If anyone could unseat Samsung for Android dominance, who could it be? Let’s take a hard look at which mobile company could disrupt Samsung’s reign.
After dropping the price of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD to $200 in December, Wirefly is now selling the Kevlar-coated phone for $150 with a 2-year contract on Verizon.
Consumer Reports believes that the iPhone 5 is a poorer smartphone when compared to high-end Android devices such as the Galaxy S3, Optimus G, and Razr HD.
Much like the first edition print of any comic book hero’s tale, Corning Glass was born of a science experiment gone wrong. In 1952 a scientist at Corning placed a piece of photosensitive glass in a furnace for testing. At some point the furnace skyrocketed from 600 degrees Celsius to 900 degrees. Expecting a ruined sample, the scientist was surprised to find an opaque sheet of material rather than a melted blob of molten mess.
Didn’t get any Jelly Bean surprise last Christmas? You don’t have to wait for too long, as Motorola has confirmed that the Android 4.1 update will come to the two phones in Q1 2013.
Everywhere you looked some huge tech company was suing another or purchasing a company for its patents in 2012. While Apple vs. Samsung was the biggest story, it may not prove to be the most important.
Various Motorola devices will get Jelly Bean updates in the first quarter of 2013. A list on the software upgrade page of Motorola mentions the names and regions which will receive the updates soon.
Droid RAZR users still have a chance to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean after all — albeit through an unofficial method. This method has been made available by user spc_hicks09 through the XDA Developers forum.
A few days ago we learned that Samsung has withdrawn its FRAND patent-based cases against Apple in Europe, but also that the European commission will still investigate the company’s use of standard essential 3G patents in such lawsuits against competitors.
Despite being in the closest of relations with Google and therefore enjoying a privileged front-row seat at any new Android version premiere, Motorola is yet to become the fierce Samsung opponent we know (or hope) it can be.