LG Electronics and Google say they’ve entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers a broad range of existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years.
The two companies already work together on a number of products including Android-based smartphones, tablets and smart watches.
New research from Samsung Electronics predicts that people in the UK will spend £104.7 million on wearable technology this Christmas, putting them ahead of consumers in Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.
That’s a 181% increase in revenue from Christmas 2013, with unit sales up 120.8% on 2013.
Podcast - 7th November 2014
Leaving your wallet at home and going shopping with nothing more than your mobile phone is still a science-fiction vision of the future.
But it's getting much closer to reality, thanks to a UK-based company called Corethree. They're currently working with a number of public transport operators and have brought mobile tickets to a wide range of smartphones.
Mark Bridge writes:
A suggestion that UK mobile phone networks might be forced to improve black-spot coverage by allowing interconnection with their rivals is back in the news. It made the headlines in June and has returned again this week, which is why I could be heard offering my opinion on BBC local radio yesterday morning.
The UK government has launched a three-week consultation on the options available to eliminate some areas of poor mobile coverage.
It’s focussed on areas of the country where some mobile networks offer coverage whilst others don’t.