Mark Bridge reports from Droidcon UK, where he meets Thibaut Rouffineau of WIP and then talks Android mobile application development with the HTC Dev team, Sony Ericsson, Cisco and Terence Eden of InMobi.
Microsoft and Quanta Computer have signed a patent agreement to cover Quanta under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for producing tablets, smartphones and other devices running the Android and Chrome platforms.
Quanta joins the ranks of Samsung, HTC, ViewSonic, Acer and several other manufacturers that produce Android-based equipment.
Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel is launching a new type of digital poster site called LD6 (London Digital 6 Sheet).
Starting from 28th November, a hundred 72-inch HD screens will be installed at bus shelters across London. Companies will be able to develop custom content that’s tailored to each location, with the option of adding real-time updates such as news, weather, travel and social media information.
A new study from the United States shows that multitasking with mobile devices is a popular activity when watching television.
Around 40% of tablet and smartphone owners in the USA used their devices daily while watching TV, according to a study from Nielsen. This contrasts with the 14% of eBook reader owners who watched TV while using their device every day.
Following legal action by Apple, Australia’s Federal Court has ordered an interim injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. As a result, the Samsung device is unlikely ever to be launched in Australia.
It’s claimed that the Galaxy Tab infringes two patents affecting touchscreen operation.