Author: Brian Sin
back in June. Judge Alsup ruled that the 37 Java APIs that Google supposedly infringed on were not copyrightable because anybody could write code that carries out similar functions to the APIs. Oracle, however, wants the court to keep pursuing the case because it believes there is strong evidence that Google infringed on its copyrights.
Walker's last project will be the launch of the Sony Xperia Z. It's a bit poetic, with the launch of Sony's game-changing flagship device comes the departure of its chief marketing officer. Walker believes that the launch of the Xperia Z, along with the global marketing campaign which he headed, will bring Sony to its next chapter. He also feels like with its next chapter, it is only natural that he pursues his own next chapter as well. Walker's position will be taken over by Jacob Sten, who is currently the head of Sony Mobile's newly-created product marketing department. Dennis van Schie, Corporate Vice President of Sony Mobile, says that the structural changes that are happening inside of Sony Mobile right now will help support the 'One Sony' global operating model that will help the company progress to the next level. Steve Walker will leave the company at the end of March, and he did not mention where he'd be heading to next. But with the anticipated success of the Sony Xperia Z, and the creation of Sony's global marketing campaign, there's no doubt that he'll be heading somewhere big. [timeline] [via Marketing Magazine]
Other than the 5.5-inch Full HD display, and the increased 3,140 mAH battery, the Korean variant of the LG Optimus G Pro should have the same specs as the Japanese variant. The specs include a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 32GB built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. LG is speculated to have upped the screen size of the LG Optimus G Pro because they wanted the device to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note II. By making a device similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note II, LG hopes to sway more consumers to buy their devices, considering how Samsung seems to be monopolizing the Android marketplace there. The device is also speculated to launch by the end of this month. The released date was rumored to be pushed up because LG feared that the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S IV may dramatically hurt the sales of the LG Optimus G Pro. By releasing the device ahead of schedule, LG is hoping to get a head start on sales before the Samsung Galaxy S IV is able to dominate the marketplace. [timeline] [via Korean Newswire]
Nexus 4 has been making its way to a variety of Canadian carriers, and it looks like Virgin Mobile Canada is next in line to receive the device. The smartphone has already made its way to Videotron, WIND Mobile, and Fido. Virgin Mobile Canada didn't release an official date on when they'll sell the device, but they do have a sign-up page if you want to be notified once the Nexus 4 is released.
bug fixes and improvements to performance, it also comes with some nifty features as well. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update should be available through OTA for those of you who own a GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi), and/or a Nexus 10. You can see the list of new features right after this jump.