The move comes a week after it was charged with "slavishly" copying the iPhone and iPad
In a classic legal tit-for-tat, Samsung announced Friday that it had filed patent infringement suits against Apple (AAPL) in South Korea, Japan and Germany.
A week earlier it had been sued by Apple in a California federal court for violating a broad range of Apple's intellectual property rights. According to that suit, Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 22, 2011 7:04 AM ET
According to one analyst, Apple legal didn't include iPad 2s in its Samsung complaint
"By March 2011, Apple sold more than 19 million iPads."
That's the language Apple's (AAPL) legal team used in the complaint filed Monday against Samsung. (See This is my next for the document.)
This caused some confusion among Apple watchers, because as of Dec. 25, 2010, Apple had sold a total of 14,789,000 iPads. The difference -- about 4.2 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 20, 2011 11:57 AM ET
If she dared develop an Android device, says an expert tracking the latest patent suits
"Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple's innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple's valuable intellectual property rights."
Strong language for something as dry as a patent and trademark infringement suit, but that's the kind of rhetoric Apple (AAPL) legal used MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2011 6:26 AM ET
Thinner, lighter, higher resolution screen, higher resolution cameras, and starting at lower prices.
Samsung unveiled their answer to the iPad 2 today and it certainly looks impressive. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and its smaller, letter-boxier sibling, the 8.9, were unveiled at CTIA in Orlando this morning. Both devices will run Google's (GOOG) Android 3.0 Honeycomb software and have 1GHz dual-core Hummingbird ARM processors.
Samsung has said the 10.1-inch device will be available on MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 22, 2011 1:00 PM ET
According to NPD, a quarter of all smarphones are now four inches and above.
A report today from NPD shows that the face of the smartphone industry is changing, for the bigger. "The explosion in Web and video content available for smartphones has caused consumers to rethink their phones' sizes," said Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD. "Larger displays offer a richer media experience, as well as a MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 2:07 PM ET
This time it is a Samsung Galaxy S under the hood.
Before the iPhone was released in mid 2007, I had been a Sidekick user for three or four years. I did jump to the iPhone but I never regained my typing and multi-task speed, even with the best Androids/iPhones out there today.
The Sidekick, as you probably know, was a specialized early smartphone that was widely marketed to and purchased by the MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 15, 2011 12:25 AM ET
Samsung's 10-inch tablet has some significant strengths against its competitors.
Android's next assault on the iPad franchise will likely come from Samsung who has had measured success selling its Galaxy S phones against the iPhone 4 over the last nine months. AndroidHD put together a 12-minute 'day in the life' video montage of what can be done with this tablet.
Some important features on this product which probably make it a better iPad MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 14, 2011 3:50 PM ET
You can't get any more CR-48 ChromeOS prototype laptops, but the real things are coming soon.
In a quick tweet last night, Google's (GOOG) Chrome Lead, Sundar Pichai, Tweeted that Google had run through its supply of the CR-48 laptops. He also reiterated Google's plans to release partner devices mid-year. So far, the only partners that have been named are Acer and Samsung. However, last year, on a number of occasions, HP (HPQ) MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 11, 2011 2:25 PM ET
In a February ChangeWave survey, 70% were "very satisfied" and 25% "somewhat satisfied"
There were few surprises in the survey of 3,091 ChangeWave members polled just before the iPad 2 announcement.
Interest in buying a tablet among ChangeWave's early adopter types was up, to 27% from 25% in November.
Interest in buying an iPad was high -- with 82% preferring Apple's (AAPL) tablet to Motorola's (MOT) Xoom (4%), Research in Motion's (RIMM) MORE
ARM may be the only way for GoogleTV to get a foothold in the living room.
In November, Bloomberg issued a report saying that Samsung was going to be building GoogleTVs (GOOG), likely with Intel (INTC) chips.
That didn't make sense to me. Samsung was developing its own high power chips that are almost as fast as the standard Intel Atom processors that are inside GoogleTVs, except they are based on the ARM architecture and are extremely low MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 27, 2011 11:00 AM ET
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