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Samsung to take top spot for LTE basestations in Asia Pacific says report

A report from NPD In-Stat forecasts that Samsung is set to take the lead for the number of LTE macro base stations deployed by the end of 2011 in the Asia Pacific region. The report states that Samsung will dominate in the region with a projected 10,000 base stations, representing one-fourth of all LTE macro base station deployments in Asia Pacific.

O2UK witholding Galaxy Nexus over volume bug

Telefónica’s UK operation O2 has told Telecoms.com that it is not fulfilling orders for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone until Google and Samsung have fixed a bug that sees the phone spontaneously lose audio, affecting voice calls and audio alerts. The Galaxy Nexus is the first commercially available handset to sport version 4.0 of the Android smartphone OS, which Google has dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich.

Touchless gesture-based phones and flexible screens on the horizon

The new innovations that could revolutionise handsets are making their way to the market after a Korean handset manufacturer announced it is launching an Android handset equipped with touchless hand gesture recognition technology, while Samsung has confirmed it will be launching devices next year that will have flexible display screens.

Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 LTE handset unveiled

Google and Samsung have unveiled the first smartphone running on the latest version of the Android mobile operating system 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, which is expected to rival Apple’s popular iPhone 4S handset. The Galaxy Nexus is the first Android handset that supports LTE, as well as HSPA+ technology. It also features a 4.65-inch display with 720p resolution and a dual core 1.2ghz processor.

Apple blocks Samsung tablet sales in Australia

Apple has won an injunction to block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet in Australia. The device was already temporarily banned pending the court ruling, and the ban has now been upheld until a full patent trial is held next year. Samsung had initially offered to modify the software on the device to counteract the injunction, but Apple’s argument stated that the device also copies the design of its iPad and iPhone products.

Samsung seeks to block iPhone 5 in S.Korea

Samsung is seeking to block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 5 in South Korea, when it launches. The company recently lost the rights to sell its Galaxy S Tab in Germany, after Apple won an injunction to block the sale of the product, alleging that the device infringes patents held by Apple.

German court rules to ban sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab

Apple has won a case in Germany to prohibit the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet device in the country.

The Düsseldorf court upheld the preliminary injunction secured by Apple, which claims that Samsung had infringed its intellectual property and copied the iPad.

Sony unveils Android tablet models

Japanese electronics firm Sony formally joined the tablet fray this week, with two Android tablets, likely paving the way for a new flurry of lawsuits over form factor.

Samsung unveils cross platform messaging app

South Korean handset manufacturer Samsung aims to build on the success of over the top messaging apps, with the release of its own cross platform service, ChatOn.

Samsung adds Bada bling with version 2.0

South Korean handset maker Samsung is stepping up development of its own homebrew operating system this week, on Wednesday introducing a development kit for Bada version 2.0.

Samsung Galaxy Tab ban lifted

A ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab in Europe that was put in place earlier this month has been lifted already, albeit temporarily, while authorities investigate the legitimacy of the original ruling. A German court instigated the EU-wide ban (excluding the Netherlands) on the import and sale of the tablet device, after complaints from Apple that the Galaxy imitated its iPad product.

Samsung hires Android hacker ‘Cyanogen’

While some device vendors are stockpiling patents, others are hunting down talent, as competition in the mobile handset space heats up. It was revealed this week that Samsung Mobile has hired one of the homebrew market’s most notorious and successful Android hackers, Steve ‘Cyanogen’ Kondik.

Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab in Europe

Apple has scored a victory in the patent wars this week, convincing a German court to grant a pan-European injunction against Samsung, preventing sales of its flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe with the exclusion of the Netherlands.

Samsung flicks the switch on LG U+ LTE network

Korean vendor Samsung Electronics has deployed an LTE network for LG U+, the South Korean network operator. The service went live on 1 July, the same day that rival local carrier SK Telecom, also launched a Samsung powered network.

Samsung seeks to ban Apple from US market

The patent dispute between Apple and Samsung has escalated another few notches with Samsung’s announcement Wednesday that it will seek to ban imports of Apple’s devices into the United States.

First VoLTE call made on live LTE infrastructure

The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) has completed what it says is the first ever voice over LTE (VoLTE) test on a live LTE infrastructure. The test, which took place at the SuperOp annual telecoms testing event in Hawaii, involved key industry players Ericsson, Huawei, Samsung, Intel Mobile and ST Ericsson, among others.

HTC launches developer centre and SDK for Sense

As Android’s march towards mobile OS domination appears to continue unchecked, device manufacturers are joining the scrum to differentiate themselves from the competition. HTC has joined the ranks of manufacturers increasingly looking to pull in the developers to create device-specific apps, announcing a dev-friendly programme to be launched in parallel with an SDK for its Sense user interface.

Winners toast success at Informa LTE Awards 2011

The 2011 Informa LTE Awards winners were announced on Tuesday night at a gala event that was part of the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, where the winners were finally announced to the industry. The ceremony, held at the spectacular De Duif in Amsterdam and compered by BBC television sports journalist Rob Bonnet, saw eight companies recognised for their achievements across ten categories. There were 49 nominations.

Samsung makes European LTE network play

Korean vendor Samsung, better known for its success with devices than networks, has announced the creation of a new division tasked with breaking into the European LTE network equipment market.

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