samsung Galaxy and Samsung Nexus lines.
The final decision is expected to arrive sometime in August and it is not known if Samsung can avoid the potential import ban via a software update that would change the way text selection is made.
We'll keep you posted on any updates.
International Trade Commission said in a final decision today that Apple infringed upon a patent owned by Samsung in making some iPhone and iPad models, the U.S.
The panel issued a limited exclusion order and a cease-and-desist order for AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. None of these are Apple's latest models, although the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G remain for sale on its website.
Apple responded in a statement: "We are disappointed that the Commission has overturned an earlier ruling and we plan to appeal. Today's decision has no impact on the availability of Apple products in the United States."
The well known Consumer Reports reviewed the brand new iPhone 5s and 5c models think while it holds the improved processor, better camera, and new fingerprint sensor in high regard, CR states that Apple can't compare to Android devices that offer larger, sharper displays and higher-capacity batteries.
According to Consumer Reports:
"...battery life was still notably shorter than you are on other phones within our tests, including three from the latest Droids from Motorola, which ran for as long as 24 hours. Also, their small screens, while sharp and bright, can't beat the bigger, sharper displays that adorn flagship models from Samsung, LG, and HTC."
Looks like Apple will have to take another page from Android's book and abandon its fixation with more compact displays whether it hopes to stay competitive. While hauling out phablets without notice to make a phone call isn't everyone's cup of tea, the numbers don't lie. Bigger might not always be better, but Samsung has been selling more of these devices.
Samsung Display published a video on their own website showing of the future in display technology. It's actually pretty cool to imagine, but how much of it is reality would be the question.
In this video that was shown at the analyst day by Samsung (November 2013) shows how the future with Samsung OLED displays will change. The products are flexible, bendable, indestructible, rollable, transparent .
- - Flexible & Sensor integrated Display
- - Wall display
- - Foldable Display Alarm clock
- - Bended Display for kitchen
- - Automotive Window Display
- - Blackboard Display
- - Unbreakable Display for school
- - Edu-Desk system
- - Transparent Elevator
- - 3-Foldable Display
- - Wearable Display
- - Smart Window
- - Foldable & Sensor Integrated Display
- - Transparent Large Format Display
According to ZDNet Korea, top executives of Samsung Electronics and Apple met last week in the US for a possible settlement in their ongoing legal battle but failed to reach an agreement.
Apparently Samsung's CEO, JK Shin, met up with Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, in the US just last week where they attempted to discuss the terms of the settlement. However it seems that both companies were not able to come to an agreement, suggesting that the settlement talks were a bust and we would most likely see both companies back in the courts again.
The final verdict for the patent infringement case in the US has been set for the 19th of March and will see Samsung pay Apple close to a billion dollars should they lose. Over in EU, a trial date is expected to begin on the 31st of March. Naturally this cannot be confirmed as neither companies have made an official statement, but according to a Samsung spokesperson, "We can't confirm whether the two CEO met, or if they did, what the results were."
The two technology giants that compete for the top spot in the lucrative smartphone market have been embroiled in multiple lawsuits across the globe since 2011
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In a final bid to redeem itself, HTC is now "challenging" Apple and Samsung and taking a different approach in the marketing of its smart devices. If any, HTC is one of the leading innovators in the smartphone industry and has produced sleek and, well, brilliant (no pun) devices over the years. However, it slowly slipped away in market share and along with it, its ability to create and introduce excellent products.
The introduction of its 2013 flagship device, HTC One, has suffered a minor set-back and will only be produced in minimal number of units in the hundred thousands, compared to Samsung's Galaxy S 4, which is said to be produced in hundred millions of units. Despite this, HTC remains upbeat and is even challenging the leaders. It is said to be putting aside ‘Quietly Brilliant' in place of a more proactive stance in their fight to redeem their formerly avant garde company. I am one of those that are hoping that it bounces back to improve its market share.
HTC's Global President of Sales, Jason Mackenzie, speaking recently with Fierce Wireless advised:
We're changing the culture within HTC. Our culture has always embraced this "quietly brilliant" mentality, which meant the good things about being humble. But we've been too quiet. We're embracing that we need to be a challenger. HTC is a company fighting against two of the biggest companies in the world, Apple and Samsung, who have a lot of resources. So we're embracing that.
Source: Fierce Wireless
According to Yonhap News, Samsung has dropped a patent lawsuit against LG over an LCD technology that the latter has allegedly encroached on. These two have been involved in a year-long legal battle over their LCD and even OLED technologies, but Samsung looks like it is withdrawing its claim against LG and would like things to get settled out of court.
In another news from Yonhap, LG is considering waging a new legal battle against the Korean giant for patent infringement over "their" eye tracking technology, which they have allegedly patented since way before Samsung ever thought of using the said technology.
Let's wait if LG carries on with its eye tracking patent-infringement claims now that Samsung has agreed to settle things regarding LG's LCD blunder. Looks like these two will likely work things out instead.
So there you have it people - Samsung's new Pixon M8800 phone camera. As far as a launch schedule goes, it will be available in France sometime near the middle of October and will then be released throughout Europe and Asia. As for US availability... Please, this is Samsung we're talking about here.
* 8 megapixel camera with autofocus
* 16x digital zoom and Fast Shutter
* Dual Power LED flash
* ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction)
* WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
* Face Detection, Smile Shot, Face Link (face tagging) and Photo memo
* Auto Panorama Shot
* Geotagging support (integrated GPS)
* Photo Browser (Accelerometer Sensor, Tilt and flip, Sorting by Face/Time/Color/Folder)
* 30 fps D1 (720 x 480) video capture
* 120 fps (QGVA) slow motion video capture
* MPEG4, WMV, DivX, XviD playback support
That's right people, we weren't joking. The Pixon M8800 is strictly business when it comes to photos and video. The rest of the story; Meh.
* Quad Band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) / GPRS / EDGE
* WCDMA 2100 / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity (2100 only?! Fail)
* 3.2″ 240 × 400 262K color WQVGA TFT display (262K colors?! Fail)
* FM Radio with RDS
* Music Player (MP3, AAC, e-AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA)
* SRS (Surround Sound System) Virtual 5.1CH
* DNSe (Digital Natural Sound engine)
* Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0
It looks pretty legit to me with the only exception being that the codes are the same from top to bottom. For different phones with different rebate amounts, wouldn't you think the codes along the right side of those dates would be different on each item? I don't know how VZW does rebates, so I have to defer to the rest of the room.
The Samsung i8510 (innov8) is a slider, packing an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and those special camera features that I am wanting - digital image stabilization, facial recognition, etc. It also sports WiFi, a built-in GPS receiver, microSD card slot, and S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2, for the full package.
This is especially cool because of Samsung's carrier relationships in the United States. Whereas Nokia struggles with AT&T and T-Mobile lately, Samsung has built a reputation with the U.S. carriers as the manufacturer who will help launch new products. With AT&T, Samsung was one of the launch phones for PTT, 3G, music phones (at least in marketing), and is a popular brand, if you look at AT&T's current lineup.
Having a Samsung with S60 inside such as the i8510 hit the U.S. market is also sure to spur Nokia on, as the company continuously pays lip service to the U.S. market. I'm extremely excited to see another of the S60 licensees using their license to its fullest, and give Nokia some healthy competition in the smartphone arena. Perhaps we'll even see a NAM 3G version of the Samsung i7110, with its solid build and OLED display!
For a Limited Time, Customers Can Save Big on Instinct with a Price Drop to Just $99.99 with a Two-Year Contract.
Within a few days after its release, Instinct became the fastest-selling EVDO handset in Sprint history. Instinct accounted for more than one-fifth of all Sprint handsets being sold during the first two weeks of availability and continued to sell at a record pace through the 2008 holiday season. Instinct users consume data at a rate of approximately five times more than any other Sprint device, especially music and other downloads, text messaging and GPS navigation.
"Instinct has been a great success for us from both a sales and innovation perspective," said Kevin Packingham, Sprint SVP of Product Development. "We are thrilled with our customer's response to this dynamic, well-integrated and easy-to-use wireless phone. Bringing the price under $100 will make it even more accessible to customers who want the best of Sprint's 3G network on a powerful touchscreen device."
Much of the success of Instinct can be attributed to its industry-leading features including Visual Voicemail, allowing users to listen to messages in their order of preference and manage them with a simple tap of the screen. Additional features include advanced stereo Bluetooth(R) 2.0, SMS voice and text messaging with threaded text, a true HTML Web experience, picture caller ID, a 2.0 megapixel camera with camcorder, haptic feedback and expandable microSD memory of up to 8GB.
Instinct users recently gained access to corporate calendar functionality on Instinct at no additional charge. Sprint Mobile Email Work, which already provided access to corporate email and contacts, allows Instinct users to view and update their work calendar, create and delete appointments and more, right on their phone from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003 or 2007 accounts, or IBM Lotus Domino accounts.
Instinct was named "Best in Show" in the third annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award competition in April at CTIA Wireless 2008. Instinct was also honored as "Most Innovative Product at CTIA Wireless 2008" by the editors of LAPTOP, a leading mobile technology magazine. CNET also recognized Instinct as the "Best Cell Phone" in its annual Cream of the Crop CTIA 2008 awards. Several nationally recognized news organizations, including CNET, named Instinct one of the best wireless phones of 2008.
By the looks of it, Samsung S5600 will be launched as an affordable touchscreen phone, hence it might be competing with LG Cookie.
Details about the features of S5600 are scarce, but we can see that it uses Samsung's TouchWiz UI (without Windows Mobile, so it's not a smartphone).
No word yet on when we'll get to see the Samsung S5600 in stores, but the South Korean company probably intends to release it as soon as possible.
via: mobile review
BCH-I899 Android phone will soon be available in stores. This device is equipped with CDMA2000 EVDO Rev. A and also adds Wi-Fi/WAPI to make mobile internet surfing easy and cost effective.
Here's some of its specs and features. These include:
- 3.2 inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels
- Wi-Fi / WAPI
- DivX support
- 3.5mm headset jack
- 3.2MP camera with autofocus and flash
- 512MB of internal memory
- 800 MHz processor
- MicroSD card support (up to 32GB)
- 1440 mAh battery
- 116.5 x 56.4 x 12.8 mm
- 126 grams
Time was 12:30 pm, when samsung announces this devices, there was about 100 people at the bluetooth for the count down.
I was able to take a picture of this device, from what I saw, this device can record HD Videos, 4 inches AMOLED display, more to come later.
A major topic of discussion in smartphone circles is, when will the Samsung Samsung galaxy s III launch? Its predecessor is probably the most popular models on the planet, and the new edition is expected to garner millions of users. But when that's going to happen is definitely an open question.
Rumors are all over the place. A recent one said the launch could be in April, but Samsung quickly denied this. That leaves May as the next possibility, however the latest report suggests that consumers might have to wait until June.
A little bit of hope originates from Eldar Murtazin, who sometimes gets good recommendations on upcoming events from industry insiders. He states via Twitter the design for the Galaxy S III continues to be finalized, so production can start soon.
What's supposedly a picture of this upcoming model (shown at right) has appeared on the Web, though there isn't any way to be certain whether it is a sneak peek at the actual device or just someone's dream.
In accordance with unconfirmed reports, Samsung's next flagship model will debut running Google Android OS 4.0 (Frozen goodies Sandwich) on a 1.5 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor with 2GB of RAM. The quantity of built-in storage capacity has not yet yet leaked out.
The Samsung galaxy s III will supposedly be well supplied with multimedia features, you start with a 4.8-inch 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED display for showing video, images, along with other content. It'll have an 8MP rear-facing camera plus a 2MP front-facing one.
Along with 4G LTE, this model will allegedly add a full group of other wireless features, though NFC is an open question. Other features are equally unknown, like the size of its battery and if it will have a microSD memory slot.
Editor: Chia Chin Chang
Vodafone has announce that the update to Android 4.0 for their Galaxy S II has gone live today. After careful testing to ensure the highest level of quality for their customers, owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 on Vodafone will be able to update their handsets to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on Friday April 13th.
Bringing all the great new features of the latest Android OS to your Samsung smartphone, the new update will initially be made available via Samsung KIES, with over-the-air updates becoming available on Tuesday 17 April.
As well as adding a new look and feel to your smartphone, Android 4.0 also packs a wide range of great new features to make the Samsung Galaxy S2 user experience better, more intuitive and more enjoyable than ever.
Some Images of an unannounced Samsung smartphone were published by Gizmodo Brasil today, and they may reveal the South Korea-based vendor's next hot handset. The all new Samsung Galaxy S3.
The quality of the leaked images is not very good, but the basic look of the device can be made out along with the presence of a wide home button and a unique oval-shaped glass panel covering the display. Gizmodo Brasil's source states that the model number of the phone is i9300 - which a BGR source has previously stated is indeed the model number of the Galaxy S III - and the device pictured reportedly features a 12-megapixel camera.
As rumored, the Galaxy S III is expected to feature a 4.8-inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED display, a quad-core 1.5GHz Exynos processor, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an ultra-thin case made of ceramic, and Samsung will likely announce the new flagship smartphone during a press conference on May 3rd. Check these images carefully and let us know what you think.
T-Mobile just announced the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II. The new smartphone features T-Mobile's largest smartphone screen - a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED® screen - for an enhanced entertainment experience and improved productivity while using the device. The Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile's first device with a quad-core processor, featuring Samsung's 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. In addition, the Galaxy Note II is T-Mobile's first smartphone shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the device's 3100mAh battery powers up to 15 hours of talk time1.
"The Samsung Galaxy Note II is the latest innovative device to join T-Mobile's portfolio. It takes the all-in-one device concept to the next level and we anticipate it will replace many standalone devices consumers have today," said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA.
"When combined with our Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Galaxy Note II is a true powerhouse device with exclusive features, amazing 4G experiences and superior value that only T-Mobile can deliver."
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular will also launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the US pretty soon. They should all start selling it my mid-November the latest.
A pink Samsung Galaxy S III that recently showed up in South Korea has now been made official. It's only available for the South Koreans for now. The pink Galaxy S III includes 32 GB of storage. It'll be available tomorrow, on September 26. Obviously Samsung is aiming it at the younger crowd along with women.
The pink superphone will be available on all of Korea's three operators, but only 100,000 units will be produced. Maybe the company is hoping for some Apple-style lines outside of the stores tomorrow. We'll see how that plays out.
Samsung has also mentioned that it's managed to sell over 3 million Galaxy S III units in its home market alone. That's a pretty impressive feat in a country with 50 million inhabitants.
Yesterday Samsung added the iPhone 5 to the patent lawsuit against Apple as well as other manufacturers. This comes Apple was awarded $1 billion for Samsung's infringements. But sales of Samsung's flagship Samsung galaxy s III haven't been hurt and appearance to have been helped by the news. The powerhouse Android device saw average growth of 9% in new devices every week since August 1st, with huge spikes in Galaxy S III adoption occurring following your Apple lawsuit verdict and after the iPhone 5 announcement.
The first spike in weekly growth coincides with the exact same week that a jury awarded Apple $1 billion for Samsung infringing on Apple's patents. The deluge of post-litigation press coverage both drove general focus on Samsung and suggested that Samsung devices were similar enough to iPhones to be an option for many consumers.
The 2nd spike started the week of September 12, when Apple announced the brand new iPhone 5. Apple's announcement was quickly accompanied by hundreds of stories comparing the 2 phones, most of which again suggested these folks were similarly capable. That with the slowdown in new Galaxy S3 growth seen leading up to Apple's announcement (week-over-week new devices were the same as the previous week, leading to 0% growth) suggest that many consumers were waiting to listen to about the new iPhone prior to making a decision.
Note that the typical week-over-week growth of 9% means that weekly 9% more Galaxy S3 handsets were added compared to week before. This means that the growth effects are cumulative, so as the Samsung device's weekly new device growth slowed some weeks, it is still adding handsets at a remarkable rate.
Samsung has come up with a quick and simple list of U.S. smartphones which are either getting or are required to receive their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. As of today it basically provides a placeholder or jumping off point for several Galaxy S III models along with a trio of Nexus devices spread over Sprint and Verizon. Still, this can be a good place for you to definitely bookmark and come back to once in a while. Hopefully we have seen the Galaxy S II and a few other products find the list down the road.
According to recent chatter it appears that some U.S. carriers might be ready to deploy their Android 4.1 update before long.
I assume at least one of the above-mentioned carriers will start rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly bean update before the end of October. Let's see.
Samsung Electronics Co, the world's biggest technology firm by revenue, estimated its July-September operating profit at a record 8.1 trillion Korean won (RM21.9 billion), driven by strong sales of its Galaxy smartphones.
The South Korean firm's guidance - ahead of full quarterly results by October 26 - was higher than an average forecast of 7.6 trillion won by 16 analysts polled by Reuters.
Samsung, valued at around US$197 billion, estimated its July-September sales at 52.0 trillion won, compared with a market forecast for 51.7 trillion won.
Samsung shares have risen 7.2 per cent since a US court ruled on August 24 that the Korean firm copied parts of rival Apple Inc's iPhone and awarded the California-based firm more than US$1 billion in damages. Apple is up less than one per cent.
Verizon has release a software for the Galaxy Tab 7.7, here are a few hints to make the process quick and easy:
Download and installation should take 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind that during the installation you will be unable to use your Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Software update size: Approximately 283.1MB.
System Update while you are Roaming
1. If you are roaming you will not receive a system update notice. You will need to enable Wi-Fi and wait for the update
notice to appear or as mentioned above you can manually update by going to "Home" > "Application" > "Settings"
> "About device" > "System updates".
2. To enable Wi-Fi go to "Settings" > "Wireless & networks". Tap "Wi-Fi" to enable.
3. To connect to an available "Wi-Fi network" select "Wi-Fi settings" and select an available Wi-Fi network or
manually add a Wi-Fi network that has had security settings established.
If the system update fails to install, you will get an error screen. However, this only means the software did not install properly. The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you once again to install the system update.
Hey Android Developers, check this out, Samsung just released the source code for that newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 2. While the phone hasn't hit the streets in lots of regions around the world including the USA, those folks do not need to apply anyway since the code found at Samsung's Open Source Release Center is catered toward the GT-N7100 sort of the phone.
The code needs to be enough to get your clients started down the path toward custom ROMs for the 5.5-inch "phablet." Search these model number at the source link below to locate it.
The Galaxy Note II is based on Android 4.1.1 with the new TouchWiz interface. Thanks to this release developers could make easier new DEV roms for the Galaxy Note II.
You can download the soucre codes here: opensource.samsung.com GT-N7100 (Galaxy Note II)
Service provider ATT today announced the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The newest 5.5 inch Android Jelly Bean handset will be available to AT&T customers starting November 9 - just two weeks after Sprint launches its version.
Similar to Sprint, ATT will ask $299.99 for the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a contract. Pre-orders will begin on October 25.
As you may already know, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has a quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz, LTE connectivity, S Pen, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 3,100 mAh battery.
Verizon, T-Mobile and US Cellular may also launch the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the US, but haven't provided specific launch dates yet. Here's the ATT press release.
Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online pre-orders for this highly anticipated device are planned for Oct. 25 at www.att.com/galaxynoteii.
Announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the first smartphones launching at AT&T to feature a quad-core processor. Galaxy Note II uses a 1.6 GHz quad-core ExynosTM processor with powerful graphics capabilities. The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S PenTM. AT&T is the only carrier to offer the original Samsung Galaxy NoteTM at $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
The Galaxy Note II will run on AT&T's 4G LTE network. It will ship running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on its beautiful 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLEDTM display, perfect for customers who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone. The 8-megapixel camera allows users to easily share their photos with friends through Share Shot, while S BeamTM lets you quickly share videos, pictures, maps and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S® III devices.
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
Samsung, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Exynos, S Beam and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
Couple days ago, Google introduced a new entry to the ChromeOS family: the 11.6", Exynos 5-powered Samsung Chromebook. The price of this dual-core ultraportable laptpo is compeitive at $250, and it's really very practical for users who don't normally venture outside the web browser.
Simply to avoid confusion, this doesn't run Android. It runs ChromeOS. This new Chromebook is the first non-Android device to produce its distance to Play Store,and features an 11.6" 1366x768 display, dual-core Exynos 5 processor, 2GB RAM, a 16GB SSD, HDMI out, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 3.0 port, an Sdcard reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and "up to" 6.5 hours price of battery.
Some basic description of this ChromeBook.
The new laptop from Google. Simple, lightweight, easy to use. For everyone.
Finally, a hassle-free computer. No annoying updates. Nothing complicated to learn. No expensive software to buy. Starts in seconds. Built for everyday use and perfect for sharing with others (if you really have to).
Your favorite Google products built-in: Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts. So you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. Choose from thousands of free apps and let Chromebook keep it all fresh with automatic updates.
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Samsung, the world's top technology firm by revenue, reported record quarterly profit of $7.4 billion dollars today, with strong sales of its Galaxy range of phones masking sharply lower memory chip sales.
The South Korean firm said July-September operating profit almost doubled from a year ago to 8.12 trillion won, in line with its earlier estimate.
Samsung, reporting its results just hours after main rival Apple Inc, did not detail its third-quarter smartphone shipments, though these are estimated to have soared to 58 million. Apple said it shipped 26.9 million iPhones in July-September. It launched its latest iPhone 5 on September 21.
Profits from Samsung's mobile division more than doubled to 5.63 trillion won - more than two-thirds of the group's total - as sales of the Galaxy S III, introduced in late May, powered ahead of the iPhone 5 launch. Samsung is estimated to have shipped 18-20 million S IIIs in July-September.
Keep up the good work Samsung!
Requested by a UK court, Apple has posted a tiny link in the footer of https://www.apple.com/uk The notice acknowledges the judgement that Samsung hadn't infringed on the iPad design making use of their Galaxy Tab. The written text of the notice starts:
On 9th July 2012 the top Court of Justice of England ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited's Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 usually do not infringe Apple's registered design No. 0000181607-0001
But Apple's notice is somewhat playful and procedes to quote from the judgement in which the Judge describes that Apple's design is "cool" and eventually the Samsung design is simply not as cool. The Judge wrote:
"The informed user's overall impression of every of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets may be the following. From your front they belong to the family which include the Apple design; but the Samsung items are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual information on the back. They don't have the same understated and extreme simplicity that is possessed through the Apple design. They're not as cool."
Apple procedes to explain that the case was also tried in Germany understanding that in that court Samsung was discovered guilty. Ultimately, they write
"So as the U.K. court didn't find Samsung responsible for infringement, other courts have recognized that throughout creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's a lot more popular iPad."
The link must remain on Apple UK website for a period of one month, and Apple is also required to run ads acknowledging the ruling.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, which went on sale in the UK on Thursday, includes a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera and also the Jelly Bean 4.1 Android operating-system.
Despite being called 'mini', the handset includes a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display. Additionally, it has all of the staple smartphone features, including Bluetooth (4.0), Wi-Fi, GPS and HSPA connectivity, as well as access to the Android app store. In addition to these essential elements, the S3 mini carries a number of the Samsung-specific features available on its larger sibling.
"This compact version features the ability to understand human gestures, S Voice, which supplies customised commands, along with Direct Call, which allows customers to automatically call that person simply in the motion of lifting the phone with their ear... to create a competent and natural consumer experience," Samsung said in the statement.
Carphone Warehouse offers the unit for free on the Orange network on deals of £20.50 each month, using a two-year commitment. Amazon UK is selling the handset SIM-free for just under £300, nevertheless the online retailer is still listing the device as on pre-order, with an earliest ship date of 17 November.
Network operator Three said the Galaxy S3 mini come in its stores from Friday, and will be entirely on its website from 16 November.
See links below to purchase
Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be seeing its first software update rollout over the coming days. The update brings the galaxy note software version to L900VPALJC and features a several minor tweaks. See below for more info.
- GPS lock settings can be defaulted by corporate device administrators
- Emails go to Outbox when in no coverage area or airplane mode
- Text message notification will beep while in a voice call (Alerts on call set to On/Off)
- Multi Window View feature to run two apps on the screen at the same time
Update your software:
Software will be automatically downloaded to your device
1. A system update screen will prompt the user to 'install now' or 'install later'
If 'install later' is selected, a reminder will be sent once or twice a day to install the update
If 'install now' is selected, the device will power off and back on to complete the software update
Check for updates (only available if 'install later' was selected in step 1 above)
1. Go to the Home screen
2. Tap Apps > Settings > System Update > Update Samsung Software > Check now
3. Your phone will automatically download and install any available updates. You may need to power your phone off and back on to
complete the software update.
Users who are looking to upgrade to a new Android smartphone should check out the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Express by AT&T, a 4G LTE smartphone that combines high performance features at a great price. The Galaxy Express is exclusive to AT&T, runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and sports a clear and bright 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. The 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2000 mAh battery helps users stay productive throughout the day; while the 5-megapixel rear facing camera lets you capture and share images easily through text messages, email and social networks.
With Samsung Galaxy Express, customers can also enjoy some of the popular sharing features introduced in the popular Samsung Galaxy S III, like S Beam which allows content to be shared between S Beam enabled devices by simply touching them back to back.
For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Express, please visit https://www.att.com/galaxyexpress
Beginning Nov. 10, AT&T customers that have a Samsung Captivate Glide can update their phone to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Android 4.0 simplifies common actions and includes a new typeface optimized for high-resolution screens to boost readability.
The many new features range from the new browser with improved page loading, tabbed browsing, offline reading and desktop mode. There are new lock/unlock features like the ability to unlock right to the camera, texting, phone dialer, or home screen, or you can use Face Unlock which lets you unlock your screen using facial recognition technology.
You can easily swipe away notifications with all the new notifications bar and multitasking is a lot easier with the new Recent Apps Shortcut that allows you to switch between apps quickly. There's even a setting to aid your track important computer data usage.
MetroPCS has unveiled another new 4G LTE-capable smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G - which has similar characteristics towards the Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 (released captured in Asia and europe).
This new smartphone is an enhanced version of MetroPCS' popular Galaxy AdmireTM and features a faster processor, larger battery, bigger screen, the addition of a front facing camera and of course, the 4GLTE connectivity that gives consumers the ability to quickly navigate the Web, stream multimedia and stay connected with friends and family. Beginning today, the Galaxy Admire 4G is available online at www.metropcs.com and in MetroPCS stores for $169 plus tax.
Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G Features at a Glance
- 3.65" HVGA TFT screen
- 1 GHz processor for multitasking and quick navigation
- AndroidTM 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system with access to Google PlayTM
- Support for MetroPCS 4GLTE Mobile Hotspot service (available for an additional monthly charge)
- joynTM- capable for an intuitive way to unify mobile-to-mobile communications and use enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video calling and simplified content sharing. The official joyn app can be downloaded via Google Play and the @metro App StoreTM.
- 3MP rear facing camera and VGA front facing camera allowing for easy video capture and chatting
Samsung's S Pebble will soon sell in America as Muse. Users using a Galaxy device (Samsung galaxy s II, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II) will be able to connect to Muse and with the aid of the Muse Sync app(download link below), transfer songs along with other data without the need to connect with laptop computer. The Muse music player features a metal clip, 3.5mm headphone jack, 4GB internal storage and SoundAlive audio tech, and it only costs $49 dollars.
Here's the samsung description on the Muse:
Designed to be the perfect music companion to your Samsung Galaxy handset, Muse is an MP3 player which can interface directly with most Galaxy handsets (see Specs for compatibility details). Transfer usic directly from your Galaxy smartphone to your Muse via the Muse Sync app available in Google Play. The clip-on design makes Muse especially useful for active listeners who don't want to take a phone along on their morning jog.
Samsung's Windows Phone 8-powered device has finally made it to Canada, via TELUS, Bell and Rogers. As reported by MobileSyrup, that the "quantities are limited," if you really want to get this phone, you better act fast. Currently online sales are available.
The Samsung ATIV S gives you powerful performance, elegant design and an amazing HD screen, all on the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Enjoy blazing-fast speeds on Canada's largest LTE network1, view your pictures and videos in full HD on its 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen, and store and share documents in the cloud with SkyDrive. Plus, access everything important in your life with just one quick glance thanks to customizable Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8.
A U.S. judge on Monday Denied the Apple Inc.'s request to seek a ban on the sale of some Samsung Electronics Co. products in the U.S. market.
"The fact that Apple may have lost customers and downstream sales to Samsung is not enough to justify an injunction," Judge Lucy Koh ruled in a court filing. "Apple must have lost these sales because Samsung infringed Apple's patents. Apple has simply not been able to make this showing." - Lucy Koh, U.S Court, Apple vs. Samsung Case
The judge also denied Samsung's request to seek a new trial citing alleged juror misconduct.
Apple first patent lawsuit against Samsung, filed in April of 2011, went to trial in August with a damage award of more than $1 billion for Apple. Samsung has tried to have that decision thrown out.
The two companies are already taking their patent battle to courts all over the world, in a dispute that's heating up as the battle for dominance within the smartphone and tablet markets intensifies. Samsung's share with the smartphone market was 31% in the third quarter, up from 23% 2009, according to market-research firm IDC. Apple was at 2nd place using a market share of 15%, up from 14% a year earlier.
Meanwhile, Both Samsung and Apple declined to comment at this time.
According to the GLBenchmark, it looks like the Samsung GT-N5100, new model of the Galaxy Note will use a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor with a resolution of 1280×800 which is the exactly the same as the current Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 model. The Samsung N5100 will probably be running on Android 4.1.2 which is the latest Andriod version at Samsung offers at this time, but it will likely to be able to upgradable to Android 4.2.
As reported by Unwiredview, we've heard that Samsung was working on a low-end Galaxy Note, alongside a 13.3 inch model, and a 6.3 inch Note III. With a quad-core processor, the N5100 is probably not the rumored low-end device. So we could see a total of four new Notes next year.
See more info at the link below
Samsung, who owns half the smartphone market on the planet, claims 2013 will be the year when it separates itself from bitter rival Apple. The Korean technology giant is the world's largest maker of mobile phones and aims to ship a record 510 million handsets in 2013.
That would be around a 20% increase from the estimated 420 million devices this year, according to Korean Times, it shipped around 288 million handsets through the first nine months of the year and is expecting a global Christmas bump.
Aside of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets, which have emerged as the main competitors to Apple's iPhones and iPads, Samsung is planning to release a lineup of devices powered by Microsoft's Windows 8 mobile operating system. It will also push products that support TIZEN software, which Samsung jointly developed with semiconductor rival Intel.
The plan contrasts a previous outlook by leading market researcher Gartner, that predicted the Korean firm to sell between 250 million and 300 million smartphones next year. In 2011, Samsung sold 97.4 million smartphones, up from 23.9 million and 0.6 million in 2010 and 2009, respectively.
Analysis from HIS iSuppli, another research firm, noted that Samsung is set to seize the global mobile handset market's top ranking this year, ending the 14-year reign of Nokia. The report projects Samsung will account for 29 percent of worldwide mobile shipments, up from 24 percent in 2011, while Nokia's share will drop to 24 percent, down from 30 percent last year.
We want to congratulate Samsung for its continued success in the mobile devices market.
Last week, T-Mobile has rolled out updates for its Galaxy Note II, those subscribes with Galaxy Note II on the AT&T network was wondering where are their updates for their version of Galaxy Note II.
Well, we finally have good news for you. Inside a statement delivered to Engadget, AT&T revealed that it'll begin pushing an update to its Galaxy Note II tomorrow, Dec. 27, that'll include the Multi-Window feature. The newest software update will probably be rolled out to users on the air. AT&T's full statement is as follows:
"AT&T plans to begin rolling out a software update for Samsung Galaxy Note II customers that includes the Multi-Window feature, which allows the user to divide the screen into two active "windows" creating a split screen that enables fluid multitasking between applications. The update will be available for download over the air beginning Dec. 27."
An early mockup hands-on video shows up way ahead of release, so we thought we would post it.
We expect Samsung to release the Galaxy S4 at the coming up CES 2013 in Las Vegas (2 weeks from now) which we will be attending. We will post all the news and details as soon as it's announced.
Even with the great success on Galaxy S line up and the Galaxy Note devices, pressure is mounting for the Korean manufacturer, as domestic Chinese phone makers such as Oppo and ZTE, have already announced their flagship phones for 2013 with specifications which easily surpass any current Samsung device.
So what do Samsung have up their sleeve to combat these upstarts? Well, according to this YouTube video, the device will be amazing, however, we have seen many fakes already been published all over the internet including this one.
See video below
As reported by SamMobile, it's likely that samsung will introduce is 2 variants of the Galaxy S II Plus, one version with NFC chip and one without NFC. The Samsung GT-I9105 will not use NFC but the Samsung GT-I9105P will have NFC.
There are rumors that Samsung delayed the Galaxy S II Plus because of the success of the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3, but that's debatable. Regardless, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus will run on Android 4.1.2 and comes in the first quarter of 2013. This model will be available in two colors, Chic White and Dark Blue, and will only be available with a 8GB Storage option.
Screen size and resolution are the same as the current Galaxy S II (4.3" 480 x 800)
Samsung downgraded the processor to 1ghz dual-core processor and the internal storage is 8 GB.
With Multi Window features, Samsung releases a video showing how the Galaxy Note II makes the perfect office companion. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the best sellings Android Device of 2012 and has a large user base which also the reason why Samsung keeps on updating this device with all the latest available Android updates.
In case you miss our ealier article, here are some of the Android 4.1.2 new features:
- Android 4.1.2 - JZO54K
- New Additions in Notifcation Toggles
- Notification Panel can now be customized
- Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
- Multi-View Can now be disabled
- Browser Is Smoother Then Before
- Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
- Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
- New Ink Effect On Lockscreen
- New Group Cast Application
- Keep an eye on @SamKiesUpdates to get the latest information on Official Firmwares for your Samsung device.
- You can update your Galaxy Note II through Samsung KIES or by using OTA.
Check out the video below:
Samsung giving away a FREE flip cover for your Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S 3 ($40 value, from their store), as well as 6 tectile NFC stickers ($15 value)!
Click link below and enable the App (protip, select "Only Me" for who can see this activity):
Revisit link above, select your device and then register your device. You should get an email for the free flip cover and 6 tectile NFC stickers.
You will also get a 50% off coupon for your TOTAL order (up to 10 items) at their website! (great for the allshare dongle or Samsung's proprietary MHL adapters)
Ways to obtain your IMEI/HEX #:
- Dial *#06# in your dialer (must be the stock samsung one)
- Go to settings, about phone, then status
- Remove the back cover and battery, the IMEI is under the battery, on the phone
- The IMEI # is also on the products' box
Be quick, this is a $55 value if you bought those two things from their store, it will go fast!:
Offer valid, while supplies last, through January 31, 2013. Limited to the first 12,100 eligible Galaxy SIII owners and first 12,100 Galaxy Note II owners who are legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 18 or older. Void where prohibited
Samsung Display will showoff two flexible displays at CES 2013 in Las Vegas next month. The first display panel will cater to smartphones that will have a display size of 5.5-inches and 1280×720 HD resolution whereas the second one will be a 55-inch for televisions.
Samsung has been developing curving screens for some time, showing off smaller display demos, like the 4.5-inch WVGA screen with about a 200 pixel density that CNET saw at CES 2011. With this demo's increased resolution and screen size, Samsung is clearly keeping pace with today's smartphone expectations.
Nonetheless, we're looking forward to getting a first look at them in the coming CES 2013.
As rumored before, Samsung should be launching its its Galaxy Note II phablet in more color versions. Red and brown have been spotted on a Japanese blog website.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II in red and brown have appeared in a magazine from South Korea, which probably means the two versions will be released there soon. We are not sure when it will be released in the US. As you may already know, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet should be also available in red starting next year.
Speaking of next year, Samsung could launch at lest three new Galaxy Note devices throughout it: Galaxy Note III with a 6.3 inch 1080p display, the GT-N5100 with a 7.7 inch display, and a giant 13.3 inch model. We are looking forward to see more details of those models.
Last year, Samsung introduced a few Android candybars that featured both touchscreens, and full QWERTY keyboards. One of them was the Galaxy M Pro GT-B7800 with Android Gingerbread on it, and now looks like we now have a successor to it.
The FCC certified GT-B7810, an Android-running QWERTY phone from Samsung images have been leaked. Apparently running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung B7810 looks a lot like the older B7800 model.
Samsung GT-B7800 features HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a landscape display with 480 x 360 pixels, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm headset jack, rear camera, 1,200 mAh battery, and MicroSD card support. We don't know how much internal memory the new smartphone has, and neither the speed of its processor. We will just have to wait and see.
Samsung will soon release a firmware update to address some Galaxy S III's sudden failure motherboards, which some users complained the phones are unusable wh