LG and Klausner Settle Visual Voicemail Spat
LG and Klausner Technologies have settled pending litigation over Klausner's visual voicemail technology. LG has agreed to license Klausner's technology, which is used in handsets such as the LG Versa.
Verizon to Delete Its Paid Visual Voicemail Service
Verizon Wireless said it will discontinue its $2.99 Visual Voicemail service come July 8. All customers who use the Visual Voicemail app will be transitioned to Verizon's free, basic voicemail service.
Intel to Buy Movidius for AI Camera Tech
Intel today said it has agreed to buy Movidius in order to supplement its RealSense computer vision technology. Intel says Movidius' visual processing unit can help it bring computer vision applications to market faster.
Google Pixel Phones Have Hidden Image Processor
Google today revealed the Pixel Visual Core, a custom-designed co-processor that is built into every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone. The Image Processing Unit has eight cores, each with 512 arithmetic logic units (ALUs) that can handle some three trillion calculations per second.
Verizon Pushing Security Update to Pixel and Pixel XL
Verizon Wireless today detailed a system update for its variants of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The update primarily installs the latest security patches from Google, but also includes a number of software tweaks to improve performance.
LG Agrees to Pay Nokia Royalties, But Rates Not Settled
LG has signed a patent-licensing agreement with Nokia over smartphone technology, but the companies have yet to agree on pricing for the patents. Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft, but it retained many of the related patents for licensing purposes.