What happened today in technology news from Asia? Nicole Scott delivers 3 technology news stories from Asia out Taipei, Taiwan.
Apple and HTC announced a 10-year licensing agreement that covers current and future patents on both Android and Windows Phone device. This settlement came out of nowhere. Back in May, the two companies were ordered to work on a deal by a Delaware court, but we never heard another peep about a deal until today. In fact, in August HTC chairwoman Cher Wang claimed the company had no plans to settle its continuous litigation with Apple. But for those of you tiring of the patent wars the battle between HTC and Apple is over for at least 10 years.
The Indian government and UK company DataWind have launched a second-generation Aakash 2 tablet new tablet features a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display with support for 4-point multitouch running a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It’s a big step up from Gingerbead to Android 4.0.
Green Car Korea 2012 took place over the weekend and Hidden Power showed an updated version of its ‘Electric Bicycle Kit’ which can turn any bike into an electric bike and it only weighs 2.6Kg. If you pedal for an hour it will keep you going for between 2-3 hours depending on terrain with a top speed of 30 kilometers per hour.
Via Aving Media