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Articles tagged with "Motorola"

Google agrees to keep Android open for at least another five years

Though just how “open” Google’s Android operating system is depends somewhat on who you talk to, the fact is that it’s one of the most open platforms on the market right now. It’s also going to stay that way, as Google has agreed to keep the platform free and open for “at least the next ... Full Article »

May 21, 2012 12:51pm

Is Google already working on selling Motorola’s hardware division?

Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility is still warm and has only just been approved by the U.S. government, but already it sounds like the search giant is looking to unload the hardware division of the cell phone maker. Last year, Google acquired Motorola to the tune of $12.5 billion, and that sa ... Full Article »

April 12, 2012 11:30am

Google co-founder sports Project Glass prototype with mysterious backpack

Those futuristic glasses Google’s working on? They may be closer to launch than expected, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing the prototype glasses at a San Francisco charity event last night. Tech pundit Robert Scoble tweeted a photo with he and Brin last night, writing “The Go ... Full Article »

April 6, 2012 9:17am

Samsung, Motorola roll out Android ICS upgrades worldwide

It looks like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is finally rolling out on the devices we’d expect, including the Samsung Galaxy S II and a handful of Motorola handsets. Samsung’s already begun upgrading its Galaxy S II smartphone with ICS, starting with European customers in Poland, Hungary and Swe ... Full Article »

March 13, 2012 9:27am

Android tablet alternatives to the new iPad

Make no mistake, the newly refreshed iPad that comes out on March 16 is a quality device with its high-definition display, a better camera and 200,000 apps designed for it. But for those who like to think different (sorry, Apple), there are a wide range of quality offerings from other manufacturers ... Full Article »

March 8, 2012 12:10pm

Amid rumors of Android 5.0, Motorola cuts back on Ice Cream Sandwich updates

Rumor has it that Google is planning to announce a new version of Android in the second quarter of 2012, but that will likely leave a lot of Android users wondering, “Hey – what about Android 4.0?” Google first announced its latest and greatest version of the Android mobile platform, code nam ... Full Article »

February 16, 2012 2:13pm

Android likely to benefit from Google-Motorola deal

The jig is up. As the $12.5 billion Google-Motorola deal gained approval from the U.S. just hours after the European Union granted clearance, it’s becoming harder to believe the acquisition will have little impact on Android. Google insists the Motorola Mobility buy was a patent acquisition to def ... Full Article »

February 14, 2012 9:57am

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with Android 4.0

Days ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). One of its most notable features is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it the newest version from the Galaxy Tab line initially introduced in 2010. Built around a 7-inch 1024x600 ... Full Article »

February 13, 2012 9:16am

Motorola blames hardware for slow ICS upgrades

In New York the other day, a stroller rolled onto the train tracks, passing directly in front of a man that could easily have grabbed the wayward carriage. It wasn’t until the sound of the stroller hitting the tracks, and a swarm of alert adults ran past him that he realized the gravity of the sce ... Full Article »

February 9, 2012 9:17am

Android tablets approach tipping point, mimic smartphone rise

Google’s winning smartphone strategy was to make Android open source and invite anyone and everyone to create a device for their mobile platform. It worked, as HTC, Motorola and others jumped on the opportunity to create smartphones to rival the iPhone. However, the market was reset when Apple rel ... Full Article »

January 26, 2012 8:56am

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