The Mountain View-based company’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, answered questions about the state of Motorola Mobility, which Google now owns for almost five months. He warned investors not to expect dramatic changes in Motorola’s product lineup, at least not in the following six to twelve months.
Android 4.0 ICS update heading to Motorola Droid Bionic
After the Android 4.0 update for the Droid Bionic was pushed out to soak testers a week ago, Verizon has confirmed that the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is coming to everyone who still believes in the greatness of the Droid Bionic – but probably can’t wait for their two-year contract to end.
Motorola selling DROID RAZR HD Developer Edition for $599
Moto is offering developers a way to play with their devices without much difficulty. Motorola earlier released the DROID RAZR M Developer edition. The company is now offering the DROID RAZR HD Developer edition through their online retail store.
Google shares drop almost 10% after leaked Q3 2012 numbers reveal 20% drop in profits
Left and right, companies are submitting their quarterly financial disclosures this time of year. We talked about Verizon earlier as we wait for other carriers, smartphone makers and all the other main players in the mobile business to reveal their numbers for Q3 2012. Naturally, Google’s numbers for the period ending on September 30 are of particular interest to us, but who could have predicted what has happened today.
Droid Razr HD/Razr Maxx HD up for sale from Verizon, Amazon and Wirefly starting at $150/$200
It might have taken Motorola and Verizon some time to get out the Droid Razr HD/Razr Maxx HD duo of high-end phones, but now that the two have finally started selling, there isn’t much point in still being upset with the manufacturer and carrier. After all, it could have been worse.
Motorola Droid Razr HD, Razr M and Atrix HD all get root method
You can always count on the industrious and superbly skilled community of independent Android devs to do what carriers and manufacturers are unable to, and now a bunch of new Motorola phones have made the first step towards entering the magic world of frequent custom ROMs, kernels and firmware updates.
Even though Google owns Motorola it still has to ship custom versions of Android because that is what the carriers want
When Google bought Motorola it was hoped that Google would turn the handset and tablet manufacturer into a shining example of how Android can be used in its stock, unaltered flavor and how a smartphone manufacturer should support its customers in terms of updates and upgrades. However, so far, that hasn't been true.A good example is the RAZR M and RAZR HD phones which Motorola distribute via Verizon. These phones don't ship with Android 4.1, the latest and greatest released version of Android and nor do they come with a pure, unadulterated version. Instead owners of these new phones get Android 4.0 with a Verizon skin and extra Verizon software.
We live in a world in which technology is moving very rapidly. While this can be great in terms of innovation, it can be extremely annoying for consumers. We also live in a world where most smartphone users are locked into multi-year contracts. Why is it that the contracts we are forced to abide by don’t line up with the rate in which new technology is being released?
Motorola Razr M to reach Australia on October 30, now up for pre-order from Telstra
We’re only a couple of days away of the Droid Razr HD and Maxx HD’s launches, but before Moto’s new flagship devices can see the light of day, the mid-range Razr M and Razr i are continuing their gradual global conquering.
While the Motorola RAZR i has yet to show itself in the North American market, it has managed to make the rounds to many countries in Europe and even Latin America. Now it seems that the RAZR i is even coming to China with a slightly redesigned look and a new name.