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Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek

Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek

Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek
News from Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek:

In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge. The Harvard-educated former federal prosecutor has served on the California state bench and as a partner in a Silicon Valley law firm, where she litigated technology patent lawsuits. For all her earnestness, Koh, 43, could not resist needling the lawyers skirmishing before her at a hearing last June in San Jose.

“Last time you were here,” the judge noted, “you said that you had a business relationship—I forget what the number was—$ 8 million, $ 8 billion?”

“I think it was in excess of $ 7 billion,” said attorney Harold McElhinny. That’s how much McElhinny’s client, Apple (AAPL), pays annually for components made by Samsung Electronics (005930), the company Apple is suing for patent infringement. Apple is Samsung’s single biggest customer, responsible for 7.6 percent of the Korean company’s 2011 revenue of $ 109 billion. The dependence runs both ways: Apple’s absurdly lucrative…………… continues on Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek

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GSM Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.0.4 plus XOOM WiFi and Nexus S
News from SlashGear:

Google has released the latest update of Ice Cream Sandwich for UMTS/GSM devices, pushing out  Android 4.0.4 for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus sold in Europe, among other models. The current Nexus flagship, along with its predecessor, the Nexus S, and the Motorola XOOM WiFi all get the updated version of the platform, headed out as an OTA upgrade.

That means you may have to wait for a while before you actually see it pop up on your phone. We’ve just checked for the update on a UK Galaxy Nexus – currently running 4.0.2 – and there’s no sign of 4.0.4 being ready.

For the Galaxy Nexus, there are apparently stability improvements in this tweaked Ice Cream Sandwich version, along with improvements to the camera performance. Google also says users should see smoother screen rotation along with improved phone number recognition. However, the full list of tweaks apparently extends to around 100 items.

The Galaxy Nexus LTE, meanwhile, is apparently due to get Android 4.0.5 within the next few weeks. 4.0.4 has been m…………… continues on SlashGear

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