• Google's HTC move borrows from Apple's playbook

    2 monthes ago - By Computerworld

    Google's $1.1 billion acquisition of HTC's smartphone engineering arm is not a direct assault against its chief rival, Apple. But it is a recognition of Apple's successful strategy. It is also an acknowledgement that an ecosystem dominated by hardware manufacturers and telecom providers - each with a set of priorities and plans that doesn't dovetail with Google's - results in a myriad of devices that run the gamut of quality. With that in mind, Google's buyout of HTC's engineering IP will enable it to create a pure Android play by marrying hardware and software in a move that could...
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  • Google and HTC announce cooperation agreement

    2 monthes ago - By Mobile News CWP

    Agreement comes after HTC stocks stopped trading last night
    Google and HTC has announced a cooperation agreement worth $1.1 billion that will see HTC staff move across to Google to work on the Pixel smartphone.
    A lot of the staff moving over the Google are already working on the Pixel smartphone and, away from the deal, Google will also have non-exclusive access to HTC intellectual property to use on the Pixel smartphones.
    HTC has committed to continue to bringing smartphones to market but will do so with a smaller portfolio and is currently working on a successor to the flagship U11...
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  • Take it from an HTC fan: this Google deal won't help

    Take it from an HTC fan: this Google deal won't help

    2 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    I'm an HTC fan, but I can't say I'm impressed by the company's billion dollar deal with Google. The phone-maker has been instrumental in many of the most pivotal moments in modern smartphone history, producing some of my favorite devices in the process. I've also found myself at times being one of the company's more vocal critics, though, and for...
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  • Could Palmer Luckey Return To VR Via HTC Vive?

    Could Palmer Luckey Return To VR Via HTC Vive?

    2 monthes ago - By Tom's Hardware

    Now that it's clear Google isn't buying HTC, nor the Vive wing of its business, this might be Palmer Luckey's chance to jump back into the VR indusry.
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  • Google Buys Pixel Smartphone Team From HTC For $1.1 Billion

    Google Buys Pixel Smartphone Team From HTC For $1.1 Billion

    2 monthes ago - By SiliconTap

    Mountain View-based Google and HTC Corporation said this morning that Google will pay $1.1 billion in cash to HTC and will hire a number of employees of HTC working on Google's Pixel smartphone...
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