Oracle suit vs. Google over Android hits trial

Oracle and Google's Android copyright row trial begins
BBC News
The Java developer claims Google's Android system infringes intellectual property rights relating to the programming language. Software engineers warn the case could set a worrying precedent. Java was first released in 1995 and allows software to be ...

BBC News

Android May Be Big Loser In Oracle-Google Trial
The main attraction of Android for mobile phone manufacturers has been that it is free, but as phone makers like Samsung and HTC have found out, Android'sencumbrance is that it is constantly pursued in courts all over the globe by Apple and Microsoft.


Oracle suit vs. Google over Android hits trial
Chicago Tribune
Jury selection in a high-stakes dispute over smartphone technology between Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. is set to begin here on Monday morning, kicking off a trial in which both companies' chief executives are set to take the stand.

Samsung set to show off next Galaxy smartphone
By Mikael Ricknäs IDG News Service - Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3. The company has sent out invites to the event that say only "come and meet the next Galaxy," in addition to ...

Google says snooping on Wi-Fi networks isn't illegal
Computerworld (blog)
Google claims that it did nothing illegal by snooping on people's private unencrypted Wi-Finetworks, including gathering emails, private passwords, and more. The issue dates back to 2010, when it was discovered that the cars Google used to photograph ...

Samsung to Show 'the Next Galaxy' Smartphone on May 3
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Apr 16, 2012 5:15 AM Samsung has sent out media invites to a launch event on May 3 in London, where the company is expected to introduce its next flagshipAndroid smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S III.

Oracle to Face Google in Android Operating System Trial
(ORCL) (ORCL) is set to go before a federal jury for the first time with claims that Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG) stole some of the intellectual property behind its Android operating system. Jury selection began today in San Francisco in Oracle's lawsuit ...

Samsung's Next Galaxy: 3 Possibilities
Several intriguing Samsung smartphone developments are on the runway. Samsung this morning distributed invitations to the press for an event scheduled on May 3 in London. The invitation is a stark affair, and the only clue it provides is some text that ...

Google-Oracle trial begins, with implications for all of Silicon Valley
San Jose Mercury News
Their testimony could pull back the curtain on matters that companies usually keep secret, including internal discussions about the creation of a new system like Android and its potential value. Google lets smartphone-makers use Android for free, ...

Android on trial: Oracle v Google circus opens today
Computerworld (blog)
The trial is to determine whether Google violated Oracle's patents and copyrights [in] Android['s] Java. ... Google contends it built Android in a way that doesn't require it to [license Java]. ... Oracle is seeking damages...of millions of dollars.

Sprint Continues 4G LTE Momentum with Launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung on ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Galaxy Nexus is a beautifully designed smartphone that combines the Pure Google experience with the speed of Sprint's upcoming 4G LTE network," said Fared Adib, vice president -- Product Development, Sprint. "It represents the cutting-edge features ...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs. HTC's Upstart
Sprint begins selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus April 22, but here are 5 reasons you may want to wait for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Sprint announced Monday that it will finally sell the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, starting April 22. The smartphone will cost Sprint ...

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus joins Sprint's LTE party on April 22nd: $199
ZDNet (blog)
By Ricardo Bilton | April 16, 2012, 9:22am PDT Summary: Sprint is adding to its LTE portfolio with its own version of the Galaxy Nexus, which lands on April 22nd. Samsung's flagship Galaxy Nexus is finally making its way to Sprint.

Android faces first big court challenge
Hardware makers such as Motorola Mobility and HTC also face a barrage of lawsuits over the use of Android software in their smartphones, tablets and ereaders. Oracle first instigated legal proceedings against Google in August 2010, but its initial case ...

Samsung says to unveil new Galaxy S smartphone on May 3
Chicago Tribune
Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday it would unveil the third-generation of its flagshipsmartphone Galaxy S on May 3 in London, banking on a heavy marketing campaign heading into the summer Olympics in the city. Samsung became the world's top ...

Android Trojan Found on Apps in Japan: McAfee
The malware, which is designed to steal sensitive data from Android smartphones, should serve as a warning to users about permission requests. New malware found in 15 Androidapps in the official Google Play marketplace should serve as a cautionary ...

Samsung Galaxy S III Release Date? Samsung Announces Event For Unveiling Of ...
Huffington Post
The tech site Boy Genius Report was tipped off about the GS3's 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio, 4G LTE, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," and ...

Apple, Australia can't agree on iPad 4G issue
Talks between Apple and Australia fail to resolve a legal skirmish over the use of the term "4G" as part of the iPad's branding. by Lance Whitney April 16, 2012 5:30 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Apple's Australian Web site warns that the 4G iPad is ...

Australia Wants Apple to 'Change The Name' of the iPad Over 4G Incompatibility
Fox Business
Although many people know the tablet as “the new iPad” since launching the product in March, Apple has also been marketing the product as the new iPad with 'Wi-Fi +4G' in Australia and elsewhere. Apple quickly ran into trouble in Australia when the ...

Oracle-Google patent trial starts today
They're finally going to trial after two years of litigation over Android and Java. What's really at stake here for the two Silicon Valley giants? by Rachel King April 16, 2012 4:51 AM PDT Oracle's patent infringement lawsuit against Google is finally ...

Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of...
Just a few months after the hotly anticipated Droid Razr stepped onto the scene, Motorola offered the same unit with an upgraded battery, making the Droid Razr Maxx my new favorite Android phone with an 8+ hour battery life (and that's under extreme ...


Oracle versus Google Android copyright battle kicks off
Oracle alleges that Google has violated multiple patents and copyrights that it owns with theAndroid operating system. The trial kicks off today in a San Francisco Court. Oracle is looking for $1 billion in compensation. The company is claiming that ...

Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE hits Now Network April 22
Google's Galaxy Nexus is getting another CDMA release, with the Now Network picking up theLTE-enabled 4G Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. Up for pre-order from today, priced at $199.99 – and thus undercutting Verizon by a hundred bucks – the Galaxy ...

Opinion: FCC's Ruling that Google's WiFi Snooping is Legal Sets Horrible Precedent
PCWorld (blog)
The FCC fined Google $25000 for impeding the agency's investigation into reports that Google snooped on WiFi networks as its vehicles gathered information for its maps service. Although the FCC didn't peek at the info Google gathered from the private ...

Australian government, Apple can't reach deal on branding of 4G LTE iPad
Apple Insider
By Katie Marsal Apple and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission tied and failed on Monday to mediate a dispute over the naming of the new 4G LTE-capable iPad. The ACCC believes the branding of the device as "iPad Wi-Fi + 4G" in Australia ...

Motorola DROID RAZR HD leaked in EXIF data
The Android smartphone landscape is constantly shifting, and Motorola may soon be revealing yet another device in their RAZR lineup. New evidence discovered in photo EXIF data points to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD. The photos were posted by a Motorola ...


Google-Oracle Trial Begins Today, Could Change Android Forever
The stakes are no less than the future of Android. Oracle sued Google in 2010 over its use of Java, a software platform Oracle obtained from its acquisition of Sun Microsystems earlier that same year. Java is actually free to use without licensing it, ...

Android copyright trial starts today
TG Daily
Oracle's accusing Google of infringing various Java-related patents and copyrights with its Android technology, which it wants made compatible with the rest of Java. It's demanding royalties, and is expected to ask for as much as $1 billion.

TG Daily

Sprint Readies Third LTE Smartphone
Sprint will become the second US carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which the carrier will begin offering on April 22 with 4G LTE at $199. The Android 4.0 phone is designed by Google to offer what it calls a "pure Google experience.

Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia
Apple's attempts to negotiate a settlement with the Australian competition watchdog have failed, with the two organizations unable to agree over allegedly misleading iPad 4G branding. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had ...

Meizu MX Quad-core launching with Android 4.0 in June, gets 32GB ...
By Richard Lai
Can't say we're surprised, but Meizu's finally giving us the lowdown on the quad-core variant of its flagship Android smartphone. Simply dubbed the MX Quad-core, this new device will be powered by a Cortex-A9-based, 32nm HKMG (High-K ...

Report: up to 3 million Android tablets made every month in China ...
By Michael Crider
Android may still lag behind iOS in the mindshare of consumers when it comes to the tablet space, but according to a report from DigiTimes, its sheer numbers.
Android Community

Motorola DROID RAZR HD referenced in photo EXIF data
By Kevin Krause
Was this photo taken with a phone called the Motorola DROID RAZR HD? According to its EXIF data the answer is yes. Several photos snapped up by the device heretofore rumored as the Droid Fighter (but looking an awful lot like previous ...
Android Phone Fans

Google's Failed Due Diligence on Android - 24/7 Wall St.
By 247wallst
Its members almost certainly were tired of paying royalties for operating systems like Symbian, and possibly what has become the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS. The earliest project ... When it was released, the group's proponents said, “The goal of the Android Open Source Project is to create a successful real-world product that improves the mobile experience for end users.” One of the ... And Microsoft may still challenge the use of Android by several other smartphone firms. Google's ...
24/7 Wall St.

How to make local backups of your Android phone data
By Carl Parker
If you're a person who is simply addicted to flashing ROMs on your Android devices, you'll know the value of backing up your data. In most cases ... Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID Fighter - Omega Superphone Smackdown · android- ...
Android Authority

Nokia offers up latest "Smartphone Beta Test" ad
By Phone Arena
Nokia's latest ad for the Nokia Lumia 900 revisits the idea that all smartphones prior to the new Windows Phone flagship model were merely part of the "Smartphone Beta Test" which of course is a mythical experiment used by Nokia to promote its top of the line Lumia model... ... It is obviously a bit of a shot at Android and iOS users. ... Wi-Fi bug affecting your HTC One X or HTC One S? Here's a solution 15 Apr ... LG takes shot at Samsung with new name for the LG Optimus LTE 15 Apr ...
PhoneArena - News

Wi-Fi bug affecting your HTC One X or HTC One S? Here's a solution
By Phone Arena
With talk that some users of the HTC One X and HTC One S are unable to re-connect to Wi-Fiafter awakening from being asleep, there is a solution from Android Central that manually assigns an IP numner to your phone on your Wi-Fi network ...
PhoneArena - News

The smartphone beta test is over - Next at Microsoft - Site Home ...
By Steve Clayton - Editor
The smartphone beta test is over. TechNet Blogs > Next at Microsoft > The smartphone beta test is over. The smartphone beta test is over. Steve Clayton - Editor. 15 Apr 2012 11:27 AM. Comments 0. More fun ads from AT&T for the Lumia 900.
TechNet Blogs

Motorola Droid RAZR HD named tipped in EXIF data | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
Back when Motorola announced the RAZR, several variants of the device made its way into China, and one of them featured a 720p HD display. With that information, we guess it is not a complete surprise to discover that Motorola [...]

Google-Oracle Trial Begins Over Android Copyright Infringement
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The dispute hinges on Oracle's allegations that Google's widely used Android software for mobile devices infringes on copyrights and patents that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.3 billion in 2010. The technology ...
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Android Doubles Its Market Share in China, Symbian Still Ahead of ...
By Steven Millward
New stats show that Google's mobile OS, Android, doubled its market share in China in the past year, rising to account for 68.4 percent of smartphone sales by the end of 2011.
Tech in Asia

Viggle app for iPhone, Android waiting game » Phone Reviews
By James
If you are an owner of an iOS device and like watching television there is a mobile app available called Viggle that enables the user to watch TV shows via the iOS app and receive rewards from such people as Burger King, Old Navy, Best Buy, ...
Phones Review

Time Warner files patent for mobile WiFi roaming | SmartPlanet
By Charlie Osborne
Cable telecommunications company Time Warner Cable has filed a patent application which may allow subscribers to roam via their mobile devices. The patent application (20120044914) describes in detail technology that could connect ...
Smart Takes | SmartPlanet

Official: Galaxy Nexus LTE on Sprint April 22 for $199 with $50 in ...
By Seth Weintraub
Sprint Continues 4G LTE Momentum with Launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung on April 22 for $199.99. Pre-order begins ... by Samsung, its first Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich,smartphone with 4G LTE capability. It boasts a .... Personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through Google Talk™ • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 a/b/g/n • Integrated GPS Entertainment • 3.5mm headset ...

Android Devices - Google
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Howard M. Cohn & Associates said...

I just think that whoever win in this battle, it's the consumer who will be affected, yet still they will buy the products.

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