AMNews: Lodsys Files Lawsuits, HTC Flyer Price Cuts, Google Revamps iOS Search, Apple Grants Certifications

Patent troll Lodsys has filed lawsuits against several small iOS developers for allegedly infringing on its patent related to in-app purchases. The company previously sent threatening letters to iOS developers demanding that they pay the company license fees or risk a lengthy, expensive battle in court.

HTC has cut the price of the 16GB version of the HTC Flyer Wi-Fi only to less than £400, possibly because of the forthcoming launch of its bigger 10-inch brother, the HTC Puccini. Phones4U stocks the device at that price while others, like Dixons, have yet to cut down from its official suggested retail price of £480. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi only costs under £270.

AMD will open a new research and development centre in Israel in the Tel-Aviv area, one which will be built around Graphic Remedy, the small start-up they purchased in September 2010 and which specialises in development tools for heterogeneous computing and 3D graphics.

Apple has already granted certifications for parts to some of its Taiwanese component manufacturers for the third generation iPad. LED backlight modules from Radiant Opto-Electronics and light bars have been certified while panel certification is still pending, DigiTimes reveals.

Search engine giant Google is reportedly preparing to a launch a redesigned version of its mobile search website for iOS devices. Tech blog phoneArena has procured some screen shots that suggest that the new iOS Google search page has been designed to look more like the desktop version of the search engine.

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