Posts Tagged ‘Motorola’
If HTC can do it why can’t Motorola?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:14 Written by StrifeJester Monday, 2 January 2012 08:33
HTC has announced that all bootloaders for 2011 model phones and all phones moving forward will have an unlockable bootloader. The Rezound bootloader was unlocked before it was officially announced which caused many users to start trying other phones that were released. HTC stated that all phones released after September 2011 ship with an unlockable bootlaoder. Read on for some other insights and details.
HTC has even started adding phones such as the Droid Incredible 2 to the list available at www.htcdev.com. Motorola has long said that the only reason it locks bootloaders is because of carrier request, but now that HTC can do it with Verizon phones and there is apparently no back lash from Verizon will Motorola give developers what they want? I have always been a fan of Motorola hardware but lately their software has been making me ill. I use the Droid X2 as my daily driver currently and my wife uses a RAZR plus both of us own OG Droids, which I still use almost daily running Cyanogenmod. Not having the phone features is a bit of a pain but I do enjoy being able to keep all of my Google accounts on separate phones. If it wasn’t for the Galaxy Nexus I would seriously consider the phone I plan on ordering in a the next few days to be an HTC phone.
1 is a Lonely Number for Microsoft vs Motorola
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 05:45 Written by StrifeJester Wednesday, 21 December 2011 05:45
The ITC in their initial determination has said that Motorola did not infringe on six out of the seven patents Microsoft sued them over. I know it is hard to keep track of all the patent lawsuits swirling around these days, not just against Android but in general. When more and more companies seem to be using the litigate don’t innovate model keeping track is a pain. Keep in mind also this case was originally nine patents. Motorola is seeing this as a pretty big announcement because they also have suits open against Microsoft. With eight of the original nine off the table it seems that Microsoft may actually be paying Motorola instead of the wave of manufacturers that have settled and agreed to pay royalties to Microsoft for manufacturing Android phones. Read the full press release after the break. Read more: 1 is a Lonely Number for Microsoft vs Motorola
Updated! Let the Carrier IQ lawsuits commence!
Last Updated on Saturday, 3 December 2011 02:49 Written by LoganDX Saturday, 3 December 2011 07:00
Update: Since we posted this, more news has surfaced showing that another suit is a go – this time including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Motorola, and Apple to the mix. Hit the jump to check out the press release regarding the new lawsuit. Are these suits good or bad? Let us know!
Well that was pretty quick. Carrier IQ is now facing lawsuits over the inclusion of their spyware-like software in a myriad of devices. The fracas has drawn the ire of many people and now the beginning of what promises to be many lawsuits. The company, as well as phone manufacturers Samsung and HTC, has been named in a large suit. Claiming the software violates the Federal Wiretap Act, an act that prohibits the intercepting of “oral, wire or electronic communications”.
The financial ramifications are rather steep here. The law allows for compensation to the tune $100 per day, per incident. CIQ is on over 141 million devices so you geeks can do the math! Millions and millions of dollars are at stake here. Notice that only CIQ themselves, Sammy and HTC are included in the suit – so far. All three of the carriers are still in the air as well as other companies. That pretty much guarantees more lawsuits are inbound. As more comes up, we’ll keep you geeks in the know.
Apple could lose $2.7 billion in patent lawsuit.
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 November 2011 01:20 Written by LoganDX Saturday, 19 November 2011 05:00
Apple is feeling the burn after losing the patent lawsuit with Motorola in Germany. The tech giant has asked the German courts for Moto to pay a 2 billion Euro ($2.7 billion) bail because they feel that’s what they’ll be out in the case. The bail will be a way to recompense Apple if the case is later overturned in the appellate court. The injunction granted to Moto would in effect stop all sales of Apple devices in Germany, something that would seriously harm the company’s bottom line.
The judge in the case is not so sure of Apple’s loss claims. “I am not yet entirely sure that amount adequately mirrors the commercial value of this dispute… The technology isn’t a standard and there are alternative ways to provide the same services” is his statement at this time. Seems like a dirty trick on Apple’s part to try to force Motorola is back off from enforcing its so far valid claim of infringement. We’ll keep watching as this keeps going because it is far from over.