According to Yonhap News, Samsung has dropped a patent lawsuit against LG over an LCD technology that the latter has allegedly encroached on. These two have been involved in a year-long legal battle over their LCD and even OLED technologies, but Samsung looks like it is withdrawing its claim against LG and would like things to get settled out of court.
In another news from Yonhap, LG is considering waging a new legal battle against the Korean giant for patent infringement over "their" eye tracking technology, which they have allegedly patented since way before Samsung ever thought of using the said technology.
Let's wait if LG carries on with its eye tracking patent-infringement claims now that Samsung has agreed to settle things regarding LG's LCD blunder. Looks like these two will likely work things out instead.
Samsung Electronicstoday announced the world's first commercial devices capable of TDD-LTE (Time-Division Duplex) and FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex) seamless handover technology. Samsung will launch TDD/FDD Dual Mode LTE versions of the Samsung GALAXY S4 and Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, which will enable continuous and seamless voice and data communications even as the devices switch between two different types of LTE networks.
Samsung Mobile's president quoted:
"Samsung continues to accelerate global LTE market deployment, addressing technical challenges faster than anyone else. With today's TDD / FDD LTE seamless handover devices announcement, Samsung again demonstrates the company's commitment to driving better, more convenient customer experiences. The first commercially available TDD / FDD seamless handover devices will allow customers to fully enjoy the benefits of fast mobile data communications no matter where they are," said JK Shin, president of Samsung's IT & Mobile Division.
Samsung is the first player in the global mobile industry to provide dual-mode (TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE) smartphones. Samsung will continue to launch TDD-LTE devices in other markets throughout third quarter. Strategy Analytics estimates that there will be almost 400 million LTE devices sold in 2014, and almost 500 million in 2015. This year there should be about 270 million LTE devices shipped around the world.