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I had not planned to update the blog for a few more days but my view on this mammoth war between two of the technology giants was something I had to get off my chest. The Android market has been a boon to mass consumers since its inception in the mid of 2010. It was a viable option for technology-craving customers to have an application rich phone which is on par with iPhone and its successors. And unlike an iPhone, an Android OS based phone did not actually burn a hole in consumer pockets. Plus with the LG LTE Smartphone’s raking up millions in sales in US and due for launch here, it’s good times ahead for Android enthusiasts in India.

It has been pointed out from the preset that Apple had duly informed Samsung that the patents used in the design and OS of its flagship products was blatant copying of Apple’s own patents and therefore violation of their intellectual property. The after-effects has resulted in Apple coming out on top in the court of law with Samsung proven guilty of infringement of Apple’s innovative patents and ordered to pay Apple damages amounting to a whopping $ 1 Billion ! Senior spokesperson of Apple has welcomed the verdict highlighting that this “Patent Lawsuit” was about values and a voice against duplication of innovation while accusing Samsung of being obstreperous in heeding Apple’s warning.

I for one was bored of the ubiquity of Apple and Samsung and that is why I opted for an LG Optimus 3D P725 Smartphone. That’s because I appreciate the R&D and effort LG is putting in bringing these handsets rather than Apple iPhone replicas.

Well that must have been a bit boring to read, somewhat like a news article. But in effect, what it means is that there would be major question mark on the authenticity of Samsung and its best selling Samsung Galaxy S III and may result in a major setback for the Korean giants. On one end, you do feel hard done by what Samsung has suffered but violation of patents is never the way forward. I do agree that there were some shady claims by Apple regarding “drop down menu” and “Pinch and Zoom” features which are ubiquitous in almost all the major touch-based handsets.

Any Android lover might be thinking that “Apni to lag gayi re Mamu!” but the verdict might just be positive for us as a consumer. You may ask why? And my answer is that Samsung will have to come up with actual innovation to regain from this and it opens up an avenue for companies like LG who have been working vigorously on being the market leaders in the next generation LTE (Long Term Evolution) phones. I have already told you guys about my love for my sister’s LG Optimus LTE2 Smartphone. And with all the hustle-bustle for patents, you would not have to worry about plagiarism as far as Patents are concerned as LG holds a World Record for that.

On an ending note, I would like to quote, “Copying is an art, but the success derived from it is shortlived….” No pun intended!!!!

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I have always derived pleasure from getting to experience the latest technologies in person but it has been mostly about raving of the specs and features than getting into intricacies. And since everybody has Smartphones these days, one of my colleagues just kept comparing his entry level HTC Explorer with my LG Optimus P725. At first, I just gave a hearty laugh at his naivety but once I used his phone for some time, I realized he wasn’t lying.

That is the first time Mr. Techie Boy Shivansh made me aware of Overclocking in CPU’s and Android Smartphones. In layman terms, overclocking is simply altering the operating clock speed of your phone’s CPU beyond the limit specified by the manufacturer. You root your phone and flash (or install) certain software while reducing operating voltage speeds to get both performance and efficiency at the same time. What it translates to is faster processing speeds, extremely responsive interface and the ability to install applications not possible at rated clock speeds.

Now this guy had somehow managed to overclock his Explorer’s 600 Mhz processor to an astounding 1 Ghz while lowering the operating voltage to get optimum performance. He was running apps that could only run on high-end Smartphones without the slightest bit of lagging. Naturally, I started to question about whether my Smartphone could be over clocked from 1.2 Ghz to a feasible limit to which he nodded and even offered to take my phone home for the day to do it. The only reason I didn’t hand him the phone at the time was the lack of a second contact number. And honestly, that saved my handset.

Two months on, the same guy has upgraded to HTC One X. And that is because his Explorer died on him a few weeks after overclocking. There were constant heating issues and reduced battery life along with multiple errors which prompted him to fiddle with his phone even more. The harsh result, his CPU going completely dead with a system failure. Since then, I have gained considerable knowledge on Overclocking and Underclocking and even though I am not against it I would only suggest doing this zero-budget upgrading if you have substantial knowledge and are ready for the potential risks it holds. The biggest deterrent should be that overclocking voids manufacturer’s warranty as it is being operated well above the specified configuration. I would rather trust the manufacturer’s judgment on this as they only launch products after considerable R & D and are well aware of the capabilities and limitations of the key components in the Smartphone they have assembled.

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