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Serious security flaws discovered in Android phones, Samsung and HTC ignore issue

12/05/2011, 08:12 pm

The ease and ability of Android licensees to modify the software they install on their smartphones has opened vast security holes that enable rogue apps to record calls, monitor users' locations and access sensitive data without permission, researchers say, noting that while Google and Motorola acknowledge the issues, HTC and Samsung have ignored their findings.


Patent ruling to ban HTC products in U.S. pushed back one week

12/05/2011, 05:12 pm

A final ITC ruling that was scheduled for Tuesday in the ongoing patent dispute Apple brought against HTC has been pushed back eight days, could lead to the banning of sales for many HTC handsets in the U.S.


Class-action Carrier IQ suit targets Apple, HTC, Samsung, carriers & more

12/05/2011, 02:12 pm

Apple is one of a laundry list of companies that have been targeted in a new class-action lawsuit over the Carrier IQ software data logging controversy.


Carrier IQ data logging controversy prompts scrutiny from US Senate

12/01/2011, 03:12 pm

Extensive data logging software known as "Carrier IQ" has been discovered to be secretly running on many mobile phones, including a number of handsets powered by Google Android, prompting one U.S. senator to demand answers from the company.


Apple, Graphics Properties Holdings battle with multiple patent suits

11/29/2011, 11:11 am

In a handful of newly filed patent infringement lawsuits, Apple is suing and also being sued by Graphics Properties Holdings, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc.


HTC reevaluating S3 Graphics purchase after ITC reversal

11/23/2011, 09:11 pm

HTC is having second thoughts about its decision to purchase S3 Graphics now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has dismissed S3's patent infringement complaint against Apple.


In ITC reversal, Apple found not to infringe HTC's S3 patents

11/21/2011, 06:11 pm

The US International Trade Commission has dismissed the first complaint by graphics firm S3 against Apple, stating that "no violation" was shown and that its investigation into the complaint against Macs has been terminated.


Nvidia unveils new quad-core Tegra 3 processor to challenge Apple's A5

11/09/2011, 03:11 am

Chipmaker Nvidia has taken the wraps off its new Tegra 3 mobile processor, a quad-core chip three times faster than its predecessor, with ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet the first device to sport it.


Microsoft looking to drum up Windows Phone interest with 55-foot NYC replica

11/08/2011, 01:11 am

Microsoft has installed a six-story interactive Windows Phone structure in New York City's Herald Square as a promotional stunt to increase awareness of its struggling smartphone platform.


Apple court filing takes HTC to task over superfluous comma

11/07/2011, 03:11 pm

In an amusing example of Apple's attention to detail, a new court filing from the company corrected a punctuation error made by rival HTC.


HTC tops Apple in Q3 US smartphones but predicts weak Q4

11/01/2011, 05:11 pm

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC reported record sales of 13.2 million units worldwide, including 5.7 million in the US, prompting market research group Canalys to name it the top selling vendor in the country.


Taiwan concerned Apple's slide-to-unlock patent could hurt market

10/28/2011, 10:10 am

Government officials in Taiwan have expressed concern that Apple's recent success in obtaining a patent for the slide-to-unlock gesture on touchscreen devices could hurt competing smartphone makers.


Apple awarded patent for touchscreen slide-to-unlock gesture

10/26/2011, 11:10 am

Apple's arsenal of patents potentially became stronger this week, when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company another patent related to unlock gestures on a touchscreen device.


Apple's iPhone remains top device for mobile ad impressions

10/25/2011, 07:10 am

New data shows the iPhone and iPad ranked first in various mobile advertising statistics for the third quarter of 2011, though Apple's iOS had a 28 percent total share of mobile ad impressions -- or half of the 56 percent seen by Android devices.


Microsoft boasts patent licenses with over half of Android market

10/24/2011, 12:10 am

Microsoft announced on Sunday that a new patent license agreement with original design manufacturer Compal means that companies accounting for more than half of all Google Android-based devices now have agreements with the software giant.


ITC judge finds Apple did not violate four HTC patents

10/17/2011, 03:10 pm

A judge with the U.S. international Trade Commission ruled on Monday against HTC in a patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Apple.


Google, T-Mobile petition ITC to allow Android to freely infringe Apple's iOS

10/07/2011, 04:10 pm

While delaying the launch of Android 4.0 in the wake of Steve Jobs' passing, Google has filed an amicus curiae brief in parallel with US carrier T-Mobile, both of whom ask that the International Trade Commission not ban HTC's Android products, regardless of their infringement of Apple's intellectual property.


ITC to investigate latest HTC complaint against Apple

09/27/2011, 08:09 pm

The U.S. international Trade Commission announced on Tuesday plans to investigate handset maker HTC's most recent lawsuit, which includes five patents recently obtained from Google, against rival Apple.


HTC's S3 Graphics sues Apple again for alleged patent violations

09/23/2011, 04:09 pm

S3 Graphics, a company that smartphone maker HTC is in the process of acquiring, has sued Apple again this week, this time accusing the iPhone maker of violating two different patents.


Patent suit targets Apple, 26 others over wireless transactions

09/23/2011, 10:09 am

Apple is one of a long list of companies accused of patent infringement in a new lawsuit related to wireless recording of transactions.