One of the most anticipated smartphone throwdowns of the year -- the 2018 iPhones and Google Pixel 3 -- will be about far more than just phones. The competition will go to the root of Apple's iOS 12 software versus Google's Android Pie.Although Apple and Google are located about 9 miles away from one another in the heart of Silicon Valley, their philosophies are worlds apart. Google's Android OS is about openness (but that can lead to fragmentation) and Apple's iOS is about making a tight system work well (but many services only function within Apple's relatively narrow device ecosystem). Now Playing: Watch this: iOS 12 beta may hide clues about the 2018 iPhones 5:04 Google has made Android 9 Pie official -- it's out of beta and working on existing phones, while iOS 12 is still in beta. That means we can assess their current features side by side, but with the understanding that Apple and Google are likely to save some surprises for the actual launch of their rumored … [Read more...] about Google Android Pie versus Apple iOS 12: Guess who’s winning now
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Remember 2007? Back then, Finland’s Nokia had the lion’s share of the world’s mobile phone market. In California, Steve Jobs was launching an iPod that supported “multi-touch gestures” and doubled as an “internet communicator”: the world’s first iPhone. It’s not easy to recall a time when Apple was not the smartphone colossus it is today. But a decade ago, things were very different. In 2008, Nokia shifted 61m smartphones worldwide, while Apple sold just 3m. Even then, however, Apple still wiped the floor with Samsung, a brand “people couldn’t pronounce and made microwaves that were on sale in Comet”, according to CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood. Even as Nokia entered a near death spiral through... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Samsung versus Apple: Is a dead smartphone market the ultimate leveller?
April 4, 1975: Childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft Corporation, a software company destined to become a tech behemoth — and a major Apple frenemy. Altair 8800 kit computer. In Silicon Valley, the launch of the Altair inspired the creation of the Homebrew Computer Club, where Jobs and Steve Wozniak first showed off the Apple-1 computer. It also sparked the creation of the Byte Shop, the computer dealership that first stocked Apple’s debut computer. signing a deal granting Microsoft “non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, nontransferable license to use [parts of the Mac technology] in present and future software programs” for its then-fledgling Windows. simply borrowed from Xerox PARC). This coincided with Apple’s fall from grace as its margins increasingly got squeezed, and bad business decisions like the “clone Macs” threatened to sink it. Microsoft versus Apple For years, Apple battled Microsoft over … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Apple frenemy Microsoft is founded
There has been a tug-of-war between Samsung and Apple for the top US smartphone vendor spot for some time. Not only are the companies closely matched in terms of sales figures, they tend to release their major products in different quarters: Apple launching its new iPhones in the latter half of the year, and Samsung releasing its Galaxy S flagships during the first. This leads to peaks and troughs for both companies, which regularly sees them cross over in terms of US smartphone shipments. Despite Samsung remaining the top dog in the global smartphone market in Q3 2017, research company Strategy Analytics suggests that Apple has once again regained the top spot position for the US.Editor's PickUS Supreme Court will not hear Samsung’s appeal in patent loss to Apple It appears that the long and bloody court battle between Samsung and Apple hit a wall today when the US Supreme Court refused to hear Samsung's appeal of a ruling that awarded Apple $120 million. Before … [Read more...] about Samsung loses top smartphone vendor spot to Apple in US
March 14, 2018 - Written By Cory McNutt IntroductionDo we have a good one for you today – the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus goes up against the Apple iPhone X in a battle of high-end smartphones. These two devices are at the peak of Samsung and Apple’s engineering. Many that read this article will think that this is another Android website praising their Galaxy S9 Plus while looking down at its archrival, the iPhone X – but can we help it if our device is simply a notch better?Because Samsung completely redesigned the Galaxy S8 Plus last year, the Galaxy S9 Plus is more of an evolutionary upgrade over its predecessor. Samsung took the best of its Infinity Display and refined it, while revamping its imaging capabilities by adding a dual-camera setup with some remarkable features, and finally upgrading its processor and GPU to the latest Snapdragon configuration. After coming out with its new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple decided since it was the tenth anniversary of the … [Read more...] about Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Apple iPhone X