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.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Offer for Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
T-Mobile said shoppers will be able to score a free Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, or LG G6 or V20 (pictured) through a new buy-one, get-one offer that kicks off June 16. Existing T-Mobile customers need to buy both phones on an installment plan and subscribe to an unlimited data service plan in order to qualify.
Google Now Offering Project Fi to Really Small Businesses
Google today expanded the availability of Project Fi to its G Suite customers. G Suite users are those associated with businesses and use Google's email, calendar, contacts, and other products through their employer.
ZTE's Axon 7 Mini Wins Android 7.1.1
ZTE today began pushing Android 7.1.1 to its Axon 7 Mini smartphone. Like the same update that reached the larger Axon 7 earlier this year, today's update for the Axon 7 Mini adds support for T-Mobile WiFi Calling; a wider selection of gender-balanced emoji and GIFs; performance improvements to Google's Daydream VR; and the latest security patches.