The week in iOS: Apple hit with $350 million suit over iPod, patent grant to protect dropped phones, and shifted selfie camera.
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Just as the iPod became a gateway drug for the iPhone, which itself became the gateway drug for the iPad, iOS is set to become the platform that tempts people into the OS X ecosystem.
Motorola Solutions is the latest company to sign a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft covering devices that run Android and Chrome OS.
Microsoft and Dell have renewed their patent cross-licensing agreement, with Dell agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for Dell's products running Android and Chrome OS.
Microsoft has convinced another device maker using Android as an embedded OS to pay it patent royalties.
An iWatch could help Apple cement iCloud services with its current iOS and OS X offerings, but it's more likely that any iWatch will be more of an iPod nano than an iPhone or iPad.
Samsung believes that "good cause exists" to add three more Apple devices to the original infringement claim because they were not yet released back when the original filings were made in June 2012.
VirnetX is now targeting the iPhone 5, the iPad 4, the iPad mini, the fifth-generation iPod touch, and all Macs that have OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' installed on them with a new lawsuit.
Microsoft's latest patent licensing deal isn't like its recent Android/Chrome OS arrangements. It is with a service provider running Linux boxes in its own datacenters.
Add Aluratek and Coby Electronics to the list of Android and Chrome OS tablet/PC makers who are paying MIcrosoft patent royalties.
South Korean electronics giant not interested in buying over ailing BlackBerry maker nor has it been approached by the company, says report.
LG Electronics is the latest Android vendor to license Microsoft patents in order to head off potential legal issues.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office publishes patent application detailing Cupertino's technology to offer "low-computational" face recognition capabilities, while new rumors surface of two iPad 3 models.
With a newly minted agreement with Compal Electronics, Microsoft officials say that they now have more than half of the worldwide ODMs for Android and Chrome OS devices now paying them patent royalties.
A small New Mexico, US, company claims that RIM is courting customer "confusion" over its own "BBx" software.
But it might be the only OS with the patent to do pens the right way…One of the highlights of Adobe's MAX developer conference this year was Photoshop Touch; a tablet application, initially for Android but coming soon for iPad, that's a real application with powerful features. Equally interesting was the device Adobe was demonstrating it on - a prototype Samsung Galaxy Tab with the kind of pressure-sensitive Wacom pen that's been in Tablet PCs for years.
Microsoft added two more OEMs to its list of companies agreeing to sign patent-protection deals with the Redmond vendor to cover Android- and Chrome OS-based devices.
The real reasons behind Google's decision to say Hello Moto...
Google claims that Android rivals are using 'bogus patents' to attack the mobile OS, but Microsoft offers up evidence to suggest that Google dealt itself out of patent discussions.
It looks like Microsoft is going to continue to roll out, one by one, the names of Android OEMs which have agreed to sign patent-protection deals with the company.
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