A bad bite.
Some rather bitter news today for anyone who was looking forward to getting an HTC One X or an EVO 4G LTE Android phone. Both phones, which we have talked about recently, have had their first shipment held up by US Customs over a patent that they might be infringing upon that Apple owns.
Apple has won another patent to add to their massive collection of broad general patents that should never be issued in the first place. Of course this patent takes direct aim at Android considering what this new one covers in terms of smartphone functionality.
You may not remember an article we wrote, back near the beginning of December, about HTC being sued by Apple which could result in HTC Android devices being banned here in the USA. Well it seems that Apple has actually won that suit and HTC could now be facing that possible ban starting next year.
Well here is some interesting and somewhat troubling news that was just pointed out to us. According to Fortune CNN, HTC could be facing a possible import ban here in the U.S. depending on the outcome of an appeal over two patent that Apple is going after HTC for.
Once in awhile we stray from the standard format of all thing Android and gaming to cover a story that we find interesting, humorous or just generally awesome in some fashion. Thanks to Apple, we have another one of these posts to provide all of you, our readers, with a little Monday morning humor and some chuckles while drinking your morning coffee.
Coming to light yesterday are some pretty interesting patents filed by Apple regarding gaming, specifically multiplayer gaming in what appears to be a mesh of augmented reality and FPS gaming. It all meshes together using services such as location finding, a way to shoot your enemies which will register on their phone and more.