Motorola

Things Just Got Way Harder for the Next Pebble

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Wearable electronics, long the subject of considerable hype from the tech press, now seem on the verge of entering the mainstream. Samsung, Apple, Google, Motorola, and other tech giants all want consumers to strap a “smart watch” to their wrist; Google continues to push Google Glass, its augmented-reality headset; and Facebook bet $2 billion that Oculus Rift, its latest acquisition, can guide the future of virtual reality. Wearable electronics becoming the Next Big Thing could present loads of opportunities to… continue…

Smartwatch Wars Kick Off with Moto 360

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Google (and Motorola) are wasting no time with this “smartwatch” trend. continue…

Nest Could Become Google’s New Hardware Arm: Rumor

But that might not prove a good thing for either Nest or Google. continue…

Lenovo Wants to Crush Apple and Samsung

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The company now has significant smartphone and IT-infrastructure divisions, thanks to a $5 billion spending spree. continue…

Google’s Motorola Adventure: Stinging Failure, or Slight Victory?

Google’s little smartphone-manufacturing adventure cost it at least $7.1 billion. Was it worth it? continue…

Lenovo to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $3 Billion

Posted In Mobile Development
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The world’s No. 1 PC maker, Lenovo, which last week announced it’s buying IBM’s x86 server business for $2.3 billion, plans to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google, according to Google’s announcement Wednesday. For Motorola Mobility employees, the announcement marks another round of uncertainty with a new owner. Just 20 months ago, Google closed its $12.5 billion acquisition with Motorola Mobility and initiated a string of deep cuts. Google inherited approximately 19,000 Motorola Mobility employees, but sacked 4,000 employees in 2012,… continue…

Motorola Aims for Midmarket with Moto G

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But can a $179 device compete in a market flooded with ultra-cheap (and often shoddy) Android smartphones? continue…

Moto X Is No iPhone Killer (Which Is a Good Thing)

Posted In Cloud
With the Moto X, Google and Motorola are betting heavily on Google Now and voice activation as killer features. continue…

Google May Spend $500 Million Marketing Moto X

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But when it comes to marketing a new smartphone in an overcrowded field, can any amount of money really help? continue…

Motorola Building SkyNet Smartphone

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The Moto X device will reportedly be self-aware. Let’s hope it doesn’t seize control of some nukes. continue…