UPDATE: When Engadget asked Samsung to comment on the issue, the company denied that they were abandoning Android Wear. ‘ “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement...
The Google Vs Oracle trial has reached a conclusion. After a heated battle in court a jury has now found the use of Oracle's code and APIs to be fair use. An exceptional result for what could have cost Google billions. Now we only have to wait for the numerous appeals and so forth.
PayPal has just announced that users will soon be required to update to version 6.0 of the app if they want to continue using it. Sadly, this comes with some draw backs because they will not be releasing this version for Windows Phone, Amazon Fire or BlackBerry OS platforms. These people will have until June 30th before their current app ceases to function.
Samsung is not too happy about the multiple lawsuits filed against them from Huawei. So much so that the head of Samsung's intellectual property division has already responded to the announcement. Ahn Seong-ho said "we will take countermeasures, including a lawsuit (against Huawei).”
Samsung has just given us an exploded view of their 360-degree camera, the Gear 360. They then talk about the case that holds it all together, the industry’s first tempered glass G1 Lens with a circular design, and the 0.5-inch PMOLED display with a 72x32 pixel screen. The camera module uses two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye lenses that can both capture HD images and videos in 195 degrees.
In its fourth quarter and full year report, Lenovo mentions that its Motorola acquisition did not meet its expectations. Shipments in China declined by 85%, with product transition in North America not being successful. Lenovo did learn from the acquisition, and will now maintain separate strategies for China and Rest of the World.
In a launch event held in New Delhi, HTC has launched the Snapdragon 820 powered HTC 10 in India for Rs. 52,990 ($792), with the phone being available for purchase in June. Along with the 10, HTC also launched a host of other phones, namely the HTC 10 Lifestyle, One X9, Desire 628 Dual SIM, Desire 630, Desire 825 and Desire 830.
Now that both sides have finished their closing statements, it's time for the jury to deliberate on the case. However, the jury couldn't look at the source code of the Android OS because the files were too big for the supplied PC to open them. Judge Alsup told the lawyers to fix it or they'd have to print out the millions of lines of code.
Earlier this week we learned that Google was discontinuing the Nexus Player and now we've learned that HTC will be doing the same with the Nexus 9. This is probably being done so HTC can clear up manufacturing space for the rumored 2016 Nexus devices, but this hasn't been confirmed. You're still able to buy the Nexus 9 for now, but only while supplies last.
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