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New Motorola Droid RAZR model coming to Verizon sans bezel?

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Next week will be extremely busy when it comes to press events scheduled by various important players in the mobile business in an attempt to get some attention from the media and the public before Apple unveils the sixth-generation iPhone on September 12. Nokia and Motorola will introduce new handsets on September 5, while Amazon will hold its Kindle Fire 2 press event a day later, on September 6. A new Bloomberg report reveals that Motorola will unveil an interesting product on Wednesday, a new Android handset that will feature an edge-to-edge display – yes, that means the phone will…

Motorola map ad patent in the works

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Advertising is everywhere. That’s a 21st century reality. It follows you aboard public transportation, as you walk around town, even on your computer and smartphone. There’s few places left sacred enough to go ad-free. With that in mind, it’s really not much of a surprise that Motorola, and Google through proxy, as working on getting a patent for ads via maps as well.

Google is planning to sell the Motorola set top box business

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According to two people familiar with the matter, Google has tapped financial firm Barclays to help them sell Motorola’s set top box business to interested buyers. Things are still early, but Google is hoping to sell it for as much as $2 billion. The move comes soon after Motorola laid off 20% of its workforce and closed down 30% of its 90 facilities, as a way to decrease costs and increase profitability. This may be just another way for Google to make Motorola a lean division, that is profitable and self-sustaining. However, it comes as a bit of a surprise…

Be Motorola’s special guest at the September 5 unveiling event in NY

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If you’re not busy doing anything on Wednesday night next week, you may want to take up on Motorola’s offer to attend a special event of what’s anticipated to be the unveiling of Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr M on September 5. Such event may sound glamorous on paper, but it’ll probably be filled with the sweat of excitement from many tech geeks. Sounds like your kind of party?

Google (Motorola) forced to accept FRAND patent license to Apple in Germany

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In addition to fighting, and beating Samsung in various courts, with the most important victory scored in the U.S. last week, Apple is also involved in other patent-based lawsuits involving other major Android players including HTC and Google (Motorola). The Apple vs Motorola conflict is all the more important now that Google completed its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola, as Apple and Google are formally facing each other in various courts in the USA but also other regions such as Germany. And it’s in Germany that Motorola obtained a few injunctions against Apple, all stayed pending appeals. FOSS Patents explains…

Believe it or not, OG Motorola Droid gets Jelly Bean via custom ROM

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It’s hard to believe that its been three years since the original Motorola Droid hit the market. Whether you love Motorola or not, it’s hard to deny that the Droid was a significant part of the growth of Android during its heyday. Fast-forwarding today and the Droid still manages to carry on, despite being near-archaic in age for a smartphone. While most Droid users have moved on to newer handsets, one developer at XDA has decided to show just how capable the Droid still is, pushing out a complete build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Another win for Apple as ITC remands Motorola complaint for further judicial investigation

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While this might initially seem a win for Motorola and Google, the problem here is timing. An initial determination by the judge will still be subject to a review by the ITC. The entire process could take at least one year. With that, whatever damages ensuing from the alleged patent infringement would have already been moot, especially since iPhones and iPads will continue to be sold in the U.S.