The frenemies have made up. Apple and Qualcomm settled a two-year-old battle over patent licensing on Tuesday, a reconciliation that ended a trial that had started just a day earlier. The companies, which had been fighting in courts in China, Germany and other countries, in addition to the US, will end all worldwide litigation.Cupertino, California-based Apple will make an unspecified payment to Qualcomm, according to a joint statement. The companies have also reached a six-year licensing agreement that includes a two-year option to extend and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. The agreement went into effect on April 1, the companies said.The decision set the San Diego courtroom the companies were appearing in abuzz. Apple and its contract manufacturers had presented their opening arguments and a lawyer for Qualcomm had nearly finished when the announcement was made. A day earlier, the sides had selected a jury that included a pilot, a retired nurse and a former … [Read more...] about Apple and Qualcomm settle: Here’s what the battle means for your next iPhone
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Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Thursday, February 28, 2019, 09:55 am PT (12:55 pm ET) Media coverage from the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona has worked to establish a narrative that Apple is dangerously behind other companies in releasing support for 5G mobile networks and the foldable screens that enable a phone to convert into a tablet. Yet, the last decade of MWC shows that vendor announcements aren't really worth very much.Media fawning over concepts, yet consumers unmoved MWC could be viewed as the mobile industry's equivalent to the Consumer Technology Association's CES trade show. Just as Apple solidly upstaged the announcements at CES for fifteen years, the iPhone maker has done the same to MWC over the last decade, despite Apple's initial position as a fledgling mobile maker among solidly entrenched incumbents. While competitors have consistently announced ideas first, Apple is unique in being able to correctly envision what its customers will want, and then … [Read more...] about MWC Barcelona 2019 taunts Apple’s absence in 5G and foldable screens
Huawei, the world's largest telecom equipment maker is on the bleeding edge of many technological innovations, backs well-intended academic work, and is an ever-rising presence in the mobile space thanks to a number of critically acclaimed Android smartphones in recent years. Yet, the amount of negative publicity surrounding the company, and on an almost daily basis is quite remarkable. Surely Huawei is doing many things right? That depends on who you ask and especially when it comes to the topic of security. Huawei has been at odds with the United States government for what's essentially been the entirety of this century, having clashed with Washington over a broad range of issues including spying threats and trade activity. While the tensions between the two varied over the years, leading up to the point that Huawei was even able to launch some smartphones in the U.S., things recently took a turn to where the relationship between the two became more stained than ever before. A … [Read more...] about Is Huawei A National Security Threat To The U.S.?
Here are the best gadgets and games of the last 12 months, as picked by the industry and public in the EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. Whittled down from hundreds of products Pocket-lint reviewed this year, the final 20 products are the best of the best in their categories. Whether you're looking for advice on a smartphone to buy or the number one laptop to get, this is the ultimate and definitive list of the best products launched in 2018. So check out what you should be putting on your Christmas and Birthday lists in the months to come. And if you already own any of the chosen few, well done, you've picked a winner already. We've made it easier for you to get your hands on these winners, by partnering with Amazon.There is a nice new Amazon icon on the top right of the page that leads to you straight to the Amazon Pocket-lint store, in either the US or the UK - ideal for getting your hands on these winners.Best gameGod of WarTo reinvent such a well-known game series … [Read more...] about Best tech of 2018: Phones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops, games and more
The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are upon us again and we're proud to announce the best gadgets and games of the last 12 months.Your votes, along with those of the Pocket-lint team and elite of the tech industry, have determined the finest products in 18 different categories. So if you're in the market for new kit, you will struggle to find better than the winners and highly recommended products below.We've also chosen an overall product of the year - something that blew us all away in 2018. And there's a special EE superfast tech award, given to a couple of products that bring speed firmly to mind.Here then are the best products of 2018, as rewarded in our swanky event in London on Tuesday 13 November.EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018: Best gameGod of WarTo reinvent such a well-known game series was brave, but God of War proved to be both a modern masterpiece and a love letter to existing fans. It brought the combat system bang up to date while slapping on a dose of some of … [Read more...] about The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2018 winners revealed