Is this the end of the Android patent war?
Patent strategy specialist RPX Corporation says one of its subsidiary companies has bought approximately 4,000 patents from Rockstar Consortium.
Rockstar was formed three years ago to acquire around 6,000 technology patent assets from Nortel.
Mozilla has announced a new dual-core Firefox OS reference phone for mobile developers.
The Firefox OS Flame smartphone, which has a 4.5-inch screen and a 5 megapixel camera, is designed to help developers create and test new applications.
Microsoft says it’s now working with nine new hardware partners on Windows Phone devices: Foxconn, Gionee, Lava/Xolo, Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE.
These will join the four current partners, which are HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung.
Telecoms manufacturer ZTE Corporation says it expects its full-year financial results for 2013 to show an annual profit of between RMB 1.2 billion and RMB 1.5 billion (£120 million - £150 million).
That would be a significant improvement from last year’s loss, although it’s still not as much as the profit figure from two years ago.
Arrivals, departures... and a little confusion
Mark Bridge writes:
Farewell for another year, dear old International CES. The Las Vegas-based consumer electronics show is but a fading memory as the mobile industry starts preparing for next month’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
However, what happened in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.