Essential’s accessory connector is an interesting one. It uses two physical power pins and wireless data transfer. Unfortunately, a previous potential partner is suing the company over that wireless data transfer tech.
Essential was in talks with Keyssa (backed by Tony Fadell, an ex-Google employee just like Andy Rubin) over its wireless ... Read More »
Sony is being hit with a class action lawsuit over some devices that were claimed to be waterproof. The devices in question were actually water resistant, which means that even taking them into the pool could cause water intrusion. Just because it can survive under a few feet of water doesn’t mean ... Read More »
Google was hit with an anticompetitive lawsuit in Russia over forcing its own search engine as default for Android phones sold with Google Services. The main complaint was that other search engines like Yandex were being pushed out.
Now the search giant has settled, agreeing to pay a $7.8 million fine as well as allowing ... Read More »
There is currently a class action lawsuit against LG over the V10 and G4, alleging that the devices have manufacturer defects that cause slowdowns, freezes, and bootloops. The suit claims that LG would replace devices ... Read More »
LG is finding itself with a legacy issue near the launch of its new G6 flagship. LG’s G4 and V10 smartphones were both subject to intense bootloop issues, affecting thousands of devices. While LG began offering replacement devices and fixes about a year ago, customers have complained of various ... Read More »
Google’s battle with Oracle has spanned years. We were at the point where Oracle was demanding a part of the Android business to the tune of almost $9 billion, plus half a billion of lost licensing revenue.
Thankfully, the matter has been settled. After witnesses spoke out, including Eric Schmidt (who worked at Sun Microsystems ... Read More »
Huawei is currently suing Samsung both in China and the US over the unlicensed use of patents relating to 4G and a few other things. It’s funny, in a way, that a Chinese company is suing a well-established mobile company. It’s usually the other way around.
Now ... Read More »
We’re pretty used to patent infringement lawsuits in the mobile world. Apple and Samsung have been duking it out for years, so seeing another lawsuit pop up doesn’t surprise us. But usually it’s a company like Apple suing a Chinese company over ... Read More »
Motorola’s warranty has been talked about for quite a while in the Motorola community lately, and in a negative way. With so many first gen Moto 360 owners facing the issue of a cracked back, warranty has been an important part of owning a Moto product.
Unfortunately, it seems Motorola has been failing to provide ... Read More »
Google recently announced plans to consider rolling out Google Fiber in Louisville, Kentucky. The rollout would have been held up for a few months, had the Louisville Metro Council not passed an ordinance that shortened the time needed for a competitive internet service to access the city’s utility poles. The new ordinance shortened ... Read More »