Motorola Mobility is hoping the third time's a charm as it tries to convince a federal court that U.S. antitrust laws apply to overseas companies that do business in the States.
Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 23 percent year over year, exceeded 300 million units in the third quarter of 2014--the first time that shipments have reached that total in a quarter--according to Canalys stats.
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Motorola Mobility, which is being acquired by China's Lenovo from Google for $2.9 billion, has decided to close the only U.S. factory that makes smartphones by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Google and Apple, longtime legal sparring partners in the mobile realm, called a truce Friday in a joint statement that announced the two would suspend any outstanding smartphone patent litigation against one another. The two tech companies said they will work together to remedy the country's muddled patent system.
Last week saw a number of major developments in the ongoing patent wars among the major smartphone players.
Chinese PC and smartphone maker Lenovo has agreed to buy phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion, Google announced on Wednesday.
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The new Moto X smartphone, the flagship smartphone for Google's Motorola Mobility unit, comes with all kinds of consumer friendly features, but these same features can pose a security nightmare for IT managers, according to analysts consulted by CIO Magazine.