Apple might have been in the spotlight with its ongoing legal fights against Android, especially now that it has actually started winning, but Microsoft is clearly the most effective patent “fighter”. The Windows creators scored what looked like an unimportant US win against Motorola a few weeks back, and now added a much more significant victory in a German court.
The Mannheim Regional Court ruled in favor of Microsoft in a longstanding, but not very publicly visible trial, and granted a ban on a bunch of Motorola devices. In fact, Moto won’t be able to sell any of its Android-based gadgets in Germany anymore, as the company’s entire portfolio is in infringement of a [...]
We haven’t seen many phones with QWERTY keyboards lately, and I know a lot of people still want them, provided they offer some decent specs and the latest version of Android. Motorola is trying to aim for that here with the Photon Q, a LTE phone with a QWERTY keyboard and Android 4.0, which is not exactly the latest version of Android, but close enough.
The phone comes with a dual core 1.5 Ghz processor (most likely the S4), an 8MP camera, NFC, a 4.3″ “Color Boost” display, which I assume has an HD resolution, although at this 4.3″ size it’s possible Motorola went with qHD. The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is supposed to be a [...]
When placed beside Moto’s greats like the Razr and Atrix series, folks in the US may not be too familiar with the Motoluxe. It’s a shame, because the series does have its charms and is actually quite the looker, if only Moto had bothered to sell it in the country. It’s a different story in China, where the Motoluxe has found its niche. The latest Motoluxe XT685 has just been introduced for the Chinese market.
The Motorola Motoluxe XT685 receives the honor of being the first in the series to come with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the gate. But there are more to like of the phone, such as its WCDMA+GSM dual mode (dual standby), pulsing lanyard-hole [...]
Diversity is the hallmark of the Android ecosystem, but there is still one equation that no manufacturer has tried to solve just yet. What do you get when you combine the latest version of Android, snappy hardware, LTE speeds, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard?
We’d say you have a good chance to create a winning gadget, which is why the increasing hype surrounding the upcoming Motorola Photon Q LTE makes us very happy. The first rumors about the Sprint-bound phone popped up on the web several months ago, and now finally we have been given confirmation that the handset is real and nearing a release.
The confirmation comes straight from Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse, who [...]
No matter how hard Intel is trying, things don’t seem to go too well for them in the mobile market. According to sources quoted by Digitimes, the sales of the Intel-based smartphones aren’t going so well, and now two of their main partners, Motorola and Lenovo, are delaying their own Medfield-based tablets (and probably phones as well) at least until November.
At that point, we’ll probably be too impressed by the new Android 5.0 Nexus devices, featuring chips like the S4 Pro, Exynos 5250 and even OMAP 5, to care for Medfield phones running Jelly Bean. So things aren’t looking too bright for Intel in the future, either. But why is Intel, such a [...]
When the news broke about Google’s intention to acquire Motorola Mobility last year, the move was put down mainly as a way for Google to access Moto’s extensive list of patents. However, the industry was left to wonder how much out of the $12.4 billion deal can be attributed to said patents.
Hopes of finding out details of the deal were squashed when the acquisition was finalized on May 2012, but no information was shared with the rest of the world. A recent regulatory filling made by Google now sheds some light on the dollar value of Motorola’s patents.
It turns out that barely half of the money spent to acquire Motorola went to its patents. To be more [...]
Getting jealous seeing those jolly jelly beans on the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S?
The official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Motorola Xoom will be rolled out soon, but you can try your luck by downloading and installing the OTA file yourself, which has been uploaded by Google on its website.
Manually flashing the Jelly Bean OTA file on your Motorola Xoom will be quite a challenge though, because the file is meant only for “soak testers” and it may still contain bugs and the likes. Those who tried (and failed) have reported a “space issues” error while trying to install the update.
But if you’re brave enough and up for [...]
Android = diversity! You’ve probably heard this one before, but what does it actually mean? While it’s a fact that the principle of diversity is as valid as ever in the mobile industry, different groups of people have varied opinions on how useful the diversity of the Android ecosystem actually is, in its current state.
If you happen to notice that the tones widely range from the temperate, on to optimistic, and back to pessimism or even frustration, don’t worry because we’re in this together! If you then start noticing that the general idea of Android fragmentation is one the topics that really drives readers to leave a comment, don’t panic, you [...]
After the release of the Motorola Atrix HD, all eyes are now on Moto’s next RAZR offering, the Droid RAZR HD. Pictures of the phone in real life have leaked along with a benchmark result on the side, but there’s still no word yet on its availability. But it looks we won’t have to wait for too long for the first Droid RAZR phone to sport an HD display to arrive on Verizon.
FCC has recently given its green light for the Motorola XT926, otherwise known as the Droid RAZR HD. The filing shows that the world phone is compatible with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Aside from that, it doesn’t give away much else – except that Big Red should have no problem [...]
On its press release, Moto promised that the RAZR V will be offered by multiple carriers in Canada in the third quarter. But almost halfway through the quarter and we have yet to see carriers announce the phone’s availability, except for WIND. Short of official confirmation, we turn to Mobile Syrup which has gotten a tip on when Bell will start selling the new RAZR V.
A leaked screenshot shows that Bell is preparing to launch the Motorola RAZR V on August 2. That’s as detailed of information that we have for now. Being the mid-ranger that the RAZR V is, you probably won’t have to dig too deep in your pocket. For the sake of comparison, phones like the LG Optimus 4G LTE [...]