Releases $2.6M Apple bond covering never-enacted Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban
On Wednesday, US Federal District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled on two motions in the ongoing leftover matters related to the first Apple vs. Samsung patent trial from 2012. The first ruling denied Apple the opportunity to recover attorney's fees from Samsung related to its guilty verdict on trade dress claims, and the second returned a $2.6 million Apple bond the company had put up to enforce a sales injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was found to have copied Apple's iPad technology. No action was ever taken on the ban due to the appeals process, and both companies have since agreed to drop the injunction.
Jury found that Samsung tablet infringed software, not design, patents
Apple filed a motion late Monday to extend the preliminary sales injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US while that particular aspect of the case is being appealed, a move designed to head off any attempt US District Court Judge Lucy Koh may make to dissolve the injunction based on the findings of the jury. In the recently-concluded trial, one of the jury's few nods to Samsung was a finding that the tablet, which has been banned in several countries due to its violation of design patents, infringed on three software patents but did not infringe on Apple's design patents.
Could stop Samsung products being sold over holidays
Apple, as expected, as taken a page out of Samsung's playbook and filed to have its injunction claims against eight Samsung products moved up in light of Samsung's September hearing on tossing out the current injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Currently, Apple -- the victor in its patent claims over Samsung -- would have to wait until early December to get injunctions on infringing Samsung products.
Galaxy Note 10.1 surfaces in pebble blue
A video (embedded below) has surfaced showing the forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 reboot. It appears to verify all of the key specification revisions that have been rumored following its original unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February. The revamped Galaxy Note 10.1 will also come in the troublesome pebble blue color that Samsung is using on the new Galaxy S III.
Verizon distributing update
Verizon has finally begun distributing a Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet equipped with a 4G LTE radio. The release brings Samsung's custom interface overlay, which was originally released in August for the Wi-Fi variant. Users can take advantage of new widgets, additional Live Panel apps, enhanced media player apps and other aesthetic tweaks.
Samsung's lawyers take on Apple in appeal court
Samsung’s Australian lawyers have heavily criticized the Australian magistrate who ordered a temporary injunction on the sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. At appeal hearing in Sydney late yesterday, Samsung’s lawyers labeled the decision made by Justice Bennett as being “grossly unjust.” Samsung’s lawyers said that Justice Bennett had “misunderstood and misapplied” basic requirements of the law, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
Company attempts to reassure buyers
Samsung has quickly responded to its loss against Apple in German courts, where a judge approved a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although the decision in Germany is widely viewed as a threat to Galaxy Tab distribution throughout the entire European Union, Samsung suggests the move is not yet final and will not have an affect on the other legal battles the company is fighting against Apple in other markets.
School chooses Android tablets over iPads
Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets will be distributed to many students attending The University of Southern Mississippi. The school's pilot program will include 1,000 tablets, each loaded with an education app, Blackboard Mobile Learn, that will provide access to course information, syllabi, textbooks, grades, schedules, and other content.
Apple wins injunction, stops sales of Galaxy Tab
Apple has engaged Samsung in the Federal Court of Australia. In an escalation of its ongoing patent dispute with Samsung that is unfolding across several countries across the globe, Apple has successfully reached an agreement that will stop the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from going on sale in the country. The agreement means that Samsung will not be able to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the US lawsuit is resolved, nor will it be able to advertise it. In return Apple has agreed to pay Samsung unspecified damages for lost sales should it lose its case.
Customers may have to wait until late in the day
Verizon is reportedly facing the possibility of slight delays for the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The tablets are expected to arrive on time, however a leaked memo suggests the carrier may have failed to procure its microSIM LTE cards in time to activate the devices for customers who arrive early in the day.
Samsung puts Anymode Smart Case at arms’ length
Samsung has taken the unusual step of issuing a statement in response to the launch of a third-party iPad Smart Cover rip-off made specifically for its Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung has denied any involvement with Anymode stating that the company used its branding without its permission, and in the process trying to ensure that it distances itself from the blatant imitation of what is a patented Apple design.
Device compatibility still limited
Samsung is distributing a new version of Kies for Mac, still in beta. The Mac and Windows editions of the software are used to sync data with Android phones and tablets. The Mac v188.8.131.5262_33 download adds support for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung's new flagship tablet.
Key accessories slated for mid summer
Samsung has introduced a wide range of accessories built for the company's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, which recently arrived on the market. Owners will be able to choose from several docking options, including a multimedia dock and a keyboard dock, along with three different cases, an HDMI adapter, a travel charger, car charger, stylus, Bluetooth keyboard, and an SD card adapter.
Retail version already rooted
Less than two weeks after the finished retail edition of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 arrived on the market, the device has already been rooted. Enthusiasts at XDA-Developers have posted a tutorial and files that are said to be necessary to gain root access. The exploit is allegedly reversible, allowing users to unroot their devices if necessary.
Dongle enables USB accessories, extra storage
Samsung has introduced a USB adapter that attaches to the company's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The dongle provides a single USB port, enabling users to expand the tablet's functionality with USB-attached mice, keyboards, memory sticks and other accessories. Users can attach the removable adapter to the tablet's 30-pin dock connector.
Finland pricing starts at 549 Euros
Samsung has confirmed pricing and launch details for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 in select European countries, including Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. Customers in Sweden will be the first with a chance to buy the larger tablet, which is scheduled to arrive at the local mobile carrier TeliaSonera on June 29.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 I/O gets Honeycomb update
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition has received an update from Android 3.1. The limited edition tablet, of which 5,000 were give away free to Google I/O attendees, is the first run edition of the 10.1-inch tablet before it was redesigned on the release of the iPad 2. The new OS upgrade adds a new Books app, but removes Samsung Apps, Music Hub, Amazon, Kindle and Weatherbug applications.
Latest Tab aimed directly at iPad 2
Although Apple's iPads have only been on the market for one year, the devices have served as the gold standard in the tablet arena. The most competitive alternatives are equipped with Google's Android operating system, however many of the tablets have failed to contend with the iPad's strengths without commanding a significantly higher price. Samsung has finally released the revised version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a tablet that aims to close the feature gap while matching Apple's pricing structure. In our full review, we'll take a look at how the new Tab stacks up against the iPad 2 and and the rest of the Android-based tablet crowd.
Opts for newer version more competitive with iPad
Vodafone in the UK has dropped the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, its exclusive version of the 10-inch Galaxy tablet, in favor of the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1. The newer version is thinner (8.3mm vs. 10.9mm), but has sacrificed the eight-megapixel camera for a three-megapixel version. Vodafone felt that the 10.1 is more competitive with the 2nd-generation iPad than the 10.1v.
Tablet upgrade to ship in "coming weeks"
Verizon has announced that the LTE-equipped Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will begin to ship in the coming weeks. The device, which has been tweaked since its initial introduction early this year at Mobile World Congress, represents the largest model in Samsung's Galaxy Tab series, with a 10.1-inch display and NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 landing with 3.1, TouchWiz
Samsung has revealed through Facebook page that its Galaxy Tab 10.1 will ship with Android 3.1 on its release in the US. The product information page on its US website has also been updated to reflect this. However, it won’t be shipping with a plain vanilla version of the Honeycomb OS. Instead, it will incorporate latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz customization with L!vepanel.
Gets FCC approval, looks to be headed stateside
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has surfaced at the FCC. The Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet is in for approval and it appears that device will be headed stateside soon. Its 3G radio includes support for the 850 and 1900MHz spectrum, meaning that it is compatible with US networks.
New tablet steps up to iPad-level specs
Samsung's Mobile World Congress event primarily focused on the new Galaxy S II smartphone, but the company pulled the curtains back open to spend a few minutes talking about its second-generation tablet. Electronista took advantage of an opportunity to try out the new gadget, which is among the first to be based on Google's tablet-optimized Android 3.0 OS.