Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE Delayed at US Customs
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HTC's two new smartphones, the flagship One X and the Evo 4G LTE, have been indefinitely delayed at US customs due to potential infringement on an Apple patent, the Verge reports.
Apple won a patent lawsuit against Android back in December 2011, effectively banning HTC from selling certain devices beginning April 19, 2012. At the time, it seemed HTC would be able to easily circumvent this ban by simply removing the feature from its devices, but things obviously didn't go as smoothly as planned.
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At the moment, HTC can't do much but wait until the US Customs reaches a decision. "We believe we are in compliance with the ruling and HTC is working closely with Customs to secure approval," the company has announced.
General Motors Stops Advertising on Facebook
General Motors pulled its ads from Facebook, claiming that advertising on the world's largest social network doesn't convert too well into car purchases. Ford and Chrysler, however, aren't following GM's lead.
“We’ve found Facebook ads to be very effective when strategically combined with engagement, great content and innovative ways of storytelling," said Scott Monty, head of social media for Ford.
World's First QR Code Exhibition in London
QR World Expo, the first exhibition and conference focused on QR Code, is taking place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on October 24, 2012.
“We hope to bring industry specialists, service providers and users of the technology together to share ideas, discuss experiences and promote innovation. London will be our first event with a US and Far East event planned for 2013,” said Adam Leese, Head of Operations at QR World Expo.
LG Unveils New Optimus 3.0 UI
LG Electronics has introduced a new user interface for its newest Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices - the Optimus UI 3.0.
Key features include a quick memo option, new pattern lock which supports presets for various functions of the phone, the ability to unlock the phone by dragging anywhere on the screen and Voice Shutter, which allows users to capture photos using only voice commands.
This story originally published on Mashable here.