Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus hits the market

Good news for Android fans! One of the most awaited Android phones has arrived in the smartphone market today. Yes, we are talking about the Galaxy Nexus which features Android 4.0 commonly known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It is available on Verizon Wireless for $299 on contract.

It should be noted that Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus is the first Android phone in the United States to feature Ice Cream Sandwich. Galaxy Nexus is a thin smartphone featuring 4.65 inch Super Amoled display. It runs on a dual-core processor and has a 5 megapixel rear camera which can record HD videos upto 1080p. It also has a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera which can be used to make video calls.

Apart from these cool hardware features, it has got the Ice Cream Sandwich, which is renowned for its superb features. It enhances multitasking and is overall better than the previous versions of Android in terms of simplicity

Since Galaxy Nexus is available on Verizon, users will be able to use Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network. Though it is not a great deal, but still, it can be a bliss to the users who want high speed internet connection.

With the launch of Galaxy Nexus, the ongoing battle between Android based smartphones and the iPhone will surely get some more fuel. Currently, Apple Inc. and Samsung, which is the hardware manufacturer of Galaxy Nexus, are in the middle of lawsuits over the so called patent infringements by Samsung in its Galaxy range of products. And the rivalry between Google and Apple dates back to the release of the Android platform.

It will be interesting to see whether the coalition of Apple’s rivals pose any threat to its products.

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Apple Inc. Richer Than The United States Government ?

It is a well known fact that Apple Inc. has cash reserves more than any other company but the fact that it is even richer than the United States Government is absolutely fantastic.

Recently Apple announced that its earnings have reached $76 billion due to large sale of its iDevices. The iPhone and the iPad are the most popular products of the Cupertino, California based company.

On the other side, as the deadline to the US debt approaches close, the Treasury Department of United States Government has reported that its bank account has even less than $74 billion and could become zero by early August.

This only shows that the American government and the Corporate America are two worlds apart. While the corporations continue to grow and their combined profits accumulate around $1.2 trillion, the government consistently has lost its cash reserves and its debts are increasing day by day.

According to Apple, these cash reserves will help the company to secure its future as it will ensure that they do not run into any financial trouble like the company had to face during the launch phase of the iPhone 4.

So, should American government start selling the iPhone and the iPad or should Apple take over the running of Washington DC?

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Investors Doubt HTC’s Growth Due To Apple Lawsuit

Investors have started doubting HTC’s future growth as the Taiwanese firm is amidst a lawsuit with Apple Inc. Investors have talked to HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, over this issue and he has guaranteed them that this lawsuit will not have any effect on the company’s growth.

Chou addressed the company’s investors at an investor conference and seemed confident that this “distraction” with International Trade Commission and Apple Inc. will not affect HTC in any aspect.

Apple recently sued HTC over patent infringements and ITC slammed HTC by issuing a ruling in Apple’s favor. The patents which, according to Apple, were violated by HTC deal with how the phone handles data sent to it from other devices over a network and how a device opens an e-mail.

HTC has recently purchased S3 Graphics with an intent to increase its $300 million net price tag. Chou also stated that HTC was closely following the tablet market and plans to be more competitive by launching new products in near future.

Whatever Chou claims, HTC is currently under a fierce battle with Apple. Some days prior, HTC indicated that it wants to settle its differences with Apple with a series of talks.

Will this lawsuit affect HTC or will this matter be solved out of the court?

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Apple To Sue Samsung Over White Galaxy S II ?

Apple is planning to sue its top competitor Samsung over its ambitious plan to launch the white Galaxy S II. Apple and Samsung are already fighting a lawsuit which says that the Korean giant has copied the iPhone and iPad’s design in its Galaxy range of products.

Though Apple and Samsung are business partners(Samsung manufactures Apple’s A4 chips) but ever since Apple Inc. started to sue its Korean partner, both have turned bitter rivals.

This rivalry can be dated back to the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy range of products when Apple first sued it for “deliberately copying” the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.

Apple is thinking that these lawsuits might make Samsung more heedful about its future devices but it doesn’t seem so.

Samsung has announced that after seeing its Galaxy S II’s huge success, it is planning to launch a white edition of it in Britain later this year. Moreover, the leaked photos of the white Samsung Galaxy S II are already flooding the Internet.

Both these tech giants are making superb products but had they been into a healthy competition, users surely would have been benefited.

Will these companies ever think of resolving their feuds outside the court?

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Nokia’s Smartphone Sales Down: Slips From 1st To 3rd

Nokia is currently undergoing the worst period it has ever seen in its 15 years of business. First it was thrown from its first place by Apple and now Samsung has kicked it out from its second position in smartphone sales.

Nokia held the crown of being the world’s largest smartphone seller but due to its bad sales and tough competition by Apple Inc. and Samsung has made it ending up at the 3rd position. This is first time in the history of the company that it has been replaced by its rivals.

Apple recently announced its second quarter sales to be around 20.3 million iPhones which is the best till now from the American giant. Samsung also sold over1 19 million smartphones which is far ahead of Nokia, which only sold 16.7 million units.

Nokia did not comment on this but an insider said that this may be due to the low demand in smartphone sector. But had low demand been the cause, Apple’s and Samsung’s sales would have been affected too, so it is not the case here.

Nokia has recently announced that it will be dropping its Symbian platform and has made a deal with Microsoft to use its Windows Phone Platform in its future handsets. With this move, Nokia clearly has lost its USP.

Do you think Nokia will be able to get back its position of leading manufacturer?

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iPhone 5 Coming This September ?

Good news for iPhone freaks! If popular rumors are to be believed, we’ll be having iPhone 5 in the early September. The leaked report says that Apple plans to produce 4 million units of the device globally and will be making 400,000 test devices.

This leak comes from a report published in China Times, one of the leading newspapers in China. It says that Apple may launch its best product during this fall when it will host its annual iPod music event. If Apple does so, it will not come of as a big surprise as it has a tradition of launching its new products at its annual programs.

It is also rumored that Apple will be launching its new iPad some time prior to thanksgiving. It will give Apple an advantage of launching two of its best products simultaneously.

Apple already has announced that it will launch iOS 5 in this fall. If it really is going to launch its iPhone 5 during that same period, it will prove best for its sales as users will rush to get their hands on both the device and its new OS.

It is going to be very exciting to see iPhone 5 amidst all the Android sets that have flooded the market.

What do you think? Could Apple’s beast beat its predecessor?

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Facebook App For The iPad Already There?

The long awaited Facebook app for the iPad might be already in the market. This app has not been officially released yet but it has been found in the code of its iPhone version.

According to TechCrunch, the iPad version of Facebook app was stealthily coded into its iPhone counterpart. This app can be used by anyone who has an iPad but there are slight modifications that the user will have to make in order to use this app.

It has long been said that Facebook is planning to launch an app for the iPad but Facebook has never provided a comment on this issue.

Whenever an app for any Apple product has to be launched, it is first submitted to Apple Inc.

Apple then takes some time in reviewing that app and finally that app is made available for the users. Usually, this whole process takes a lot of time because Apple doesn’t specify the time period of its revisionary process.

Even if the claims of TechCrunch are genuine, this app would require jailbreaking your device to use it and that thing is illegal and Apple will not provide you any warranty if your OS gets malfunctioned in this process.

Our take at this news is that the users should wait a while for the launch of the official app. If you cannot wait, there are hell lot of apps available to access Facebook that don’t need tampering with your device.

We’ll keep you informed regarding this app.

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