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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 6, 2012

Welcome to the SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: Presidential Edition. The world of tech didn't come to a halt just because we needed to go out and vote, so in case you missed it, here's the big news from the day. We learned today that HTC and Verizon will be holding a press event on November 13, and it's there that we're expecting to get our first official introduction to the HTC DROID DNA. Speaking of HTC, the company gave us its earnings for October 2012 today, and they aren't looking all that great. Halo 4 officially launched today, but it isn't without its share of server problems, and physical Google Wallet cards have been confirmed on a Google support page.

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Nexus 10 vs iPad 4th Gen

Nexus 10 vs iPad 4th Gen

It would appear that amongst the software and hardware releases Google has detailed this week is their first giant iPad competitor in the Google Nexus 10. At first glance the differences might not be abundant to an everyday average user other than the obvious Android vs iOS and feel of each device. As it turns out though, these two tablets, for the first time, create a battle between the iPad and an Android-toting tablet made not just by a major manufacturer, but Google as well.

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Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung to booby-trap iPhone 5 launch with LTE patent strike

Samsung is aiming to hijack Apple's new iPhone 5 launch by miring its rival in LTE patent litigation, sources at the company have apparently confirmed, echoing Apple's attempts to injunction new Samsung phones. "Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple" an unnamed insider told The Korea Times. "Countries in Europe and even the United States - Apple's home-turf - are our primary targets."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 4, 2012

We're getting ready to end a Tuesday that has produced some rather big news, so let's jump right into it, shall we? By far the biggest story of the day had to do with upcoming the Apple event. Apple started sending out invitations for the event today, using a picture that gives away what to expect at the event (spoiler alert: the iPhone 5 is coming). With an iPhone 5 reveal essentially confirmed, analysts are predicting success for the new handset, saying that it could potentially sell 10 million units this quarter. Not bad, provided the device actually hits those marks.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

We've officially entered the final week in August, which means that the autumn months are right around the corner. Today, Apple delivered a list of 8 Samsung devices it would like to see banned in the US, and the Galaxy S II - which is still a popular phone for Samsung - attracted the lion's share of the attention. We caught a glimpse of the amended verdict form from the trial today, and Google made a rather interesting statement on the outcome of the suit. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's stock took a stumble today, while the stock of some other phone manufacturers went up.

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What the heck is IFA? (And why should I care?)

What the heck is IFA? (And why should I care?)

Stand by, tech hounds: gadgets incoming. Samsung, HTC and others are readying for the big tech show of Q3, Berlin's IFA, the European rival to CES and for those of us addicted to our grown-up toys, a chance to see the phones, tablets and smart TVs we'll be coveting over the next few months. Plenty to get excited about, then, particularly with IFA 2012 expected to be the biggest in the show's history. So, what's in store?

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When is Competitive Analysis just copying (and do consumers care?)

When is Competitive Analysis just copying (and do consumers care?)

Samsung's 2010 "Relative Evaluation Report" has dunked the company into hot water, but the 132-page comparison between iPhone and Galaxy S raises new questions on device differentiation and buyer benefit. Submitted as evidence of Samsung's copyist ways by Apple's legal team in the ongoing San Jose jury trial, the document is a comprehensive and blunt critique of the original Galaxy smartphone by Samsung's own team, nitpicking its way through UI and "fun factor" in a way that leaves Cupertino with no doubts that its wares have been replicated.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 3, 2012

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! We're about ready to dive into the weekend ourselves, but not before we deliver the evening wrap-up. As with every other day this week, today gave us some more news about Apple's patent trial with Samsung, with Judge Lucy Koh interviewing each and every one of the jurors to make sure they weren't being swayed by any outside influences. Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took the stand today to convince the jury that the iPhone's design was unique, while the company's legal counsel did its best to make sure that Samsung didn't share any iPhone sales numbers. Judge Koh also said that Apple wasn't allowed to keep its customer survey results a secret, so Samsung did get a bit of news that could help it out as the trial progresses.

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Motorola Android device import ban takes effect today

Motorola Android device import ban takes effect today

Microsoft scored a win against Motorola back in May, with the ITC ruling that the smartphone manufacturer had violated an ActiveSync patent on its handsets. The ban is scheduled to come into effect starting from today, but Motorola has said that it has a plan that will allow its products to remain available to customers. The company issued a statement regarding the imminent ban, saying only that it had taken “proactive measures” to ensure its devices remain available.

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Samsung tablets no iPad copycats decides UK court

Samsung tablets no iPad copycats decides UK court

Various legal battles rage across the world for tech companies, but it looks like Apple isn’t having much luck in the UK. Last week, HTC was found not to infringe on Apple’s patents, with three being found invalid. Now Samsung has been given the all-clear by the High Court of England and Wales. The court found that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 all have recognizable differences between Apple’s iPad, and as a result will remain on sale in the UK.

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