Huawei has released new goals for the company, namely world domination. "[Huawei] has arrived at a brand new stage," Huawei CEO Richard Yu said in a press release Wednesday. "Huawei and Honor are likely to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer this year."To achieve its top goal of becoming the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer, the Chinese smartphone giant has to come up with strategies to overtake Samsung and Apple, which are currently the first- and second-largest manufacturers in the world, according to IDC's data. Huawei has knocked Apple off of its second-place seat before. In the second quarter of 2018, the Huawei became the second-largest manufacturer with 54 million shipped handsets in the quarter, though Huawei's products aren't sold in the US. But Huawei hasn't been able to take down Samsung so far. In addition, Huawei will also boost its Honor smartphone sub-brand, according to the release. Through a new dual-brand strategy, Huawei hopes Honor … [Read more...] about Huawei sets new goals to overtake Samsung and Apple
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APPLE and Samsung have finally put an end to their long-running legal battle that saw Samsung accused of copying the iPhone. Seven years and a string of lawsuits down the line, the two tech heavyweights told a judge on Wednesday they'd resolved the last of their patent disputes. Terms of the settlement were not revealed, but it comes just weeks after a US jury ordered Samsung to fork out $539million (£403million) in damages for ripping off Apple's original iPhone. Samsung filed to appeal that earlier this month – as it had done in the past – but the two firms were able to reach an agreement before the legal onslaught started back up. The bitter litigation saga began in 2011 after Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs – who died that year – threatened to wage "thermonuclear war" to prove that phones running on Google's Android operating system (like Samsung's Galaxy range of devices) plagiarised the iPhone. In 2012, Apple walked away with a whopping … [Read more...] about Samsung and Apple end SEVEN-YEAR legal battle – here’s why they were fighting
Look at that notch in the image at the top of the screen, Samsung fans. You thought you had escaped it, didn’t you? You thought that somehow, some way, Samsung was going to be the one major player in the smartphone market that didn’t shameless copy Apple’s latest iPhone design. But alas, it appears as though old habits can be difficult to kick. Samsung is a company that rose to the top of the smartphone industry by shamelessly copying every Apple product it could. The company literally wrote the book on copying Apple. And now, it appears as though Samsung is going back to its old playbook by working on a new smartphone design that blatantly copies Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone. Don't Miss: Today’s top deals: Nest Thermostat, AirPods knockoffs, spy camera pen, Echo Dot for your car, more Hardcore Android fans hate the notch. They really, really hate the notch. That makes sense, of course, since it’s a design feature that Apple popularized. Sadly, … [Read more...] about Shocker: Samsung is working on a phone design that copies the iPhone X’s notch
It's been years since Samsung smartphones were found to have infringed several Apple iPhone patents, but some folks are still sore."It was blatantly ripped off. They tried to steal the essential flavor of the iPhone," said Richard Howarth, a senior director of Apple's design team and one of two lead iPhone designers, testifying at a damages trial for Samsung's infringement where Apple is seeking $1 billion. "They were trying to rip off part of the iconic nature and say, 'We're cool, too,'" he said Tuesday. Howarth, who has worked at Apple for 22 years, is listed as inventor on two design patents central to the Apple-Samsung patent case: US Patent No. D618,677 (D'677 for short), which describes a black, rectangular, round-cornered front face; and US Patent No. D593,087 (D'087), which describes a similar rectangular round-cornered front face plus the surrounding rim, known as the bezel. Samsung lawyer John Quinn, on cross-examination, grilled Howarth on whether the patents … [Read more...] about Eight years on, Apple iPhone team still sore about Samsung phones
While both Samsung and Apple are losing ground to Chinese competitors in the global smartphone market, this is primarily among mid-tier consumers - not those angling for premium devices.When it comes to cutting edge devices, the two are still some way ahead of their rivals. The real question these days is how they compare with each other.Once upon a time there would have been no question that Apple was the better innovator, with Samsung following its American rival and implementing its new features within the relatively more open Android ecosystem.But declining sales at Apple are encouraging the company to move away from its classical innovation cycle, and considering Samsung's launch of its folding phone on Wednesday, the tables may have turned. Here's a look at the real differences between the two companies and their products in 2019. Both Apple's iPhone X range of devices and Samsung's new Galaxy S10 series of phones feature three models with different sizes, targeted to … [Read more...] about Samsung vs Apple: What are the differences between the smartphone leaders in 2019?
Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei, likens the company to a ruthless "wolf" tirelessly running down its prey, an ethos that could soon make it the apex predator of the smartphone world. Despite being essentially barred from the critical US market, Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world's number two smartphone maker in the second quarter of this year and has market leader Samsung in its sights. Huawei has achieved this in part by refocusing away from the futile fight for US access and toward gobbling up market share in developing nations with its moderately priced but increasingly sophisticated phones, analysts say. "Huawei's image and brand recognition across markets and regions is getting better and better," said Tarun Pathak of global market analysis firm Counterpoint. "They've differentiated and positioned their products across price segments, which makes an interesting conversation in terms of competing with Apple and Samsung." Founded by Ren, now 73, … [Read more...] about Huawei Stalks Apple, Samsung in Global Smartphone Market