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  It’s always the same. The 2 companies continue to play tit-for-tat with their patents around the world. Apple’s so-called rubber-banding patent has been particularly contentious. It played a central role in a German injunction against Motorola and was invalidated by the USPTO. Now the bounce-back scrolling effect has given Cupertino an other feather in its cap in the Netherlands. However, the Dutch court has chosen to be much more measured in its doling out of punishment. There will be no injunction, instead the manufacturer...

It’s fair to say that some bugs take awhile to fix, and a public schedule is not always an option; HTC knows this better. Still, Google may be pushing the limits with the solution for a longstanding Android bug that prevents resolving host names on some WiFi networks without using the full domain. The company has officially committed to providing a patch — After 2 years, 6 months and 23 days the bug was first reported on April 29th, 2010. Google explains that the “next major release” after Android 4.2 should hold...

Surprisingly soon after the official unveiling by Google of the latest version of the Android operating system – 4.1 Jellybean – Samsung has issued a statement about the update: Samsung will soon announce more devices All which are Eligible for the Jellybean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S3, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung has delivered the most lead-branded Nexus...

It seems that the update that we reported below rightly be called a minor update. Many recently extradited Samsung Galaxy S3 devices already run ‘out of the box on the I9100XXALEF firmware – the update is only relevant and available to users whose Galaxy S3 a little longer in their possession, and whose unit is equipped with the I9100XXALE8 original firmware version. Tonight we hung our editorial Samsung Galaxy S3 bastards to choose software and Samsung’s Gee! A new firmware update is available for our Dutch, ‘unbranded’...

The Samsung Galaxy S3 in a dummy case – but well, with two more days to go until the official unveiling keeps us off the streets. And so another picture emerges on the same device that we saw earlier, including dummy case. Interesting is the fact that once again confirms that the new Galaxy S3 is equipped with a 12 megapixel camera. This, combined with the new image processor which we wrote about yesterday, a camera pose that makes a huge step forward in terms of smart phone cameras. We also see that this device runs on Android...