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Nintendo Getting Sued for Switch’s Detachable Controllers, That Apparently Copy Some Other Tech

By James A.

The Nintendo Switch is without a doubt one of the most successful pieces of hardware in 2017 and while it may seem like an original machine, it’s certainly not the first tablet with gaming controllers. This has also prompted parties to actually sue Nintendo for violating a patent or two.

The folks of Wikipad, who have a gaming oriented slate are ready for a suit against Nintendo. The whole idea of add-on controllers is in the mix here. They claim that the Switch and the removable Joy-Con controllers are too similar to the Gamevice approach for a detachable game controller, with a “flexible bridge section”. The party is asking for damages and a ban on Switch sales.

Gamevice hasn’t commented on the lawsuit and Nintendo neither. The Wikipad team had plans for a gaming tablet back in 2012 and it promised high end and unique features, like glasses free 3D and game streaming. Sadly, the product didn’t work out fine, on account of delays and a revamp and rethink of the device. The end result did get some traction, but Gamevice dropped it in favour of the gaming add ons for phones and tablets.

Of course one may argue that even Razer and Archos have ground to sue Nintendo because they have similar tablets, but the Switch is so much more. It’s a dockable machine, also a desktop console and a portable one. I say this case tilts in favour of Nintendo.

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Another Android flagship, the Nexus 6P, hit with class-action lawsuit

By David Kravets

Enlarge / Huawei’s premium phablet, when operational. (credit: Ron Amadeo/Ars Technica)

Seems like makers of flagship Android devices can’t get it right these days. We recently reported on an ever-expanding class-action lawsuit targeting LG’s flagships: the G4, G5, V10, V20, and Nexus 5X. Those phones, according to the suit and thousands of online complaints by users, have a legendary bootloop issue caused by shoddy construction that bricks the phones or slows them to a crawl.

Now the Nexus 6P phablet, unveiled in September 2015 for pre-order, is also being accused in a class-action lawsuit of having a “Bootloop Defect.”  According to the suit, the Nexus 6P devices “are defective because they are prone to enter an endless bootloop cycle which renders them unresponsive and unusable.” What’s more, the suit also alleges a “Battery Drain Defect,” which has also been the subject of repeated online criticism by unhappy Nexus 6P consumers.

“As the numerous complaints posted on product reviews, blogs and other consumer resources reveal, countless consumers have experienced this Defect,” according to the suit. The lawsuit mocks one of the advertisements about the device that claimed: “Battery life keeps you going all day and into the night.”

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LG bootloop defect lawsuit expands to cover G5, V20, and Nexus 5X devices

By David Kravets

Enlarge / This Nexus 5X, when we reviewed it in 2015, did not malfunction. (credit: Ron Amadeo/Ars Technica)

A few weeks ago, Ars wrote about a proposed class-action lawsuit targeting two of LG’s flagship devices, the G4 and V10. The suit (PDF) complained of a well-known bootloop issue that either bricked the devices or slowed them to a snail’s pace—all to the backdrop of warranties or LG failing to fix the problem. After we published the story, many Android fans were wondering why other LG phones that suffered the same issues were not included in the original lawsuit.

Wait no longer: the Southern California federal lawsuit has been amended (PDF) to now include the Nexus 5X, and the LG G5 and LG V20. The updated lawsuit covers every high-profile LG phone from 2015 and 2016.

Random reboots

Among other things, the suit claims that the phones’ processors were inadequately soldered to the motherboard, rendering them “unable to withstand the heat.” Initially, the phones begin to freeze, suffer slowdowns, overheat, and reboot at random. Eventually, the suit says, they fail.

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