Samsung Display said today that they are terminating their contract with Apple regarding liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. This is not shocking because Apple and Samsung have filed multiple patent lawsuits against each other across many countries. Samsung believes that they are no longer make a great amount of cash from Apple because they have a stiff supply-chain management structure.
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A few days ago Google and Samsung announced a new Chromebook laptop. The lightweight Chromebook was unveiled on Thursday and will be selling for $249 and will run on the Google Chrome operating system.
Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy S III U.S. owners will receive the Jelly Bean update “in the coming months,” but an exact date is not yet known. This is because the individual carriers are rolling out updates on their own schedules. This means that all 5 carriers in the U.S. will offer the upgrade for the Android 4.1 operating system. [TheVerge]
Apple has hired Samsung chip designer Jim Mergard according to the WSJ. Before Samsung, Mr. Mergard was the AMD chief engineer. Mr. Mergard was a 16-year veteran at AMD and was known for developing the AMD chip code-named Brazos for low-end portable computers.
Apple and Samsung has some insane competition against each other. Samsung is a wizard when it comes to producing electronic components and Android devices while Apple has huge brand loyalty. So how is the Apple iPhone 5 doing? According to advertising and research company Chitika, the Apple iPhone 5 conducted a user agency analysis on millions of mobile ad impressions over a 7-day time frame from October 3rd through October 9th.
Back in late August, Apple won a jury trial that would see that Samsung owed them $1.05 billion over design patent infringement. The jury found reason to believe that Samsung copied designs from the Apple iPhone.
Samsung believes that there was juror misconduct in a trial against Apple. Samsung believes that jury foreman Velvin Hogan had failed to disclose a lawsuit and personal bankruptcy when he was questioned for a jury selection.
Yesterday evening Samsung asked Judge Paul Grewal to allow them to include the iPhone 5 in their countersuit against Apple. Recently a jury in California awarded Apple $1.049 billion from Samsung as part of their patent lawsuit against them. In another case, Apple is accusing over 20 Samsung devices of violating different patents including the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Nexus.