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Xiaomi says it's not copying Apple, but Apple is copying HTC

Xiaomi -- the fast-rising Chinese electronics company which is quickly becoming a major player in smartphones -- has come under fire in the past for similarities between its MiPhone smartphone and MiPad tablet, and Apple's iconic mobile gadgets, but now the company is on the offensive. Taking the ...

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Rumors hint Facebook is working on Android phone competitor (Updated)

Facebook is sending out press invitations to an April 4th event that'll involve Android. The company behind the world's largest social network is inviting journalists to "Come See Our New Home On Android." Details on the invitation are sparse, but sources for TechCrunch and others hint this eve...

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Comparing the HTC ONE and iPhone 5

HTC introduced its flagship One smartphone earlier this year at a global press event. Unlike Samsung which crafts its phones from plastic, HTC took a page from Apple and used aluminum in the One's design. According to Android Central, which compared the HTC One with an iPhone 5, this brushed al...

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HTC Sync Manager can pull data from iPhone backup files

CNET Asia is reporting that HTC confirmed it will launch the HTC Sync Manager desktop application next month, which be able to access an iPhone's backup files, extract its data and import it into an HTC One. The idea is to let those switching from an iPhone to an HTC One easily transfer photos,...

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HTC exec lauds licensing agreement with Apple

Ray Yam is the president of HTC China, and he recently said in an interview with the Economic Observer of China that the company's recent licensing agreement with Apple will "pay off" sometime this new year in 2013. HTC and Apple, you may remember, finally settled a longtime patent disagreement...

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Apple v. HTC court documents made public, minus the best bits

This time last month, Apple and HTC settled their long-running patent dispute with both companies coming to a mutual 10-year licensing agreement, the full terms of which were never disclosed. Now the documentation of the proceedings has been released and, not surprisingly, most of the specifics...

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ComScore: Apple ousts LG as second most popular mobile phone maker

According to research firm ComScore's latest report, Apple has reached the #2 spot on the list of most popular mobile phone makers, taking the slot previously held by LG. iPhone users now account for 17.8% of the U.S. mobile market, while LG tags close behind at 17.6%. Samsung still leads all othe...

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HTC 'happy' with Apple settlement

HTC chief executive Peter Chou told Reuters that his company is "happy" with its recent settlement with Apple. He also noted that press suggestions that HTC will pay Apple between $6 and $8 per phone sold as part of a licensing agreement is "outrageous." "I think that these estimates are baseles...

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Seeking Alpha: Apple could make $4 billion a year from Android sales

Apple's cross-licensing deal with HTC seems like a good idea just from the viewpoint that it keeps the two companies out of the courtroom for a decade. Now J.M. Manness, writing for Seeking Alpha, points out that the deal and others like it could be a complete windfall for Apple. The company coul...

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Apple and HTC settle patent disputes, sign 10-year cross-licensing deal

The battle has been hot and heavy since March 2010, but the legal swords have apparently been beaten into touch-sensitive plowshares and Retina pruning-hooks. On Saturday, Apple and HTC announced that both companies have reached a settlement agreement to cover all outstanding lawsuits. The agre...

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Daily Update for October 1, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Taiwan information minister chastised for promoting iPhone 5

When you're in politics, even the most innocuous statement -- or Facebook post -- can land you in hot water. That's what Hu Yu-wei, Taiwan's information minister and a government spokesperson, discovered on Sunday when he posted a photo of an iPhone 5 on his personal Facebook page. Hu's post se...

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Photo shootout: Lumia 920, Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III

One smartphone feature that has steadily improved over the years is the camera. Once a novelty, the camera is now an important selling point that can influence a person's buying choice. Engadget recently had the opportunity to test the top camera-enabled smartphones at Nokia's Tampere, Finland ...

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HTC removes patent in case against Apple

The Apple-Samsung case is now in the courtroom, and things are starting to shape up for next month's HTC versus Apple showdown. The company filed a motion to the International Trade Commission to withdraw a specific patent for a "circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and ...

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HTC files two counterclaims against Apple in Florida

Today's exciting patent infringement news of the day comes courtesy of Computerworld, which reports that HTC -- which is being sued for patent infringement by Apple along with Motorola Mobility -- filed a counterclaim yesterday before a court in Florida. In its filing, HTC said that it had be...

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