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Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:00

Samsung loses battle but might win war in Europe

Written by Nick Farell
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Something the Tame Apple Press failed to spot
Yesterday all the news was about how Apple had won an injunction to prevent the sales of smartphones Galaxy S, S II and Ace across the EU. The Tame Apple Press talked about how Android was doomed and we might as well sign up for iTunes accounts right now as Apple would be the only smartphone maker.

However after the news came out Samsung Electronics shares rose sharply and the question should be why. The reason was that the Dutch patent ruling was a hollow victory for Apple and could be the sign that its trademark wars with Samsung are about to come unstuck.

True its smartphones Galaxy S, S II and Ace have been banned in the EU until the mess can be sorted out. But the court ruled that Samsung had broken just one of three patents. Samsung's tablets had not breached any patents and could continue to be sold.

This is a route for Apple which had been doing so well at killing off its rival with court actions. With Jobs gone, many investors are now feeling positive about Samsung as the potential replacement for Apple.


Nick Farell

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+8 #1 The_Countess 2011-08-25 11:37
the patent they broke had to do with a feature of the photo-browsing. a default android function btw.
1 software update and the galaxy s II can be sold again (and Samsung have already said that that's what they are going to do)
the patents apple really cared about, the hardware designs, didn't hold up in court.

so they pretty much lost this court battle.

as for blatantly copying designs... this is Samsung own photoframe from 2006
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2006/03/samsungpictureframe.jpg

if that isn't a dead ringer for the 2010 ipad i don't know what is.
 
 
+3 #2 thaad 2011-08-25 12:31
Apple have no way to beat Samsung....
Now is Samsung ERA..& i got GS2 already.. awesome...
 
 
+2 #3 The4man 2011-08-25 16:12
Dont samsung also supply parts for the Icrap stuff ??
 
 
+1 #4 123s 2011-08-25 17:07
So getting SII right after launch was a better decision than expected it seems xD
 
 
+3 #5 pogsnet 2011-08-25 19:39
Apple was just afraid of Samsung because Galaxy is much better on everything than their product.
 
 
0 #6 ASilver 2011-08-27 00:54
With Jobs gone, many investors are now feeling positive about Samsung as the potential replacement for Apple.

As a matter of fact, this month Samsung hired the famed Android OS modder behind Cyanogen. Cyanogen is so efficient that installing it on most phones (even the Samsung Galaxy S) more than doubles their performance in benchmarks and other details.
 
 
0 #7 angelinaS31 2011-08-27 07:54
Samsung really rocks it is on of the best making in all electronic device.


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