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Samsung Asks for iPhone 4S Source Code

Apple vs. Samsung

At present, Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung  agreed  to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction was being considered by the court. In addition, The Wall Street Journal  reported  that  Samsung’s lawyers had proposed a deal to Apple that would allow Samsung to launch its delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung’s proposed deal was not disclosed to the court.  About a month ago, Reuters reported  that Apple had rejected the offer from Samsung that would have allowed the company to release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

First, Samsung wanted to see the unreleased iPhone 5 and iPad 3, *drumroll please*…..now, Samsung wants  the iOS source code and Apple’s carrier agreements. They are demanding this after Samsung faced yet another legal dispute with Apple, who claim that Samsung infringed iPhone and iPad patents. In fact, Apple has already succeeded in gaining a temporary band on sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. This is just ridiculous because asking for the source code and carrier agreements has nothing to do with the lawsuit. Judging by stubborn a company Apple is, I don’t think they will hand over the source code. Good.

In Federal court today Samsung counsel Cynthia Cochrane said her client would need the source code for the iPhone 4S and agreements Apple had with major carriers Vodafone, Telstra and Optus in order to make a legal case for a ban before the court.

Unlike the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the iPhone 4S has already been on sale in Australia for several weeks, which Apple counsel has referred to, “the horse had already bolted.”

If Samsung wasn’t copying Apple, why do we hear about a new patent issue almost every week? I think this particular lawsuit goes to show how desperate Samsung is to win the lawsuit when they know they don’t stand a chance.

Samsung Lawyer Couldn’t Tell iPad and Galaxy Tab Apart from 10 Feet Away

As we all know by now, Apple and Samsung are in a patent battle. A month ago, it was  reported  that  Steve Jobs was said to have contacted Samsung in July of 2010, initiating negotiations between the two companies regarding the patent disputes. The effort proved to be unsuccessful, which caused Apple to file mutiple patent lawsuits against Samsung.

Apple vs Samsung

At present, Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.  Samsung  agreed  to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction was considered by the court.  The company even proposed a deal to Apple that would allow Samsung to launch its delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Unsurprisingly, Apple  rejected  that offer from Samsung which would have allowed the company to release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

A few days ago, it was reported that Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled  on Thursday  that Apple had presented sufficient evidence of alleged infringement by Samsung on two of its touchscreen and multitouch related patents to issue a preliminary injunction. The suit will proceed a full hearing, but even if Samsung prevails, the company will have lost valuable time in the tablet market.

Now,  Reuters reveals that when asked by a judge in a California courtroom to tell the difference between a Samsung Galaxy Tab and an Apple iPad held side-by-side 10 feet away, an attorney for Samsung couldn’t do it (*chuckles*). A judge held both a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and iPad above her head, and asked Kathleen Sullivan, a lawyer representing Samsung, to identify what company made which.  She wasn’t able to tell the difference.

“Not at this distance, your honor,” she reportedly said. Koh then asked if any of Samsung’s lawyers could identify which tablet was made by Apple and which was made by Samsung. Another lawyer supplied the correct answer “moments later.”    The judge has yet to rule on Apple’s request to bar some of Samsung’s products from being sold in the U.S.

In addition, the judge did say that Samsung’s Galaxy-branded tablets do infringe on some of Apple’s iPad-related patents and Apple must  still prove to the court that its patents are valid under the law.  Koh also tentatively said she would not grant Apple an injunction based on one “utility” patent the company has accused Samsung of infringing upon.

Apple has previously  won  an injunction blocking the sale of the Galaxy Tab in Germany. Honestly, if you ask me, Samsung isn’t  copying  Apple at all. Nope, not at all.

Apple Wins Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

As we all know by now, Apple and Samsung are in a patent battle. A month ago, it was  reported  that  Steve Jobs was said to have contacted Samsung in July of 2010, initiating negotiations between the two companies regarding the patent disputes. The effort proved to be unsuccessful, which caused Apple to file mutiple patent lawsuits against Samsung.

Apple vs. Samsung

At present, Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.  Samsung  agreed  to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction was considered by the court.  The company even proposed a deal to Apple that would allow Samsung to launch its delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Unsurprisingly, Apple  rejected that offer from Samsung which would have allowed the company to release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

Today,  The Sydney Morning Herald reports that  Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled  on Thursday  that Apple had presented sufficient evidence of alleged infringement by Samsung on two of its touchscreen and multitouch related patents to issue a preliminary injunction. The suit will proceed a full hearing, but even if Samsung prevails, the company will have lost valuable time in the tablet market.

Justice Annabelle Bennett today said Apple had a prima facie case that Samsung had infringed two of its patents relating to touch screens and the gestures that control them.

In a statement, Samsung Electronics said it was disappointed with the ruling and would be seeking legal advice on its options.

“Samsung will continue its legal proceeding against Apple’s claim in order to ensure our innovative products remain available to consumers,” it said.

“This is a part of our ongoing legal proceeding against Apple’s claim. Samsung is also confident it can prove Apple’s violation of Samsung’s wireless technology patents through a cross-claim filed on September 16, 2011 with the Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales.

Apple has previously won an injunction blocking the sale of the Galaxy Tab in Germany. Honestly, if you ask me, Samsung isn’t  copying  Apple at all. Nope, not at all.

Samsung Proposes Deal with Apple for Galaxy Tab Launch in Australia

Apple vs Samsung

As we all know by now, Apple and Samsung are in a patent battle. Yesterday, it was reported that  Steve Jobs was said to have contacted Samsung in July of 2010, initiating negotiations between the two companies regarding the patent disputes. The effort proved to be unsuccessful, which caused Apple to file mutiple patent lawsuits against Samsung.

At present, Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung  agreed  to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction is being considered by the court. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that  Samsung’s lawyers have proposed a deal to Apple that would allow Samsung to launch its delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia as soon as next week. According to the report, the  terms of Samsung’s proposed deal was not disclosed to the court.

It wasn’t clear what benefit Apple would gain from any agreement, as details of the proposed deal were not discussed in full in front of the court. But Apple’s attorney, Stephen Burley, conceded there was some potential benefit from an agreement on the matter. “(Samsung’s) inconvenience would be diminished and we would be comforted” by such a deal, he said.

Justice Annabelle Bennett said that the proposed deal wouldn’t give Samsung the satisfaction of a final answer to the dispute, but Mr. Catterns said it would at least allow the company to sell its new tablet computer ahead of the crucial Christmas sales period.

Apple is currently involved in legal disputes against Android handset makers, including Samsung and HTC. Samsung has  fired back  with its own lawsuits, which has caused the two companies to be involved in lawsuits spread across four continents. Apple  has recently won cases against both Samsung and HTC.

Honestly, if you ask me, Samsung isn’t copying  Apple at all. Nope, not at all.

Apple Wins Permanent Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany

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Last month, Apple won a preliminary injunction granted by the German court to block the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the entire European Union except for Netherlands. Earlier this week,  Apple successfully got Samsung to  pull  the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from a German trade show floor after a court injunction forced Samsung to cease promoting its newly unveiled tablet. Today, a new ruling from a court in Dusseldorf confirms the previous, the previous temporary decision to ban sales of Samsung’s 10-inch tablet.. In Friday’s decision, the court said that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks too much like Apple’s iPad, according to Bloomberg.

“The court is of the opinion that Apple’s minimalistic design isn’t the only technical solution to make a tablet computer, other designs are possible,” Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hoffman said in the verdict. In addition, he also said that    “For the informed customer there remains the predominant overall impression that the device looks” like  the design Apple has officially filed for ownership of in Europe.

The ban applies across the European Union to Samsung’s German sales unit. Meaning that Samsung Germany cannot sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in its home country or anywhere else across the EU. However, the  court cannot stop Samsung from selling the device through other avenues in other EU countries.

In addition, the court didn’t compare the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with an actual iPad,  but instead focused on a design that Apple filed with the European Union. The court found that Samsung’s tablet didn’t differentiate itself enough from the iPad 2.

Yesterday, Apple sued  Samsung again in Japan over iPhone and iPad patent violations.  In addition, Apple has also  filed  patent disputes against HTC. If Samsung wasn’t really infringing on Apple’s intellectual property, what’s the cause for so much hoopla?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Lifted in Europe, Except Germany

Apple claimed that Samsung has copied the iPhone and iPad in creating the Galaxy Tab, and infringed its intellectual property rights, due to which the German court halted the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe (except in the Netherlands). The decision, however, was ruled out by the Düsseldorf  District Court stating that the German court does not have the authority to ban sales except within its own country.

According to the Dutch publication Webwereld, the ban imposed by the German court on August 10th has now been lifted, which was confirmed by Peter Schutz, spokesperson for the Dusseldorf District Court.

The international company, Samsung Korea, may for now be back Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets shipping, trading and distribution in Europe, except Germany. For the German establishment, Samsung GmbH, the trade ban remains in effect. The interim statement is valid until the hearing, which is August 25 on the roll.

Apple was seeking the German court to impose a penalty, which Samsung could have faced fines up to $350,000 (250,000 euros) per unit sold under the ban.

Improper Evidence:

The picture of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that Apple provided as evidence to the court was inaccurate or manipulated. According to Webwereld, the image of the tablet “created” by Apple shows an aspect ratio of 1.36, which is closer to the aspect ratio of 1.30 of the iPhone 2.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
According to the  suit filed in April  in the U.S. District Court in Northern California, Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets have slavishlycopied the iPhone and  iPad. The lawsuit stated  –

Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products,

The temporary lift of the ban is valid until the next hearing when Apple and Samsung meet again in court on August 25.

Samsung is certainly having a sigh of relief now. In a statement, Samsung stated: “We look forward to the opportunity to reassert our intellectual property rights at the hearing scheduled on August 25.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 Launched In India For Rs.36,200

The wait is finally over! Samsung has recently launched the new Galaxy Tab 750 in India. This device is nothing but the popular Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was announced and showcased at CTIA Show. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was originally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona, but it was later re-designed and re-launched at the CTIA 2011 to compete with the iPad 2 and other Android tablets.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is the company’s second tablet launched in India. It is also the successor of the popular Galaxy Tab 7. This tablet runs on the latest Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Operating System and comes with a 10.1 inch WXGA display, 1 GHz processor, 3 megapixel rear camera and more. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 features a 10.1 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Dual Core application processor, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UX, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Samsung Mini Apps Tray, up to 9 hours battery life and a 7,000 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 comes with a price tag of Rs.36,200. This device will be available by the end of this month.

Apple Smiles (Wickedly) After German Court Bans Sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe

Update:  Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Lifted in Europe, Except Germany

Following the case filed by Apple against Samsung  for patent infringement lawsuits in April, a German court passed down an initial injunction by bringing to halt all distribution of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European countries earlier this morning.

Apple claims infringement  on intellectual property rights and patents on the device that was released earlier this year. Under the German Copyright Law (case number 14c O 194/11), Apple is seeking the German court to impose a fine, threatening Samsung to pay $350,000 (250,000 euros) fine for each violation or imprisonment for Samsung management. Well, these are the standards under the German law for contempt of a preliminary injunction.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1The ban is imposed in European countries including Germany, France, Spain and the U.K. Netherlands is the only exclusion where the ban won’t be affected.

According to the suit filed in April in the US District Court in Northern California, Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets have slavishlycopied the iPhone and iPad –

Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products,the lawsuit said.

“Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision and we intend to act immediately to defend our intellectual property rights through the ongoing legal proceedings in Germany and will continue to actively defend these rights throughout the world,” the company said in a statement.

Apple also asked for a similar preliminary injunction in Australia, due to which Samsung had to reschedule the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The injunction is all about design-related intellectual property rights and is not related to any hardware or software patents.

Needless to say, this hindrance could be critical for Samsung as Europe being the biggest market for Samsung, since the majority of its smartphones and tablet sales originate from the European countries.

Last year, Apple filed a lawsuit against Nokia with the same German court, asserting nine European software patents. In the same year, the nine patents were also asserted in a lawsuit in London. Although Apple and Nokia settled in June, Apple did not ask for a preliminary injunction against Nokia.

Apple seems to be worried after Samsung’s smartphone sales overtook Apple’s  Apple.  Not to forget, Apple is a major customer of Samsung, using its components in many of its products? Bad Apple!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi TouchWiz Update Rolling Out Now!

Samsung has started rolling out a new software update for the Wi-Fi model of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The new software update brings the TouchWiz UX to the 10.1-inch Tab, along with some new services including Media Hub and features like Social Hub.

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The new version of TouchWiz is optimized for the tablets, and includes some nifty features like Live Panel, Mini Mode Tray, and Indicator Quick Panel. The Media Hub service will allow users to enjoy movies and TV shows on their Galaxy Tab from all the popular channels including NBC Universal, Paramount, MTV, Warner Bros., CBS and FOX.

The software update will also pre-install certain apps and games like Amazon Music Cloud Player, Amazon Kindle and Words with Friends. Swype will also be installed, which can be freely moved around the screen and resized as a user wishes to. Certain Enterprise features will also be added like support for Cisco VPN, Exchange ActiveSync (v1.4) and on-device encryption.

Once a user install this TouchWiz update on his 10.1-inch Tab, he cannot go back to the old stock Honeycomb UI, even if he wishes to. So, choose wisely whether you want to install the update or not.

The whole changelog, and the required steps for installing the update can be found here.

Apple Gets a Temporary Ban Against Samsung Tablets in Australia

Apple sued Samsung a few months ago for patent infringement related to the Galaxy line of devices. It alleged that Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablets were infringing on multiple Apple patents and that Samsung had slavishly copied the iPhone and the iPad in creating these devices.

Samsung had fired back with its own counter-suit claiming that even Apple had infringed on its patents. It had also demanded prototypes of the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 from Apple in a rather amusing move, which was denied. While the legal tussle is still going on in the U.S., Apple has managed to get a temporary injunction against Samsung in Australia.

Samsung will have to stop advertising and selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet in Australia until a final decision or settlement is made between the two parties.

Samsung will also have to provide Apple with three samples of the Australian version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a week before it plans to start selling it in the country. The next hearing is scheduled for August 29.

In case Apple loses the lawsuit, it will have to pay damages to Samsung for the lost potential sales.

Sorry, Australian Android fans, you won’t be getting your hands on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for at least another month.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1