This Week In Mobile: Apple to settle all future patent disputes with Samsung, Google’s Project Tango 3D & Twitter Mulling Acquisition of SoundCloud
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Apple in talks with Samsung to settle all future patent disputes out of court
Apple and Samsung are in talks designed to settle all future patent disputes out of court, according to Korea Times(via Fortune) . FOSS Patents’Florian Mueller believes that a settlement will be reached “very soon.” via @9To5Mac
Google Said To Be Working On A Tablet With Project Tango 3D Vision Powers
Google is reportedly working on a tablet version of its Project Tango advanced mobile vision device, to be launched starting next month with around 4,000 initial developer beta units, according to Wall Stree Journal reports. The tablet would sport a 7-inch screen, along with a complement of cameras that include two on the rear with built-in infrared sensors for figuring out depth and mapping a space in three dimensions. via@Techcrunch
Twitter Mulling Acquisition of SoundCloud
Twitter may be considering what could be its biggest acquisition yet. According to Peter Kafka at Re/codereports that Twitter is mulling a deal to buy SoundCloud, a popular online community for sharing and discovering music. The deal is described as being tentative, at best. via @Mashable
Android Silver reportedly launching in February 2015, will replace Nexus program
We first heard about Google’s new “Android Silver” program back in April. The service will reportedly be centered around the idea of providing support to customers after they purchase their Android device, including things like 24/7 live support and a new “Never Lost” feature, reminiscent of the iOS Find my iPhone feature. A later report also detailed that Google would partner with Android device manufacturers for the service, perhaps as early as early 2015. via @9To5Google
Apple Wants Beats Music Because Transitioning iTunes To Streaming Could Kill Download Sales
Why would Apple buy Beats when it could just evolve iTunes into a streaming music service? According to a source with direct knowledge of iTunes’ executive strategy, by buying and operating an external streaming service like Beats, Apple can coin off a smooth transition without cratering the record business. The record labels and artists depend on the approximately $1 billion iTunes earns them selling downloads each year which could be disrupted if the 800-million account store shifted to subscription streaming. via @Techcrunch
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