Microsoft Surface Vs Galaxy Tab 10.1

Microsoft is finally tired of bashing Apple, sets sights on Samsung instead

By on December 2, 2013 at 9:40 AM.

Microsoft is finally tired of bashing Apple, sets sights on Samsung instead

Try as Microsoft might, it just can’t seem to put a dent in iPad sales with its Apple-bashing Surface ads. The company has issued several different ads that deal various jabs at Apple’s popular tablets, but the Windows RT-powered Microsoft Surface has yet to catch on with consumers while iPad sales came in at 14 million units last quarter. So, Microsoft decided to try something new. Since Android tablet sales have been growing far more quickly than iPad sales over the past year, why not start bashing them instead? And so we have Microsoft’s newest Surface RT advertisements, which set their sights on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 instead of Apple’s iPad lineup. More →

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Samsung gets a win: Lower court told to reconsider sales ban against Galaxy Tab 10.1 [updated]

By on October 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM.

Samsung gets a win: Lower court told to reconsider sales ban against Galaxy Tab 10.1 [updated]

Apple Samsung Patent Dispute

A United States appeals court late last week handed Samsung (005930) its first legal victory in quite some time, as Reuters reports that the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington has now ruled that Apple (AAPL) patent trial judge Lucy Koh can reconsider a sales ban against its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The South Korean manufacturer had faced an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ahead of its massive patent trial against Apple, although the jury found that its tablet had not violated the patent it asserted against it and the company has subsequently argued the injunction should be lifted. 

UPDATE: According to The Verge, Judge Lucy Koh has dissolved the U.S. injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. More →

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Judge denies Samsung’s appeal, Galaxy Tab ban stands

By on July 20, 2012 at 5:25 PM.

Judge denies Samsung’s appeal, Galaxy Tab ban stands

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 U.S Sales Ban

A United States Court of Appeals on Friday denied Samsung’s (005930KSsecond attempt to stop its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet from being banned, The Register reported. The court upheld District Judge Lucy Koh’s injunction against the device, which was found to be infringing on Apple (AAPL) IP. Along with its decision to not stay the injunction on the Galaxy Tab, the court also refused the South Korean company’s request to speed up the appeal process. “Samsung may of course significantly self-expedite the case by filing its own brief early. Samsung, however, has not shown that the time for Apple to file its brief should be shortened,” the court said in its ruling. The only way for Samsung to get the ban lifted is to argue at trial, which is scheduled to begin on July 30th. On the other side of the pond, a U.K. judge recently ruled that Apple must publicly admit Samsung’s tablet designs do not copy the iPad. More →

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Samsung loses appeal in Apple patent case, Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban upheld

By on July 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM.

Samsung loses appeal in Apple patent case, Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban upheld

Galaxy Tab 10.1 U.S. Sales Ban Appeal Rejected

Samsung’s appeal to stay a ban recently ordered on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android-powered tablet has been rejected. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday issued an order rejecting Samsung’s request for a stay on the sales ban, which was issued in late June. “Samsung’s request for an immediate stay is denied,” the court said, according to Reuters. Samsung lost an earlier effort to appeal the ban in a U.S. District Court for the Northern district of California earlier this week. More →

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Apple wins sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

By on June 27, 2012 at 7:30 AM.

Apple wins sales ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 US Sales Ban

Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet have been banned in the United States by U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh. “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” Koh said in her ruling on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The ban marks one of the first major victories for Apple in the U.S. as it continues to bombard rivals with patent complaints. Apple’s win isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, however: Samsung plans to appeal the decision, of course, and this ban only affects the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a tablet that was introduced more than a year ago. Samsung has already unveiled a newer version of the device — the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 — which is not impacted by Judge Koh’s ruling. Retailers will also be permitted to sell off their remaining Galaxy Tab 10.1 inventory, so Samsung won’t take a hit on units that have already been shipped to distribution partners. More →

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Apple accuses Samsung of violating court order in infringement case

By on March 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM.

Apple accuses Samsung of violating court order in infringement case

Apple has accused Samsung of violating a court order to produce its source code in a recent patent infringement case. The Cupertino-based company claims that the vendor has “only partially complied with” a judge’s order that required Samsung to hand over the source code for its 4G smartphones and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Bloomberg reported on Monday. According to a recent court filing, Apple claims that Samsung has only produced the source code for one version of each of the infringing devices and withheld all other versions. “At this point in the case, it is too late for Apple to make meaningful use of any late produced source code,” Apple said in the filing. The company claims that because of Samsung’s late submission, Apple has been left with “insufficient time for Apple’s experts to analyze any new code,” which are due in less than two weeks. Since April, Samsung and Apple have filed more than 30 lawsuits against one another in various countries around the world. More →

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U.S. Cellular unveils first LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

By on February 1, 2012 at 9:00 PM.

U.S. Cellular unveils first LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

U.S. Cellular on Wednesday unveiled the company’s first two 4G LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Galaxy S Aviator 4G smartphone. The carrier plans to launch its 4G LTE network next month, and it will cover 25% of the company’s current subscriber base. “With 4G LTE speeds, you can quickly get what you want when you need it,” said president and CEO of U.S. Cellular Mary N. Dillon. “This 4G LTE network builds upon our industry-leading network satisfaction and is the only one that comes with a valuable rewards program and other unique benefits like Overage Protection and Battery Swap that make our customers the happiest in wireless.” The Galaxy S Aviator smartphone features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera and an HDMI port. The handset runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and will be available in April. While the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is slated to be released in March and will feature the same specs as previous models. Read on for U.S. Cellular’s press release. More →

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Dutch court rejects Apple’s request for Samsung tablet ban

By on January 24, 2012 at 9:05 AM.

Dutch court rejects Apple’s request for Samsung tablet ban

A court in the Hague in has denied Apple’s request to ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the Netherlands. In August a Dutch judge banned Samsung’s local subsidiaries from selling the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S II, but the Hague court has reportedly now ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is unique enough to be sold alongside Apple’s iPad. Samsung and Apple are currently locked in a number of legal battles around the globe including in France, Japan, the United States and Germany, among others. Samsung was forced to create a tweaked Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet in Germany to gain the court’s blessing to sell the product in the country. Apple has repeatedly accused Samsung of creating “copycat” products that confuse customers into believing they are purchasing an Apple device.  More →

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Apple files new design lawsuit against Samsung in Germany

By on January 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM.

Apple files new design lawsuit against Samsung in Germany

Apple has filed a new complaint targeting 10 Samsung smartphones that allegedly infringe the Cupertino-based company’s design patents. The suit was filed in the Dusseldorf Regional Court, with Apple also filing a separate suit citing five Samsung tablet models. Last month, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab 10.1N that featured a new bezel and a slightly modified design. Apple filed a new complaint seeking to ban sales of the tweaked model, but the Dusseldorf court said it was unlikely to grant an injunction against the redesigned tablet. An appeals court also voiced doubts about the reach of Apple’s European Union design right, which was the driving force behind the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction. The new suits aren’t filed under emergency proceedings, allowing Apple a new procedure against both models. A spokesman for Samsung, who declined to be identified, confirmed to Bloomberg that the company had received formal notice of both suits. More →

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All white Samsung Galaxy Tabs emerge in Vietnam

By on January 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM.

All white Samsung Galaxy Tabs emerge in Vietnam

Samsung has released white versions of several of the company’s mobile devices lately. While the back of the various devices would be white, the front bezel around the screen typically remained black — that is, until now.  It would appear that Samsung has been working on a white bezel to integrate into the company’s future milky-colored devices;  a white Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus have emerged in Vietnam and feature truly all white design. The specs of the Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus remain unchanged, reports claim. No pricing or availability details have been announced. More →

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Latest update brings TouchWiz to Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 10.1

By on December 29, 2011 at 11:45 PM.

Latest update brings TouchWiz to Verizon’s Galaxy Tab 10.1

When Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 first launched earlier this year it was running a stock version of Honeycomb. At CTIA 2011, the South Korea-based vendor showed off its TouchWiz user interface and promised an update for tablets in the near future. While Wi-Fi versions of the slate were updated soon after the announcement, Verizon’s LTE variant was left untouched — until now. Verizon is currently pushing an over-the-air update that brings TouchWiz along with other fixes and improvements to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. TouchWiz includes numerous custom widgets, a mini app tray, and various “Hubs” for social media, reading, and music and videos. Other additions for the device include support for DivX video along with Bluetooth 3.0 and Samsung’s AllShare DLNA solution. It would be best to connect to Wi-Fi when applying the update, which is a 351MB download. More →

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U.S. judge denies Apple’s attempt to ban Samsung Galaxy device sales

By on December 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM.

U.S. judge denies Apple’s attempt to ban Samsung Galaxy device sales

A United States judge has denied Apple’s formal request for an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy family of smartphones and tablets. “It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,” San Jose U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said. Samsung was pleased with Koh’s decision. “This ruling confirms our long-held view that Apple’s arguments lack merit,” Samsung lawyer Jason Kim said. Apple has accused Samsung of “slavishly copying” its products and could still come out as the winner in the patent infringement lawsuit. The two companies have similar cases underway around the world. An Australian judge recently lifted a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia after ruling the initial injunction was “not terribly fair” to Samsung. Samsung released a tweaked Galaxy Tab 10.1N after the original model was banned in Germany, though the new model is now the target of an Apple complaint as well, and lawsuits are going on in Japan and France, too. More →

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Apple seeks to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany

By on November 30, 2011 at 6:25 PM.

Apple seeks to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany

Samsung’s tweaks to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 weren’t enough to satisfy Apple’s legal team. Apple successfully banned Samsung’s German subsidiaries from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 after it accused the South Korea-based company of patent infringement. Samsung responded by releasing a modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet it believed had addressed all of Apple’s concerns. Unfortunately, Apple isn’t satisfied with the changes and it wants to ban Samsung from selling the new tablet as well. A hearing for Apple’s request for an injunction is scheduled for December 22nd, Dow Jones Newswires said. The two companies have been locked in patent-related legal battles around the globe and currently have similar ongoing cases in the United States, Japan, France and Australia. More →

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