Tech giants sue Samsung and Google
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Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements. Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android operating system. Rockstar spent $4.5bn (£2.8bn) buying thousands of Nortel patents … Continue reading

Apple adds Galaxy S4 and Google Now to legal fight
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Apple adds Galaxy S4 and Google Now to legal fight

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 infringes on 5 Apple patents, according to a court filing by Apple. Apple wants to add the new Galaxy S4 to an ongoing case involving Apple and Samsung being heard in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, according to a filing with that court on Tuesday. Samsung’s newest flagship … Continue reading

Google unveils ‘Nexus’ Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android Jelly Bean, available June 26th for $649
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Google unveils ‘Nexus’ Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android Jelly Bean, available June 26th for $649

Google just dropped a pretty big surprise during its opening day I/O keynote. It’s just announced a new ‘Nexus’ edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 that runs stock Android Jelly Bean. The device itself is fully unlocked and packing LTE support for AT&T and T-Mobile, along with 16GB of storage and what Google promises will be prompt system updates. … Continue reading

Taiwan’s FTC investigating Samsung for defaming HTC on local online forums
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Taiwan’s FTC investigating Samsung for defaming HTC on local online forums

Fabricated Internet posts praising Samsung at the expense of HTC products has landed the South Korean company in hot water with Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission. Taiwan’s FTC said on Tuesday it was investigating the matter, and could punish Samsung for up to NT$25 million (US$835,000) if it is found to be in violation of fair … Continue reading

Samsung Exynos Octa with LTE, destined for Korean market
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Samsung Exynos Octa with LTE, destined for Korean market

When Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa was announced, it was believed to be compatible with 3G networks only. As such, the HSPA+ (global) version of the Galaxy S 4 was the only handset to feature the company’s eight-core SoC — the LTE model shipping with Qualcomm’s 4G-capable, quad-core Snapdragon 600 instead. That’s apparently changed, with the … Continue reading