Tech giants sue Samsung and Google
Android / Apple / BlackBerry / Google / HTC / Microsoft / Samsung / Sony

Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements. Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android operating system. Rockstar spent $4.5bn (£2.8bn) buying thousands of Nortel patents … Continue reading

Google rips aside curtain to expose Nexus 5 phone, KitKat Android 4.4 coupling
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Google rips aside curtain to expose Nexus 5 phone, KitKat Android 4.4 coupling

After weeks of speculation, Google and LG have officially announced the Google LG Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. It comes with an 8.0-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It comes in 16GB and 32GB … Continue reading

Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’
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Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’

Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed — by way of the above photo — that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka Android 4.4. The exec shared this geeky nugget on both Google+ and Twitter, while his company has updated the Android developer site with a page chronicling Android’s milestones so far. … Continue reading

Apple adds Galaxy S4 and Google Now to legal fight
Apple / Google / Samsung

Apple adds Galaxy S4 and Google Now to legal fight

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 infringes on 5 Apple patents, according to a court filing by Apple. Apple wants to add the new Galaxy S4 to an ongoing case involving Apple and Samsung being heard in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division, according to a filing with that court on Tuesday. Samsung’s newest flagship … Continue reading

Google Wallet will soon let you send payments as a Gmail attachment
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Google Wallet will soon let you send payments as a Gmail attachment

Sending money with Google Wallet wasn’t a tremendously difficult affair before today, but Mountain View’s now discovered a clever new way to part you from your cash. “Over the coming months,” the company will roll out a new payments feature within Gmail, letting you attach money just as you would an image or document. After clicking the new “$” … Continue reading