Do you remember this bad boy? In late 2004, Motorola dropped this clamshell, flip-phone, into the phone market. Immediately this device became wildly popular and the Motorola RAZR was quick to become the “best-selling clamshell phone in the world”. Bearing the same popularity in mind, Motorola is preparing to release a smartphone under a similar name.
Rumors suggest that the Motorola Spyder, Droid RAZR, will be “iconic” like it’s predecessor. Motorola has managed to pack a 4.3 inch 960 x 540 pixel Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera into this sexy body revealed in the leaked [...]
Yesterday night, Motorola XoomWiFi owners were treated to an over the air update. Once the device was done updating and completely scoured for new updates, most users might have been a little puzzled. It wasn’t until they opened the market that the update became prevalent and exciting. Absolutely packed with new features, user-interface, and more, the market is surely a step-up from the older market. Although some phones may have gotten this update a while back, the cool guys over at Droiddog put together a nice little video detailing what new market looks like on the Motorola Xoom WiFi.
Thanks to a post last night by The Verge, the Android community got a peek at the new Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) for AT&T. If you remember, Motorola had announced at CES that the Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic would be similar devices. However, while the Motorola Droid Bionic was being completely re-designed, the Atrix 4G was released on time. Now, the Bionic has made it’s way into the market with an impressive list of specs. The codenamed “Edison” should provide the features that were added onto the Bionic into a second-generation Atrix device. Keep reading for more on Mr. [...]
Motorola Xoom was supposed to be the tablet that should’ve jumpstarted the momentum for Honeycomb, but it didn’t and in fact it may have even hurt it, because of the very high price ($800) and the availability of only the 3G (more expensive) version at launch. Now, Motorola seems to want to fix their mistake with not one, but 2 Motorola Xoom 2 tablets. But will they actually do it?
The first Xoom 2 tablet is a 10.1″ one, just like the first Xoom, is 9 mm thick, has 1 GB of faster RAM, records 1080p video, and has a battery life of 11 hours, compared to the original Xoom’s 10 hours. That’s with a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor, that’s [...]
When curious owners tinkered with the Webtop files for the Motorola DROID Bionic, they unearthed a curious name of a yet-unknown Motorola handset–the Motorola Edison. It turns out that this name is just an internal codename for the Motorola ATRIX 2 whose delicious-looking images showed up late in July this year.
Boy Genius Report (BGR), which was given the new leaked images, reports that the new handset will be a bumped up version of the earlier Motorola ATRIX 4G on AT&T.
Unfortunately, BGR’s source mentioned that the Motorola ATRIX 2 (MB865) will not be LTE-capable.
The photos that BGR acquired exactly looked alike to the ones in our July [...]
A photo of the Motorola EX225 shown on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) listing of qualified product designs suggests that the handset targets fans and users of the popular social networking site Facebook.
The photo on the End Product Detail page for the Motorola EX225 shows a full, five-row QWERTY keyboard and what appears to be a dedicated Facebook button at the lower-left corner of the keyboard layout, along the same row as the space bar.
It is still unclear whether the phone runs Android, since there are no obvious Android buttons on the phone. Other tech sites are touting the possibility of the handset’s running Qualcomm’s Brew platform, which [...]
The long wait is over. The Motorola DROID Bionic has arrived. It is now available on Verizon for US$299.99 (on-contract; US$589.99 full retail price). And, it promises you the power to “control everything,” but only if you “control it” first.
The updated specs pages for the Motorola DROID Bionic reveal the following official spec highlights:dual-core 1.0 GHz processor Android 2.3 Gingerbread 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) touchscreen 1 GB RAM (LP DDR2) 8 MP primary camera (1080p HD video capture) VGA secondary camera 4G LTE (up to 10x 3G) 1735 mAh battery (Li-ion) 32 GB out-of-the-box storage (16 GB built in, 16 GB microSD card) microSD card slot for [...]
The long wait is finally over. Motorola has started its gradual roll out of the long-awaited LTE upgrade to its XOOM tablet by asking business and government Motorola XOOM 3G customers to send in their tablets for the necessary hardware tweak that would let it be able to handle LTE. Quite a few have already sent theirs in and, after a five-day wait, they were back in customers’ hands. There are already screenshots sent in by excited users of their “Motorola Xoom 4G LTE” tablet running on Verizon’s LTE network, like the one below.
Download speeds of up to 32.97Mbps and upload speeds of 10.10Mbps have been confirmed. This is vindication for many XOOM 3G users, giving them [...]
Android just keeps getting bigger by the minute. This is proven by a recent report on U.S. mobile phone key trends made my comScore, a respected name in the digital metrics. As of July 2011, Google has reached up to 41.8% of the smartphone users in the United States, a 5.4% increase from their April 2011 share of 36.4%.
Its closest competitor Apple also has gain ground at 27%, a 1% increase from their share last April. The casualties of Google’s and Android’s increases are obviously RIM, Microsoft, and Symbian, dropping 4%, 1%, and 0.4%, respectively, of their previous market share from April.
Aside from smartphone market share, the study also [...]
Of all the manufacturers who participated in the Android Update Alliance (AUA), HTC has been found to have the most up-to-date Android smartphone.
Thirteen of the HTC-manufactured phones have Android 2.3 or Gingerbread. LG, however, has the most number of phones (9 of 15, or 60%) that have received Android updates, while HTC has 14 out of 24 (58%) that have received updates.
Samsung, however, has the most number–33 in total–of Android smartphones released to various mobile carriers. (The number includes the count for the same handset but released to different carriers.)
Android and Me tracked the statistics and came up with infographics showing the [...]