Motorola and Huawei Settle Nokia Siemens Spat
Motorola Solutions and Huawei today announced that they've reached an agreement over the transfer of Huawei's intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks. Motorola is selling a portion of its wireless networking business to Nokia Siemens. Huawei sued the companies to block the sale, as Huawei feared that Motorola would transfer intellectual property owned by Huawei to its rival Nokia Siemens as part of the deal. The companies have agreed that Motorola Solutions can transfer its commercial agreements with Huawei to Nokia Siemens for a fee. Nokia Siemens may receive and use that intellectual property to service the networks Motorola deployed using Huawei’s products and technologies. The acquisition is still being reviewed by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, but has received regulatory approval from the U.S. government.
Hands On with the Huawei SnapTo
Huawei's newest phone - announced this morning - is an affordable, mass-market Android phone that Huawei is selling unlocked in the U.S. It's compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, including 4G LTE.
Google's ARCore 1.0 Released to Public, Google Lens Hits More Handsets
Google today made ARCore 1.0 available to developers and the public, bringing augmented reality to some 100 million smartphones around the world. Handsets compatible with ARCore include Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7, and S7 edge; LGE’s V30 and V30+; Asus’s Zenfone AR; and OnePlus’s OnePlus 5.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Nokia Confirms Talks to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent today said they are in advanced talks concerning a merger or acquisition between the two. Such a deal would would produce a massive competitor to Sweden's Ericsson and China's Huawei in the telecommunications market.