Lenovo and Google are reportedly close to signing a deal that’ll transfer ownership of handset maker Motorola to the Chinese technology company. News of the pending acquisition comes from China Daily and Reuters.
Motorola has just launched new Moto X ads that takes a dig at other smartphones by calling them “Lazy Phone.”
The ads are quite brilliant, and highlight some of the features of Moto X such as Touchless control, Active Display and Quick Capture.
Google’s Motorola launched the much-awaited smartphone, Moto X, to take on competition from Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 yesterday. We initially thought it won’t be a high-end device, however the pricing and the features suggest that Motorola wants to take on Apple and Samsung head on.
Motorola unveils Moto X; comes with a plethora of customization options, Touchless Controls, 24-hour Battery
One of the reasons, Google bought Motorola for $12.4 billion was for its patent portfolio. However, it looks like things haven’t worked out for Google as they had planned, as theÂ U.S. International Trade Commission upheld a judge’s finding, which invalidated Motorola’s sensor patent.
In yesterday’s earnings call, Larry Page dropped hints (or what people are taking as hints) that Google could be working on a new phoneâ€”a phone unlike the Nexus which would be completely controlled by Google. Features? Unbreakable screens, long battery life, and wireless charging are all rumored to be part of a mythic Google X phone
As part of the ongoing patent case between Apple and Motorola Mobility (i.e. Google) in Miami, Moto/Google have been asking Apple for access to iOS 6 source code to check for patent infringements. All perfectly normal and acceptable thing to ask for. Except Apple hasn’t provided the source code, despite promises to do so for months.
Motorola’s the latest smartphone manufacturer to poke fun at Apple’s iOS 6 Maps.
The company’s Google+ page and Twitter account started the hashtag “#iLost” accompanied with an image showing a sparsely detailed iOS 6 Map frame as compared to a Google Maps screencap.
Google owned Motorola has agreed to license its standard essential patents to Apple in Germany, reports FOSS Patents.
Here’s some background:Â Back in December, Motorola had won a preliminary injunction against Apple, banning the sale of 3G devices in Germany. It forced Apple to briefly remove all its 3G iOS devices from its online store in February.