Motorola acquires facial recognition company Viewdle

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Could this tech power multi-user profiles for future Android tablets? We certainly hope so.

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Motorola pulls its ITC lawsuit against Apple

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Motorola today pulled its lawsuit against Apple, just weeks after filing against the Cupertino-based company.  Initially centered around seven alleged patent violations, Motorola did not give any reason for the withdraw but made certain to iterate that “there are no agreements between ...

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HTC might get the iPhone and iPad banned in the US?

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Apple is gearing up to launch the next “not-so-revolutionary” device known as iPhone 5 in the upcoming days, and we know that Apple is not in a good relationship with Samsung and HTC. Well, after all the “lawsuit-games” played by Apple, it’s time for Apple to taste ...

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Motorola: ‘The new Motorola starts today’

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Motorola wants you to know that despite all the great stuff from the past few years (decades, really), they are just getting going.  Perhaps a result of the Google pairing, or possibly as a result of knowing how many patents they are sitting on, Motorola today promised that today is the start ...

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Samsung trusts that consumers ‘prioritize innovation over litigation’

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Given all the Monday morning quarterbacking that has taken place since the Apple and Samsung verdict was handed down, you’d think there’s nothing left to talk about.  (Editor note: We’re done covering it here) On the contrary, Samsung still has a little something to say . A ...

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Import ban on some select Motorola Android devices

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It’s been a few months since the ITC decided on banning select Motorola Android devices. While the ITC mentioned the likes of the Google-powered Atrix, Xoom, Droid 2, etc., the exclusion covers all Motorola devices that infringe on Microsoft’s patents for email-based meeting ...

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Galaxy S III update removes universal search as a “precautionary measure”

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Samsung Galaxy S III owners on AT&T and Sprint had a few small updates that disabled the device’s ability to use the Google search bar to look for items on the phone itself. Samsung has issued a statement for this situation: Samsung has updated the software for the Galaxy S III as a ...

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Amazon smartphone rumored for release in 2012

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Amazon is readying an Android smartphone for release in 2012, according to Bloomberg.

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HTC beats Apple in patent dispute for swipe to unlock in London court

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A High court in the U.K. has made it official: HTC’s “swipe to unlock” feature does not, in fact, impede on any Apple patents. To add to the mix, the court said that the other three complaints lodged by Apple were invalid as well. These were the patents in question: Unlocking ...

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All injunctions in Apple vs Motorola patent war thrown out

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Judge Posner, the judge presiding over the cases of Apple vs Motorola and their patent war, has gotten fed up. The entire case, consisting of 4 alleged patent infringements against Motorola Mobility, has been thrown out of the courts. This is after the previously requested jury trial was ...

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Google patent hints at new location-aware features in Android

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A newly uncovered patent application from 2011 suggests that Google may have some new location-aware features for future versions of Android.  Initially submitted in September, the patent looks to have been recently awarded so it’s possible we could see this in short order.  Or… we ...

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New patent reveals Google design for slide-out, QWERTY style phone

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Google’s designs for their prized Nexus line (Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus) have all followed the standard candybar-style. However, the latest from the rumor mill (or patent mill, as it were) is layouts for a slide out, QWERTY style device. We here at AndroidGuys are reminded of the ...

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Google considering selling Motorola handset division to Huawei, rumors indicate

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It has been better part of a year since Google announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  While we’re still waiting for various governmental departments to officially approve the purchase, rumors have circulated as to what Google plans to do with the division. ...

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Coby’s budget-friendly ICS tablets now shipping

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We’ve never known Coby to be a major player in the Android world, but that’s not stopping them from releasing five ICS-powered tablets. They’re all packing the same basic specs, which we’ll get to in a moment. Going from smallest to largest, there’s the 7-inch ...

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Trademark filings tell us Samsung has plenty of Galaxy on horizon

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Could these be clues as to the next models of Galaxy handsets or tablets for your carrier?

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