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Gartner – Android Rules the Smartphone Market Share in Q2 2012 [Report]

The Report comes from Gartner, a top research firm claiming that in the second quarter of 2012, Samsung’s mobile phone sale kept its ground intact and managed to win over both Apple and Nokia, making Android Phone being the grand dragon capturing 64% of the worldwide market share.

Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users by Vendor in 2Q12

The report highlights that the demand for new Galaxy SIII was particularly strong, exceeding Samsung’s own expectations, with a reported 10 million units reached in the two months after its release. The Galaxy SIII was the best-selling Android product in the quarter and could have been higher but for product shortages. Even then, Samsung won over by 9o million handsets sales in the Q2. There is no denying Android’s dominance anymore. Android is winning.

Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users by Operating System in 2Q12

Gartner analyst marks the date range for the statistic from April to June which admittedly was a golden point for Android while iPhone sales were starting to settle  down. The Samsung Galaxy SIII was launched later in May, and like we mentioned in our blog, The Q1 was winning with Android too, taking up a good chunk of Samsung’s haul. It was a lucky quarter for Android and Samsung both.

In the race to be top smartphone manufacturer in 2012, Samsung has consistently progressed its lead over Apple, and its open OS market share increased to one-and-a-half times that of Apple in the second quarter of 2012. As the report says, the iPhone sales were a bit down in the second quarter,(might be because of the iPhone 5 rumour :roll: ) Well, ofcourse, who would want to spend on a product  when the new one is expected to be just around the corner?

Apple’s best iPhone quarter was that of Q1 of 2012, where 33M iPhones were sold — an impressive accomplishment considering there are only a handful of models. Now, during Android’s best quarter, there were 98M units sold. There is simply no comparison. Good for our Android app  which has now more than 1250 Android devices support now. The iPhone 5 will likely make the Apple’s holiday quarter a bit better, but Samsung, Motorola, LG, and HTC combined Android units numbers will account for more units. In fact, Samsung alone might move units than Apple.

The game of patent war is still on. Its not just a fan boys game any more. Gartner analysts said the arrival of the iPhone 5 should provide the greatest upgrade opportunity yet as the expected new design with a larger screen and likely other stylistic changes to the form factor will certainly make a strong case for iPhone 4 users to upgrade. Until then, Android mobile platform has securely positioned itself  on the top of mobile mountain.

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三星 vs 苹果:专利之战还在继续!

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三星和苹果的战争又再次成了头条新闻!这次,三星讲战火烧到了法国。回顾一下4月21日,韩国的三星公司在汉城对苹果公司提起了五个专利侵权的控诉。后来,三星对苹果的两个独立的控诉又在日本和德国法院立案。

总的来说,三星和苹果之间一共有19个正在进行的控诉。最近除了这个专利之外,三星还有另外三项控诉针对苹果的iPhone和iPad。

显然,专利之战有些过头了。在起诉HTC之后,苹果继续进行着其侵略性的专利战略。上个月,Rechtbank’s-Gravenhage (荷兰的海牙市法庭)对三星的Galaxy S,Galaxy S II和ACE系列手机实施了欧盟范围内的禁令。最初,法院禁止三星Galaxy Tab 10.1在欧洲范围内禁止发售,后来这项决定只缩小到了德国。

要知道,根据最近comScore的报告指出,三星已经成为了智能手机销售业的榜首。从三星的销售报告上来看,三星Galaxy Tab 10.1的销量一直在上升,因为它是8月中旬在法国退出的。在7月提出的诉讼,在法国的第一次听证会将是在12月份开庭。

对于三星和苹果之间的专利战,谷歌应该作何表示?从Android电子市场日益火爆程度,我们并没有看出任何影响,如果三星或者苹果失去各自的诉讼。

苹果和三星之间的冷战似乎并没有结束。尽管如此,苹果公司已经在这一系列的专利战争中采取了非常强硬的态度,而三星在这一方面也丝毫没有示弱的表现。

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苹果VS三星:专利战仍在继续

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对苹果和三星之间已经开始冷战比较吃惊?再想想,近日荷兰法院已经通过了苹果的要求,在整个欧洲地区禁止销售三星盖世手机。很明显,这两大技术巨头的战争仍在继续。

在荷兰海牙市法院在今年8月10日和11日的听证会后,宣布的决定。显然三星盖世S,盖世S II和ACE系列手机已经遭受了10月底将确落实执行在欧盟范围内的制裁。然而这一禁令并没有强加在盖世平板电脑上,除了德国。

那么,这一切到底是怎么开始的?续HTC之后,苹果继续他的专利战略战术。这一切都开始于2011年4月,苹果觉得三星将要推出的盖世S系列很像他们的iPhone和iPad。

三星以五项无线网络的开发专利,回击苹果。此后,这两个公司之间的争斗没有任何结果性的解决办法。

目前,有19个三星和苹果之间的官司等待最终判决。管家称此为“严重打击Android”。虽然两家公司都未能解决它们之间的冲突,Android可能称为一个沉默的受害者。这很可能会禁用一个或者更多兼容Android的应用,而且会影响Android很长一段时间。

苹果已经有了第一个判决在手,这个判决不就将会执行。三星仍然认为他们在很久以前就有了iPad形状平板电脑的想法,而且远在苹果之前。有意思吧?看看三星会带来什么样的证据,然后苹果会怎样回应。继续关注这一日益火爆的商业战场。

根据世界各地的分析师分析,这项专利分为两个高科技世界。要么苹果再次引领这个领域,要么谷歌对此专利之战放弃保持沉默。如果Android的三星,或者苹果其中一方失去了他们的专利,将会发生什么?我们拭目以待。

 

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谷歌以125亿美元收购摩托罗拉 —– 专利战会就此结束吗?

对于Android来说今天是美好的一天。谷歌加大了在智能手机专利战中的力度,最终在今天宣布,以每股40美元总值125亿美元的价格成功收购了摩托罗拉。

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作为Android的专用合作伙伴,摩托罗拉被收购必将启动谷歌增压Android的生态系统,提高移动计算机业的竞争。摩托罗拉仍将作为Android的一个持牌人,对Android继续开放。谷歌将成为摩托罗拉的一个独立的业务运行部分。

谷歌的CEO拉里佩奇先生说,“摩托罗拉向Android郑重承诺,将创造我们两家公司的天作之合。我们的合作将创造出惊人的用户体验,为消费者,合作伙伴和开发商的利益,增强整个Android的生态系统。我非常期待着摩托罗拉加入到我们谷歌的大家庭中。”

谷歌支付40亿美元给北电的6000个无线专利。因此,收购摩托罗拉,似乎不是一个糟糕的交易,但实际上与摩托罗拉的专利,谷歌现在可以轻松地打回诉讼。页面调用,专利摩托罗拉移动收购的最大原因。所以说,“专利”才是收购摩托罗拉的最大原因。

诚然,我们看到苹果是如何因为银河标签在澳大利亚和欧洲被阻止而高兴。此外,在美国苹果针对最大的手机制造商Android,HTC的专利侵权案件中胜出。 此外,微软发挥威力挤掉一部分Android5制造商的专利许可费。 但是,现在谷歌拥有了摩托罗拉,专利战争的结束似乎是可能的,它必将为开发者提供更多Android平台上的自由。

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Samsung vs Apple: Patent War Saga is still on!

samsung vs appleYet another episode of the patent war series between Samsung and Apple has made the headlines! This time, Samsung takes the battle to France. Back in April 21, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics filed a lawsuit in Seoul District Court against Apple over five patent infringements. Later on, two separate lawsuits were filed by Samsung against Apple in Japan and German Courts inciting two and three patent infringements respectively.

Overall, there are 19 ongoing lawsuits between Samsung and Apple. The recent addition to this patent lawsuits showdown is filed by Samsung against Apple for infringement of three of its mobile phone technology patents in iPhone and iPad tablets.

Apparently, this patent war is getting a bit over the top now. After suing HTC, Apple continued with its aggressive patent-building strategy. Last month, Rechtbank’s-Gravenhage (a Dutch court in the city of The Hague) imposed a EU-wide ban on Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smart series. Initially, the court banned the release of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 all over Europe as well but later on, the decision was narrowed to Germany only.

Do you know that Samsung is already enjoying the top position in the mobile phones market according to a recent report by comScore? As reported by Samsung, the sales of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been on the rise since it’s launch in France back in mid-August. The complaint was filed  in July and the first hearing of this latest patent lawsuit by French court is due in December.

What does Google has to say about this recent episode of patent war between Samsung and Apple? Since Android market is still going strong, we are yet to see whether it will leave any effect on Android if Samsung or Apple loses their respective lawsuits.

The cold war between Apple and Samsung does not seem to end anywhere in near future.  Even though, Apple has pouched more enforceable decisions in this series of patent wars, but Samsung is also not going to settle down for anything less here!

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