NTP Resolves Mobile Email Spat with Apple and Others
NTP today announced that it has reached agreements with 13 different companies that it accused of violating its mobile email patents. The companies include wireless network operators: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless; smartphone manufacturers: Apple, HTC, Motorola Mobility, Palm, LG, and Samsung; and email service providers: Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. NTP holds eight patents regarding mobile email, and has signed licensing agreements with the 13 companies involved. As a result, NTP has dropped its lawsuits against the new licensees.
Moto Z2 Force Drops 'Droid' Branding On Verizon
Motorola announced the Z2 Force today, which replaces both the Z and Z Force from last year. The phone will be sold by most U.S.
Google Says More Daydream VR Phones Are On the Way
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company's handset partners have new Daydream-compatible devices in the pipeline and there should be a total of 11 such phones available by the end of the year. At the moment, only four phones are able to use Google's virtual reality headsets, including the Pixel and Pixel XL, ZTE Axon 7, Motorola Z, and Huawei Mate 9.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Adobe to Retire Flash In 2020
Adobe today said it will stop updating and distributing the Flash player in 2020. The web plugin is widely used across the web to power experiences such as video and gaming.