Monday, August 27, 2012

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Victory Shouldn’t Have Material Impact on Android - Analyst

The victory of more than $1.05 billion for Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) does not seems to be quite fruitful for the company.  Though the company has been in profit keeping the financial gains in mind but other than that much damage could not be caused on Samsung Electronics Co. One of the larger questions yet to be answered in the wake of Apple‘s huge patent litigation victory over Samsung on Friday is what the case might mean for Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) Android-based devices more broadly.
Analysts estimate that Apple’s victory would not restrict the growth of Android nor would bring any long-term changes in Samsung’s ability compete against Apple in smartphones and tablets.
According to an analyst of Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, there would be no significant changes in the market. He says, “We expect Samsung to continue to offer competitive phones to the iPhone in the U.S. and other markets.” What would re-confirm the victory between the two tech-tycoons are the individual hardware and software offerings that they would put forward to excite consumers. Munster further contends that Samsung Electronics Co. is likely to make amendments to devices to work around the patented software features in question. Though Samsung is expected to make an appeal to the jury over the ruling, Apple Inc. on its counterpart is likely to seek injunctions against the sale of products that were found to be infringing.
Munster says that, “We do not believe further settlements are likely to hamstring Android in any serious way. We continue to be confident in our 4 year outlook on mobile device share, which assumes that iOS and Android further dominate the smartphone market with likely close to 85% share combined by 2015.” 

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