Not exactly Microsoft and Apple have cross patents. Nokia is owned by Microsoft which saved them. Sony Ericsson became part of Sony fully and in turn protected with patents. HTC couldn't go against Apple and started to pay a licence after being bullied. Samsung is the only company that has not yielded.... Yet.
Apple got away with not paying for a 3g licence as the court ruled as an essential standard while other companies paid. In all fairness all the technology giants are just as bad as each other. Also I heard they are going to do something about these software patents as they are to easy to obtain and the courts can't keep up and no nothing about them. Anyway didn't Apple drop all cases against Samsung and in turn they did.
This dispute is about a contract agreement which Samsung is refusing to pay any more since they believe Microsoft breached it then buying Nokia. So it's not they can't afford it but they believe the contract is now nullified. Time will tell.
MaxSmarties, 06 Oct 2014How obsessed Samsung fanboys are about Apple: they put it even in a thread related to Microsoft....Apple does have a case against Samsung.
What samsung has been sued for, other companies sued for similar problems. Samsung has infringed on other companies and they do not hesitate to take whatever patent they want.
You can sue Samsung, they will fight to the death, they finally lose, the appeal, lose again, appeal
lose again, appeal, and lose again, until the company is suing gives up. That is Samsung's dirty tactics.
Although the big story is Apple has sued Samsung, other big name companies that took
you guys like to say apple is the devil here, they are suing everyone... they've only actually Samsung and pretty much no one else, mean while Samsung is running around stealing patents.
Samsung is one of the dirtiest companies on the planet.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2014Everything on Samsung's financial reporting says that their mobile division is quite a large p... moreInformation is limited in a sense it is scattered although not worded as which of their divisions is the smallest you can only go by revenue and employees employed.
After looking it over some more some of the information I read appears to be dated with more current times painting a better picture more so from 2012-14 where profit wise it started to take over from TVís and entertainment systems.
It has never been worded as to which of their divisions exactly is the smallest or the biggest only you can only go by employee count and revenue they have also shifted over to the Samsung electronics umbrella which makes it more messy. Some of the information i have read before does appear to be somewhat outdated since they jump massively year over year this is the most current one i have came across which is 2012-13 which paints them as a bigger portion of the electronics section.
Khoureigh, 06 Oct 2014Must be an auto fill problem cause your comment makes no sense unless you replace Samsung with... moreHow obsessed Samsung fanboys are about Apple: they put it even in a thread related to Microsoft....
Dazz, 06 Oct 2014You have Google use it, information is all around you. The mobile division is part of the S... moreEverything on Samsung's financial reporting says that their mobile division is quite a large part of their business. Could you point me in the direction of the information that says it is their smallest division?
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2014 "the mobile phone market which is their smallest division"
You lost all credibil... moreYou have Google use it, information is all around you.
The mobile division is part of the Samsung Telecommunications which is a sub division of Samsung Electronics.
Dazz, 06 Oct 2014Stupidest comment of 2014, do you know how big Samsung is, i bet at least half of your house e... more "the mobile phone market which is their smallest division"
You lost all credibility with that statement. You obviously don't know what you are talking about.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2014If you out more powerful CPUs and GPUs yet get worse performance than the previous model, then... moreThats right going from 1080p to 1440p is only 1.77 times more pixels and that has no effect on performance what so ever lol
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2014Samsung is about getting die soon
Stupidest comment of 2014, do you know how big Samsung is, i bet at least half of your house electronics has been built by Samsung and you don't even know it. They are in every single market and are over 53 companies big have 3 CEO's as it's to much for one to run they build everything from microprocessors to weapons to MRI scanners to jet engines. They will not die anytime soon even if they left the mobile phone market which is their smallest division and at present they rule that market too.
Infact current estimates is that Samsung makes 327 billion dollars a year
Samsung have problem making payments? Guess their cash flow is not doing so well with all the phones seating in warehouses.
Khoureigh, 06 Oct 2014Must be an auto fill problem cause your comment makes no sense unless you replace Samsung with... moreNo, pretty sure I meant Samsung fanboys. Reference the upset Samsung fanboys below suggesting Samsung buy AMD or buy Microsoft. Or that Samsung a rage quit and stop manufacturing for their customers. If you think that's great business acumen, I have a bridge to sell you.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2014Most of the samsung fanboys don't know anything about business in the real world. Don't expec... moreMust be an auto fill problem cause your comment makes no sense unless you replace Samsung with Apple.
Dear samsung, I want to make you but don't hate me, because its bussiness sweetheart...
Recently I've read somewhere that Samsung will going to change standart office software to microsoft office at all Samsung's bussiness offices and fabs.
They saying it will cost very big and the deal recently settled.
Very interesting things happens in the world, between these industry/tech giants.
Same story with sammy and apple, apple and microsoft, htc and nokia etc...
But fans, they are real warriors...
Defending their favorite companies like hell, till the last breath while that companies having group *** each other.
They really don't care all kind of fanboys, its all good if they (fannies) continuously buy their products...
Anonymous , 05 Oct 2014What I don't understand about the agreement is.. Why does Samsung have to pay royalties to Mic... moreThe reason why they have to pay royalties is because Microsoft designed over 200 patents that are used in the Android OS. Google bought Android but Android can't function without those patents.
z, 05 Oct 2014that's not how you do business. Most of the samsung fanboys don't know anything about business in the real world. Don't expect much more than juvenile understanding and petty comments. They just know basic numbers so they can read spec sheets. That's why they fall for Samsung's marketing so easily. Exynos Octa-core!
Android is an infringing OS. Google should create one and not bought an OS.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2014If you out more powerful CPUs and GPUs yet get worse performance than the previous model, then... moreprobably... articles made by apple journalist as well.... jeezzz .. stop it already -_-
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2014They are chasing the WRONG things and finally it has even caught up with their engineering res... moreIf you out more powerful CPUs and GPUs yet get worse performance than the previous model, then yes, i am quite sure.
Check the OpenGL scores in the article. The Galaxy Note 4 graphics performance is worse than the Galaxy Note 3, you impressed with that?
I'm sure your Samsung fanboy brain is now trying hard to convince us that worse actually means better in your next comment lol.
Read the article, look at the facts, speak the truth.