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Just how cool is the Galaxy S 5 going to be, anyway?

Jon Gold | Jan. 24, 2014
Plus, a $50 smartphone coming from Motorola (maybe), Android takes a patent beating, and Samsung pulling the plug on third-party accessories.

(H/T: Android Police)

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It hasn't been a great week for Android in the courts, as Google lost a patent lawsuit filed by a company called SimpleAir, which said that Android's Cloud to Device Messaging feature and Google Cloud Messaging were infringing. The jury couldn't agree on damages in that case, but SimpleAir is seeking more than $125 million. A second jury will attempt to reach a decision in a limited second trial.

Additionally, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh gave Samsung two pieces of bad news in its ongoing legal battle against Apple, ruling both that the South Korean company had infringed on an Apple patent on predictive text, and that Apple had not infringed on a Samsung patent on media synchronization between devices. Ouch.

 

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