Google, LG agree to cross-license their patents

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LG and Google have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies. The agreement covers both existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years, allowing both companies to “focus on bringing great products and services to consumers around the world,” according to Allen Lo,…

Google Play Movies & TV Lands on Roku Devices

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Google Play movies & TV has made its way to Roku devices giving Roku device owners the chance to watch any content purchased through Google’s portal. The channel is now available in the U.S., UK, Ireland and Canada. The channel works with Roku devices from 2011 and up, and will be coming to Roku TV…

It’s Official: Motorola Joins the Lenovo Family

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Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility has finally come to a close. Lenovo acquired Motorla Mobilty from Google, who purcahsed the compnay in 2011 for a cool $2.9 billion. The deal allows Lenovo a licence for Motorola’s portfolio and other intellectual property while Google hangs on to a number of Motorola patents. As excited as we…

Android and Chrome (OS) inching closer together with Google’s VP of Engineering for Android assuming the same role for Chrome

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At some point in the future we expect to see Android and Chrome OS becoming a single platform. Or something similar, with docked Android smartphones connected to the big screen acting like today’s Chromebooks. Already you can run a select number of Android apps on Chrome OS-powered devices, and apparently that’s just a start. To…

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