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It isn’t too tricky to nail down near-term changes in smartphones and tablets. Faster processors, faster wireless, higher resolution displays, bigger batteries, updated software… there is a fairly short list of predictable upgrades. When you start looking at several years down the road, though, the advances get a bit trickier to nail down. We’ve grown accustomed to Apple’s multitouch devices looking mostly the same ever since the first iPhone. But will they look the same five years from now?
The above video bets that they won’t. Though it brands itself as a concept video for the iPad 3, this is more like an iPad 7 demo. Some of its features could be here within the next few years, but others would be more at home in a Star Wars prequel than in any actual product we’ll see in the next decade.
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The move reverses an earlier decision by an American judge and relates to a part of HTC called S3, which specialises in audio compression technology.
HTC purchased S3 in July; its shares fell 4.9 per cent on the news after the ITC, which has the power to block the import of products, said it considered that its investigation was now closed.
S3 was among a number of companies still in dispute with Apple, and Google itself has sold a number of patents to HTC so that the mobile-manufacturer can sue Apple over a range of ongoing issues. Samsung, which supplies chips for a range of Apple products, is also the subject of a number of Apple disputes.
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Tags: android, apple, blackBerry, iphone, RIM, smartphone
Nielsen has posed the question “Who is winning the US smartphone battle?” and has answered it in two ways. Then the company put it all into a nice chart to help you understand, which you can see below.
The first answer is Google’s Android, if we’re looking at smartphone OS market share. The second is Apple’s iPhone tied with Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, if we’re looking at smartphone manufacturer market share.
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Tags: android, apple, motorola, Nokia Corp, samsung, symbian os, Verizon
Google Inc.’s (GOOG) Android toppled Nokia Corp.’s(NOK) Symbian as the world’s most widely used smartphone operating system in the fourth quarter, according to a pair of studies released Monday, underscoring the rapid changes sweeping through the mobile space.
Shipments of Android-based smartphones surged sevenfold on-year to 33 million worldwide, driven by strong sales from handset makers such as South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (005930.SE) and Taiwan’s HTC Corp. (2498.TW), research firm Canalys said. That growth gave Android a 33% share of the worldwide smartphone platform market in the fourth quarter, ahead of Symbian’s 31% and Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone operating system with 16%.
In the U.S., Android was also the top mobile platform for the period, ranking above that of the popular iOS from Apple Inc. (AAPL) that powers the iPhone. Android also bested the BlackBerry platform from Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) for the quarter, Canalys found.
The competitive dynamics may shift in the first quarter of this year, when the iPhone makes its debut on Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Verizon (VZ) has been a key backer of Android.
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