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Nest: Google loses against Sonos and must modify features of its speakers

Google ordered to change features of its Nest speakers — Geeko

According to a report from AndroidPolice, Sonos won’ an important court decision against Google. Specifically, Sonos accuses Google of infringing a number of its patents and licenses on its products. As part of the lawsuit, the company accumulated a number of lawsuits and theft charges against the search engine giant.

Sonos victory over Google

Google and Sonos had been in a legal dispute for some time. But for three days, the case seems to be closed. Indeed, according to the New York Times, the US International Trade Commission has just rendered a decision in favor of Sonos. The authority said Google guilty of copyright infringement intellectual. A decision that echoes preliminary results published last August. A judge had considered that Google was violating the Tariff Act of 1930. a presidential review for a possible veto.

As a reminder, Sonos had asked for a blocking the sale of Google's Nest smart speakers, Pixel phones and Chromebooks, and all Chromecast models. For the moment, no document specifies which products and series will be confronted with. ban or revisions.

A possible ban on importing Google products

To do & Following Sonos' victory, a ban could go into effect within the next sixty days. It will focus on the impossibility of importing some of Google's allegedly infringing products. In response, Google said; to The Verge, “we do not anticipate any impact on our ability to to import or sell our products”. According to the digital giant, its customers “will not experience any disruption”.

What changes for Nest speakers?

In addition, Google listed on the Google Nest Community forum about the changes that will be made to its Nest speakers. Changes that could allow the company to avoid a complete import ban.

On the original models, Google allowed users to pair multiple speakers together, to connect multiple speakers to each other. provided that they are compatible with Cast. Once the devices were connected together, the user could adjust the volume synchronously. À Following the Sonos win, this feature group volume control will disappear, forcing users to manually change the volume of the speakers, one part one.