• Motorola videos show Android 4.0 on Droid RAZR

    Posted May 28, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Mobile phone maker Motorola's update of the Droid RAZR to the Android 4.0 operating system appears to be on the way.
  • Don't call it widescreen: rumors abound about the next iPhone ratio

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 11:15 am

    Google might be getting its layoff machine rolling again, Samsung’s stylus-oriented Galaxy Note tablet is due soon, and Apple, dear Apple, is having its video ambitions debated in a wide public rumor exchange. Let’s get into this Wednesday’s rumor roundup!
  • Google has finally closed Motorola Mobility acquisition

    Posted May 22, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Google employee Dennis Woodside named new CEO.
  • When an Android upgrade goes nowhere but down

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 11:52 am

    I once had two friends who were fairly happy with their Droid X Android phones. But after I showed them how to grab an official, over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.3, or “Gingerbread,” they were much less happy with their phones, with Android in general, and almost certainly with me.
  • Apple loses iCloud patent battle

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 7:19 am

    The latest decision backs the decision of the German court back in February, which upheld a ban imposed on push notifications used by iOS devices in Germany. Apple made a bid to restore push email services, but this bid has now failed. As a result, the Mannheim regional court will force Apple to pay damages to Motorola Mobility. Apple plans to appeal the ruling.
  • Rewind and replay: TiVo files DVR lawsuits, countersuits

    Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:45 am

    TiVo drops suits against Microsoft, files against Motorola and Time Warner Cable.
  • Apple's nano-SIM push for more smart phone dominance

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 10:08 am

    As vendors argue about the new nano-SIM specs, Apple offers theirs free – with a catch.
  • Why Motorola's DROID RAZR MAXX is the best Android phone on the market

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:03 am

    When Motorola unveiled the DROID RAZR MAXX smartphone at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, the sleek, high-end handheld stole much of the show's mobile-buzz. It also undoubtedly caused recent DROID RAZR buyers' blood to boil. That's because the RAZR MAXX, released less than three months after the first DROID RAZR, is almost identical to its predecessor, with one very significant difference: The RAZR MAXX packs a huge, fixed battery pack that addressed the original DROID RAZR's battery life issues.
  • Why did Google pay for Motorola to be behind a 'firewall'?

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    Google says it will keep Motorola's phones at arm's length at all costs. And Motorola's patents are tricky to enforce. So now what?
  • Review

    Review: Motorola Droid 4 has snappy performance and a great keyboard

    Posted February 18, 2012 - 8:25 am

    With its slide-out QWERTY keyboard and latest version of Android, the original Motorola Droid stood for everything the iPhone wasn't. However, Motorola's interest in QWERTY Android phones has been downplayed with each new model. The Motorola Droid 4 ($200 with a new 2-year contract on Verizon; price as of 2/13/2012) is the latest in the keyboard toting Android phones. Unfortunately, the Droid 4 lacks the same excitement the original Droid sparked-- the excellent keyboard and zippy processor is overshadowed by a blurry screen and poor camera.
  • Motorola Android phones not getting Ice Cream Sandwich until second half of year

    Posted February 15, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Apparently being owned by Google doesn't mean Motorola will get its devices upgraded to Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") any more quickly.
  • Motorola, Woot 'fess up to reselling uncleared Xoom tablets

    Posted February 4, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    Motorola Mobility is warning people who bought but then returned Android-based Motorola Xoom tablets between March and October last year that the devices might have been resold by bargain-of-the-day website Woot with the ex-owners' sensitive data still on them.
  • Verizon offers 16GB version of Droid Razr for $200

    Posted January 21, 2012 - 8:38 am

    While every feature in smartphones seems to be going toward bigger and faster, Verizon Wireless announced a 16GB version of its Droid Razr for $199.99, in addition to its 32GB version for $299.99.
  • No. 8 tech story of 2011: Patent wars

    Posted December 26, 2011 - 7:25 pm

    The legal battles over mobile technology patents intensified in 2011, with Apple, Samsung and Motorola squaring off in courts around the world.
  • Motorola bites Apple in German patent case, iPad and iPhone sales ban possible

    Posted December 9, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    German patent courts work fast, and a suit filed by Motorola against Apple in April has been decided in Motorola's favor. Apple sales could be blocked in Germany.
  • Motorola unveils Droid Xyboard tablets

    Posted December 7, 2011 - 7:29 am

    Motorola Tuesday announced its newest entries into the tablet market--the Droid Xyboard 8.2 and Droid Xyboard 10.1, each offered via Verizon with LTE mobile broadband. An announcement of something new was long in coming; Motorola already unveiled the Xoom 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but beyond that, Motorola has been suspiciously quiet on the U.S. front ever since its Xoom became the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to market this past February. Sure, there have been small, iterative improvements to that original Xoom, but nothing more. Until now.
  • Galaxy Nexus vs. iPhone 4S vs. Droid RAZR: Smartphone battle royale

    Posted October 22, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Google’s Galaxy Nexus is the latest addition to this year’s hot smartphone line-up, alongside the iPhone 4S and the Droid RAZR. Unveiled last night, the Galaxy Nexus, manufactured by Samsung, embodies Google’s idea of the perfect smartphone, together with the brand-new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile OS.
  • Motorola compares new Droid Razr to iPhone 4S

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    The new Motorola Droid Razr will be the world's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone when it ships in November for Verizon Wireless.
  • Motorola begins Xoom LTE upgrades Thursday

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    Motorola Xoom users on Thursday will finally get a promised free hardware upgrade so they can use Verizon's 4G LTE network.
  • US applies brakes to Google-Motorola

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 8:20 pm

    The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Google for more information about its planned $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility, potentially slowing the transaction, Google said in a blog post Wednesday.
  • HTC sues Apple with patents from Google

    Posted September 8, 2011 - 11:42 am

    As part of the Lawyer's Full Employment Act (only partly kidding), HTC has sued Apple for patent infringements, returning the favor of Apple's earlier lawsuits. But HTC got these patents from Google, who got them from Motorola, Palm, and OpenWave Systems.
  • 6 products that could come from the Google-Motorola deal

    Posted August 20, 2011 - 8:38 am

    CEO Larry Page keeps suggesting there's something more to today's announcement of Google's $12 billion dollar acquisition of Motorola Mobility than just Android phones. On a conference call with investment analysts, Page noted that Motorola is also a "leading home device maker" and that Google plans to work with them to "accelerate innovation." Google's blog post on the deal also gives a big nod to Motorola's history of innovation, calling the company "a market leader in the home devices and video solutions business."
  • Why Microsoft won't buy hardware to compete with Googorola

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 6:56 pm

    Chances are Microsoft will not retaliate against Google's 12.5 billion purchase of Motorola by acquiring a phone maker of its own, say industry analysts, mainly because of the company's rich history developing and licensing software and building an ecosystem of hardware partners.
  • Motorola workers likely thrilled by Google's buy

    Posted August 16, 2011 - 10:42 am

    A survey of employees at Google and Motorola finds higher level of job satisfaction at Google. Page gets high marks, Motorola's Jha much lower.
  • Video

    Google buys Motorola Mobility [video]

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 5:07 pm

    Google will have access to patents and Motorola a treasure chest of cash, according to an analyst.

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