LG Pays Microsoft for Android
Microsoft today announced that LG has signed a patent licensing agreement covering Android products. Microsoft holds a variety of patents that it claims Android infringes on. HTC, Samsung, and eight other companies have already signed similar agreements with Microsoft. With the addition of LG, Microsoft now has agreements with companies that account for over 70 percent of all Android phones sold in the U.S.
HTC 10 Re-Focuses On the Camera and BoomSound
Apr 12, 2016
HTC today announced the 10, its flagship handset for 2016. This Android phone carries forward an aluminum design, for which HTC has become known, and makes big improvements to the camera, software, and other core features.
Nokia, Apple File Dueling Patent Lawsuits
Dec 21, 2016
Nokia and Apple have this week filed patent-related lawsuits against one another in various jurisdictions. Nokia's claims, filed in Germany and the U.S., say that Apple is using Nokia's patented technology without permission.
Google, Seeking Patent Peace, Debuts PAX Licensing Network
Apr 3, 2017
Google today announced PAX, a patent-licensing initiative for Android that the company hopes will help resolve and/or prevent patent-related threats. Companies that join PAX give each other royalty-free patent licenses that cover Android and Google applications on compatible devices.
HTC U Ultra Is New, Glass-Backed Flagship Phone
Jan 12, 2017
HTC today announced its new flagship phone, the HTC U Ultra, along with a smaller version, the U Play. Both phones have a new design with colorful glass on the front and back, and a metal frame.