Just because the president overturned the ban on Apple products by the ITC does not mean it has any need whatsoever to overturn a similar ban on some old Samsung gadgets. The whole notion is preposterous.
There's a new chapter in the smartphone wars opening up as Apple nears direct battle with Google, as the European Commission hears Motorola Mobility attempt to argue that it has not used industry standard patents to harm competitors (Apple).
The US ITC yesterday declared against Apple in a FRAND-related case bought by Samsung -- and while I'm certain there's a few Phandroids laughing, they shouldn't be, because the decision will stifle innovation in the smartphone space far more than "rounded corners" ever have, or ever will.
Apple continues to endure its annus horribilis, but it appears Samsung's about to endure its own pig-Latin conundrum as the Korean firm sees yet another of its attempts to use FRAND licensing agreements in its litigations with Apple tossed out of a UK court.
Patent industry reform seems to be on the table as Apple continues attempting to protect its intellectual property against other smartphone industry players, and others fight back through the vehicle of abusing the gentleman's agreement concerning FRAND patents. The war is bloody, never-ending and, frankly, pretty dull. This morning the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) announced what could be an important step toward ending some of this insanity.
Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550 delivers massive speed and performance improvements over its predecessor. Finally, this is Chrome OS the way it was meant to be experienced.
Chrome OS, here we come: JR Raphael dives head-first into Google's new Chromebook and Chromebox devices to get the full experience of life in the cloud, Google style.
At $450 to $550, Google's new Chrome OS Chromebooks may seem steep -- but those prices are only half the story.
Just a few months ago, I was fairly certain that a Wi-Fi only tablet would have trouble competing. It's already time to crumple up that piece of paper, throw it in the trash and start over. So I'm coming forward with new statistics and a new theory.
With all the info out there about Google's new Chrome OS Chromebooks, one important detail has been missing: how much you'll have to pay to enjoy the notebooks' "always-connected" functionality.