Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android Phone Patent Infringement

In an age of which there are smartphones coming out everyday, there’s no mistaking that a patent infringed, perhaps on purpose, perhaps not. Or in Microsoft’s case against Motorola, nine different infringements that relate to “synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power.” This is quite a doozy, and it only comes to show that companies “love” suing each other (not really, but you get the idea.). Press release by Microsoft is below.

HTC Merge/Lexicon Leaks Again, Won’t Be A Droid You Look For?

Strangely, yes. The upcoming Android 2.2 Sense UI-laden, HTC Merge/Lexikon high-end QWERTY-slider by HTC, due on Verizon sometimes this October will not be part of the Droid line, and perhaps will feature Bing search as default, and very hopefully being able to download the Google Search widget from the Android Market, as all Froyo-enabled smartphones can. A few more user manual shots are seen in the source link.

Source: DroidLife

Google Launches Its Planned Android Phone Showcase

Remember the good ‘ol days when you could go to the catchy URL and get a Nexus One? those days are long gone, and today Google has made a fitting replacement for that all-too-good page: an Android phone showcase. Better yet, according to the Google Mobile Blog, all Android phones featured use only Google services, so the Fascinate (which will get Google Search in Android 2.2) is not included, nor are any Yahoo! enabled phones. The site also allows you to compare Android phones, even overseas. Give it a try and knock yourself out, m’kay?

Via:, Official Google Mobile Blog

Gmail Conversation View Gets An Off Button

If for some odd reason you don’t like Gmail’s conversation view, you can now turn it off. The conversation view, inside of Gmail, threads messages into one. If you have a thread going with a specific person it will be put into one conversation box, instead of being sprawled out across your inbox. If for some reason you enjoy it being sprawled out, an off button will be available in the next few days for you to turn it off.

PayPal iPhone App To Get Check Scanning In The Next Couple Of Days

Today, at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Conference, PayPal’s Laura Chambers said that you will be able to deposit checks into PayPal, via mobile pictures, in the next few days. The new app, on the iPhone, will allow you to take pictures of both the front and the back of the check, and it will deposit the money into your PayPal account.

What a cool functionality to have!

Source: TechCrunch Disrupt