Quantcast
Jump to content

A failed 'iPhone killer' is Qualcomm's new weapon against Apple


Alex

Recommended Posts

The chipmaker owns several patents related to Palm and webOS, and is accusing the iPhone X of copying its user interface.

palmpre_02.jpg

The Palm Pre was one of many purported "iPhone killers" that never stuck. But it still has its fans. 

Corinne Schulze/ CNET

The legal battle between 

link hidden, please login to view
 and  just went retro.  

The same day that Apple filed a countersuit against Qualcomm, alleging that the chipmaker  in  processors that went into rival , Qualcomm filed three new complaints relating to 16 additional  against Apple, including 

But Qualcomm is bringing up a blast from the past in its complaint: the cult classic Palm Pre. 

It turns out, Qualcomm in 2014 purchased several patents from Palm, including technology relating to its webOS operating system and user interface. While the Palm Pre, which debuted in 2009 as the purported "iPhone killer," never met the initial hype, Qualcomm is bringing it back as a weapon against Apple.

news-1201-qualcommapplecnet.jpg
Watch this: Qualcomm now seeks a ban on some Apple iPhone Xs
1:33 

This is the latest wrinkle in the escalating fight between the two tech giants. Apple is one of the largest consumer technology companies in the world, with arguably the strongest brand in the industry, while Qualcomm is the world's largest supplier of mobile chips. 

At the heart of this fight is a disagreement over how much Apple should pay Qualcomm for technology licenses. Apple believes the fee should be based on a percentage of the Qualcomm modem that goes into the , while the chipmaker believes the percentage should be based on the value of the entire phone. 

Qualcomm alleges that the new iPhone X, which offers users the ability to bring up different windows of apps with a swipe, copies the interface used by the Pre. Qualcomm cites tech sites The Verge and TechCrunch's commentary that compares the  operating system to the Pre's "card-based multitasking system." 

MORE APPLE VS. QUALCOMM

Other Palm patents involve the ability to autofocus the camera by touching the screen, a simplified single power button and the ability to answer a phone call with a text message.

The fresh complaints support Qualcomm's argument that Apple uses more of its technology than just the modem and that other aspects of the iPhone are helped by Qualcomm innovations. 

Qualcomm declined to comment beyond the filings. 

An Apple spokesman declined to comment beyond its own countersuit.

Palm has been on a curious journey to get to this point. The company was , which failed to use webOS as a platform for its own consumer products. LG ended up with , while Chinese TV and phone maker TCL purchased the 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
  • Replies 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By Siva Shankar reddy
      We are using WebOs library v1.2.4 and  we are using the service: com.webos.notification, and we are trying to use the "enable" method. it is returning below error.
      ERROR :
      {"returnValue": false, "errorCode": -1, "errorText": "Denied method call \"enable\" for category \"/\""}
      CODE SNIPPET:
      webOS.service.request( 'luna://com.webos.notification', {
            method: 'enable',
            onSuccess: function( inResponse ){
             //..
            },
            onFailure: function( inError ){
           //..
            }
          } )
       
       
    • By News Reporter
      CEO William Cho Discusses Current B2B Businesses and Underscores Providing
      Outstanding Customer Experiences via Advanced Integrated Solutions

      SEOUL, Feb. 8, 2023 — LG Electronics’ (LG) CEO William Cho highlighted strategies to strengthen the company’s presence in the global B2B market during his recent visits to the USA and Europe. While meeting with the heads of local subsidiaries, CEO Cho underlined the need to deliver outstanding customer experiences through advanced, integrated solutions that seamlessly combine software and services with differentiated hardware products.
      Beginning in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA at the start of the year, where the CEO attended CES 2023 and discussed the electric vehicle component business with strategic partners, including GM and Magna, CEO Cho visited Barcelona, Spain this month, where he attended ISE 2023, Europe’s largest display exhibition. After witnessing the latest industry and technology trends first-hand, Mr. Cho met with the CEO of Odeon Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator. CEO Cho toured local Odeon theaters equipped with LG Cinema LED screens and held discussions around mid- to long-term strategies, potential partnerships and future challenges in the information display (ID) business.
      “The exceptional customer experience provided by LG’s ID business is based on in-depth research into what customers in each market value,” said CEO William Cho. “We will continue to improve our capability to deliver customized, integrated solutions that further anticipate customer needs.”
      LG plans to further grow its global ID business by strengthening software and service capabilities. To increase sales of its integrated solutions, the company aims to provide highly profitable services that utilize the company’s Pro:Cloud platform.
      CEO Cho then traveled back to the USA, stopping in Atlanta, Georgia, to attend AHR Expo 2023, one of the world’s largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry events. The CEO stated that LG will continue to bolster its cutting-edge HVAC technologies, which include AI-powered, high-efficiency solutions that save energy as well as smart home platforms that can be controlled and monitored remotely.
      “To become a top player in the global HVAC market, we must provide excellent customer experiences by leveraging our advanced home appliance technology,” emphasized CEO Cho. LG is expanding its number one position in the system air conditioner sector to new and growing markets.
      In rapidly growing system air conditioner markets in Latin America and Central Asia, the company is also seeking to reinforce its strong position by securing cost competitiveness and strengthening its product lineup and after-sales service infrastructure. In Europe, the company will pursue growth by aggressively investing in the development of optimized heating systems.
      Additionally, LG is diversifying its profit structure by expanding its B2B business areas through continuous investment, mergers and strategic cooperation. The company currently offers a wide range of B2B solutions including ID, information technology (IT), robotic and electric vehicle charging solutions (Business Solutions Company); infotainment, electric vehicle powertrain and vehicle lighting systems (Vehicle component Solutions Company); system air conditioners and building management systems, built-in home appliances and component solutions including compressors and motors (Home Appliance & Air Solution Company); and the webOS platform (Home Entertainment Company).
      # # #

      link hidden, please login to view
    • By News Reporter
      CASACOR, which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2022, is the largest integrated exhibition of architecture, interior design and landscaping in Latin America. Held in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, between July and September last year, the wide-ranging event featured more than 60 architect- and designer-led projects and attracted more than 115,000 in-person visitors.

      The official technology partner of CASACOR for four consecutive years, LG Brazil hosted a stylish lifestyle exhibit at the show, pairing modernist interior design with cutting-edge home innovations from the 2022 LG product lineup.

      Called
      link hidden, please login to view and designed by architect , the 415 square-meter exhibition space was transformed into a stunning indoor environment complete with gorgeous, understated furnishings and LG’s premium lifestyle solutions. Among these were the LG G2 Gallery Series OLED TV, OLED Objet Collection Posé, side-by-side refrigerator, Styler, WashTower, PuriCare 360° Air Purifier and ARTCOOL Gallery air conditioner. The company’s state-of-the-art appliances blended in perfectly with the curated selection of vintage furniture pieces and interior objects to create a space of effortless comfort, convenience and aesthetic beauty.
      The layout of LG Magenta House was centered around a central island that divided the space into a living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and clothing area. The façade of the project featured walls made entirely of transparent glass bricks, a distinctly modernist touch that lets in natural light and warmth while still maintaining the privacy of those inside.

      Drawing inspiration from the Conjunto Nacional – which was completed in the 1950s and has the distinction of being one of São Paulo’s first modern multi-use buildings – the LG Magenta House was awarded the VEJA SP Award for Best CASACOR Environment in the category of “Best Suite.” LG Magenta House was also recognized with the “Best of 2022” award from Archello, a global platform that connects professionals such as architects, sculptors, painters and engineers.

      (From left to right) LG Magenta ambassadors at CASACOR 2022: , and
      During CASACOR 2022, LG also announced the next phase of “” – a relationship program designed especially for architects and interior designers – with the launch of a new platform that offers dedicated content, special discounts and exclusive benefits as well as training from industry professionals.

      Stay tuned to to learn more about LG’s inspiring projects and collaborations, and to check out the many ways that the company’s smart, innovative products continue to enhance the lives of consumers worldwide.
      Contributed by LG Brazil 
      # # #

    • By Nova1545
      I have a 55UH6150 LG Smart TV and was wonder if it was possible to update it to version WebOS 6. I have some apps I would like to install but sadly they are only avaible on the content store from WebOS 6+. Is it in anyway possible to update the SW for it?
      I know the page doesn't show WebOS 6 listed for it, but am curious if there is a way I can do it anyways
      Any information would be much appreciated
    • By Nitin Chopra
      Hi Team,
      After update of LG WebOS to 04.40.70, Amazon Prime Video app on my LG Smart TV stopped working. It started giving error :
      Internet Connectivity Problem
      There is an internet connection problem. Check the device's internet settings, data cables, or try to resetting your router. Also, turning your device off, and then back on might fix the problem. For further assistance, please contact Amazon customer service at www.amazon.com/videohelp
      The internet/wifi connection is fine and all the other apps are working without any issue on the LG smart TV.
      I have even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Prime video app, but that didn't help.
      Has anyone faced this issue ? Is there a solution available for this issue.
      Thanks & Regards,
      Nitin
  • Similar Tagged Content




×
×
  • Create New...