Tag Archives: Motorola

Wall Street Journal: Samsung’s Android Dominance Beginning To Worry Google Execs

Samsung’s global domination of the Android platform is, on the one hand a testimony to the strength of both Android and Samsung together. On the other hand, it’s leading Google execs to worry that Samsung’s lions share of the Android market (about 40%) could lead to Samsung renegotiating their contract with Google and leveraging their market share to do so. For its part, Google is taking meetings this week during Mobile World Congress in … [read full article]

Google Announces Official Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

As the last remaining hurdle came down in the last few days, Google just announced they have finalized their acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is stepping down as “long-time” Googler Dennis Woodside takes the reigns of Motorola after more than 80 years of history. As Google and Motorola completed their blessings from Europe, US and in the last few days, China, the Internet giant has completed it’s $12 … [read full article]

Chinese Regulators Remove Last Hurdle To Google, Motorola Deal

Chinese regulators have approved the the mega-billion dollar purchase of Motorola Mobility by Google. The deal, which has already received US approval, had been waiting for China, the long holdout and inal hurdle for the deal to close. “We are pleased the deal has received approval in all jurisdictions,” Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement, confirming that the deal has been approved in China. “We expect to close imminently.” Google will now be able to access Motorola’s deep library of 17,000 … [read full article]

Motorola Cliq 2 Updated To Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Yes, We’re Serious

I honestly considered not even covering this because I honestly can’t remember anyone talking to me about the Motorola Cliq 2 in some time. Well, here goes the news anyway as Motorola’s last smartphone to grace T-Mobile is now the proud recipient of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If you want to perform the upgrade and still have the “honor” of being stuck in a two-year contract with one: grab that micro-USB cable. The … [read full article]

Newest comScore Reports Shows Android, Apple Continuing Smartphone Dominance

We knew this was coming as the March smartphone market totals are now in and you’ll only need one guess for who continues to reign number one in the US market. Android its dominance jumping almost four full points to 51% of new American smartphone buyers. Apple’s still riding high as well jumping to 30.7% giving the two top platforms close to 80% marketshare. Microsoft and RIM took their own hits dropping to … [read full article]

Motorola DROID 4, DROID BIONIC And DROID RAZR Work On T-Mobile’s EDGE Network

This story personifies why Android is an awesome platform as it allows for hacking, tweaking, rooting, and tinkering as the folks at XDA make a very cool discovery. As it turns out, the Motorola DROID BIONIC running on Verizon Wireless actually supports global GSM bands for use on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks. At first, the idea was dismissed, but after working deeper and deeper into the phone’s hardware, it was discovered that … [read full article]

Motorola Cliq 2 Will Receive Android Gingerbread Update…No, This Isn’t A Joke

Oh how I wish it was April Fools but sadly, that’s not the case which makes this article all the more interesting as Motorola announces a Gingerbread software update for the Cliq 2. Seriously, this isn’t a joke as Motorola updated the Cliq 2 forum on their Community website indicating they are looking for 1000 customers to “test and provide feedback on the Gingerbread software upgrade for the Motorola Cliq 2, before … [read full article]

Samsung Commits To Increasing Smartphone Battery Life In 2012, Hopes For All-Day Use

Samsung is undertaking some nifty goal setting in 2012, promising that smartphones arriving this year can last a full day under average to moderately heavy use, according to Kevin Packingham, vice president of product innovation at Samsung. “When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life,” he said in an interview at CES. While smartphone releases are packing more and more features, … [read full article]