Nov 262012

It’s rumored that Apple has re-selected battery suppliers for its iPad tablet computer and MacBook laptop, as Samsung Electronics Company has now stopped to supply batteries for these two types products. Apple’s new battery suppliers are located in China, they are Amperex Technology Limited, hereinafter referred to as the “ATL” and Tianjin Lishen Battery.

Due to the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics, Apple’s adjusting supplier behavior gives the impression as if Apple is trying to alienate Samsung Electronics Company. This week, Samsung Electronics Company modified its lawsuit content against Apple, which extended patent infringement and prosecution to Apple iPad mini and fifth-generation iPod Touch new products. Samsung Electronics claimed when they initially sued Apple, they didn’t know these two products, but these two products also belong to patent infringement, because their design and software are so similar with other Apple products.

Apple large size iPad display is supplied by Samsung Electronics Company, but the iPad mini display supplier is South Korea’s LG. Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently said on quarterly earnings conference call, Samsung Electronics is a key component partner, and at least in the near future, this status will still remain.

Nov 232012

IBM’s research institutions IBM Benchmark released a report on Thursday, said the U.S. Christmas shopping boom started on Thursday, ended at noon that day, the online sales increased by 14.3%, on average, each order was valued at$ 132.57. Up to three p.m., IBM released a new report, the U.S. Thanksgiving e-commerce retail sales grew by 16.4% compared with 2011, other indicators had also improved.

Research firm comScore expected on Wednesday, during the Christmas shopping season this year, the nation’s e-commerce sales will reach $42 billion, a year-on-year growth of 14%.

IBM data showed that as of Thursday noon, the e-commerce sales in the United States grew by 14.3%, the average value of an order is $132.57. Users who used mobile devices to access retail sites accounted for 26.5%, while it was just 15.8% in 2011. Mobile device users visited an average of 7.13 pages.

Insiders said that the reason why the proportion of mobile users increased is that it will not destroy the atmosphere of reunion to shop via mobile devices at Thanksgiving family reunion moment.

The IBM data showed, the Apple iPhone is the most popular online shopping facilities, it promoted the growth of online retail traffic and it accounted for 9.6% of the online retail traffic. Second it’s iPad with a traffic share of 9.3%, while all Android devices traffic share is 7.3%.

Users not only browsed merchandise through mobile devices, the proportion of goods purchased via mobile devices is also up to 14.1%, four percentage points higher than 2011. In contrast, the so-called “social shopping” (shopping through social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest recommended) only accounted 0.2% of the overall online shopping sales.

Industry sources sais that two reasons may lead to this situation: First, the user is not yet accustomed to this form, second this e-commerce is still in its infancy. Most stores are out of business on Thanksgiving Day, so the e-commerce is relatively active.

Nov 232012

According to the British Daily Mail reports, South Korea’s Samsung declared that in 2013 they will produce soft deformation screen smartphone.

Samsung began incremental production of smartphones able to bend the screen and even be folded into the pocket, it is learned that this innovative technology uses organiclight emitting diodes (OLEDs), they are very thin, you can place them on soft material such as plastic and metal foil. Samsung is not the only commercial company who uses Organic Light Emitting Diode to develop soft screen, it also includes: Sony Corporation of Japan and the South Korean LG company.

But Samsung is the first company to promise the release date which plans to show this smart phone in the first half of 2013. Currently, Samsung can not achieve commercialization soft screen smart phone production in the short term, the plastic screen instead of glass material will enable mobile devices lighter, more durable, and less costly.

Nov 222012

We can predict the quad-core processor is not the end of the development of intelligent mobile phone, but it is hard to imagine there has manufacturer planning 8-core ARM chip product, and it’s said that it will debut on International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February 19th next year. The manufacturer is Samsung.

According to reports, Samsung 8-core chip program uses ARM ” big.LITTLE ” technology new products, that is to combine a quad core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor performance with a quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor energy-saving effect, so that one application software can achieve seamless switching between the two processors.

Allegedly, the Cortex-A7 will be made by the 28 nm process production line, and it will be 5 times smaller than the current Cortex-A8, but more efficient.

Although it sounds crazy, it’s visible that the next year’s intelligent mobile phone field and tablet pc area will have a greater improvement in terms of performance.

Nov 222012

According to media reports, Samsung Electronics mobile business president Shin Jong-kyun said in a media interview on Wednesday, Apple and other smartphone manufacturers would not exist if there is no Samsung Electronics patent, Samsung Electronics will work hard to prove it.

Smartphone maker HTC this month has reached a settlement agreement with Apple on patent dispute, the two sides withdrew all patent litigation and signed a ten-year patent cross-licensing agreement, but Samsung Electronics said to the outside that the company will not yield to Apple on patent issues, and the company’s mobile business supervisor has begun mouth battle with Apple.

Shin Jong-kyun said, “The fact never lies. Without Samsung Electronics wireless patents, Apple is impossible to create a mobile phone, Samsung Electronics is very powerful on wireless patent product line.”

Shin Jong-kyun also said:”The company’s legal team is actively doing this defense, the court may re-trial on the case.” Last week, Shin Jong-kyun said in an interview with the South Korean news agency that Samsung Electronics is not planning to follow the example of HTC to sign similar settlement agreement with Apple. Shin Jong-kyun said, “It may be true that HTC agreed to pay 300 billion won (U.S. $ 276.6 million) to Apple, but we do not intend to do so.”

Since April in 2011, Apple and Samsung Electronics have has a fierce legal litigation regarding patent infringement in the world’s top four continents. In August this year, a jury in San Jose federal court ruled that Samsung Electronics mobile phone infringed Apple’s a series of software and design patents, and Samsung Electronics needed to pay Apple $1.05 billion in compensation. Apple soon required the judge Lucy Koh of the Court to enact a permanent ban to permanently ban on sales of Samsung Electronics infringing products in the U.S. market. The hearing about the ban will be held next month.

Apple got the victory in the United States, but in the Netherlands, Japan and other countries, the courts ruled that Samsung Electronics products did not infringe on Apple’s patents.

The market research firm Strategy Analytics released a report earlier this month and said Samsung Electronics flagship smartphone Galaxy S III has surpassed Apple’s iPhone 4S, as the world’s best-selling smartphone.

Nov 212012

According to media reports Amazon plan to sell Kindle e-book reader in the Chinese mainland market was suspended. Earlier there were reports saying, Amazon has suspended to launch the Chinese version Cloud Drive service, which is also considered as key factor to sell Kindle.

Amazon has not officially announced plans to sell Kindle in China, but earlier this month, media report said, there were indications that Amazon is speeding up to sell Kindle in China. For example, Kindle Paperwhite has recently added support for Simplified Chinese. However, the message from the Chinese side that due to the suspended of the launch of the Cloud Drive service in China, it leaves suspense if the Kindle can visit the Chinese mainland market.

The anonymous sources from Amazon said, as Kindle greatly depends on the Cloud Drive service, plan of Kindle sale in China is bound to be affected. The report said that Amazon has changed plans to launch its own locally hosted services in China, because it requires a huge expenditure. Amazon is currently exploring leasing from local operators to launch its own Cloud Drive service.

This is similar to the measures taken by Microsoft in China. Microsoft avoided license problem according to cooperation with China Telecom and Century Internet, at the same time they rented China Telecom equipment room to build a data center, while the operation and maintenance is responsible by Century Internet.

If Amazon uses this program, it also means that the Kindle will soon enter the Chinese market. Rumors of Kindle to enter the Chinese market has been going on for more than a year’s time.

Asia is becoming a focus region of Amazon, the company has promoted their own equipment many times in Asia. In September this year, Amazon launched in India Kindle Store and the Kindle; October this year, the Kindle also sold in the Japanese market. More importantly, a week before the Kindle sale in the Japanese market, Amazon has launched the Cloud Drive service in the Japanese market.

It is not clear if the Amazon postponed the sale Kindle in the Chinese market is related to the resignation of Amazon Chinese president Wang Hanhua last month. Wang Hanhua announced last month, he plans to end his seven-year term of office in the company before the end of November this year. As to now, Amazon has said no word on this report.

Nov 212012

How will cellphone PK after retina screen? Recently, LG, Sharp and Japanese display firms has fierce competition in the smartphone screen resolution solutions market, Samsung was also not to be outdone, and announced that they will show the newly developed 4.99-inch full HD super AMOLED display in January 2013 in Las Vegas at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Recently, there was website reported a scoop from a South Korean newspaper which pointed out that the message was from Samsung internal, at the same time another Korean Press released related message, but the size was not specified to 4.99 inches. The message also sais that Samsung intends to turn the efforts from the LCD field to full HD AMOLED market, which is because its OLED product line may differentiate Samsung’s overall competitiveness to avoid failure before formally participating in the competition.

It has been revealed that the Samsung’s AMOLED display to be exhibited is not only thinner, but also lower power consumption, and has high contrast and refresh rate. Allegedly, Samsung internal staff revealed privately that this screen pixel density is 441ppi, which is close to the limits of human vision. This is also considered to get ready for the upcoming 5-inch 1080P resolution screen. The message also pointed out that Samsung will base on the output to decide whether to install the new screen on the Galaxy S IV at the second quarter of next year.

Nov 212012

According to market research firm Digitimes Research senior analyst James Wang expected, global tablet shipments in 2013 will reach 210 million units, an increase of 38.3% compared to 2012, and for the first time it will exceed the same period laptop shipments. James Wang also estimated, the brand tablet PC shipments will reach 140 million units.

It’s expected that Google will maintain its growth situation in the tablet market in 2013 with its Nexus series, and become the world’s second largest tablet PC brand vendor, Google’s tablet PC shipments will reach 19 million units. Apple will continue to lead the tablet PC market, but its share in the global brand tablet PC shipments will be slipped from 60% in 2012 to 55.6%, and its global tablet shipments share is 37.4%.

Due to the burst of unbranded tablet shipments, it’s expected that Android will surpass iOS to become the biggest tablet PC market platform. Digitimes Research expected Android tablet PC shipments will reach 121 million units, an increase of 40.2% than 2012.

Digitimes Research also predicted that the global tablet PC shipments will reach 320 million units by 2015, among which the brand tablet PC shipments will be 220 million units, and the unbranded Tablet PC shipments will be 100 million units.

Nov 202012

According to media reports, Facebook said in a statement on Monday, the company did not negotiate with Yahoo on search cooperation.

A British newspaper reported on Sunday, according to informed sources, Facebook was negotiating with Yahoo and it may want to establish cooperative relationship with the latter. But Facebook denied this rumour in its most recent statement.

The British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph reported that: “Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg had talked on alliance.

But Facebook said in a statement Monday: “people want to get better search experience on Facebook. We are working to improve to better meet those expectations, but we did not negotiate with other companies in building new search cooperation. ”

The well-known blogger Kara Swisher posted in AllThingsD web that Microsoft and Yahoo search relationship has not ended, and it’s unrealistic to build new partnership with the Facebook.

But it does not mean that Facebook didn’t negotiate with Yahoo on other cooperation, only the content of cooperation is unlikely to be the search area.

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