Florida Joins New York in Suing LCD Makers
The State of Florida has filed a lawsuit similar to the one filed by the State of New York against a handful of liquid crystal display makers, alleging the companies colluded to fix prices. Those named incude: Samsung Electronics, AU Optronics, Hitachi, LG Display, Sharp and Toshiba.
Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R.
Sprint to Face $300M Tax Fraud Charge In Court
Sprint lost its bid to have a $300 million lawsuit dismissed and will now face the State of New York in court. The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges that Sprint failed to collect about $100 million in taxes from its New York-based customers over a period of seven years.
Consumers Drop Lawsuit Over Google Android Apps
Two consumers have withdrawn a lawsuit filed against Google in which they claimed the OS-maker artificially inflated smartphone prices by requiring phone manufacturers to include its apps. The class action lawsuit was filed in May 2014.
Sharp Looking to Divest LCD Business
Sharp is hoping it will be able to spin off a portion of its LCD panel business. The company wants to unload the piece of its display unit that makes small- and mid-sized displays for devices such as smartphones and tablets.