Google and the NEST, Motorola, Samsung Moves: Reboot Time

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We certainly live in interesting times. Actually we’ve been living in an interesting two weeks when it comes to mobile tech, more specifically when it comes to the piece of the mobile tech world that Google influences. Google has essentially rebooted its approach to mobile making big moves that point to things being quite different […]

Lenovo To Purchase Motorola Mobility From Google

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Google and Lenovo are announcing today that Lenovo will acquire Motorola Mobility from Google for$2.91 billion dollars. Google originally paid $12.5 billion dollars to acquire Motorola Mobility in 2012, so the purchase price reflects the loss Google had been taking each quarter on the handset business. Google had previously sold Motorola’s set top box business […]

Google Looking to Shed Motorola’s Cable Box Business

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Google had acquired Motorola’s cable box business when it had begun the process of acquiring Motorola Mobility late last year to the tune of $12.5 billion largely for the smartphone-maker’s patent portfolio. As Google is restructuring its new hardware division, the Android OS-maker will be focusing Motorola’s efforts on creating high-end smartphones, and as such […]

Motorola Atrix HD launches on AT&T 4G LTE for $99 (Video)

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The Motorola Atrix HD brings the Kevlar backed looks of the Droid RAZR line to AT&T’s 4G LTE network at a bargain $99 price on July 15th. Motorola packs a lot into the 8.4mm thick Atrix HD frame, including a 1.5GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory with a Micro SD […]

Google Finally Owns Motorola Mobility

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Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility is finally closed, giving Google a new hardware division. Google CEO Larry Page announced the acquisition on the Official Google Blog. As part of the acquisition Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down. He’s replaced by long-time Google employee Dennis Woodside. The new CEO helped Google grow its business […]

Motorola Only Sold a Million Tablets in 2011

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Motorola has released its Q4 and 2011 earnings today and well, it’s not pretty. Motorola Mobility has announced that it lost some $80 million on $5.3 billion in revenue during Q4, a huge drop from the same quarter in 2010 which saw the company earn just around $110 million in profit. Also included were some […]

Google’s Schmidt: “Tablet of Highest Quality” In 6 Months

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According to a report from Notebook Italia (linked to by Slashgear) Google’s Eric Schmidt is promising “in the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality.”  He was quoted in an interview with the Italian paper Corrierre della Sea. He’s also promising that voice recognition will be a big part […]

Grading My 2011 Predictions

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It’s the end of the year and its time for wrap-ups, predictions and more crystal ball gazing than you can shake a branch of holly at. As usual before I make any predictions for 2012, I go back and grade my predictions for the this year now ending. The one thing that is predictable as […]

German Court Ruling in Patent Suit Tells Apple to Stop Selling iOS Devices

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Ah, the legal battles continue. Apple took a loss in a Mannheim Regional Court in Germany today when a judge ruled in favor of Motorola Mobility. For the moment this means Apple can’t sell the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 3G and iPad2 3G, and presumably the iPhone 4S, although it was released after the suit was […]

Eric Schmidt: Motorola Won’t Get Any Preferential Treatment

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When Google announced that it was buying Motorola Mobility back in August, many wondered whether Motorola would get special treatment now it was owned by the purveyor of Android, the software that runs on Motorola’s smartphones and tablets. At the time the deal was announced Google dismissed that notion and now it’s Eric Schmidt who […]

CEO Talk From Samsung and Google Answer Some Mobile Questions

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Perhaps the CEO of Samsung and the former CEO, now chairman, of Google clarified some things with recent comments. Or perhaps not. It’s often difficult to decipher CEO speak. But taken at face value, recent statements by Choi Gee Sung and Google’s Eric Schmidt add some public clarity to a couple of issues in the […]

Google to Buy Motorola Mobility

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No one can accuse Google of sitting on the mobile fence with its Android platform. That’s been true so far and is even more true now. Google is announcing that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion and that makes it look like Google realizes that it can no longer rely on its partner […]