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Google vs Oracle lawsuit reveals first ‘Google Phone’ from 2006

Google and Oracle are currently in a huge legal spat over the Java code being used in Android. We've covered it briefly but it's all quite technical stuff. Today however during the hearings they've revealed the original "Google Phone" that was presented to carriers such as T-Mobile in 2006 - two years before the original G1 was released in 2008, and one year before the iPhone was launched in 2007.

Samsung and Apple CEOs agree to lawsuit settlement talks

Apple and Samsung have been at battle for what seems like years now. With lawsuits all over the globe stacked full of litigation from patent infringement to design copying and more. This hard fought boxing match might soon be coming to its final round as we are now hearing the two are looking to at least attempt to be nice, even if they still don't play nice together.

Apple blew $100 million on its HTC lawsuit, and all it got was this lousy post

Apple hates Android. With a passion. It hates Android as much as superfluous buttons and UI elements without gentle gradients. And if a rumor running around the legal circles of the tech industry can be believed, it hates Android enough to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees with barely anything to show for it. According to Newsweek's Dan Lyons, Apple spent around $100 million dollars in its latest design patent suit against HTC. The result? HTC designed around the patents, leaving Apple with a big bill and a feeling of superiority. Not that they didn't have that already.

JXD tablet S7100 just begs for an Apple, Sony and Microsoft lawsuit all at once

There's a lot of litigation flying through the air over various Android devices, but if Hong Kong-based manufacturer JXD comes anywhere near the US, there'll be a lot more. Its latest device manages to ape the iPhone and PSP, and manages to infringe on intellectual property from Nintendo, Sega, Microsoft and probably a few independent Android developers for good measure. The website for the JXD S7100 doesn't so much "think different" as "think people won't notice a hodgepodge of triple-A consumer electronics have been ripped off all at once".

What does it take to stop an Apple lawsuit? Build a horrible device

As part of Apple's patent case against Samsung in the US, it couldn't just simply object to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple had to submit alternatives for Samsung to follow which would allow it exemption from their overly vague design patents, and The Verge got their hands on some of the redacted documents. So what did Apple suggest to end Samsung's legal trouble? Make a device that no one would want to use.

Carrier IQ, Samsung and HTC get hit with class-action lawsuits

The moment the full extent of Carrier IQ's possible privacy violations came to light, I swear I could hear a dozen attorneys packing their briefcases and lacing up their running shoes. The fastest represent Erin Janek, who's suing HTC and Carrier IQ for violating the Federal Wiretap Act in St. Louis. Paid Content reports that a second lawsuit is being filed against Samsung and Carrier IQ in Chicago.

EFF defends Android whistleblower from Carrier IQ lawsuit

Smartphones are a minefield of potential privacy and security violations on the best of days, and careless software implementations like HTC's recent Sense UI issue don't help. So when XDA-Developers poster TrevE found some disturbingly direct violations of Android users' privacy in the Carrier IQ tracking software, he made it known to as many people as possible, with citations and evidence as needed. Now Carrier IQ has sent him a cease and desist letter, threatening legal action if he doesn't remove his research and allegations. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a legal defense group for technology enthusiasts and issues, has offered him assistance.

Apple loses tablet patent lawsuit in Spain

La vaca santa! After winning injunctions against Samsung and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany and Australia, not to mention other various lawsuits around the world, a tiny Android tablet maker from Spain has successfully defended itself in a criminal patent suit. NK-T, makers of cheap Android tablets for their regional market, found themselves labelled as pirates and criminals when Apple filed an complaint against them in November, 2010. The court found NK-T innocent of criminal charges today.

Google & T-Mobile file to support HTC in Apple lawsuit

T-Mobile and Google have both filed friends of the court briefs supporting HTC against Apple's patent lawsuit. The two corporations are protecting interests in the Android platform and its manufacturers, as both of them are actively supporting Samsung in a similar case. The reasoning behind their support briefs is the public interest, and both claim that if Apple keeps HTC from selling competitive devices, various negative effects will be felt by American consumers.

Oracle vs Google Android lawsuit to End

It's been over a year since we first reported that Oracle was looking into a suit against Google for its perceived infringement of their Java code, and we've finally come to a point where it appears that both parties are willing to reach, maybe, perhaps, a settlement. This settlement may well come in this newest announced move for a mediation meeting between representatives from Google and representatives from Oracle, this newest move sparking talk about how serious Google is taking the case and questions over whether or not they're prepared to defend themselves in a case that could, ultimately, believe it or not, end up in the destruction of Android as we know it today.
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