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Apple and Samsung drop lawsuits outside the US

06 August, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple and Samsung drop lawsuits outside the US - read the full textIn a surprising move, both Apple and Samsung have decided to drop the lawsuits between themselves outside the US. The companies haven't signed any licensing agreement, though, and the lawsuits within the US shall continue. The Apple vs. Samsung legal battles have been going on for the past...


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Better late than never

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  • 2014-08-10 23:30
  • 3JDK

i love myself

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  • 2014-08-09 10:47
  • 9LbY

Apple is always the best because all apple products in africa is the same as in the us but samsung fake ones are many than the soo called quality ones.Apple all best no matter what Africans love apple

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  • 2014-08-07 01:05
  • fmgh

Where is iFan, carefully read the statement "both companies had infringed some patents of the other". Who said Apple not copy and steal from others?

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  • 2014-08-07 00:49
  • Ibxg

> In reply to DAn13L @ 2014-08-06 18:18 from kxIs - click to readWhat do you use? Doro phone??

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  • 2014-08-07 00:32
  • qb1S

This is advantageous pretty much only for Apple since the US Court always favors US companies...

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  • 2014-08-06 21:05
  • 3Rce

> In reply to DAn13L @ 2014-08-06 18:18 from kxIs - click to readUnless it's a Nokia. Nokia looks new even after 3 years as long as it is a touchscreen mobile

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  • 2014-08-06 20:59
  • ut}p

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 17:06 from gLNe - click to readAll phones are cheap these days. As much as you try to take care of it, they will look mint condition for a few months but then completely fall apart.

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  • 2014-08-06 18:18
  • kxIs

> In reply to Shots1721 @ 2014-08-06 13:01 from 3AxW - click to readon that plastic (faux leather) back cover

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  • 2014-08-06 18:09
  • SjwZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 17:06 from gLNe - click to readAs long as you save a backup of the original phone's ROM, it can/should be able to be restored just as easily, using a ROM manager such as TWRP.

On a cheaper phone, I'm prepared to take that chance.

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  • 2014-08-06 17:21
  • rvMA

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 15:28 from rvMA - click to readand then instantly void your warranty.. so if your phone develops a fault (which a cheap phone is more likely to do) then you will be paying to fix it.

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  • 2014-08-06 17:06
  • gLNe

Teams of lawyers need rest before Samsung release Galaxy Alpha and this whole thing starts again.

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  • 2014-08-06 16:11
  • 9Awx

I'm surprised Samsung agreed to this, as it's heavily weighted against them; Apple must be giving them something in return we obviously don't know about!!??

Personally I wouldn't buy any phone/tablet/phablet from either of them - Samsung are renowned for their bloatware & Apple for being overpriced.

My aim in purchasing smartphones is to buy the cheapest I can, easily rootable & then load a Custom ROM onto (like Cyanogen).

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  • 2014-08-06 15:28
  • rvMA

Thank God they dropped it.

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  • 2014-08-06 14:39
  • N9@S

> In reply to S2S3S4 @ 2014-08-06 07:52 from bCkY - click to readThe htc are number one because copied all models ... Apple 38%
Samsung the rest ..

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  • 2014-08-06 13:51
  • p3Eb

> In reply to pill klinton @ 2014-08-06 11:54 from 2mCd - click to readMore like faPple never had anything in the first place...

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  • 2014-08-06 13:38
  • m@BL

Thats because sony are better. name me whats better about the S5 over the Z2 or One M8 because i see nothing other than a plastic shell

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  • 2014-08-06 13:01
  • 3AxW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 10:48 from 6%n7 - click to readI guess you didn't realize that the ITC, who granted the ban in the first place, were the ones who recommended that Obama veto their own ruling because using SEPs to ban a device would set a bad precedent. Maybe you should read beyond the headlines once in a while.

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  • 2014-08-06 12:51
  • 4$vE

Very simple reason.
Sammy is no longer threat to Apple but Xiaomi yes.
Next Apple will sue Xiaomi very soon.

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  • 2014-08-06 11:54
  • 2mCd

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