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Archive for May, 2012

Android 4.0: HTC, Motorola, Sony Chart Different Paths

Android 4.0: HTC, Motorola, Sony Chart Different PathsNews from InformationWeek: 10 Ways To Get More From Your Android Device (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been slow to reach devices already in the market. Though the first Android 4.0 smartphone went on sale in November of last [...]

Google completes $12.5B acquisition of phone maker Motorola Mobility after …

Google completes $ 12.5B acquisition of phone maker Motorola Mobility after …News from Washington Post: SAN FRANCISCO — Google has completed its $ 12.5 billion purchase of device maker Motorola Mobility in a deal that poses new challenges for the Internet’s most powerful company as it tries to shape the future of mobile computing. The [...]

Microsoft Wins Ruling Forcing Change in Motorola Phones

Microsoft Wins Ruling Forcing Change in Motorola PhonesNews from Bloomberg: OECD: Spiraling Europe Crisis May Hurt World Economy By Susan Decker and William McQuillen – 2012-05-18T23:05:24Z Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) won a federal trade ruling that will force Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) to alter software on some of its Android-based mobile phones to keep bringing [...]

Microsoft wins US import ban on some Motorola phones

Microsoft wins US import ban on some Motorola phonesNews from ZDNet UK: NEWS The US International Trade Commission has handed Microsoft a victory in one of its patent disputes with Motorola, banning the import of some Motorola phones. Read this Google: What it’s getting with Motorola Read more The agency found on Friday that Motorola [...]

Some Motorola phones face US ban

Some Motorola phones face US banNews from Chicago Tribune: A Motorola Droid 4 is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.… (David Becker/Getty Images ) May 18, 2012|Reuters Some Motorola Mobility smartphones infringe on a Microsoft patent and will be barred from importation in to the United States, a U.S. trade panel said [...]

Why Google Needs the Motorola Deal for Tablets

Why Google Needs the Motorola Deal for TabletsNews from BusinessWeek: China is expected to rule soon on Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola, with the deal already approved in the U.S. and Europe. When Google announced its intention to spend $ 12.5 billion on the mobile-phone maker—one of its own Android hardware partners—the purchase was considered [...]

Motorola releases three RAZR phone with Android 4.0

Motorola releases three RAZR phone with Android 4.0News from The Mobile Indian: Motorola Mobility has announced three new handsets in its RAZR range. The smartphones – MT887, XT885 and XT889, will be launched on June 2 and will be initially available in China. However, Motorola has not revealed price or international release details of these [...]

Samsung Smartphones Represent 40 Percent of All Android Sales: Gartner

Samsung Smartphones Represent 40 Percent of All Android Sales: GartnerNews from eWeek: Samsung, as Apple and Nokia are all too aware, is on a hot streak. During the first quarter of 2012, Samsung’s smartphones accounted for 40 percent of all Android-based phones sold globally, while no other Android-supporting vendor achieved better than a 10 percent [...]

Is Google Readying a ‘Nexus’ Android Invasion?

Is Google Readying a ‘Nexus’ Android Invasion?News from TIME: Google Tired of bending to the will of wireless carriers, Google reportedly wants to sell more contract-free Android phones directly to consumers. The phones would be part of Google’s “Nexus” line, built in cooperation with phone makers like Samsung, HTC and Motorola, according to the Wall [...]

Review: Motorola DEFY+

Review: Motorola DEFY+News from iAfrica.com: Motorola’s DEFY stood out from the smartphone pack thanks to a rugged design, featuring a water-resistant and dust-proof chassis. The updated version, the DEFY+, continues this trend, but with very little in the way of significant upgrades, it would seem. Upon unboxing the device, we found ourselves being a tad [...]