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30 Dezember 12 Apple Pulls Legal Crosshairs off Galaxy S III Mini

Riddle us this: Why file a patent claim against a device that isn’t actually going to be sold in the jurisdiction – let alone, the country – of where you’re filing the claim?

Such has been the peculiarity presented to Apple, which announced on Friday that it’s no longer pursuing patent claims against Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone. Samsung has said that it is not, “Herstellung, Verwendung, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III Mini in the United States,” and has maintained this stance ever since Apple asked a California court to add the device to Apple’s latest patent dispute last month.

Apple won its first round of patent litigation against Samsung this past August, but that hardly put an end to the two companieslegal squabbles – which includes Samsung’s desire to lessen the approximately $1 Milliarde Euro Schadenersatz that it faces juxtaposed against Apple’s interest in amending a second round of patent claims to add as many recently released and allegedly infringing Samsung devices as it can.

Mit anderen Worten, Apple’s second patent infringement lawsuit includes devices (and claims) that the company didn’t address in its first round of patent litigation. And Apple has been zealous about amending its filling to include more Samsung devices as warranted. Samsung, wiederum, has been granted permission to add Apple’s iPhone 5 to its own patent infringement claims. Both of these trials won’t kick off until 2014.

Apple initially argued that its ability to purchase a Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone from Amazon, and have it billed and shipped to a U.S. Adresse, was enough to qualify that the device was being sold in the U.S. Und, als solche, Apple argued that it should be allowed to include the smartphone as part of the list of current devices that Apple claims infringe its patents.

As part of Apple’s withdrawal, the company indicated that it would do so, “so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple’s ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III Mini if the factual circumstances change,” wie berichtet Reuters.

Samsung launched the four-inch Galaxy S III Mini in Europe in November, which numerous pundits saw as a direct assault against Apple’s similarly sized iPhone 5. At the time of Apple’s request to add the Galaxy S III Mini to its lawsuit, there was plenty of talk that Samsung might bring the smartphone to U.S. markets – which explains Apple’s interest in bringing the full weight of its legal efforts to bear.


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29 Dezember 12 Galaxy S3 Mini Dropped From Apple’s Patent Claims Against Samsung

Von Dan Levine
SAN FRANCISCO, Dezember 28 (Reuters) – Apple Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new Samsung phone with a high-end display after Samsung said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial U.S. Markt.
Apple disclosed the agreement in a filing on Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Kalifornien.
Last month Apple asked to add the Galaxy S III Mini and other Samsung products, including several tablet models, to its wide-ranging patent litigation against Samsung.
Als Reaktion, Samsung said the Galaxy S III Mini was not available for sale in the United States and should not be included in the case.
Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year, but has failed to secure a permanent sales ban against several, mostly older Samsung models. The patents Apple is asserting against the Galaxy S III Mini are separate from those that went to trial.
Samsung started selling the Mini in Europe in October, to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5. In its filing on Friday in U.S. Amtsgericht, for the Northern District of California, Apple said its lawyers were able to purchasemultiple unitsof the Mini from Inc’s U.S. retail site and have them delivered within the country.
But Samsung represented that it is not “Herstellung, Verwendung, selling, offering to sell or importing the Galaxy S III Mini in the United States.Based on that, Apple said it agreed to withdraw its patent claims on the Mini, “so long as the current withdrawal will not prejudice Apple’s ability later to accuse the Galaxy S III Mini if the factual circumstances change.
A Samsung official declined to comment. Apple could not immediately be reached for comment.
Der Fall in U.S. Amtsgericht, Northern District of California is Apple Inc. vs. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al., 12-630. (Reporting By Dan Levine; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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21 Dezember 12 Redbox Instant-App ab sofort über Google Play

Redbox Instant

Last week we reported that Verizon and Redbox were preparing to launch their Netflix alternative, Redbox Instant. Now the app for the upcoming service has landed in the Google Play store.

Im Augenblick, the service will require an invite access code before you can use it. You can request a code via their website, though that doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to receive one. On top of needing the code, you will also have to pay $8 einen Monat, though the first month is free.

So what’s included in that $8 subscription fee? You will get unlimited movie streaming and four monthly rentals from Redbox. You can also pay a dollar more to turn your Redbox rentals into Blu-ray discs. Für den Moment, gaming rentals aren’t included in the service, but here’s to hoping that this is added down the road.

While the price for the service might seem very low, it’s also worth noting that Redbox Instant will have a fairly limited selection when compared to more established streaming options like Hulu and Netflix. Redbox Instant is also only available in the United States.

For those wondering, while it is true that Verizon is Redbox’s partner for the new service, you are not required to have a Verizon phone or Internet subscription to use the service.

Outside of Android, the Redbox Instant will also support Samsung Blu-Ray players, Google TV, iOS, LG Smart TV and any TVs with SmartHub.

So what do you think, interested in giving Redbox Instant a try or will you stick with Netflix and/or Hulu for the time being?


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20 Dezember 12 Zardes signs Homegrown Player deal with Galaxy

Gyasi Zardes, one of the premiere attacking prospects in the United States, has signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy as a Homegrown Player, the club announced on Thursday.

Zardes, 21, becomes the fourth Homegrown Player on the two-time defending MLS Cup champion’s roster, joining recent signing and right back Oscar Sorto and forwards Jack McBean and Jose Villarreal.

In his three seasons at Cal-State University Bakersfield, the Hawthorne, Kalifornien, native enjoyed high levels of success. He scored 38 goals in three seasons, mit 33 of those coming in the last two years. Zardes reportedly turned down overtures from the Galaxy to sign last year and was said to be in contention for offers from clubs overseas. He possesses a keen ability to finish, set up others and use his raw athleticism to beat defenders and will add a different dynamic to an already potent Galaxy attack.

Gyasi has been one of the most exciting prospects in our academy for a number of years and was one of the best players in college soccer over the past few years, so we are excited to finally be able to sign him as a Homegrown Player,” Galaxy vice president Chris Klein said in a team statement. “He has grown and improved immeasurably as a result of his experiences with our academy and at Bakersfield, and we look forward to having him make his Galaxy debut in 2013.

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19 Dezember 12 Google Play Adds Music Matching Feature, 320k Cloud Streaming

Google Music LogoMusic junkies in the Vereinigte Staaten just received an early holiday gift from Google in the form of a music matching feature, and free 320kbps cloud streaming from Google Music’s online locker.

Google Music is a free service that allows users to upload a maximum of 20,000 songs to an online storage locker accessible via the web and Android devices. The software itself leaves a small footprint and runs in the background, automatically uploading new tracks from your library. The downside of the service is that for digital music packrats (self included), the initial upload process can literally take weeks (my personal music collection clocks in at 52GB).

Ähnlich Apfel‘s iTunes Match, Google Music will now simply scan your local music library and instantly add those tracks to your locker, though don’t expect to see under-the-radar indie bands to populate just yet. Zusätzlich, Google will provide enhanced 320kbps streaming of the matched files, even if your originals are encoded at a lower bitrate. The icing on the cake is that Google is offering this to users completely free of charge, unlike Apple and Amazon’s similar services which run $25/year.

Google’s 320kbps stream quality is also higher than Apple and Amazon’s 256kbps.

Natürlich, record labels still need compensation. AllThingsD reports that Google is essentially subsidizing the free music match service by paying labels directly. Though unconfirmed, anonymous insiders indicate that Google is paying these music labels a hefty sum upfront.

With the Nexus 7, Google’s strategy was selling the tablet at a compelling price (arguably at a loss if you take into account the bundled $25 Google Play coupon) to introduce new users into the Google Play ecosystem. This free music matching service is certainly another strong initiative to beckon consumers to the Android side of the fence.

The service launched last month in Europe.

I’ve been using Google Music since it launched and love how effortless it is to keep my music collection in sync across all my devices. This just sweetens the pot.

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16 Dezember 12 Galaxy Trades Buddle Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Die LA Galaxy gehandelt vorne Edson Buddle zu den Colorado Avalanche im Austausch für einen Erstrunden-Draft in 2013 und Zuteilung Geld.

Buddle ist ein World Cup Veteran mit 93 Karriereziele in der Major League Soccer. Er erschien in zwei Spielen für die U.s. bei der FIFA-Weltmeisterschaft in 2010, wenn er war der Runner-up für den MLS Golden Boot

Buddle begann seine Karriere in der MLS 2001 in Columbus, wo er für fünf Spielzeiten. Er spielte auch für die New York Red Bulls in 2006, Toronto FC 2007 und mit dem Galaxy aus 2007-10 und in 2012. In 2011, Er spielte für den FC Ingolstadt der deutschen Zweitligisten.

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13 Dezember 12 CNET’s top pick of 2012: Samsung Galaxy S III

What’s the best smartphone of 2012? According to CNET, it’s not the iPhone 5.

Although the two phones scored neck-in-neck in terms of review scores, CNET picked the Samsung Galaxy S III over Apple’s iPhone 5 because it is thefirst real iPhone competitor.

The Samsung Galaxy S III runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a 4.8-inch screen, 4G LTE support, Front- and rear-facing cameras, the S Beam file transfer feature and Tec Tiles.

Samsung’s flagship smartphone successor burst forth this past summer with a surfeit of software features to wow and confound mass-market buyers of premium handsets,” CNET editors said.

Apple and Samsung have been fierce competitors, but the battle between the two companies reached new heights in 2012.

Apple sued Samsung for allegedly knocking off its popular iPhone and iPad. The computer giant sought $2.5 billion in damages. Samsung denied the charges and countersued Apple forA nine-person federal jury in San Jose, Calif. ruled in favor of Apple on August 24 and awarded the company with $1.05 billion in damages.

The two companies met in court again Dec. 6. Samsung sought to overturn the verdict, while Apple wanted to add an additional $500 million in fines and ban older Samsung products from sale in the United States. CNET named court battle between the tech giants as the top tech story of the year.

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19 Juni 12 Samsung macht Android SAFE für IT-

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S III smartphone will be the company’s first device to be officially branded and sold under its new SAFE program.

SAFE stands forSamsung Approved for Enterprise.

The Galaxy S III will be available in the U.S. von Verizon Wireless, TO (NYSE: T), Sprint (NYSE: S), T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular in July.

Samsung also introduced Safe2Switch, a program that lets smartphone users of other makersproducts trade in their existing devices and purchase a new Samsung smartphone. People who currently own a Samsung smartphone can trade up.

Samsung first introduced the SAFE program in the United States in late 2011, and there are more than 20 Samsung SAFE devices on the market, company spokesperson Martha Thomas told LinuxInsider. Jedoch, the Galaxy S III will be the first one to bear the program’s brand. Introducing devices under the SAFE brand will make it easier for customers to see which products are enterprise-ready.

With SAFE, Samsung is sending a message to IT departmentsthis phone is easy for you guys to sign off on,” James Robinson, lead Android developer and cofounder of OpenSignalMaps, erzählte LinuxInsider. “The S III is going to be an extremely popular device.

Playing IT Safe

SAFE was created as a way to defragment the Android operating system (OS) across multiple versions offered on handsets by carriers in the United States, Samsung sagte. Out of the box, the SAFE-branded Galaxy S III supports a suite of enterprise-ready features and capabilities as well as 338 IT policies. These policies include on-device AES 256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Exchange ActiveSync, and support for virtual private network (VPN) and mobile device management (MDM) Lösungen.

Galaxy S III features include AllShare Play, which lets users securely share PowerPoint presentations and PDFs with other S III owners; Share Shot, which enables photo compiling and sharing; S Beam One Touch Sharing, which lets Galaxy S III owners exchange information or documents by tapping these devices together; and Samsung TecTilesprogrammable tags and mobile applications.

Partnering With Samsung

Samsung is working with mobile device management (MDM) providers, including AirWatch, Sybase (NYSE: SY) and Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR), to provide management and securNasdaq the Galaxy S III. It’s also working with VPN providers, including Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and F5 Networks, to enable IP-based encryption. Samsung’s security vendor partners include Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC).

One partner, Avaya, “has been enabling Samsung’s Android-based devices with our Avaya one-X Mobile client application,” Avaya spokesperson Deb Kline told LinuxInsider. Dies “securely connects an end user’s Samsung mobile device to his or her corporate communications system.Voice streams are encrypted and businesses can continue to apply their typical security measures such as firewalls and session border control.

Samsung “has put in place a formal quality assurance testing and verification process to ensure the SAFE enterprise solutions work as needed and described,” the company’s Thomas said. “The QA process will be in place for all future Samsung SAFE devices.

Taming the Android Defrag Bomb?

Samsung’s claim of defragmenting Android with SAFE may make some usersears perk upeither with anticipation or skepticism. OpenSignalMaps recently found there are close to 4,000 different types of devices running the OS.

SAFE defragments Android by creating a single standard for IT administrators to test against,” Samsung’s Thomas explained. “This means the IT administers can test one SAFE device such as the Galaxy S III and know that all SAFE phonesfrom those running on Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwichwill work the same on their network. It also allows VPN, MDM and application providers to leverage a single uniform software developer kit when creating solutions for SAFE devices.

Jedoch, “Fragmentation in terms of security capabilities is what Samsung’s focusing on here, for that small sub-genre of fragmentation support for IT policies is what is needed,” OpenSignalMaps’ Robinson pointed out. “By introducing a new feature to its phones, Samsung is not providing a general cure to fragmentation. It’s not even providing a cure across all devices. But it is promising thatit’s going to be easier for IT departments to sign off on particular applications, particularly MDM and VPN apps, running on particular models.

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09 Juni 12 Google Chrome kommend auf Windows 8 Metro

Googles Web-Browser, Chrom, geleitet wird, um Microsoft das neueste Betriebssystem von Rivalen, Windows- 8 Metro-Art. Google begann die Arbeit an einer Metro-Style-fähigen Desktop-Browser, eine Version von Chrome, die sowohl in der U-Bahn-und Desktop-Umgebungen von Windows ausgeführt wird 8 auf x86, Bereits im März. Das Unternehmen bot nicht eine bestimmte Release-Termin für Chrome, nur der Feststellung, Anwender in der Lage, es zu testen in der nächsten Chrome Dev Channel Version, indem Sie sie als Standard-Browser.

Das Unternehmen wies auch darauf hin Chrome wird nicht in WinRT laufen (Windows- 8 auf ARM-Prozessoren), wie Microsoft ist nicht erlaubt andere Browser als Internet Explorer (IE) auf der Plattform. "Die ersten Versionen von Chrome in Metro-Modus wird auch die Integration mit dem Windows-Basis 8 System-Funktionalität, wie Reize und Snap Blick,"Google Software-Ingenieur Carlos Pizano schrieb in einem Blog-Post. "In den nächsten Monaten, wir werden Glätten der Benutzeroberfläche auf Metro und die Verbesserung der Touch-Unterstützung, so zögern Sie Datei Bugs. Wir sind auf die Geschwindigkeit zu bringen verpflichtet, Einfachheit, und Sicherheit von Chrome in Windows 8, und wir freuen uns auf die Zusammenarbeit mit Ihnen darauf. "

Microsoft hat viel reiten auf der neuesten Version seiner Windows- 8 Metro-Betriebssystem, das voraussichtlich irgendwann im Herbst starten. Die Design-Ästhetik, Benutzerschnittstelle, derzeit auf Windows Phone und den neuesten Xbox-Dashboard gefunden, hat großen Einfluss auf Windows- 8: An die Stelle der "traditionellen" Desktop definiert, dass frühere Versionen von Windows, Der neueste Betriebssystem wird mit einer U-Bahn-Start-Bildschirm von bunten öffnen, anfassbar Fliesen, um Anwendungen verknüpft. In der Theorie, Dies wird dazu beitragen, Anschluss Windows 8 auf Tabletten und andere glücklich Touch-Formfaktoren; Benutzer werden die Möglichkeit haben, ihre Metro-Apps herunterladen Maschine über eine Online-Verkaufsplattform.

Google und Microsoft sind in einem eskalierenden Kampf um die Browser-Marktanteil gesperrt. Google gestürzt Microsoft als globale Verwendung des Chrome-Browser bestanden, dass der IE zum ersten Mal, Laut des im Mai von StatCounter berichten, eine unabhängige Website analytics Unternehmen. Daten von mehr als 15 Milliarden Seitenaufrufe (4 Milliarden aus den Vereinigten Staaten; 850 Millionen aus dem Vereinigten Königreich) für den vollen Monat Mai zeigt Chrome nahm 32.43 Prozent des weltweiten Marktes, gegenüber 32.12 Prozent für den IE. Microsoft hält weiterhin einen komfortablen Vorsprung in den Vereinigten Staaten mit dem IE-Browser, jedoch, Erfassung 38.35 Prozent des Marktes Mai, während Chrome mit gezogenen 23.66 Prozent.

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07 Juni 12 Bei Best Buy, Lumia Tail OK aber langsamer als Android

Nokia und ATT haben aggressiv die neue Lumia gefördert 900 Smartphone mit einem große Marketing-Kampagne, aber bei Best Buy, Lumia Umsatz immer noch blass im Vergleich zu den heißesten Android-Handys, ein Geschäftsführer der Gesellschaft, sagt.

Scott Anderson, Vice President von Best Buy Mobile Group, sagte in einem Telefoninterview, dass die Lumia 900 wurde eine "sehr anständige Verkäufer." Er sagte,, jedoch, dass sie nicht annähernd so gut wie Android-Handys verkauft wie HTC Evo 4G LTE auf Sprintoder die neue Samsung Galaxy S III, welche verfügbar sein wird für alle vier großen Fluggesellschaften United States.

Die Lumia 900 Features Windows Phone 7, Microsofts mobiles Betriebssystem, das ist weniger bekannt als Googles Android und Apples iOS. Herr. Anderson sagte, er halte eine Menge von Kunden wurden für die Veröffentlichung von Windows Phone wartet 8, Die nächste Version des Windows Mobile-Software.

Best Buy, der Nation größte Elektronik-Kette, ist in der einzigartigen Position, den Verkauf Flaggschiff Mobilteilen für jedes Mobilfunknetz - im Gegensatz zu den Trägern, deren Geschäfte bieten nur Telefone, die auf ihren eigenen Netzen arbeiten.

Herr. Anderson sagte, er könne nicht offenlegen spezifischen Verkaufszahlen, aber er sagte, Presales für die Galaxy S III, wegen diesen Monat, Erwartungen übertroffen, und Presales für die Evo 4G LTE machte es das meistverkaufte Sprint Hörer bei Best Buy. Er rief die Releases der beiden Telefone "großen ikonischen startet", weil Best Buy Mitarbeiter im ganzen Land hatte ein umfangreiches Training mit diesen Produkten erhalten und gerührt, bis Gerüchte über sie, und weil das Galaxy S III war das erste Telefon der Laden verkauft hat, dass kommt aus allen vier großen amerikanischen Fluggesellschaften.

Einige neuere Statistiken haben gezeigt, dass Android Umsatz bremsen im Vergleich zu den vergangenen Jahren, zum Teil, weil das iPhone verfügbar wurde auf mehreren amerikanischen Fluggesellschaften im vergangenen Jahr. Herr. Anderson sagte, er sehe keinen solchen Trend bei Best Buy. "Wir sind nicht zu sehen, den Rückgang der Android, dass ich auch gelesen über Online-,", Sagte er. "Wir sind weiterhin viele tolle Erfolge mit den Neueinführungen Android zu haben."

Die Umsatzentwicklung des Lumia 900 ist für Nokia wichtig, wie könnte es dem ums Überleben kämpfenden Handset-Herstellern das Schicksal in der Business-Telefon bestimmen. Das Aktienkapital der Handy-Markt ist stark rückläufig wie Apple und die Hersteller von Android-Handys Smartphone-Verkäufe haben dominiert. Im April, Samsung entthront Nokia als weltweite Nr.. 1 Hersteller von Mobiltelefonen. Übrigens, Standard Poors herabgestuft Nokias Anleihen auf Junk-Status, da der Verkauf ihrer älteren Handys hatte so deutlich gesunken.

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