They're at it again. Mobile handset operators are slogging it out in the courtroom, instead of competing in the marketplace.
Nokia succeeded this week in convincing an Amsterdam court to block STMicroelectronics from supplying HTC with the microphone used in its recently launched HTC One smartphone.
Apple's iOS narrowed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period between December 2012 and February 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Leaked images obtained by Android Police suggest Facebook is poised to launch a replacement homescreen for Android smartphones, offering users an expanded number of permissions and controls compared to previous Facebook applications.
Facebook has been working with mobile phone manufacturer HTC to develop an Android-based smartphone that showcases its social network and plans to unveil the phone on Thursday, according to a report by the New York Times.
Facebook announced a press event April 4 to "come see our new home on Android." A number of reports indicate the company is planning to announce an HTC phone running a modified version of Android that offers deep and direct access to Facebook features including its News Feed, VoIP calling and messaging services.
HTC representatives wearing HTC One shirts passed out hot cocoa and promotional materials to the crowds lined up outside to get into Radio City Music Hall, which Samsung rented to put on the Galaxy S4 gala. But the Samsung competitor didn't stop with cocoa.
Facebook is reportedly teaming with manufacturer HTC on a new social networking-themed smartphone that pre-installs a number of popular Facebook applications.
Apple has met with audio technology firm Beats Electronics to explore a potential partnership involving Beats' forthcoming Daisy music streaming service, Reuters reports.
Last week in this space I questioned the need for greater government intrusion into private computer networks in the name of cybersecurity, when so little seems to be taking place to fix one of the biggest security culprits: insecure software. This week, I am pleasantly surprised to report on an important first step the government has taken to address that very culprit.