Here is some good news for owners of the Essential Phone -- Essential has recently posted a tweet this week saying that Google’s Android 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system should now be available for installation. It is fair to say that the phablet has had an interesting Android update history -- it was previously on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but due to some issues related to system stability that were discovered about a couple of months ago, Essential had decided to skip getting the Android 8.0 Oreo altogether.
Powercast has announced recently this week that it has managed to get approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its PowerSpot, a transmitter that the company claims is the first ever over the air radio frequency (RF) based charger for consumer use.
Flip phones became a hit several years ago, and now the world’s biggest smartphone vendor is thinking of updating the concept of a flip phone, but with never before seen mobile technology. Samsung recently published a patent that comes with a few renders of a mobile device that is capable of completely folding down its middle section.
Apple better not count its eggs just yet. It appears that the iPhone maker may not be able to get the full $930 million in damages awarded to it back in 2013 after a legal battle with rival Samsung over patents.
Ericsson intensifies its legal battles with Apple with a number of new lawsuits thrown the iPhone maker's way. Indeed, the Sweden-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer has filed lawsuits against Apple in the United Kingdom, in Germany, and in the Netherlands. All of these lawsuits alleged that Apple was in violation of patents that Ericsson holds involving wireless communications technology. According to the Swedish communications company, these lawsuits were filed following a move by the telecoms firm to enter into arbitration with Apple in order to come at a decision regarding patent royalties.
Apple already has a feature in its devices that lets users find the locations of their family, friends, and other contacts. But a new patent from the tech giant could allow users not only to determine the locations of their contacts, but also be able to track them in real time.
Apple's patent is called "Sharing location information among devices" has just been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office this week. The patent details the process in which an owner of an Apple device can see a visual representation of the movement done by another person.
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