HTC admits to Wi-Fi hardware issue

“After investigating isolated reports of WiFi connectivity issues in the HTC One X, we have identified a fix that strengthens the area of the phone around the WiFi antennae connection points.”

I’m sure Consumer Reports is all over this.

Apple’s patent win against HTC

Florian Mueller:

So what Apple has won is a formal import ban scheduled to commence on April 19, 2012, but relating only to HTC Android phones implementing one of two claims of a “data tapping patent”: a patent on an invention that marks up phone numbers and other types of formatted data in an unstructured document, such as an email, in order to enable users to bring up other programs (such as a dialer app) that process such data.

Florian is the best at explaining the ramifications of patent wins and loses.

Six major Android problems

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes takes a look at six glaring problems with the Andorid ecosystem in a new ZDNet article entitled Six Android issues that Google doesn’t want to address. Among the problems he lists are how most Android handsets now in … Continued

∞ HTC loses patent complaint against Apple

Reuters: Taiwan’s HTC Corp lost a patent infringement complaint filed against Apple Inc in a preliminary decision at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday. An ITC administrative law judge found “no violation” by Apple of four HTC patents that … Continued

∞ Apple's hypocritical patent lawsuits

Joe Wilcox writing for BetaNews: I’ve been fairly critical of Apple’s recent patent bullying — what I call innovation through intimidation/litigation. The Apple Fanclub of bloggers and journalists defend the company’s patent and other intellectual property claims as protecting its … Continued

∞ BGR reviews the HTC ThunderBolt

I used to buy a new phone every couple of months. As soon as the newest cool thing came out, I had to have it. For the past four years, I haven’t found anything that could outdo my iPhone, but … Continued