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Samsung

Oops! Samsung restores universal search on international Galaxy S III following mistaken removal

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Samsung is locked in a bitter patent dispute with Apple that requires the company to remove locally-stored data from its search widget on Android devices. The trouble is that the removal was only supposed to ta…

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HTC

HTC EVO 4G LTE & HTC One X “delayed” in customs because of ITC investigation. That stinks.

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Remember how we told you that many Sprint stores would be open at 8 AM later this week for the HTC EVO 4G LTE launch? Well, don’t set your alarm clock just yet because you might end up waiting in line for someth…

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Tablets

Microsoft & Barnes & Noble settle patent dispute, announce new company for digital reading

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have finally put an end to their patent dispute regarding the use of Android in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet. The two companies announced today…

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HTC

ITC rules HTC violates Apple patents, bans select devices from the U.S.

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The ITC has ruled in favor of Apple in its battle with HTC, confirming that HTC’s mobile phones and tablets contain features and functions that violate Apple’s intellectual property. As a result…

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Google

Google patent on lockscreen gestures shows what might happen in future version of Android

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Google has been granted a patent for its pattern gesture to unlock a phone. But Google, not satisfied with merely using facial recognition software for lock screens, also has plans to make gestures perform fun…

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Samsung

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing dea…

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Samsung

Netherlands no longer safe for Samsung; 3 devices banned for Apple patent violations

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A Dutch judge has deemed that Samsung Android devices violate patents held by Apple, and has banned the marketing of three devices in Netherlands as a result. The Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S, and Galaxy S II wil…

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Android News

Apple vs. Samsung patent fight shows how sci-fi writers can get rich

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The Samsung vs. Apple patent fight is taking an interesting turn as Samsung suggests that a 1968 movie invented tablets more than 40 years before Apple, so the company shouldn’t be able to patent its desi…

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Samsung Tablets

Samsung can sell Galaxy Tab 10.1′s in Europe, it just can’t import them

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By now, you’ve surely heard about a recent injunction that supposedly blocks the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, and pretty much everywhere else in Europe other than the Netherlands. A Ge…

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Google

Google says success created “hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple”

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Google has mostly restricted its comments about Android-related patent suits. As HTC, Motorola, and Samsung came under attack for alleged patent violations, Google issued pedestrian statements like R…

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Samsung Tablets

Apple lawsuit delays Australian release of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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The battle between Apple and Samsung over alleged patent infringements in the Samsung Galaxy line of products has claimed its first victim: Australian consumers. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was to be r…

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HTC

HTC suffers setback in Apple patent case, but the battle isn’t over

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Apple has secured a preliminary ruling from the ITC that HTC’s Android phones violate 2 of 10 patents that Apple alleges HTC willingly infringes. But before you go into flame war mode and curse Apple for t…

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Android News

Windows Phone not selling? Who cares – Android makes more money for Microsoft

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Microsoft may not have a runaway success in Windows Phone 7, but don’t think the company is too worried at the moment. Aside from a major “Mango” update that might make Windows Phone 7 more ap…

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Google

Evidence points to possible trouble for Google in Oracle copyright suit

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Google may be in trouble when the time comes to answer allegations that it lifted code from Sun Microsystems for Android. Oracle, which acquired Sun just about this time last year, filed suit against Google in A…

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Android News

Google faces another Android-related lawsuit

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Google is already dealing with a lawsuit from Oracle and attacks on Open Handset Alliance members for perceived patent violations in Android products. Google can throw another set of legal papers onto the pil…

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