No KitKat for you….

…HTC One X, and HTC One X+.

20 months, and 14 months old devices.

That is not how you make fans out of customers HTC.


HTC made 34 million in profit last quarter.

…that is the same HTC that said in September of 2011:

Apple is innovating. Samsung is innovating. We are innovating. Everybody is innovating. And everybody is doing different things for the end consumers. I brought my daughter back to college — she’s down in Portland at Reed — and I talked to a few of the kids on her floor. And none of them has an iPhone because they told me: ‘My dad has an iPhone.’ There’s an interesting thing that’s going on in the market. The iPhone becomes a little less cool than it was. They were carrying HTCs. They were carrying Samsungs. They were even carrying some Chinese manufacture’s devices. If you look at a college campus, Mac Book Airs are cool. iPhones are not that cool anymore. We here are using iPhones, but our kids don’t find them that cool anymore.

Apple’s Q4 profits you ask?

8.2 billion.

A first look at the HTC Apple license agreement

Even though it’s heavily redacted, there’s still lots to be learned from it.


– Apple isn’t paying HTC anything. HTC is doing all the paying, which is probably going to hurt the feelings of many on the internet who claimed otherwise.

– None of Apple’s design patents are included in the settlement, which is really bad news for Samsung who wanted to see the license in the first place to show that those patents were covered by the deal too.

Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation

Apple has announced that it has settled all patent litigation with HTC. All lawsuits will be dropped, and the licensing deal is for 10 years, covering all current and all future patents by the two companies.

The terms remain confidential – but I’m sure they’ll leak eventually, at least in part.

So, it seems pretty much everybody but Google, Motorola, and Samsung have settled with Microsoft, and now Apple.