Apple unveiled their new line of iPhones today, and there were absolutely no surprises. Both the iPhone 5S and 5C each have their own merits and new features. But many of those features seemed all too familiar to us Android users. Did Apple source all their inspiration from other companies?
Before I begin, I’d like ... Read More »
A little over two years ago now, in the summer of 2011, there was balance in the smartphone industry.
Two of the biggest companies selling phones at the time took an integrated approach to their user experience. Apple, who was still growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, and RIM, whose days were starting to look ... Read More »
Where iOS users have Siri (Apple’s virtual assistant) all to themselves, Android users have Google Now–Google’s virtual assistant, complete with automated mind-bending location-aware information, ready when you need it, without ever having to ask for it. That changes today, though. Google has updated its iOS search app to include Google Now, which begs the question: ... Read More »
There’s no denying that Apple is still the leader in the tablet segment, but according to the latest figures from the IDC, Android OEMs are giving Apple a run for its money. In the third quarter, Apple’s tablet market share shrunk to 50.4%, down from 65.5% in Q2. Over the same time period, Samsung managed ... Read More »
Samsung and Apple have an incredibly strange relationship. In the courtroom and in the marketplace, they’re bitter rivals. Constantly at each other’s throats. But when it comes to the manufacturing process, the two companies need each other. Apple relies on Samsung for several intergal components for its devices, like displays and processors, and makes up ... Read More »
There’s no denying the relationship Android and Apple have together. They’re each other’s biggest competition. Constantly at each other’s throats, the target of lawsuits and ad campaigns. As such, there’s bound to be news stories that directly involve the two going head-to-head. We don’t want to fill the entire front page of Android and Me ... Read More »
Last week Samsung released a new add making fun of people waiting to buy an iPhone 5, and it has already been viewed 15 million times on YouTube. The 90 second clip has seen heavy rotation on prime time TV and now Samsung has produced two more 30 second ad spots to add to ... Read More »
Apparently a billion dollars isn’t cool with Apple, but in a court filing late last night they outlined that what would be cool is just $707 million more.
As you are no doubt aware the jury in the Apple v. Samsung patent case awarded Apple the tidy sum of 1.05 billion dollars last ... Read More »
When two partners in business slowly make the transition to rival companies, there are bound to be some casualties. Apple and Google are perfect examples of this. As each company tries to find their happy medium of involvement with each other, services are going to be killed, support squashed and new alliances formed. Consumers should ... Read More »
Tonight Samsung will unveil a new 90-second ad spot on national TV during NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s “The X-Factor”. The commercial depicts Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone 5 and taunts them by showing off new features of the Galaxy S III.
Samsung says they have “taken conversations currently happening throughout culture ... Read More »