Nokia and Xiaomi Sign Patent Agreement
Nokia today said it has signed an agreement with Xiaomi that will see the companies collaborate in a number of different ways. Nokia will provide Xiaomi with network infrastructure equipment and the companies will work together on optical transport solutions for connecting data centers. The two plan to explore other business opportunities, such as augmented/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Nokia and Xiaomi have also signed a multi-year, cross-licensing patent agreement with respect to standard essential cellular patents. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Coolpad Sues Xiaomi Over Patents
May 11, 2018
Coolpad's China-based business has sued Xiaomi for violating its patented technology. Coolpad Group's Yulong Computer Telecommunications Scientific business unit filed lawsuits against three Xiaomi entities: Xiaomi Telecom Technology, Xiaomi Technology, and Xiaomi Factory.
Google to Kill Off Project Tango in Favor of ARCore
Dec 15, 2017
Google today said it has decided to wind down Project Tango, its ambitious augmented reality platform that used on-device cameras and sensors to blend reality with computer-generated content. "As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we’re turning down support of Tango," said Google.
Essential Drops Price of PH-1 from $699 to $499
Oct 22, 2017
Essential Products today dropped the price of its PH-1 smartphone by $200. In order to score the new price, consumers will need to order the phone from Essential.com.
Project Tango Asus ZenFone AR Hits Verizon Stores Today
Aug 3, 2017
The Asus ZenFone AR is available to U.S. consumers today from Verizon Wireless.
Essential Cans Plans for New Phone, Puts Itself Up for Sale
May 24, 2018
Essential Products is for sale, reports Bloomberg, and has cancelled plans to develop a new phone. The company has hired a financial firm in order to help advise it on a potential sale, according to Bloomberg's sources, who also say Essential has already received interest from one possible buyer.