Some have feared that Lenovo buying Motorola from Google meant the end to the company's popular low-cost phones, such as Moto X and Moto G. But it appears the Moto X will stay the same at least for a while longer.
During this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Motorola held a Q&A on Twitter letting people ask what's the deal with the company's line of phones. One follower asked, "When is next version of Moto X?" and Motorola coyly responded, "Keep posted - hint - late summer."
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It's been a few months since Motorola announced its modular smartphone idea called Project Ara. Since then, Google has sold the phone maker to Lenovo and it's been unclear what would happen with the project. But now, new details are emerging.
It turns out Google held onto Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group where Project Ara was housed. Run by Regina Dugan, the former director of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ATAP is now under Google's Android umbrella.
The project, which aims to help smartphone users build customizable handsets, is expected to have a … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Motorola Mobility may be a lame duck waiting for Lenovo to take the reins, but that doesn't mean it can't make a little noise.
Motorola, for now still a unit of Google, said Tuesday that it will build a smartwatch for later this year. The product will "solve real user problems," will be treated more like an item of jewelry, and will be announced in a few months, according to Rick Osterloh, vice president of product at Motorola.
"Right now, there are no wearable products you actually want to wear, and it'… Read more
Pretty much every new car you can buy today has an auxiliary input and standard adoption of Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming growing consistently with each generation. So, with the right mix of apps and a bit of restraint, you can use pretty much any new smartphone to do basic things like listen to music or make a call safely behind the wheel.
However, a handful of phones go above and beyond these basic functions, offering automotive-specific interfaces, advanced voice commands, dashboard app mirroring, and more. We took a look at the most popular smartphones on CNET and picked … Read more
Motorola Mobility's chief executive officer is said to be leaving the company to become Dropbox's chief operating officer, according to The Wall Street Journal. This news comes on the heels of Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion.
Dropbox is a popular online storage company launched in 2007 but to date has not yet had a COO. If Woodside becomes the company's COO, he'll be in charge of working to grow the service worldwide, along with hawking Dropbox's business software in an increasingly more competitive environment, according to the Journal.
Woodside has … Read more
The update is a small one but handy nonetheless. In fact, the only thing new that's listed in the official software change log is support for cloud printing through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Cloud Print, and HP ePrinters. Other enhancements included within the patch, such as battery life improvement and a Microsoft Exchange e-mail fix, are essentially band-aid measures.
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A federal judge in Delaware declared a mistrial Wednesday in a patent lawsuit between Google's Motorola Mobility and Intellectual Ventures, according to a statement from the patent-holding company.
US District Judge Sue Robinson issued the decision after jurors were unable to unanimously agree on a verdict, according to a statement by Intellectual Ventures chief litigation counsel Melissa Finocchio.
"Mistrials are an occasional fact of life, and it is disappointing (for us, and probably also for Motorola) that the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. But we are looking ahead to the retrial on these patents and also … Read more
Although there is strong speculation that Motorola will not be unveiling any new devices during Mobile World Congress 2014 later this month, the mobile company will hold a presser on Tuesday, February 25, at the Casa Llotja de Mar.
In addition to top senior executives, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside will also attend with an "update on the business," according to the invitation.
Motorola promises more details about the event will be released as the date approaches, but we have a strong feeling that Lenovo's recent acquisition of Motorola from Google will be one of the main talking … Read more