Posts Tagged ‘motorola’

Motorola and Verizon take giant step backward with release of disappointing new Droid lineup

// July 24th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Verizon announced their new Droid lineup yesterday and their heaviest hitters, the Droid Maxx and Droid Ultra, look to be a pretty big disappointments (a cute little Droid Mini was also announced). We can hope that good software engineering overcomes some of the disappointing hardware specs but I’m not holding my breath. I think Motorola/Verizon […]

Google/Motorola rumored to be working on marquee smartphone known as “X Phone” [UPDATE]

// December 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is about to take control of its own branded phones with a hush, hush project dubbed – the “X Phone” (yeah, it’s a jab at iPhone). Google product manager Lior Ron is believed to be heading up the X Phone project which is said will “rival anything coming […]

Motorola provides details on their $100 rebate program for phones that won’t get Jelly Bean upgrade

// October 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Motorola released details on their promised $100 rebate for phones that cannot or will not be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The following handsets will be eligible for the upgrade (provided they upgrade to one of the qualifying phones listed below): Droid 3 by Motorola, Droid X2 by Motorola, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Atrix […]

Motorola HC1 offers Google Glass alternative with enterprise, industrial, and military applications

// October 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Motorola Solutions unveiled their upcoming HC1 hands-free “wearable” computer to a reporter today and surprisingly, it runs Windows CE 6.0 Professional rather than Android (note: this is “Motorola Solutions”, not “Motorola Mobility” that Google now owns). The HC1 features an oversize camera and boom microphone and utilizes voice recognition, head gestures, and video streaming over […]

Motorola updates list of devices that will not receive Android Jelly Bean upgrade

// October 20th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Motorola updated their list of devices that will not receive Jelly Bean upgrades. The list below shows devices that will not be upgraded to Jelly Bean. What is interesting is that the Droid Bionic and Droid 4 will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (projected to be upgraded (but no projected date given). The Droid RAZR, […]

Verizon approves Droid Bionic ICS update – Bionic users should be seeing the upgrade any day now

// October 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update has been approved by Verizon which means it should be rolling out soon. There had been rumors that a soak test was coming out today and Verizon typically rolls out updates in waves so this may be it.

Hmmm… Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple with no reason given

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reuters has reported that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Google said in its filing “there are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation”. It has been reported that that the two companies were […]

New comScore figures show Samsung retaining top position with Apple gaining some ground

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The latest comScore figures show Samsung still at the top of the smartphone market share ratings with a 25.7% share of the market although the change from the prior 3-month period was flat. LG remains second with a 19.1% market share and Apple comes in 3rd with 19.1%, an increase of 2.1% from May 2012. […]

Motorola announces more phones that will not be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich

// October 2nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Motorola has announced more phones that will not be upgraded from Gingerbread (Android 2.3) to Ice Cream Sandwich, making clear the reason for their previously announced policy of only introducing a few new handset each year. Some, including the Droid Bionic, Droid 4, and Atrix 2 are still up in the air.

Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD delayed due to same “death grip” issue that plagued the iPhone

// October 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Vengeance must feel sweet for iPhone 4 owners who suffered through the infamous “death grip” issue. The iPhone 4 suffered a “death grip” problem that resulted in excessive signal drops. It was fixed by applying a “bumper” to the phone’s case (the next iPhone had dual antennas). Now we hear that the upcoming Droid Razr […]

Are Droid Bionic owners finally going to feel some love?

// September 23rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

That Motorola Droid Bionic owners got a bum deal from Motorola is a closed debate. Like an unwanted stepchild, Droid Bionic owners waited months for the device to hit the market, tolerating delay after delay. Many owners are ready to jump ship. But wait! New Google leadership may save the day.

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy SIII vs. Droid RAXR Maxx HD

// September 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Let the battle lines be drawn. Below are comparisons of the new iPhone 5 vs. the top Android competition this year (the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Motorola Droid RAXR Maxx HD). The race is fairly even in most areas but Android’s open platform widens the gap…

Are Droid Bionic users getting a $100 rebate?

// September 6th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

A lot of Droid Bionic consumers are pretty upset with Motorola after the Bionic rollout debacle.  Customers waiting patiently for the Droid Bionic and Motorola fed the PR engine, drumming up excitement for the grand unveiling.  When the Droid Bionic hit the door, consumers (particularly geeks) jumped at the opportunity to grab the latest and […]

Motorola introduces new Droid RAZR HD line of Android smartphones

// September 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Today Motorola introduced the Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR Maxx HD, and the Droid RAZR M at a New York City event. These impressive devices are the first new smartphones offered by the company since Google bought them out in May 2012.