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On Google’s company blog, the CEO, Larry Page explains why Google decided to drop $12.5 billion to purchase the smartphone vendor, Motorola Mobility. Page had plenty to say regarding Motorola’s extensive history and how Motorola has played a leading role in the Android platform’s explosive growth, he also pointed out how the company has one of the leading factors behind the deal: patents. “We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android,” the CEO wrote on Google’s blog. “The U.S. Department of Justice More >
Consumer Reports has a pretty spotty history when it comes to backing Apple products (the iPhone 4 “death grip” issue should ring a bell here), but the long time consumer advocate publication isn’t reserved in the slightest when it comes to propping up Apple’s second generation iPad as the overall best tablet computer on the market today. Just recently, Consumer Reports wrote; “After almost a year in which the Apple iPad has been virtually the only game in town in tablet computers some serious competitors are finally hitting the market. Yet in Consumer Reports latest test results of the 10 More >
Motorola is set to curtail production of its XOOM tablet beginning in April and product is set to halt after June according to an unconfirmed report. The Industry watcher, DigiTimes cites anonymous sources from within component suppliers in claiming that XOOM production in the first quarter of 2011 met forecasts of between 700,000 and 800,000 units. Motorola’s manufacturing partners are expected to ship between 400,000 and 500,000 units in March, and then April production will drop to 300,000 tablets.
May’s production will reportedly dip further and DigiTimes claims Motorola will stop More >
In a recent press release, Motorola Mobility announced the release of it’s Wi-Fi only XOOM tablet in the United States. Available starting March 27th, for $599, the 32 GB device will be available at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples, and Walmart. The XOOM was the first tablet to launch with Google’s Honeycomb operating system (Android 3.0) back in February. The price tag, which has been a point of contention among technology analysts mirrors that of Apple’s 32GB Wi-Fi iPad. How many of you are excited about the XOOM or are you guys going to stick More >
The new version of Flash is reported to be released on March 18th. Thanks to BBCrackman from My Droid World, you can download a leaked copy of version 10.2 now. Just as promised, it includes support for Honeycomb, meaning you can watch your favorite Flash videos on your XOOM. Users who have tested the version of Flash have noticed their experience wasn’t without its flaws with video quality not being top-notch, some controls being hard to utilize, and Hulu still not working.
On the upside, many were able to download, install, and use the APK onto their Xooms even without running the latest More >
The folks over at Android Central have come across a set of pictures that look like internal Verizon documents with pricing details of a bunch of smartphones and the Motorola’s recently announced Xoom tablet. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet was first seen in December when Google Vice President Andy Rubin showed off the device as a prototype. Following that, it next appeared in a teaser video from Motorola. The video touted tablet which was unnamed at the time to be “the next chapter in tablet revolution” and also took shots at the Apple iPad terming it to be just a “giant More >
Motorola was expected to make a decent but short showing at CES 2011, but what we didn’t expect was how Motorola would make up for the lack of devices to show off with the depth of each device. We were anticipating tablets and 4G phones with dual-core processors, we definitely got what we were looking and then some. The innovation from Motorola that was seen at CES was more than enough to make the company stand out.
The week started off with the official launch of Motorola Mobility as its own publicly traded company. This kicked off the new start for Motorola as a new beginning with an More >
Verizon recently demoed the new Honeycomb OS running on Motorola’s XOOM. The entire operating system is completely redesigned for use with a tablet which makes it the first tablet optimized Android OS. The Honeycomb UI seems to be extremely refined. Just as rumored, all of the controls will be within the OS itself. Since Motorola’s XOOM has no buttons on the front, the software has full control. The walkthrough of the device allowed everyone to see the new widgets UI. Adding a widget to the home screen was as simple, the user is presented with a new UI that features previews of each widget More >
Ralph de la Vega, AT&T’s CEO was one of the many who gave a keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday revealed some of the companies big plans for the upcoming year. The main focus was primarily about the network advancing towards 4G speeds as de la Vega was joined by Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, HTC CEO Peter Chou, and Samsung CEO J.K. Shin to show off exciting upcoming devices. Some of the highlights of the announcements include:
- AT&T is accelerating its 4G deployment — it will launch HSPA+ later this year More >
Honeycomb, Google’s new Android tablet OS will be requiring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be run correctly say Bobby Cha, the managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert. Unfortunately, this means that existing Android run tablets can’t upgrade to Honeycomb because they lack the processing strength to meet the required specs. Manufacturers are stating that they’ll be moving to the new processor architecture for 2011 but as it stands now, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset on the market that includes a Cortex-A9. Some people are also saying that a 1280 x More >