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Apple wins appeal, now can seek injunction against Galaxy Tab in U.S.

Things might get rough for Samsung in its U.S. patent fight against Apple. In a ruling earlier this week, Apple won an appeal in its district court fight against Samsung to move for a preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and some of the Korean device maker’s smar ... Full Article »

May 16, 2012 1:38pm

Google found guilty of Java API infringement; new devices emerge at CTIA 2012

Google was found guilty for infringing on Oracle’s Java API copyrights, but U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who’s presiding over the case, said that Oracle won’t get the $1 billion in damages it seeks from Google at this point. This is because the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision ... Full Article »

May 8, 2012 9:14am

Verdict expected today in Google-Oracle case

We could reach a milestone today in the high-profile trial over Oracle’s allegations that Google illegally used its Java technology to build Android software. A verdict is expected today after the jury ended last week in unanimous agreement on all but one of the issues being covered in this first ... Full Article »

May 7, 2012 9:15am

Google-Oracle case turns courtroom into a classroom

Kicking off at the start of the week, the Oracle vs. Google court case over Java brought CEOs Larry Ellison and Larry Page to the stand, and has now turned the courtroom into a classroom. On day four of the court case, both Oracle and Google offered their explanations of Java and its APIs. It was Ma ... Full Article »

April 20, 2012 9:17am

Google updates Chrome for Android; CEO claims “We didn’t do anything wrong” at Oracle trial

Google updated its Chrome Beta Android app yesterday with some handy new features. Though it’s only compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the new update offers the ability to view the desktop version of any website instantly. Users can also add bookmarks t ... Full Article »

April 18, 2012 9:37am

Google impaled by Oracle on first day of Android-Java trial

Google’s legal spat with Oracle is now underway, with the two Silicon Valley powerhouses battling over an idea rather than a patent violation. At the core of the dispute is the matter of whether or not a company can legally copyright a computer programming language, especially Java, which has been ... Full Article »

April 17, 2012 9:10am

Google says Apple’s mobile patent war is ‘for show’

Apple and Google didn’t really get along too well in the last few years of Steve Jobs serving as Apple’s CEO before his death. Or at least, that’s how it seemed. Jobs was somewhat famously harsh on the competition in statements. When talking about Android, Jobs generally liked to poke fun in ... Full Article »

April 4, 2012 1:27pm

Android’s smart connected devices will help topple PC era by 2016

Android is on the rise, doing its part to topple the Windows PC market, which is expected to see a sharp decline in 2016 according to the latest IDC report. With the PC era losing dominance between 2011 and 2016, mobile devices from Android and Apple will fill that void. Android devices using ARM ch ... Full Article »

March 29, 2012 9:33am

Android patent overhears background noise to match local ads

With the Internet centering around mobile devices, and advertising as its core revenue-generator, Google applied for a patent that takes in ambient data to tailor promotions in your environment. The patent for “advertising based on environmental conditions,” details the use of various smartphone ... Full Article »

March 23, 2012 9:27am

Android tablets will overtake iPad share by 2015

Android tablets are set to take over the iPad by 2015, says a new report from IDC. Apple’s iPad may be today’s current leader, but the sheer number of Android tablet-makers means Google’s OS will eventually win out. Following a pattern similar to the smartphone market, Apple’s tablet shares ... Full Article »

March 14, 2012 9:16am


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