Sep 062012
 

According to media reports, the market research firm comScore’s latest data shows that Apple’s share is slightly more than 33% in the U.S. smartphone market, an increase of 2 percentage points compared to April this year. comScore also found that Android market share is over 52% – an increase of 1.4 percentage points compared to April, and it is still the leader in the major smartphone platforms.

The biggest loser is RIM, which comes as no surprise. RIM ranked in third place with 9.5% market share. Microsoft’s efforts in the mobile market has yet to reach achievement, the market share of the last few months has not grown, but fell by 0.4 percentage points to 3.6%.

Samsung is still the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the U.S. market, the market share is 25.6%, compared to April it fell by 0.3% percentage points, followed by LG (18.4%), Apple (16.3%, an increase of 1.9 percentage points compared to April).

Mobile phone users have begun to use the various functions of the phone. comScore’s data also shows that, compared with April, the number of mobile phone users’s sending SMS, downloading applications, accessing social networking and running the browser have increased .

Sep 042012
 

SAP said on Monday, Oracle has appealed a lawsuit which lasts five years, and also this may make SAP pay more copyright infringement compensation.

This Monday, the SAP spokesman confirmed the contents that Germany “Mannheimer Morgen” had previously reported about what consequences Oracle appeal may bring, and said “in this bad cases, the appeal may take 2 years. ” SAP expressed disappointment on Oracle slowed down the process. SAP spokesman said, “We agree to carry out a reasonable settlement, because we believe that this case has been for a too long.”

In August, SAP agreed to pay Oracle $306 million compensation to settle the copyright infringement accusement to one of its departments, the lawyers pointed out at that time, this action was aimed at ” to save time and cost required by a new trial and to speed up the completion of the appeal procedure.” In 2010, a jury in North Carolina judged that¬† in the lawsuit of SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow improperly downloading Oracle files, SAP should pay Oracle $1.3 billion in compensation.

Aug 312012
 

Market research firm IDC released research report on Thursday, it’s predicted that China will overtake the United States this year to become the world’s largest smartphone market. IDC expects demand for cheap smartphones based on Google Android operating system will increase.

IDC expects the Chinese smartphone market share will rise from 18.3% last year to 26.5% this year in the global market, while the U.S. market share will decline from 21.3% to 17.8%.

IDC said the fierce competition between smartphone vendors prompted the increase of the number of Android phones with a low price of $100 or less, which will help smartphone sales in the Chinese market. IDC expects, mobile operators in the Chinese market will increase sales by providing subsidies. At the same time, the growth rate of the U.S. smartphone market this year is expected to be slowed down, because most mobile phones sold in the U.S. market are smart phones.

IDC expects the UK smartphone market share will be 4.5%, ranked third; Indian share is expected to be 2.5%, ranked fourth, and it will rise to 8.5% in 2016; Brazilian share is expected to be 2.3%, ranked fifth.

Samsung is the largest Android smartphone manufacturers in the global market, so is in the Chinese market, what ranked after it are Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo Group, China’s domestic manufacturers.

Aug 302012
 

According to media paperblog reported, recently, 30 trucks loaded with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple headquarters in California. At the beginning, Apple security said that the trucks were parked in the wrong place, a few minutes later, Tim Cook got a call from Samsung president, who says that this is the $1 billion compensation Samsung pays to Apple.

As the compensation agreement did not specify the method of payment, Samsung reserves the right to pay in any way to Apple.

The Apple feels sick to this, they must spend a lot of time to count the money, save money, and hope that there are banks willing to accept this large deposits. Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee told the media, they will not be intimidated by a group of crafty geeks, if you want to play a trick they also know how to play. You can use these coins to buy breakfast, or melt them to make computers. Anyway, this is not my problem, I have complied with legal to compensate to you.

As many as 20 billion 5-cent coins, transportation companies hope this week they can be delivered completely.

 Posted by admin at 8:51 am
Aug 272012
 

According to some media, Intel’s next generation Core graphics processor Haswell models will not continue the HD definition method, but to use the GT1, GT2 and GT3. The specific performance rank is GT3 the strongest, GT1 the weakest.

We can see from this list that the desktop level Haswell’s dual-core and quad-core versions are only equipped with the GT2 core graphics. But among the mobile level Haswell platform performance we can find the more powerful GT3.

Medias analysed that the desktop-class requirements to graphics is high or very low, therefore, it is sufficient to configure a moderate core in charge of the daily application of the graphic display. Desktop users with higher demand will select discrete graphics. For mobile platforms, the number of pursuit of high performance is not little, among which a large part is very concerned about the size and weight of the laptop. Therefore, the configuration of the stronger core graphics is more appropriate.

 Posted by admin at 9:34 am
Aug 272012
 

Following the Falcon Northwest company announced full subsidy of $14.99 for upgrading Windows 7 PC to Windows 8, the world’s largest PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard also announced that from today on to November 17 they help those who buy the HP Windows 7 computer upgrade.

This privilege is limited to residents of the United States and Canada who buy desktop and notebook, the product lines include Envy, Spectre, Pavilion, Compaq and the AIO series, this privilege also means HP also began to pay for user upgrades.

It is very simple to manage refund, users purchased computer in scheduled date only need to submit an application and purchase invoice scanning information before March 31 next year.

The other major PC manufacturers, such as Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Asus, have no corresponding program.

Aug 272012
 

There are reports that the developers found that OS X 10.8.1 will extend battery life. But after the test of the MacBook users, the OS X 10.8.1 disappointed us in improving battery life.

Although the developers confirmed the battery life is greatly enhanced after the mountain lion is updated, the test results are completely different in real life.

The Mac portable models improvements using the Core i5 and Core i7 processor from 2011 to 2012 are the most significant, the website OS X Daily said.

After a series of tests, the conclusion of the site is that computers with Core 2 dual core processor almost have no change in battery life after upgrading the mountain lion.

There are reports that, in different MacBook Air models, the OS X 10.8.1 does not improve battery life.

MacBook Air 13 “Core i7 (in mid-2012)

OS X 10.8.1 – 4:36

OS X 10.8 – 4:33

MacBook Air 13 “Core i5 (in mid-2012)

OS X 10.8.1 – 4:48

OS X 10.8 – 4:31

MacBook Air 11 “Core i5 (in mid-2011)

OS X 10.8.1 – 3:26

OS X 10.8 – 3:32

MacBook Air 11 “Core 2 (end of 2010)

OS X 10.8.1 – 5:45

OS X 10.8 – 5:47

Of course, this test may be unscientific,¬† an additional process running in the background may cause the battery time reduced from 10 minutes to an hour, but it seems that the OS X 10.8.1 doesn’t bring significant improvement in battery management.

The 2012 MacBook Air battery life decline is the fastest, a few months ago it can run more than eight hours, but now the use time is reduced by half.

Any lithium-ion batteries battery life will decline after several months use, but such a sharp fall is not normal.

Apple never said the battery drain patch was added in the OS X 10.8.1, and it’s said that Apple is commit to this work, and they hope to see this function in OS X 10.8.2 (in testing phase) .

Aug 242012
 

According to media reports, Apple submitted new patent application to the U.S. Patent and USPTO, including Thunderbolt ultra-high-speed transmission interface, tactile feedback, etc..

Thunderbolt ultra-high-speed transmission interface: According to the patent application documents, this technology makes the Thunderbolt interface able to deliver better networking capabilities and allow data to go through each equipment. Currently, Apple uses the Thunderbolt interface technology on the Mac, while it’s still applied in its Thunderbolt display.

The tactile feedback: This technology allows the touch-screen devices such as the iPhone and iPad users to have relevant touch feeling when touch the specific items, it can run on the keystogether with other applications by a linear vibration monitoring.

In addition, Apple also submitted the improved iSight Webcam patent application, and Samsung’s Flash memory related patent applications.

In March this year, the U.S. technology blog BusinessIsider gave a survey on global 21 technology giants patent number, which Apple had only 4649 patents, ranked 15. The top three are IBM, Samsung and Canon.

Aug 242012
 

According to media reports, Amazon today issued invitations to the media, and claimed that the company will hold a press conference in Santa Monica, California on September 6.

Amazon’s invitation did not disclose any information about the content of the news conference. The body of the invitation is only one sentence: “We invite you to participate in the Amazon news conference.”

Amazon’s press conference will be held at Barker Hangar Pavilion in Santa Monica City. The Barker Hangar pavilion is located in the Santa Monica Airport, adjacent to the Los Angeles city, and also private parties and filming are often held in the pavilion.

A year ago, Amazon released Kindle series products, including the Kindle Fire Tablet PC which fully compliance with consumer expectations. Kindle Fire is a 7-inch Android tablet and focused on media consumption, the price is much lower than the Apple iPad.

There are many rumors about the next generation Kindle Fire. Most people think that the next-generation Kindle Fire will be configured a larger display.

According to informed sources, this product is likely to be launched at the second half of the year(may be before Christmas), the next-generation Kindle Fire is thinner and lighter than the previous generation, it will be equipped with a built-in camera and the display quality will be much improved.

As the press conference is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, the industry believes that the release will focus in video, music, and other forms of entertainment such as games and other content. At the same time, the first generation Kindle products may also be upgraded, but the majority of people in the industry believe that the Kindle products is not strong enough to compete with the iPhone and iPad.

Aug 232012
 

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, said on a analysts callconference today, in additopn to the Windows 8 business Tablet PC, HP will also launch two new consumer-oriented notebook-Tablet PC hybrid devices.

When asked about the PC business by the analyst, Whitman said: “We are facing a very strong competitive pressure, and we will take action.”

According to Whitman, the company will respond with two consumer-oriented and with laptop features Tablet PCs.

She added that HP now has one of the best products in the long time PC business, which refers to the company’s ultrabook products.

HP today announced the revenue fell 5% to $29.7 billion, while $31.2 billion last year. Profit is $1 per share after adjustment .

The company’s results includ a one-time expenditure of $10.8 billion, about $5.49 per share.

Analysts had expected the profit after adjustment is 98 cents per share, and the revenue is $30.2 billion.