Malaware protection is becoming an important factor for mobile phone manufacturers and Samsung has signed a deal with an anti-virus firm to offer improved protection to its Galaxy-branded Android devices. Samsung beefs up Knox malware protection with Lookout
Samsung Electronics has overtaken Nokia to become the world’s largest single maker of mobile phones, shipping 93 million units in the first quarter of 2012 compared to almost 83m by Nokia.
A Dutch appeals court has rejected Apple’s claim that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes its design rights and follows a ruling last year in which a judge threw out Apple’s call for an injunction against its rival’s tablet in the Netherlands.
In the latest round of the Patents War, a US judge has ruled that Samsung’s tablets infringe patents owned by Apple, but warned that Apple needs to prove the validity of those patents if it is to win an injunction preventing the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.
Apple has obtained a temporary injunction preventing Samsung Electronics from selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the European Union, except for the Netherlands, after Apple argued the Korean firm had infringed its patents.
Apple is suing its rival Samsung Electronics for allegedly copying the design of its iPad and iPhone, particularly with respect to the look of its screen icons.