A little over a week after pictures of Motorola's Xoom 2 tablet were the leaked to the Internet, the mobile device maker went and got all official by launching two refreshed Xoom slates in the U.K. and Ireland: the Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition, both of which feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Corning Gorilla Glass, a splashguard coating, and Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).
Motorola Mobility is moving full-speed ahead in preparation for the impending Google takeover, but not in the most pleasant of ways. The handset maker is preparing to fire about 800 workers and close several facilities. The estimated cost to Moto could be as high as $31 million, but when you’ve got Google money, that’s chump change.
When it launches, Motorola's Maserati will be known as the Droid 4, so that should alleviate any confusion as to whether Motorola's getting into the automobile business (it's not). Hardcore typists who want nothing to do with a virtual keyboard and prefer to pilot a physical plank will want to take the Droid 4 out for a spin, on 4G LTE highways, no less.
The bane of every Android user’s existence is the update cycle. Just because Google has updated the platform doesn’t mean that every device maker will be able to get an update to every phone in short order; or at all. That’s why Motorola’s new statement via Twitter is so surprising. In a series of Tweets, the OEM has confirmed that 6 weeks after the code is available, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be in the hands of some Moto users.
This may be bad news to anyone that bought a Droid Bionic last month on Verizon. The Droid RAZR is expected to be announced tomorrow, and bring the RAZR branding roaring back with a slim design and 4G LTE on board. There’s a new teaser site up ahead of tomorrow’s event, and it leaves little to the imagination.
Now that the dust has settled on the initial iPhone 4S frenzy, Motorola felt it was a good time to trot out its Atrix 2 smartphone, another dual-core device that will be available at AT&T on October 16th. The Atrix 2 doesn't bring any groundbreaking changes over its predecessor, but it does offer a bigger 4.3-inch qHD display and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
If you’ve never heard of Intellectual Ventures, get your confused face ready. This patent holding firm, which makes nothing but does hold about 35,000 patents, has filed suit against Motorola Mobility for patent infringement. IV says it has been in talks with Motorola for some time, but has been unable to reach a deal for licensing of the IV patent portfolio. Unwilling to allow “ongoing infringement,” the lawyers are gearing up.
When the Motorola Xoom was first announced on Verizon Wireless, one of the main points used to justify the high price was the future addition of LTE 4G data. Well, after six months of waiting, Verizon and Moto are reporting that all system are go for the upgrade to get under way tomorrow, September 29th.
It took a long time for Motorola's much anticipated Droid Bionic smartphone to hit the market, and now that it's finally here, what's left to do but strip it naked and ogle all of its sexy parts? That's exactly what the folks over at iFixIt did, who learned a little bit more about the Droid Bionic in the process.
After several delays and months of anticipation, Verizon has finally gone official with the Motorola Droid Bionic. This is the first smartphone to bring both a dual-core 1GHz processor and 4G LTE support to Verizon's network, which are flanked by several other juicy specs that position the Bionic as Verizon's flagship Android handset.