Samsung and Microsoft have agreed to end their royalties dispute. The two companies went at it last year over a contract that forced Samsung to pay patent royalties for Android to Microsoft. Nearly all manufacturers using Android have a similar contract with Microsoft, but Samsung has been looking for ... Read More »
Last week we brought you a Reuters report that Samsung was considering a purchase of BlackBerry. Samsung quickly quashed those rumors, but it didn’t elaborate.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal today, Samsung Co-CEO J.K. Shin provided some clarification on the company’s relationship with BlackBerry going forward. It doesn’t involve an acquisition, however; Samsung ... Read More »
After signing a patent cross-licensing deal with Samsung earlier this year, Google has now struck a deal with another major Android manufacturer.
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Samsung is no stranger to smartwatches. With the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit under its belt, Samsung has quite a bit of experience making wearable devices. However, making an amazing smartwatch is something that the company has yet to do. Samsung isn’t giving up, though, as a new patent filing has ... Read More »
Things are definitely not looking good for HTC. I know we say that a lot, but things are pretty bad right now. Due to a legal dispute with Nokia, all sales of Android-based HTC devices are banned in Germany. All this is over a patent that covers file sharing over Bluetooth via NFC, better known ... Read More »
Do you hear that? That sound is magical. It’s the sound of peace. Samsung has been under investigation by the European Commission over its patent licensing practices, specifically for allegedly abusing standard essential patents. To fight off companies like Apple suing Samsung for many different things, some valid and some silly, Samsung has used standard ... Read More »
In a surprising move, HTC and Apple have announced that the two companies have settled their disputes with an unprecedented agreement for the mobile industry. While Apple will most likely fight to the death with Samsung over patent disputes, HTC and Apple have agreed to a 10-year cross-licensing deal which allows both parties to license each other’s current and ... Read More »
There’s no denying the relationship Android and Apple have together. They’re each other’s biggest competition. Constantly at each other’s throats, the target of lawsuits and ad campaigns. As such, there’s bound to be news stories that directly involve the two going head-to-head. We don’t want to fill the entire front page of Android and Me ... Read More »
Apple was quick on the draw to put forth their request for an injunction on eight Samsung phones following their recent court victory and the original schedule would have seen them bring those requests to bear sometime in September.
After the verdict in the Samsung vs Apple case was delivered on Friday afternoon, both Samsung and Apple released statements reflecting their thoughts on the initial outcome of the trial. Now Google has released a short statement that addresses how Apple’s victory will affect stock Android, and a few words on the state of the ... Read More »