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Samsung Galaxy S III hits the UK on May 30th

Here’s the bad news, Brits: you won’t have the ability to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III on may possibly 29th, like most of mainland Europe. But the coolest information is you won’t ought to wait much longer: a Samsung UK representative tells us that the phone is coming to the UK on may additionally 30th. There’s no word on pricing or which companies will offer a subsidy, but the UK version will absolutely be the HSPA+ cellphone with the Samsung Exynos 4 Quad processor shown on stage previously today. those of us across the pond will need to wait a little longer – as usual. while Samsung has demonstrated that both HSPA+and LTE versions may be coming to America, it hasn’t said which carriers could be joining in the fun. There’s also no date or charge beyond a vague “summer”. We’re fairly certain that Verizon is getting its possess version thanks to a leaked mobile ID , and this “SCH-I535″ does indeed run a Snapdragon S4 processor as rumored.
The most distressing thing about those availability dates is that there’s no fee to be found anywhere. If Samsung follows the pricing fashions they’ve been riding for the last two or three years, the Galaxy S III will be somewhere in the 0-equivalent range (slightly extra in UK pounds, thanks to value added tax). But with so many new hardware and software features, who knows how much Samsung thinks it’s worth. maintain an eye on our Galaxy S III portal for more breaking news.

As Apple vs Samsung approaches conclusion, Samsung argues Apple’s features are worth cents

Samsung Vs Apple Planets collide patent lawsuit

The latest chapter in the Samsung vs Apple war is winding down, as we enter what may be the last week of the trial before things are handed over to the jury.

As you may already know, the current U.S. patent battle primarily surrounds five patents that Apple says Samsung is guilty of infringing on. Should the jury rule in Apple’s favor, the company is seeking as much as .19 billion, but Samsung has now brought forth new testimony suggesting that Apple is asking 57 times more than what the patents are really worth.

The testimony comes from Yale University business school professor Judith Chevalier, who says that she has concluded that the value of the patents in question are worth “pennies”. Furthermore she says that, if the jury finds Samsung guilty of infringement, Samsung should only have to pay about .75 per device sold versus the per device Apple is demanding. This would bring the total damages to just .4 million.

Samsung suggests Apple is asking 57 times more than what their patents are worth.

So how exactly did Chevalier reach her conclusion on the patent’s values? Citing a study on user purchase behavior, Chevalier noted that more than half of consumers make buying decisions based on reviews from technology websites.

With this in mind, she analyzed 66 professional reviews from 22 “leading media outlets” and scanned for mention of features related to the patents in question. She found that 1.07 percent of all sentences had to do with the patents, namely universal search and slide-to-unlock.

She then also then pointed to Apple’s iOS releases for a bit more confirmation that Apple is overvaluing the patents in question. With each new version of the OS, Apple reveals 100 to 200+ new features and usually marks them down as to per device for deferred revenue. Dividing these numbers up led Chevalier to conclude that most of these features have a value of 5 to 25 cents.

Some might say that her math and methods are far from accurate, but it does seem to illustrate the fact that Apple is asking more than fair value for the five patents in question. Whether the jury buys Chevalier and Samsung’s line of thinking remains unseen.

What is your take on the situation? Let us know by voting in the poll and sounding off in the comments below!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 International Giveaway


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The winner of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been selected, congratulations to Dustin G. (Sweden). We will be in touch with you via email.

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We will be drawing a winner each week, everyone is eligible to win the final grand prize that will be selected on Sunday April 20 2014. The user who submits a screenshot with the most data saved will win the final grand prize 1 Android phone of your choice, (Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) or the Sony Xperia Z2). [10 Tickets]
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) getting Android 4.4.2

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Android Community Nightly: December 20th, 2012

Welcome to another quick edition of the Android group Nightly. In what may well very nicely be the last one ever (if the world does indeed end) we’ll start off with some enjoyable news from Google, then dig into everything that mattered to us today. Google’s letting you send greetings through a private call to friends from Santa, so give it a try.
There’s a few more bits of news relating to Google today. Their Play Store has some sweet deals going on with about 10 spectacular games, then Acer is building a budget pill to take on Google’s Nexus 7 and B&N’s NOOK. Then we learned the official ASUS Nexus 7 desk dock will be on sale December 30th.
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Samsung news, we consistently have a little. Samsung’s Galaxy S II on AT&T is getting Ice Cream Sandwich, and there’s no signal of Jelly Bean. Then the international Galaxy S III is getting another update of Jelly Bean with Sammy’s premium suite of updates. We’re additionally hearing Samsung’s 5.5-inch flexible AMOLED display will be showcased at CES.

Possible Gear Glass: Samsung patents Earphone looking like Dragon Ball Z scouter, Google Glass

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The Korean Intellectual Property Office recently published Samsung’s patent application for an earphone that seems to be a compact Bluetooth headset and smart glass rolled into one whose shape quickly calls to mind a familiar object in Dragon Ball Z — the scouter.

Samsung’s patent application referred to the device as simply the “Earphone.”

Here are the illustrations lifted from Samsung’s patent application filing for “Earphone”:

Is it the rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear Glass redesigned? Or is it a design for an entirely new product? No one knows yet, but the two are quite different enough to justify being separate devices.

Samsung’s new application differs from the computerized eyewear, rumored to morph into the Samsung Gear Glass, that it patented in October last year. The said device had a pair of lenses, with buttons near the hinges, a camera, and a wire running along the temple — apparently for connecting to a smartphone or another mobile device.

The “Gear Glass” design looked clearly like a pair of glasses and would allow earphones to be integrated to enable users to make phone calls and listen to audio. In contrast, the “Earphone” looks like a headset with a display panel rather than a pair of glasses.

Like the one in Google Glass, the head-up device (HUD) attached to one of the lenses in Samsung’s sports eyewear stayed slightly above the wearer’s line of sight. In contrast, while the “Earphone” design also includes a foldable HUD extending from the earphone, the HUD is meant to sit directly in front of — or “obstruct” — the wearer’s line of sight.

Samsung’s “Gear Glass” patent also indicated that the HUD would “display alerts for information running on the phone, providing easy access to control when the users’ hands are tied with sports activities.” It is likely for the “Earphone’s” HUD to have the same or similar functions.

The “Earphone” design includes an in-ear earphone and an ear loop to keep the device in place and seems to be designed for wireless operation.

Both “Earphone” and “Gear Glass” designs should be able to work with and benefit from Samsung’s augmented reality (AR) keyboard solution, for which the company filed a patent last year at the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

Among other recent Samsung patents is one for contact lenses with embedded micro cameras.

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ITC issues import and sales ban on select Samsung devices

You may be forgiven for assuming Samsung have been clear of any patent wrongdoing Apple’s massive 2012 court win , but it looks like the Korea-based electronics manufacturer isn’t out of the woods surprisingly yet. The International Trade Commission today found Samsung to blame of infringing Apple design patents covering software scrolling behavior and headphone jack capability.
Accordingly, the panel of judges issued a ruling banning a number Samsung devices from import, adding Android smartphones (Galaxy S and Continuum) and tablets (Galaxy Tab and Galaxy 10. 1). A full list of devices restricted from sale is expected later today.
The ITC’s ban is a victory for Apple, but an arguably hollow one. many of the banned devices were released greater than two years ago, and plenty of have been discontinued. Additionally, the scope of Samsung’s infringement have been narrowed: the ITC disagreed with a prior judgment, ruling that the institution was now not guilty of four patents, most of which dealt with hardware aesthetics and basic software functionality. That being said, the decision does set a precedent, and may well factor into future complaints Apple may decide to bring against rival cellphone makers. The ban on select Samsung devices will go into effect after a period of executive review. President Obama has, once again, the option to veto the ITC’s decision, but he’s unlikely to do so; the patents in question are, unlike within the case of the Apple product ban , of a design nature, and not standard-essential. have to the order proceed, Samsung and its U. S. subsidiaries have a period of 60 days wherein to cease the sale and import of affected devices. After that, we can handiest hope that the smartphone patent wars ratchet down a notch
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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner already hacked using ‘faux fingerprint’

After Apple released the iPhone 5S with a fingerprint reader, there were quite a few mixed opinions. The problem with fingerprint readers is that while they can add an extra layer of security, they also have security flaws and often don’t work quite as well as intended.

Fingerprint readers on mobile devices are nothing new, but Apple’s latest handset revived the concept and it was only a matter of time before other manufacturers followed suit. First, it was HTC with the One Max, and more recently, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has landed.

The GS5 utilizes a fingerprint reader embedded in the home button, and, like Apple’s solution, it is apparently pretty easy to ‘hack’ using a lifted fingerprint. The video above is from SRLabs and shows how a fake fingerprint can be used to gain unauthorized access to the Galaxy S5. Once you’re in, not only do you have full access to the phone, you can also use your fake fingerprint to initiate Paypal transactions.

While Apple’s iPhone 5S requires an actual password the first time you boot a device, Samsung has no such security method in place at this time. In other words, if someone steals your phone and has the knowledge to lift a latent fingerprint off your device — they can pretty much do whatever they want with your GS5.

Of course, if your phone is lost or stolen, one of your first courses of actions should always be to use Android Device Manager — or whatever security software you utilize on your device — to lock out or wipe your handset remotely. Still, it would be nice if Samsung addresses this ‘hack’ method by at least occasionally requiring a traditional password in between boots.

What do you think, does the existence of this ‘hack’ turn you off from using a fingerprint reader in the GS5 or any other device for that matter? Conversely, do you feel that the risk is relatively small and it’s worth the added convenience of (arguably) quicker log-ins via a fingerprint?

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Samsung trademarks hint at new devices, lineup


Samsung has trademarked three names with the USPTO, which could signal a few new devices in tow. The “Galaxy Adore”, “Galaxy S Fitness”, and Galaxy V:” (not a typo) have all been registered, and the ‘Galaxy’ naming hints at devices. The patent wasn’t forthcoming with specifics about how or where these names would find use for Samsung, though.

The patent only suggests Samsung will use them for devices, and with such a broad range of offerings, who knows how that will turn out. The “Galaxy S Fitness” sounds as though it would be a flagship wearable (think [#protected_0#], only better), but the Adore has us scratching our heads. It may just be a name Samsung would use for a mid-range smartphone, but that’s just speculation on our part.

The “Galaxy V:” is the really interesting notation here, considering Samsung trademarked the colon as well as the name. Could it be for a new lineup? If Samsung were planning to offer a new range of devices, it would make sense to trademark a colon as well as the name. We’ve not yet heard of any mysterious devices passing the FCC, so it could be a placeholder.

The trademarks may just be that, and used for nothing at this point. Samsung could be readying a few new devices, or even a whole new lineup of devices. We’ll keep these in the back of our mind for another day, when we see unnamed devices from Samsung pop up.

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