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After a round of Motorola layoffs in August that cut 20 percent of the unit's employees, Google has issued a warning of further cuts in a recent SEC Form 8-K/A filing.
Apple has just been handed yet another significant victory in their global court battles with Android smartphone manufacturers.
The end of August and the beginning of September look to be a busy time in the smartphone and tablet computer industries, as several industry leaders are confirmed or expected to make announcements regarding their next generation of products.
Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility in May in an effort to beef up and rein in their Android smartphones and tablets. In addition, Google was able to arm themselves with Motorola’s folder of patents.
With the transfer of $12.5 million dollars towards the acquisition of a struggling company, Google has become one step closer to being a direct Apple competitor as it becomes more than a software company. Google can now sell hardware as well.
Microsoft has apparently violated some of Motorola Mobility’s patent rights, according to Judge David Shaw of the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Such a ruling could better Motorola’s chances of blocking imports of the Xbox gaming console from entering the States.
Microsoft announced on Thursday that it had signed a patent-licensing contract with Android-based handset maker LG, the latest in a series of agreements the software giant has made with major smartphone manufactures.