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Shenzhen Based Smartphone Maker Coolpad Asked Rival Xiomi To Stop Manufacturing Devices That Infringe Upon Patents

The handset maker's subsidiary named Yulong filed a fresh suit which alleged that Xiaomi has infringed upon its patents related to dual-SIM card support and User Interface (UI) design.

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Shenzhen-based smartphone maker Coolpad said on Thursday that its rival Xiaomi has to immediately stop selling and manufacturing devices that infringe upon many of its patents — more than two weeks after it locked horns with the Chinese competitor.

The handset maker’s subsidiary named Yulong filed a fresh suit which alleged that Xiaomi has infringed upon its patents related to dual-SIM card support and User Interface (UI) design.

Highlighting that Coolpad is hopeful of Xiaomi putting an end to patent infringement, Nancy Zhang, Global Chief Patent Officer, Coolpad, told IANS in an interview that we are ready to actively co-operate with them to promote industrial progress but the infringement has to stop.

In terms of 5G technology, Coolpad is one of the few Chinese smartphone makers to engage in standard setting work.
Coolpad is reputed for its efforts in technological contributions and also making earnest efforts in operating its IP assets. Pixabay

“We filed for our first patent back in 1998. As you may be aware of, we have a global portfolio and the most famous one is our Android system implemented technology — the dual SIM card technology which is patented globally. We put hard efforts and took us five years of research and engineering to develop this technology,” Nancy informed.

The handset maker is looking forward to work with Xiaomi to find a better solution, strengthen intellectual property protection and create a good business environment.

Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Limited — a subsidiary of Coolpad — filed the lawsuit against Xiaomi Telecom Technology Co, Xiaomi Technology Co and Xiaomi Factory Co, in a Jiangsu court in China for copying its patents without authorisation.

According to the company, one of the patents involves its dual-SIM-card-dual-standby technology.

“With this (dual SIM) technology, Coolpad received the second prize for technological progress, Shenzhen Mayor Award and also the China Patent Award this is amongst the highest awards in China for recognition of technological contributions. We received these honours between 2015 and 2016,” Nancy said.

The company has filed for patent protections that includes 400 patents and 85 per cent of these are innovation patents.

The three patents which Xiaomi is alleged to have infringed upon include system interaction or UI type patents, involving interface, applications and icon configuration technologies, whose features are more visible and identifiable on the infringing mobile phones.

“This type of infringement is easy to detect and prove. All these patents involve basic communication, display and interaction functions and are difficult to be circumvented and substituted,” the handset maker said.

In three of the lawsuits filed by the company against Xiaomi, Coolpad has filed for customs protection for two patents, which are “method of mobile telecommunication device collaboration and its interface system” and “implementation method for multi-model mobile device call history interface system”.

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Notably, the “method of mobile telecommunication device collaboration and its interface system” was invented by Liu Bio, Coolpad’s President of AI Academy of Yulong.

Android system became popular in 2008 and the patent by Liu is still being used by smartphones.

Globally, the smartphone maker holds 13,000 patents and 500 of them are registered and protected in the United States including those related to 5G, User Interface (UI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Coolpad is reputed for its efforts in technological contributions and also making earnest efforts in operating its IP assets.

“In terms of 5G technology, Coolpad is one of the few Chinese smartphone makers to engage in standard setting work. Back in 2016, Coolpad was in a team along with ZTE and China Mobile to set 5G standardisation for China,” Nancy said. (IANS)

 

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McLaren Removes OnePlus as Partner For The 2020 F1 Season: Report

OnePlus removed from McLaren's partners' page

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MClaren has not listed OnePlus as partner for the 2020 F1 season. Wikimedia Commons

OnePlus has released “McLaren Edition” smartphones for couple of years but now, a Reddit user reports that the British carmaker has not listed OnePlus as partner for the 2020 F1 season.

The removal of the Chinese brand from the list of partners has resulted in the speculation that the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition will most likely not get a successor this year, reports XDA Developers.

OnePlus has been doing special editions of its phones for a few years now.

The OnePlus 5T was available in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Edition, and the OnePlus 6 was available in a Marvel Avengers Edition.

Both of these smartphones were available in limited quantities and in select regions only.

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The removal of the Chinese brand from the list of partners has resulted in the speculation. Wikimedia Commons

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The smartphone maker launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, with a new and distinct CMF (colour-material-finish), 10GB RAM and Warp Charge 30 charging technology, to expand the scope of these special editions.

The most recent McLaren Edition device from the OnePlus was OnePlus 7T Pro.

The company recently launched its 8 series smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Both are powerful as well as expensive and the smartphone maker will have to find a new partner to give that a special twist worth paying more for. (IANS)

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Now Buy Galaxy Smartphones with Samsung Finance+ Home Delivery Service

Samsung Finance+ service is now available at your doorstep

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Samsung announced that it has started the home delivery of Finance+on Tuesday. Pixabay

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it has started the home delivery of digital lending platform Finance+, making it simpler for customers to buy Galaxy smartphones at easy finance within the comfort of their homes.

According to the company, Finance+ is a unique and universally accessible digital lending platform that provides easy financing opportunity to consumers for purchase of Galaxy smartphones in India.

Samsung Finance+ service is currently available across 12,000 dealers in nearly 300 towns.

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Customers looking to buy a Galaxy smartphone on finance can contact their neighbourhood dealers. Pixabay

“Samsung Finance+ is our ‘Make for India’ initiative towards financial inclusion and Digital India. We are confident that the home delivery of Samsung Finance+ will help millions of consumers in India,” Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.

To avail the Samsung Finance+ service, customers had to earlier walk-in at select dealerships. The company has partnered DMI Finance for its Finance+ service in India.

Customers looking to buy a Galaxy smartphone on finance can contact their neighbourhood dealers.

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The dealer will then send a Samsung promoter to the prospective customer’s house. The Samsung promoter will help the customer complete the loan journey in the comfort of his/her home.

After filling in their personal details for a simple KYC verification and credit scoring, customers will get multiple offers on various Galaxy smartphones.

Given the importance of social distancing in the current circumstances, Samsung’s new initiative will ensure the customer gets finance for Galaxy smartphone without the need of visiting a store. (IANS)

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Samsung Plans To Partner With BOE To Make OLED Screens For Future Galaxy Smartphones

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Recently, the company said mobile demand is expected to drop sharply in most regions due to an economic downturn caused by COVID-19 in the second quarter. Pixabay

South Korean tech giant Samsung is in talks with Chinese electronics company BOE to make some of the OLED screens for future Galaxy smartphones.

According to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Samsung is looking for a flexible 6.67-inch OLED display for at least one member of the next year’s Galaxy S21 or S30 series. Moreover, the Galaxy A91 is also going to feature a BOE-made 6.6-inch display with FHD+ resolution.

Currently, BOE is the biggest smartphone LCD supplier in the world but it only comes third for OLED panels after Samsung and LG.

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With the new strategy the company may be able to bring the costs of its smartphones down with BOE OLED displays.

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South Korean tech giant Samsung is in talks with Chinese electronics company BOE to make some of the OLED screens for future Galaxy smartphones. Wikimedia Commons

Recently, the company said mobile demand is expected to drop sharply in most regions due to an economic downturn caused by COVID-19 in the second quarter.

The overall market demand fell significantly quarter-on-quarter and the company’s smartphone shipments also declined in the first quarter.

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The company expects a decline in product sales and its overall business performance as the market shrinks and effects of store closures continue to have direct impacts. (IANS)