In the name of business, your enemy today might be your friend tomorrow, if you both can work out a mutually beneficial deal. In line with this, Google and Apple -- supposedly arch-rivals in the mobile operating system field -- are teaming up to secure a big patent portfolio that Kodak is setting up for grabs.
Apple’s “Steve Jobs” multi-touch patent deemed invalid by USPTO, judgment not final yet
After recently invalidating Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is back at it with another similar ruling. While not final, the new USPTO verdict says that Apple’s “Steve Jobs” multi-touch patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949) has also been invalidated.
Both the Apple iPhone 5 and the Sony Xperia T are great phones, but how do they fare against each other? What are their strengths and shortcomings? Which one you should pick up this holiday season? Find out in our post.
FTC sides with Apple on Google’s attempt to iPhone and iPad
FTC says that the ban the Google requested would be harmful to consumers, and it would also damage innovation and result in increased costs and uncertainty for other companies. In a statement, the Commission said that using SEP-based injunctions against competitors is equivalent to a 'patent hold up'.
T-Mobile iPhone 5/5S coming next year, what does it mean for Android?
Just a few days ago we told you that T-Mobile was likely to announce a partnership with Apple in the very near future – or better said the launch of the iPhone 5 with the fourth largest carrier in the country – and it looks like that has sort of happened.
The mobile applications available for both Android and iOS alone make up a billion dollar market and provide a huge opportunity for big as well as small developers, because the possibilities of creating apps for such powerful and immensely popular platforms are limitless.
Apple-HTC settlement now public but heavily redacted
In case you forgot, Apple and Samsung are about to face each other in U.S. courts again in a new episode of the first lawsuit between the two companies in the country. Earlier this summer Apple was awarded a favorable verdict, with the jury saying that Samsung has to pay $1.05 billion in damages to the iPhone maker.
Court orders HTC and Apple to reveal patents covered in their agreement
While Samsung and Apple’s patent war continues to wage on, HTC and Apple settled their differences last month with a ten-year patent licensing deal. Now a court in California has ordered that the HTC-Apple patent agreement must be disclosed in the upcoming Samsung-Apple hearing on December 6th.
Which test pits all the important tablets in battery life face-off, it’s not looking good for Android
What are the first few things you look for when you want to buy a tablet? The answer definitely depends on each one’s preferences, tastes and needs, but a few factors will certainly play a major role in all of your decisions – screen quality, performance and battery life.