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Giant Settlement talks

Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation.
In a brief filing with the International Trade Commission on Monday, Motorola Mobility said it was dropping without prejudice a complaint that Apple had infringed on seven Motorola patents.
Google and Apple have been locked in an international patent war since 2010, as Apple has sought to limit the growth of Google’s Android system. The fight has embroiled Samsung, HTC and others that use Android.
Reuters reported in August that the two companies were in settlement talks. Google said in its filing, however, that “there are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation.”

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I phone 5 vs. Samsung vs. Nokia Lumia

For many people, the iPhone is going to be a case of love at first touch but the love will not be a longer one.. IPhone 5 Feature had be disappointing to us and many tech gurus as compared to Samsung and Nokia lot of feature  where expected by apple iconic IPhone 5. IPhone 5 missed the following feature as compared to others

 

1.Wireless charging(Nokia Lumia and Samsung S3 Gives)

 

2.NFC(Near field communication   which is one of the feature that should have been included by IPhone because they have introduced Passbook Application to store passwords and credit card info) NFC is available with Nokia Lumia 810 and Samsung S3.

 

3.Google Maps and You tube has been removed and replaced by a native 3d application with a  voice siri voice guidance which we are sure will not be a up to a mark initially as compared to Google map vast experience.User can download you tube from the market.

 

4.As compared to 4S Battery life has not been increased but screen see has been increased with improvement in process power factor so more or less it is equal or less then IPhone 4S

 

5. 4-inch display with iPhone 5. 3.5-incher with IPhone 4s but Samsung galaxy S3 has 4.8 inch

 

6.IPhone 5 Screen resolution 1136 x 640 pixels at 326ppi whereas 1280 x 720 pixels at 306ppi.

 

7.Apple iPhone has A6 Dual core processor and IPhone 4s has A5 single core processor whereas Samsung has advanced Exynos 4 Quad chipset (or Snapdragon S4  Quad Processor)

 

8. Apple has also revamped the rear camera of iPhone 5. It is to advance with an 8MP insight camera that highlights Panorama, 1080p video recording, autofocus, LED flash and other features. A 1.2MP Face Time HD camera is meant for video chats. The S3 also has a powerful 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording and 1.9MP front camera.

 

9.  Since Apple has changed it’s 31 Connector dock and accessories to 19 pin connector stating less slick design but this might really be a very costly affair for iPhone users.

 

10. Apple IPhone 5 use Nano Sim and this seems very normal thing but consider that theses are smart phone and hence they are bound to run out of power in so many occasion and after that cell is off !!! but generally people carry another cell and they replace the sim with the IPhone Sim’s Number but in this case it will not be possible as Apple IPhone will use a Nano sim which will be never be able to fit in a Normal Phone.

Unlike Samsung galaxy S3 will also run out of p0wer but you would have a option to replace the cell with other and let you number be alive.Nokia Lumia also uses a Micro sim which is currently being used by iPhone 4S

 

11. But at the end leaving apart the disadvantages what is the cost that matters IPhone 4s currently in India is around 44,500 which will be reduced and as a result IPhone 5 will be placed as that.Since now iPhone 4s price are bound to be decreased this will be a perfect competition to Samsung galaxy s2.On price basis Apple has always elevated its price but still it is never up to the mark IPhone 4s with decreased price might be good.

 

12. Nokia has developed its new Windows Phone handset with a 4.5-inch IPS display. The device certainly defies iPhone 5 with its wonderful screen of 1280 x 768 pixel resolution at an outstanding 332ppi. Its display is further affluent with the company’s much-reviewed Clear Black technology for great colors and contrast and the advanced Pure Motion HD+ for evidently ‘better than HD’ clarity.

 

13. Nokia has slotted a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 ARM Cortex-A9 processor in Lumia 920. The top-of-the-line semiconductor can certainly provide much strength for the device, which is to mount 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225 GPU for additional force. Of course, it is the first WP handset from Nokia to turn up with a multi core CPU. Regarding the processing unit of its new handset, Apple has  new A6 processor Dual core . The company added that the new chipset will perform two times better than A5 in iPhone 4S.

 

14. Lumia 920 is to come with 32GB of onboard storage, whereas iPhone 5 will have three memory variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB like its precursor. Both devices don’t have microSD slot for memory expansion.

 

iPhone 5 tech specs:
– Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels.
– Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, depending on price. There’s no way to expand it with memory cards.
– Price: Starting at $199, for 16 gigabytes of memory.
– Size: height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 x 59 x 7.6 mm)
– Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
– Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.
– Video recording: high-definition (1080p – comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio
– Battery life: talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.
– US wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and others.
– Network compatibility: 3G networks worldwide, plus 4G LTE networks in the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, UK, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.
– Operating system: Apple’s iOS 6 (will also be available for download to older iPhone models)
– Near-field communications: Not available.

 

Samsung Galaxy S III tech specs:
– Display: 4.8 inches (diagonal) with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels.
– Memory capacity: 16 or 32 gigabytes. Can be expanded by up to 64 gigabytes with a memory card.
– Price: As low as $99 for basic model
– Size: height: 5.4 inches; width: 2.8 inches; depth: 0.34 inch (137 x 71 x 8.6mm)
– Weight: 4.7 ounces. (133 grams)
– Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.9-megapixel on front.
– Video recording: high-definition (1080p – comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio.
– Battery life: Up to 9 hours of talk time (depends on network). Battery replaceable by user.
– US wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and others.
– Network compatibility: 3G networks worldwide, plus 4G LTE networks in the US, Canada, South Korea and some other countries.
– Operating system: Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s Android

perceptible to the naked eye, so it’s really a matter of which size display you prefer, and which size feels more comfortable to hold.

 

 

iPhone 5 vs. Lumia 920

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Google brings voice navigation to India

The feature would allow travellers, whether they are driving or walking, to get directions to a place through turn-by-turn voice instructions.

Google on Tuesday launched its much awaited navigation service in India. The feature, available on Android phones and tablets for free, would allow travellers, whether they are driving or walking, to get directions to a place through turn-by-turn voice instructions.

While Navigation app was always a feature of Android phones in India, the service was not supported officially. It used to show just the route and lacked support for voice instructions. Currently, the Navigation feature is in beta and Google tells users to exercise caution while using it.
We tested the app as soon as it went live and found it to be very accurate. In case of any deviation by a user in the middle of the way, the app automatically reroutes the coordinates. There are various options. Users can select whether they want walking instructions or driving directions. They can add or remove layers to change view from basic to the one that is more detailed. They can also save routes.
Navigation, that uses GPS chips in a device, is one of the most popular features among smart phone and tablet users across the world. In India, however, only Nokia offered this service on its high-end phones for free. TomTom and MapMyIndia were among other companies that provided the navigation service through paid apps.
Several third-party apps like Waze, available on both iPhone and Android devices, offered the service for free though they were not as accurate as Nokia Maps or Google Navigation.
Given the importance of navigation and map related features, Google is quietly bolstering its offerings in India. Along with the navigation, it also offers basic map services and local, which is a kind of dynamic directory of notable places around a user.
Recently, the company brought Transit to several Indian cities. Transit, which uses the data supplied by public transport authorities like Delhi Metro, allows a user to get information on routes covered by public transport and the time at which buses or trains can be boarded. Transit is available in several areas of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
The turn-by-turn navigation may help Android devices stay ahead of iPhone in India. Apple, which recently decided to not use Google Maps in its devices, would be using its own map service in iOS 6. However, building an efficient map service takes time, especially in a country like India where roads and routes are not as organized as they are in the US or European countries. Both Nokia and Google have spent years perfecting their map service in India and it may take a while before Apple could match them here.

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Google, Apple CEOs in talks on patent issues

The two cos are keeping the lines of communication open against the backdrop of Apple’s decisive legal victory in a patent infringement case against Samsung.

Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes talks about a range of intellectual property matters, including the mobile patent disputes between the companies, people familiar with the matter said.

The two executives had a phone conversation last week, the sources said. Discussions involving lower-level officials of the two companies are also on-going.

Page and Cook are expected to talk again in the coming weeks, though no firm date has been set, the sources said on Thursday. One of the sources told Reuters that a meeting had been scheduled for this Friday, but had been delayed for reasons that were unclear.

The two companies are keeping lines of communication open at a high level against the backdrop of Apple’s legal victory in a patent infringement case against Samsung, which uses Google’s Android software.

Last Friday, a jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages and set the stage for a possible ban on sales of some Samsung products in a case that has been widely viewed as a “proxy war” between Apple and Google.

One possible scenario under consideration could be a truce involving disputes over basic features and functions in Google’s Android mobile software, one source said. But it was unclear whether Page and Cook were discussing a broad settlement of the various disputes between the two companies, most of which involve the burgeoning mobile computing area, or are focused on a more limited set of issues.

Competition between Google and Apple has heated up in recent years with the shift from PCs to mobile devices. Google’s Android software, which Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs denounced as a “stolen product,” has become the world’s No.1 smartphone operating system. The popularity of the software has been in tandem with patent infringement lawsuits involving various hardware vendors who use it, including Samsung and HTC.

The latest complaint was filed by Motorola Mobility, now a unit of Google, against Apple at the US International Trade Commission claiming some features of Apple’s devices infringe on its patents. A previous lawsuit between the two in a Chicago court was thrown out by a federal judge, who said neither side could prove damages.

Apple in recent months has moved to lessen its reliance on Google’s products. Apple recently unveiled its own mobile mapping software, replacing the Google product used in the iPhone, and said it would no longer offer Google’s YouTube as a pre-loaded app in future versions of its iPhone.

Cook took the helm at Apple a year ago, and Page stepped into the top job at Google a few months before that.

The conversation between Page and Cook last week did not result in any formal agreement, but the two executives agreed to continue talking, according to one source.

Google’s Larry Page, who sat out several public speaking engagements earlier this summer because of an unspecified medical condition affecting his voice, has continued to run Google’s business.

Apple and Google declined to comment on any discussions.

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The Tech Story : Apple vs. Samsung; Google’s Proxy

The jury in San Jose, California, ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion in the latest skirmish of a global legal battle between the two tech giants. An appeal is expected.a

Apple Inc. filed its patent infringement lawsuit in April 2011 and engaged legions of the country’s highest-paid patent lawyers to demand $2.5 billion from its top smartphone competitor. Samsung Electronics Co. fired back with its own lawsuit seeking $399 million.

The verdict, however, belonged exclusively to Apple, as the jury rejected all Samsung’s claims against Apple. Jurors also decided against some of Apple’s claims involving the two dozen Samsung devices at issue, declining to award the full $2.5 billion Apple demanded.

However, the jury found that several Samsung products illegally used such Apple creations as the ‘bounce-back’ feature when a user scrolls to an end image, and the ability to zoom text with a tap of a finger.

Apple lawyer plans to formally demand Samsung pull its most popular cellphones and computer tablets from the U.S. market. They also can ask the judge to triple the damages to $3 billion. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will decide those issues along with Samsung’s demand she overturn the jury’s verdict in several weeks.

The outcome of the case is likely to have ripple effects in the smartphone market. After seeing Samsung’s legal defeat, other device makers relying on Android may become more reluctant to use the software and risk getting dragged into court.

‘Some of these device makers might end up saying, ‘We love Android, but we really don’t want to fight with Apple anymore,’ said Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group, an investment bank specializing in intellectual property.

ISI Group analyst also viewed the verdict as a blow to Android, as much as Samsung.

During closing arguments at the trial, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny claimed Samsung was having a ‘crisis of design’ after the 2007 launch of the iPhone, and executives with the South Korean company were determined to illegally cash in on the success of the revolutionary device.

Samsung’s lawyers countered that it was legally giving consumers what they want: smartphones with big screens. They said Samsung didn’t violate any of Apple’s patents and further alleged innovations claimed by Apple were actually created by other companies.

Samsung, headquartered in Seoul, responded to the verdict, saying in a statement it was ‘unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners.’

‘Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices,’ Samsung said.

The jurors’ determination that Samsung took Apple’s ideas probably matters more to the companies than the damages figures, Marlett said.

‘I don’t know if $1 billion is hugely significant to Apple or Samsung,’ Marlett said. ‘But there is a social cost here. As a company, you don’t want to be known as someone who steals from someone else. I am sure Samsung wants to be known as an innovator, especially since a lot of Asian companies have become known for copying the designs of innovators.’

Samsung has emerged as one of Apple’s biggest rivals and has overtaken as the leading smartphone maker. Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones run on Android, a mobile operating system that Google Inc. has given out for free to Samsung and other phone makers.

Google entered the smartphone market while its then-CEO Eric Schmidt was on Apple’s board, infuriating Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who considered Android to be a blatant rip off of the iPhone’s innovations.

After shoving Schmidt off Apple’s board, Jobs vowed that Apple would resort to ‘thermonuclear war’ to destroy Android and its allies.

If Android loses any ground in the mobile computing market, that would hurt Google, too. That’s because Google relies on Android to drive mobile traffic to its search engine and services to sell more advertising.

The Apple-Samsung trial came after each side filed a blizzard of legal motions and refused advisories by the judge to settle the dispute out of court. Deliberations by the jury of seven men and two women began Wednesday.

Jurors left the courthouse without addressing the scrum of international media who camped out at the San Jose courthouse for a month.

From the beginning, legal experts and Wall Street analysts had viewed Samsung as the underdog. Apple’s headquarters is a mere 10 miles from the San Jose courthouse, and jurors were picked from the heart of Silicon Valley where Jobs is a revered technological pioneer.

While the legal and technological issues were complex, patent expert Alexander I. Poltorak previously said the case would likely boil down to whether jurors believed Samsung’s products look and feel almost identical to Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

To overcome that challenge at trial, Samsung’s lawyers argued that many of Apple’s claims of innovation were either obvious concepts or ideas stolen from Sony Corp. and others. Experts called that line of argument a high-risk strategy because of Apple’s reputation as an innovator.

Apple’s lawyers argued there is almost no difference between Samsung products and those of Apple, and presented internal Samsung documents they said showed it copied Apple designs. Samsung lawyers insisted that several other companies and inventors had previously developed much of the Apple technology at issue.

Apple and Samsung have filed similar lawsuits in eight other countries, including South Korea, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Britain, France and Australia.

 

MSN.com  http://news.in.msn.com/national/samsung-ordered-to-pay-apple-dollar105bn-in-patent-case#page=4

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Facebook New Feature: Marketing Gimmick

FB is already used to share almost every aspect of our lives with friends. But today, Facebook added a new feature, letting expectant parents share their good news with friends. The new feature, which is available to all users who have switched to Facebook’s ‘Timeline’ profile, lets users share their unborn child’s name, expected birth date and gender. Users can also choose who they want to share the information with, rather than telling all their friends.
‘Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark significant moments in your life such as getting married, buying a house or travelling to new places,’ said Facebook in a statement.
‘If you choose to, you can now share that you are expecting a baby with your friends on Facebook.’

Facebook Lifeline status vs Marketing Facts
However, the firm said it has not ruled out using the service to target parents with adverts for baby related good.’ Currently we are not using this life event for ad targeting,’ said a spokesman.

Facebook has added a new feature letting people know they are expecting a baby
Conclusion Future might be any event like buying first car and buying first home or even losing virginity could be one of event in your Facebook Timeline which will help advertiser to target us and sell their product.

Protect your privacy!!