Mobile World Congress wrapped up Thursday in Barcelona, Spain and TechRadar, our sister site from across the pond, was there! Journey with us now as we give a quick rundown on the fourth and final day of MWC 2011.
Mobile World Congress has officially kicked off in Barcelona, Spain and TechRadar, our sister site from across the pond, is there! Journey with us now as we give a quick rundown of this weekend at MWC 2011.
While most people are thinking of Apple and Samsung as being direct competitors these days -- Samsung's Galaxy S is often touted as a worthy competitor to Apple's iPhone -- their relationship isn't all War of the Roses. Samsung doesn't just sell their own products, but they manufacture a wide variety of components that other companies, such as Apple, need to purchase. Case in point: Apple and Samsung are reported to near to closing a deal worth $7.9 Billion for the purchase of components to be used in existing and upcoming iPhones and iPads. According to the Wall Street Journal, the $7.9 Billion deal is said to relate to theliquid-crystal display panels for the next generation of the iPad, as well as mobile processors and flash memory for iOS devices.
It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad dominates the fledgling tablet market, although Samsung had other plans that didn’t quite work out when they released their Galaxy Tab late last year. Now, Samsung is back at Mobile World Congress with a more worthy followup.
If you think that Apple’s only hot market is in iOS mobile devices, think again -- a new report from Taiwan claims that the company is one of two major notebook computer manufacturers who are increasing production, while the others are sliding downward.
Only yesterday, MacLife.com reported on a story circulating that appeared to show Android-based tablets were becoming a real threat to the iPad’s market dominance. Unfortunately, the sales figures for the dominant Android tablet thus far, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, were not quite accurate.
There are a ton of booths with giant video walls, but for some reason it was the Samsung booth and it's TV planet, Giant 3D theatre and the tree of life video sculpture that caught our eye. Oh, and they have washing machines in their booth.
Samsung has been slowly encroaching on Apple’s iPhone and iPad turf, and now it appears the world’s second largest mobile manufacturer plans to assault Cupertino on a third front with an Android-powered media player at CES.
It’s a sad fact of life, but we’re a litigious society -- and when it comes to technology patents, it seems like the lawsuits are flying fast and furious, with Apple now countersuing Motorola. If you’re having trouble keeping it all straight, here’s a handy cheat sheet to keep things in check.