HTC Already Has Software Fix for Infringing Smartphones
HTC CEO Peter Chou said on Wednesday that the company has already developed a software workaround so that its Android smartphones will no longer violate Apple's patents. The company also indicated it is testing new models that won't violate the patents. HTC didn't say if or when the software update would be installed on existing or new phones, however. Speaking to media alongside Android chief Andy Rubin, Chou called Apple's legal tactics "unfair" and said that Google and HTC would work together to make sure their Android phones don't violate patents in the future. "This industry should not allow one company use its powerful weapon to stop other innovation and take it all...this is not fair," said Chou. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled on Monday that HTC violated one of Apple's patents and set a ban blocking HTC imports for April 19, 2012.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.
HTC Appoints Cher Wang as CEO
HTC today promoted Cher Wang, co-founder and chairman of HTC, to the CEO position. Wang is replacing long-time CEO Peter Chou, who is transitioning to a product development role.
HTC's Design Chief Departs After One Year at the Helm
Jonah Becker, HTC's VP of Industrial Design, announced he is departing the company. Becker joined One & Co., a design firm bought by HTC, 17 years ago.
Apple Hit with $533 Million Judgment in Patent Trial
Apple was found guilty of infringing on three patents held by a company called Smartflash and must pay the firm $532.9 million. A federal jury in Texas reached the verdict Tuesday and said Apple violated the patents willfully.
"this is not fair"
weren't they violating Apple's patents in which they were not attempting to innovate at all and were just backpacking ...
But accurate. The patent system in this country is a joke.