Google may sell Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion (Update: confirmed)

Google may sell Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion (Update: confirmed)

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.

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Motorola launches ad campaign for Moto X, calls iPhone ‘Lazy Phone’

Motorola launches ad campaign for Moto X, calls iPhone ‘Lazy Phone’

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.

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Moto X vs. iPhone 5: Tech Spec Shootout

Moto X vs. iPhone 5: Tech Spec Shootout

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.

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Motorola unveils Moto X; comes with a plethora of customization options, Touchless Controls, 24-hour Battery

Motorola unveils Moto X; comes with a plethora of customization options, Touchless Controls, 24-hour Battery

After numerous leaks, Motorola and Google have gone ahead and officially unveiled the most hyped smartphone of 2013 – the Moto X – at an event in the US.

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Apple vs Motorola: ITC Invalidates Motorola’s Sensor Patent

Apple vs Motorola: ITC Invalidates Motorola’s Sensor Patent

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 the U.S. International Trade Commission upheld a judge’s finding, which invalidated Motorola’s sensor patent.

Incidentally, it was the last patent remaining in the investigation of Motorola’s October 2010 complaint against Apple.

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Larry Page Drops Hints About a New Google Phone

Larry Page Drops Hints About a New Google Phone

In yesterday’s earnings call, Larry Page dropped hints (or what people are taking as hints) that Google could be working on a new phone—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

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Google to Judge: Apple Stalling on Giving Google Access to iOS 6 Source Code

Google to Judge: Apple Stalling on Giving Google Access to iOS 6 Source Code

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.

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Judge Dismisses Apple’s FRAND Lawsuit Against Motorola with Prejudice

Judge Dismisses Apple’s FRAND Lawsuit Against Motorola with Prejudice

Just breaking now: the federal judge due to start Apple’s FRAND lawsuit against Motorola Mobility today in Wisconsin has dismissed Apple’s case outright with prejudice. This is going to limit Apple’s options for appeals and other remedies.

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Motorola (Google) Makes Fun Of iOS 6 Maps

Motorola (Google) Makes Fun Of iOS 6 Maps

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.

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Apple And Motorola Strike Licensing Deal In Germany

Apple And Motorola Strike Licensing Deal In Germany

Google owned Motorola has agreed to license its standard essential patents to Apple in Germany, reports FOSS Patents.

Here’s some background: 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.

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