The buzz surrounding a Facebook phone has intensified again as multiple reports are hinting that the world’s largest social network is getting ready to launch its own smartphone.
All Things Digital has posted an invite to an event hosted by Facebook titled “Come See Our New Home on Android”.
The event will be held at the Facebook HQ at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California on Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Meanwhile, TechCrunch is going beyond what All Things D has reported …
The Apple-HTC settlement which was announced by both companies earlier this month will become invalid if either of the parties involved gets acquired by another party, a report claims.
First noticed by Florian Mueller of Foss Patents, the agreement is said to feature a clause that nullifies the Apple-HTC settlement if another firm buys out either Apple or HTC.
Mueller writes that the agreement contains the following clause:
“In the event of a Change of Control of a party, this Agreement shall …
HTC is apparently happy with its recent settlement with Apple as its CEO also rebutted price estimates of how much the company will be paying Apple per handset it makes in the future.
Speaking to members of the media in Tokyo on Tuesday, HTC CEO Peter Chou said that price estimates currently going around are “outrageous”, Reuters says in a report.
“I think that these estimates are baseless and very, very wrong. It is a outrageous number, but I’m not going to comment anything on a …
Samsung wants Apple to lay bare the conditions of its patents cross-licensing deal with HTC in an effort to helps its case against the iPhone maker.
Samsung has filed a motion to compel Apple to produce its settlement agreement with HTC.
In the filing, Samsung counsel Robert Becher of the Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan law firm said:
“As you know, the issue of Apple’s willingness to license its patents was briefed in Samsung’s opposition to Apple’s motion for …
Samsung will not ink a patent licensing agreement with Apple regardless of HTC’s decision to close a deal with the iPhone maker, remarks the South Korean firm’s president.
Despite being both mobile business partners and rivals, Samsung and Apple are still into a stubbornly unyielding legal battle of design and technology patent infringement cases worldwide since the early second quarter of last year.
“It may be true that HTC may have agreed to pay 300 billion won (US$276 million) to …
HTC and Apple have signed a settlement to drop all existing lawsuits against each other and a ten-year licensing agreement to use each other’s patents. The licensing agreement includes current and future patents held by the Taiwanese and the American tech giants. Terms of the settlement are undisclosed.
“HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.
“We are glad to have reached a settlement …
HTC has just announced dismal result for the third quarter of the year headlined by just NT $3.9 billion (about $133 million) in net profit.
While it may seem to still be quite a lot of money for ordinary people, that net profit figure is down 79 percent from HTC’s showing during the third quarter of last year.
HTC made NT $18.68 billion (about $640 million) on NT $135.82 billion (around $4.64 billion) in revenue during the July to September quarter last year.
The $133 million in profit for …
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has rejected all twenty claims that cover Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent which was used by the iPhone-maker against its recent successful lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in California.
The rejection comes to light via Florian Mueller of Foss Patents who first published a blog about the rejections.
The patent, officially titled “List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display” (US Patent Number …
Samsung Galaxy Nexus II, the device known under the code name GT-I9260, will have an 8-megapixel camera, or at least that guarantees AllAboutSamsung, a German forums about Samsung products.
They made the discovery through a photo on Picasa, which includes full details about the camera firmware. The photo was taken with the Galaxy Nexus II.
Samsung has posted this photo with a resolution of 2448 x 3264 and I9260XXALJ1 test firmware.
Rumors say that the new Galaxy Nexus II will be equipped with …
HTC has unveiled the HTC One X+, a refreshed version of its award winning HTC One X smartphone, running the HTC Sense 4+ experience on Android Jelly Bean. The HTC One X+ combines the iconic design, amazing camera and authentic audio experience of the HTC One series, with increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage.
“We are taking the HTC One X to a new level with the introduction of the new HTC One X+,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. …