Ericsson Planning to End Sony Ericsson Partnership
According to a German news source that cites people familiar with the matter, Ericsson is looking to end its participation in the Sony Ericsson joint venture. It has approached Sony about the issue, and Sony has expressed interest in acquiring Ericsson's 50% stake in the joint venture, though it doesn't currently have the cash to do so. The two companies are still exploring options and no final deal or announcements have been made.
Sony Pushing Marshmallow Concept to Testers
Sony today said a limited number of people can download and install its concept user interface for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on either the Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact. Sony says the concept is rolling out slowly over the coming weeks and will be updated over time with new features and experiences.
Apple and Ericsson Sign Patent Accord, Settle Lawsuits
Apple and Ericsson have signed a patent-licensing agreement and put an end to on-going patent litigation between the two. Ericsson said the deal is broad and covers 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE technologies.
ITC to Investigate Ericsson's Patent Claims Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to examine Ericsson's claims that Apple is violating its wireless patents.
Ericsson to Dump Mobile Modem Biz
Ericsson today said it will cease to make wireless modems for mobile devices and cut about 1,000 jobs as a result. Ericsson cited fierce competition in the space as playing a role in its decision.
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