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Samsung wins update lawsuit in the Netherlands, won’t be required to provide four-year update periods for its phones

Friday, June 1st, 2018

It's been a long time in the making, but the lawsuit by non-profit consumer group Consumentenbond against Samsung in the Netherlands has finally ended. The Dutch court has ruled in Samsung's favor, saying that the Consumentenbond's claims could not be enforced due to potentially unforeseen circumstances.

The case was first introduced in January 2016, with the Consumentenbond saying that Samsung should provide new software updates for four years after the initial release or two years after the retail purchase of the phone.

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Samsung wins update lawsuit in the Netherlands, won't be required to provide four-year update periods for its phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung wins update lawsuit in the Netherlands, won’t be required to provide four-year update periods for its phones

Friday, June 1st, 2018

It's been a long time in the making, but the lawsuit by non-profit consumer group Consumentenbond against Samsung in the Netherlands has finally ended. The Dutch court has ruled in Samsung's favor, saying that the Consumentenbond's claims could not be enforced due to potentially unforeseen circumstances.

The case was first introduced in January 2016, with the Consumentenbond saying that Samsung should provide new software updates for four years after the initial release or two years after the retail purchase of the phone.

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Samsung wins update lawsuit in the Netherlands, won't be required to provide four-year update periods for its phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Report: PUBG files suit against Fortnite-creators Epic Games over alleged copyright violations in Korea

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Unless you've lived under a rock, you're probably aware of the existence of both PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Epic's Fortnite, both of which are either currently available on Android or coming soon. According to a recent report by The Korea Times, PUBG has filed suit against Epic Games in Korea alleging that the latter violates its copyrights with the game Fortnite.

Last fall PUBG got pretty upset when Epic announced its own king-of-the hill game mode for Fortnite.

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Report: PUBG files suit against Fortnite-creators Epic Games over alleged copyright violations in Korea was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook must contend new class action over unlawful use of facial recognition technology

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

2018 has not been kind to Facebook thus far. The Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal continues to haunt Mark Zuckerberg and his company, which is trying desperately to right wrongs with policy clarifications, changes to the way ads are handled, and even a rewards program for data abuse reporting.

Probably the last thing Facebook needs right now is a privacy-related class action lawsuit, yet that's exactly what US federal judge James Donato has just ruled in favor of.

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Facebook must contend new class action over unlawful use of facial recognition technology was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung hit with lawsuit of up to $2.8 billion for infringing on biometric-related patents

Friday, April 13th, 2018

With their fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, and facial recognition tech, Samsung phones feature more methods of biometric authentication than most, if not all, of their competitors. However, the Korean company is now being sued by a US-based "data security firm," PACid Technologies, for infringing on two US patents and one Korean patent with its biometric features.

The lawsuit, filed on April 6th with the Texas Eastern District Court, comprises phones from the Galaxy S6 all the way to the Galaxy S8.

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Samsung hit with lawsuit of up to $2.8 billion for infringing on biometric-related patents was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

PUBG creator Bluehole has filed suit against NetEase for copyright and trademark violations

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The battle royale genre has been getting a lot of attention with the recent mobile releases of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite. And with that popularity has come a slew of copycats and clones trying to beat their inspiration to the punch. So, of course, it was only a matter of time before lawsuits started flying, and apparently, Bluehole Studio has had enough as they have filed a suit against NetEase for copyright and trademark violations.

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PUBG creator Bluehole has filed suit against NetEase for copyright and trademark violations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook working to simplify privacy controls in wake of recent controversies

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

It's been a rough month for Facebook. Following news that millions of users' personal data had been collected without permission by a third party, the social media giant caught some flak for the way it handled metadata collection on Android. In an effort to assuage public ill will, Facebook announced today that it's making user settings—especially ones dealing with account data and privacy—easier to access and more transparent.

Historically, Facebook's settings have been convoluted.

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Facebook working to simplify privacy controls in wake of recent controversies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is being sued for the 2016 Pixel’s microphone problems

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Project Fi news, it appears that Google is being sued for another problem. Last year we reported that many original Pixel and Pixel XLs were having microphone-related issues caused by a physical defect in the device. Now the same group of attorneys that put together the LG bootloop lawsuit is seeking a class action against Google for the OG Pixel's microphone defect. 

Google did appear to take the original reports of microphone problems quite seriously last year, going so far as to replace phones which exhibited the issue.

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Google is being sued for the 2016 Pixel's microphone problems was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lawsuit alleges Google Project Fi charged a subscriber for Wi-Fi data

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

One of the big advantages of Google Fi is its flexibility. You just pay for the data you use at a rate of $10 a gig, up to a recently-set maximum of $80 a month. But, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week, Google may have charged at least one Project Fi subscriber for data that was used while the customer was on a Wi-Fi connection. 

The Register was the first to report on the news yesterday, and it's a bit disconcerting.

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Lawsuit alleges Google Project Fi charged a subscriber for Wi-Fi data was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm fined €997 million for anticompetitive practices (again) by the EU

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The European Commission has fined chipmaker Qualcomm €997 million ($1.24 billion) for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets. The decision comes as the result of an investigation covering the period from 2011 to 2016, during which Qualcomm paid Apple to exclusively use its LTE chips in iPhones and iPads.

"Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals from the market for LTE baseband chipsets for over five years, thereby cementing its market dominance.

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Qualcomm fined €997 million for anticompetitive practices (again) by the EU was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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