Despite the fact that the US smartphone market is thickly populated by Android, Apple’s own iOS platform was able to regain some of its losses in the recently concluded quarter. Based on data collected by statistical firm Nielsen, the 44.5% of consumers who bought a smartphone between October and December chose an iPhone. Prior to the iPhone 4S launch in October, iPhone only had a ranking of 25.1%. Alarmingly, 57% purchased the iPhone 4S when it first came out in the market.
As of this writing, Android still holds the commanding lead over iOS, standing at 46.3% US smartphone users. According to Nielsen, iOS only earns about 30% of the market, which is equivalent to [...]
After a U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge issued an initial determination finding on Motorola Mobility not violating any of the three patents listed on Apple’s October 2010 lawsuit, Motorola is currently celebrating.
In a statement after the determination, Motorola Mobility’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel said:
‘We are pleased with today’s favorable outcome for Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility has worked hard over the years to develop technology and build an industry-leading intellectual-property portfolio. We are proud to leverage this broad and deep portfolio to create differentiated innovations that enhance the user [...]
If you’ve been planning to get the Motorola Droid 3, now’s the time to do so.
Before Motorola announced the upcoming release of the Droid 4, prices for the Droid 3 were still pretty high coming from a two-year contract with Verizon for $199. But now that Motorola has confirmed the Droid 4 and even launched it at CES 2012 last week, things are changing real quick.
You can now get the Motorola Droid 3 for $100 cheaper! Yes, before Verizon discontinues the device, you better get it now at only $99.99 if you’re really interested in its features: 1GHz processor, 4-inch qHD display, 8MP camera, and a 5 row slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
There is still no exact [...]
Now that the dust has settled from CES, we can dig in and look at some of the new Android tech. Sony and Motorola had many big announcements at CES, with the Motorola Droid 4 (D4) and the Sony Xperia Ion (ION) among them. Motorola and Sony have both been working with Android from early on so I expect a lot from these phones. When comparing them, you will notice some drastic differences that I will explain the significance of and how these differences will affect you when choosing one over the other.The Specs CPU/GPU/RAM
At the core of each phone are the CPU, GPU, and RAM; this is the heart and soul of each phone. If you buy a phone that is lacking in these departments [...]
Two of Motorola’s big announcements at CES 2012 were the Droid 4 (D4) and the Droid Razr Maxx (DRM). These two phones are similar in many aspects, but they are separated by one key factor: the keyboard. Without looking at any other features of these phones, this can be the ultimate decision maker for many. But if your looking beyond this, there are some other differences that may sway you one way or the other when deciding which to buy (these I will cover below).The Specs Cpu and GPU Processors/Ram
The D4 and the DRM each have the TI OMAP 4430 CPU clocked at 1.2 ghz, and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. Neither phone is running any hardware or software that is much different [...]
Yesterday Verizon and Motorola finally put an end to the many rumors we have seen and heard about the Droid 4. Announcing it along with the Droid Razr Maxx, and the Droid Razr coming in purple. Well this newly leaked price map shows us that the Droid Razr will be dropped down to $199 – not that big of a surprise, and that the Droid 4 will be on sale for $249. The $249 price tag is a bit surprising to me, since almost all of Verizon’s 4G LTE devices have been carrying a $299 price tag, but hey who’s gonna complain about it? I surely won’t be.
The leaked map also has the date as 1/10/12 which of course is the day after it was announced, it is not [...]
We had a chance to get up close and personal with Verizon and Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx. I must say it’s even better then the Droid Razr, while the only main difference is the huge battery that’s in the Droid Razr Maxx, and it’s bump up to 32GB of memory, it’s worth checking out.
The Droid Razr Maxx is still just as thin as the original Droid Razr, but at CES it lost it’s title as the world’s thinnest smartphone. But we knew that was going to happen at CES didn’t we? We’ve got tons of pictures for you down below, to admire until it official launches on big red sometime later this year. It will launch at $299 on Verizon [...]
So who’s tired of reading about CES? Didn’t think so! CES is one of the biggest technology events of the year, and for all of us that are bloggers it’s one of the craziest time of the year. So here we are again with the Droid Xyboard from Verizon, it was not announced at CES this year, it has actually been out for a little while already and the wifi-only models will be shipping in the next few days, you can head over to Motorola’s website and pre-order yours now. Before we get to the pictures we have of the Xyboard let’s go over its’ specs, just in case anyone out there forgot.
The Droid Xyboard comes in 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch [...]