How Huawei and Samsung Battled in a Patent Showdown

Competition within the mobile industry is definitely intense. As such, smartphone brands have patents over their designs and whoever uses those patents without permission will legal complaints. For one, the world’s No.1 and No.3 smartphone makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd with 22.3% market share and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with 8.9% market share, went against each other for a patent showdown. In May 2016, Samsung encountered their first major legal challenge from their Chinese competitor, Huawei. Huawei sued Samsung for infringing 11 of its patents …

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To 4G and Beyond! Bringing world class mobile connectivity to the Philippines

More than two decades have passed since Filipinos embraced en masse the mobile phone. What started out as a luxury device for a few has evolved into an indispensable tool for daily living for everyone. At first, for calling, and, then calling and texting. Today, the mobile phone is now the most widely used internet device. That’s why mobile data networks have become so important. One such technology that has moved to centre stage is 4G or LTE — short for Long Term Evolution, the …

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ABS-CBN TVplus wins Stevie Awards at the 2016 International Business Awards

ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, bagged two Stevie Awards at the 2016 International Business Awards for its pioneering and game-changing digital terrestrial television product, ABS-CBN TVplus. ABS-CBN TVplus won a Silver International Stevie Award for Best in New Product – Media and Entertainment Category and a Bronze International Stevie Award for Best in Marketing Campaign. The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards that honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. ABS-CBN Corporation had previously …

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Book an Uber or Grab Straight through Google Search

Right now, when you search for directions using Google Maps on your iOS or Android device, we show you a dedicated tab with information for ride services Uber or Grab in addition to car, transit, or walking. So when you’re leaving work to meet a friend for dinner, you can easily compare your options to find the fastest way there, without having to open multiple apps. Today this gets even easier as you’re now able to pull up the same menu of ride service options …

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Smart brings more LTE devices to Davao

Complementing its network improvement efforts in Davao, Smart Communications recently partnered with device manufacturers to introduce a variety of LTE (Long Term Evolution) handsets that will enable locals to enjoy a better mobile internet experience. In the recent Connected Davao event simultaneously held in SM Lanang Premier, NCCC Mall, and GMall Davao, mallgoers got first dibs on affordable, mid-range, and premium LTE devices. One of the featured handsets was the O+ Presto 700, which can use the 700 MHz frequency band for LTE, available at …

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Samsung no longer favored, reveals survey

E-commerce platform Branding Brand conducted a consumer survey from October 12 to 13 involving 1,000 people who have had experience with using or owning a Samsung mobile phone at least once in their life. The survey reveals that, surprisingly, a whopping 40 percent has voiced out that they are “done” with Samsung phones, most especially after the leading smartphone brand failed to quickly resolve a product problem in the past few months. What this survey further suggests is the probability of 30 percent of Samsung …

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Smartphone Growth in PH, most bold and aggressive

Would you believe that a total of 3.5 million smartphones were shipped to the Philippines in the first quarter alone of this year? That is up by 20% in the recent months according to market research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC). In fact, consumer spend on smartphones in the country is considered to be the fastest in the entire Southeast Asian region as dictated by surging demand on a market where active players are ever present. “With many of the more mature smartphone markets of …

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Learn to develop mobile apps for free via TESDA-Smart online course

Aspiring technology geeks can now learn how to develop Android mobile applications at no cost, via an online course available on the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The course, developed by mobile leader Smart Communications, can be found on e-tesda.gov.ph Enrolling is fast and simple. Users only need to create an account on the website, then type the code SWAD in the search bar. This will lead them to the course titled Smart Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners. The …

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Carrier Philippines launches energy-efficient Air Conditioning for the family with the New Carrier Crystal Inverter

When it comes to choosing appliances for the house, it’s already a non-negotiable to choose one that not only provides comfort and convenience, but also one that gives big electricity savings. Making such a decision will help home-owners save money so they can focus on the more important things in life: their family. The same principle applies to air conditioners. Carrier Philippines makes choosing easieras they launch the Carrier Crystal Inverter, its latest iteration in its impressive lineup of High Wall Split-Type air conditioners that …

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ABS-CBN’s iWant TV, available soon for PLDT, Smart subscribers

Kapamilya shows, specials, and movies on iWant TV will soon be available for video-on-demand streaming to PLDT and Smart subscribers as ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, makes its digital shift by making its content and services accessible online for more Filipinos. ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez III and president and CEO Carlo Katigbak signed an agreement with PLDT chairman Manny V. Pangilinan to enable more Filipinos to enjoy ABS-CBN content using their gadgets or smartphones by subscribing to PLDT or Smart promo packages …

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