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Apple and Samsung Kiss and Makeup With Chip Deal

News   •   Oct 15, 2012 07:00 BST

Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for years in patent battles and vying for the top place in the smartphone and gadget industry. It might surprise you to learn that there is a common ground coming soon as the two firms have jointly agreed to create chips that they will both use for the future. This is incredible news and certainly puts the legal wranglings at bay for the time being.

While some parts of the businesses are often in turmoil in court with each other, looking forward and working together for a better future, both in terms of profit and less costs for the companies, the new chip relationship will bring both sides together. There has been a multi-billion dollar deal created by the South Korean firm and the Californian one, whereby each manufacturer will use the same chip.

At the moment Foxconn, the Chinese maker, has been building the smartphones for both companies in the same factory so by reducing the transport costs and admitting that one company has its benefits then the joint venture will be a good one. Right now, Samsung is responsible for creating the A6 chip that is found in the new iPad and the iPhone 5. There is already talk of the A7 chip, and being that the A6 is twice as fast as the A5, it should be something fairly incredible.

As smartphones are becoming lighter, faster, larger (weirdly) and better all-round it’s no wonder that the two top smartphone companies are joining forces. However, with Samsung and Google (Android) partnership this could be a stumbling block for Apple as those two companies are even worse for ‘hating’ each other.

With the disputes raging between Samsung and Apple, and Google using Samsung for its Nexus phones – although rumours of a Sony and Motorola Nexus phone have been branded about – there is only so far the relationship will be able to go before Google wades in and causes a stir.

At the moment, the best phones on the market are the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, Nexus phone, HTC One X and the new Motorola Razr HD is in contention. But, as with all new devices there is a premium to pay and the iPhone 5 has already shown that it’s very expensive and there are troubling stock values in the UK. With the Samsung Galaxy S3 being a few months old, you can grab one off the shelf pretty much anywhere, but for the best prices you can go online and get it for cheaper as there are many Samsung Galaxy S3 deals out there already.

For other smartphones, such as the HTC One X you can check the mobile phone contract comparison site, Mobile Phone Checker, and see what deals and best offers there are. If you find that you want something a little different then there are some new phones on the way. However, for the time being, the best mobile phone deal is the one that suits your budget.