Google, Motorola Forced to Give Apple Android Data
A judge has ordered Google and Motorola to deliver information concerning how the Android operating system was developed to Apple. The two companies must also give Apple information about Google's planned acquisition of Motorola. The cases relating to this action hail from 2010, when Apple sued Motorola over smartphone patents. Motorola counter-sued. Motorola and Google had hoped to prevent Apple from gaining access to this information. The first case, addressing Apple's patent claims against Motorola, begins June 11, and will be followed immediately by the Motorola v. Apple case.
Google Brings the Moto X4 with Android One to Project Fi
Google's Project Fi just scored its first non-Nexus / Pixel handset. The company added the Motorola Moto X4 to the selection of devices compatible with Project Fi, which is Google's low-cost MVNO.
Apple Music for Android Updated to Match iOS 11
Apple today updated its Apple Music application for the Android platform in order to ensure the experience is similar to that of the revised iOS version. Android device owners have access to the same iOS 11 Apple Music discovery feature that allows people to create public profiles and share playlists.
Motorola Owes Microsoft $14.5 Million Over Patent Spat
An appeals court has sided with Microsoft and upheld a 2013 verdict that says Motorola has to pay Microsoft for refusing to license standard-essential patents at fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory rates. This particular case began in 2010, when Microsoft sued Motorola for failing to pay it patent-licensing fees for technology found in Motorola's Android smartphones.
Motorola Told to Pay Fujifilm $10.2M for Patent Infringement
Motorola must pay Fujifilm $10.2 million for violating one of its imaging patents. Fujifilm sued Motorola in 2012 alleging the handset maker was violating four of its patents.