Google has settled patent litigation with a consortium of companies backed by Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, according to a court filing. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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Apple plans to bundle the Beats Music subscription streaming music service it acquired earlier this year into its iOS software, according to reports from the Financial Times and the New York Times.
Google is making a tentative move back to the Chinese mobile market by allowing Chinese developers to develop and sell apps through its Google Play application and media store outside of China.
Qualcomm executives noted that the company continues to face hurdles in China, and partially as a result the firm said it is now expecting a slightly more conservative growth rate during the next five years. However, the chipset giant still thinks it has plenty of room to grow thanks to increasing LTE and smartphone adoption and its decision to move into new areas, such as supplying silicon for servers.
Apple has not said when it will release its forthcoming Apple Watch or how much all of the variants will cost, but it is urging developers to make apps for the smart watch before it goes on sale next year. The company released WatchKit, a software toolkit that allows developers to begin building and testing apps for the watch.
T-Mobile US is giving away a practically free Alcatel One Touch Android tablet to its customers as long as they sign up for a qualifying data plan. Starting Nov. 21, existing customers can go to participating T-Mobile retail stores and existing customers can get the Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for free--they just need to pay sales tax and sign up for a data plan.
Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see how the carriers are progressing in terms of network deployments by technology on a region-by-region basis. RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers were stacking up in terms of network deployments.
Ericsson predicts around 90 per cent of the world's population aged six years and above will have a mobile phone by 2020, by which point smartphone subscriptions are also expected to hit 6.1 billion from 2.7 billion today.
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