iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Which Of Them Pulls More Web Traffic?

Apple iPhone 5In spite of the flawed mapping software, the iPhone 5 does not really stop to pull customers towards its sleek and stylish design. The fact that Apple managed to sell over five million devices during the first week of its launch stands witness to this fact.

And now as per a latest report by Chitika, mobile ad firm, Apple’s latest sixth-gen iPhone 5 has even surpassed the Web traffic, outdoing its rivals’ Samsung Galaxy S III in less than 18 days.

The findings by the firm Chitika were based on millions of mobile ad impressions from both the devices across the US and Canada, starting Oct. 3rd till 9th.

By Oct. 9th, the firm noted that about 56 percent of impressions were from Apple’s iPhone 5 and 44 percent from the Galaxy S III.

According to Chitika it is the record-breaking sales numbers and the devices’ 4G browsing speeds of iPhone 5 that made way to this growth. However, the news was not really good for the Korean manufacturer, who puts its Galaxy device in direct competition to the Apple’s smartphone.

The report concluded with the fact that iPhone 5 remains the most active smartphone for the users of mobile Web.

However, many analytics company such as Localytics, a mobile app analytics and marketing firm believes that the patent trial between Samsung and Apple has in turn helped boost up Samsung Galaxy’s sales. The firm reported that Galaxy S III sales surged 9 percent each week since Aug. 1.

Interestingly, Samsung also managed to get a clean chit on the sale of its Galaxy Nexus device recently, which the Cupertino Calif.-based firm had asked the US court to ban.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Ready To Take On The Smartphone World

Samsung speculated to launch mini version of Galaxy S IIIFollowing the success of its flagship Galaxy S III device, Samsung is now planning to launch a smaller version of its smartphone. For those who found 4.8-inch a little too large, this scaled down version might just interest you.

The news was confirmed by JK Shin, the chief of Samsung’s mobile division, who revealed that the firm will officially unveil a mini 4-inch version of the Galaxy S III, today on October 11th in Germany.

As per the speculations, the Galaxy S III Mini will boast a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, a 5-megapixel camera, 1-GHz dual-core STE U8420 processor, and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest operating system.

Believed to be in direct competition to Apple’s iPhone 5, this 4-inch Galaxy S III will come equipped with a resolution of 800-by-480 pixels.

There were some photos and specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini leaked on the Web. The device comes packed in a smaller plastic body measuring 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm.

The Galaxy S III Mini will include 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD.

It will also support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA, NFC for mobile payments and Android Beam, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

The device is expected to be priced at 399 euros ($513), though the official price would be announced at the conference.… Read the rest

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Samsung Plans For Samsung Galaxy S III ‘Mini’: Rumor

Smaller version of Galaxy sIII specualtedFollowing the speculations of iPad Mini, the latest going on in the rumor mill is the report of Samsung planning to launch a smaller version of its latest 4.8-inch Galaxy S III.

Starting off in the Korean manufacturer’s German branch, there are reports that Samsung has sent out press invitations slated for October 11 for something that as per Google Translate means, “That’s how large and small can be”.

However, on being asked to comment, Samsung refused to say anything.

This smaller version is believed to have a 4-inch display, with a 5 MP camera. It might also be cheaper than Apple’s iPhone 5.

Samsung recently paid Apple $1 billion in damages on claims of patents’ infringement. But that’s clearly not stopping the Korean maker from coming up with innovative devices.

In the first quarter of this year, Samsung bagged the top spot and shipped around 93.8 million devices.

Between May and August, the Korean maker had 25.7 percent share in the US smartphone market, while Apple has ticked up 2.1 percent, before its iPhone 5 hit the market.

Currently, Samsung and Apple are fighting in court in various countries all over the world.

According to a court filing, the firm is challenging the jury’s decision made in August because, the company says, Velvin Hogan, jury foreman did not disclose he had filed for bankruptcy in 1993 and had been involved in a lawsuit with his former employer, Seagate.

So in case the speculations are true, will you be waiting to bag a smaller Galaxy S III? Share your comments with us.… Read the rest

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Should You Buy Samsung Galaxy S3 or Wait For S4?

When Apple is hitting the news for all good reasons, how could Samsung lag behind? Achieving the mark of two million pre-orders for iPhone 5, Apple has proved its success, yet again. And now Samsung says it’s my turn! A lot has been going on in the rumor mill regarding Samsung launching its next-generation smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February next year.

So will we see a new Galaxy S4 in 2013 or is it just a rumor to confuse consumers to wait for few months until they decide which smartphone to splurge on?

The news was reported in The Korea Times on Sunday, though the source of the news was unnamed. As per the report, the successor to Galaxy S III will hold a 5-inch display, slightly bigger than the latter’s 4.8-inch screen. It also said that S IV or name still unknown will hold some of the best features Samsung has offered so far. It will also boast all features of Galaxy S III, which reached the shelves in May this year. The S III has been a hit with around 20 million units sold so far.

Samsung recently mocked at Apple in the former’s print ad comparing the features of iPhone 5 with Galaxy S III, proclaiming iPhone 5 to be no genius!… Read the rest

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Galaxy S III- A Success; Samsung Sold 20M Devices in 100 Days

The Samsung Galaxy S III is a successful phone. The recent report by Samsung indicates that its Galaxy S III smartphone has hit 20 million in as little as three months time. A major figure for Android smartphones, this report marks the achievement of Samsung, who recently lost $1 billion in a patent suit against Apple. But, the figure gets a little pale as compared to predictions that Apple might reach a mark of 10 million in the first week.

Samsung Galaxy S III was launched by the Korean manufacturer in late May.

The smartphone was released three months ahead of new phone announcement by rivals Apple, Nokia and Motorola.

Samsung seems to be happy by the achievement and says that the sales did help it maintain control in the smartphone market.

Samsung and Apple are involved in legal battles all over the world for patents infringement.

Just last week, Apple Inc targeted Samsung Galaxy S III flagship smartphone that it believes infringed its patent rights!… Read the rest

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In Yet Another Patent Case, Apple Aims at Other Samsung Devices

In an ongoing patent dispute between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics, the former has now targeted Samsung Galaxy S III flagship smartphone and Galaxy Note tablet on Friday. Apple claimed to include four more Samsung devices that it believes infringed its patent rights.

Apple vs. Samsung battle started last year, in April 2011. Recently, the jury ruled out in favor of Apple and lodged damages worth $1 billion against Samsung, which it said would appeal.

This latest case focuses on eight different utility patents, which Apple claims Samsung to have violated. These eight utility patents are different from the previous case and do not involve design patents, utility patents, and trade dress infringement.

With a trial date set for March 2014, this case would also be heard in the same San Jose federal court with the same District Judge Lucy Koh.

Lucy Koh recently assigned Dec. 6th to be the hearing date for Apple’s petition to ban eight of Samsung’s smartphones in the US market.

Previously also Apple tried to add the Galaxy S III to the case back in June, well before it was released in the US market.

When Samsung released Galaxy S III, the Korean manufacturer said that they have excluded all features that Apple claims to have been infringed.

In the court filing on Friday, Apple added two models each of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to the case.

Among the utility patents Apple is listing are patent ’721, which refers to unlocking a phone with gestures on an unlock image, and patent ’172, which deals with a system and interface for offering word recommendations.

Considering Samsung’s showing in the court last year, in case the jury decides to ban any of its devices, which now also includes tablets and music players, Samsung could really get a setback in the US market.

The US court case between Samsung and Apple is one of the same legal battles being fought all over the world. In a latest ruling in Japan, the Tokyo court ruled out that Samsung did not infringe an Apple’s patents involved in synching mobile devices and computers, which got Samsung a victory over the latter.… Read the rest

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