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Topic: Motorola

Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

08/15/2011, 07:08 am

Google revealed on Monday that it will buy handset maker Motorola Mobility, giving the search giant an entrance into the hardware business and allowing it to compete with Apple more directly by building devices tailored specifically for its Android mobile operating system.


Motorola signals intent to begin patent action against other Android licensees

08/11/2011, 06:08 pm

While Google has accused Apple, Microsoft and Oracle of a conspiracy to bring down its Android platform using patent infringement claims, Google's own licensees are suing each other, with Motorola intimating its intent to join this trend.


Motorola Xoom also targeted in Apple lawsuit in Europe

08/10/2011, 01:08 pm

Just after Apple won an initial ruling barring the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, it has been revealed that the iPad maker has filed a similar lawsuit against Motorola regarding its Xoom tablet.


Motorola planning 'aggressive form factor' tablets for late 2011

08/10/2011, 02:08 am

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said on Tuesday that his company is planning to roll out tablets with "aggressive form factors" later this year, while also indicating that smartphones remain the top priority.


iPad competitors still can't match Apple's design efficiencies

08/02/2011, 04:08 pm

As hardware makers struggle to compete with the iPad in terms of sales, they also can't match Apple's design efficiency, which helps to keep the iPad's costs down, one analysis has found.


Apple now taking 2/3 share of mobile phone industry profits

07/29/2011, 01:07 pm

Apple's share of the mobile phone industry's profits has swelled to around two thirds, as the company's iPhone sales have remained profitable while achieving the top spot in sales.


Motorola beats expectations but guidance disappoints as Xoom fails to match iPad

07/28/2011, 05:07 pm

Motorola Mobility posted better revenues than expected, but lost $56 million in the quarter and provided disappointing guidance that sent its shares down 6 percent.


Android giving away most software but Apple selling most smartphones

07/28/2011, 04:07 pm

The Android software platform led by Google is now installed on 39 percent of US consumer smartphones, but Apple remains the largest smartphone manufacturer with the iPhone (at 28 percent) and RIM is second largest with Blackberry (20 percent).


Apple's victory over HTC may set high royalty precedent for Android devices

07/18/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple's initial legal victory over rival HTC in a patent infringement suit could pave the way for Apple to collect high royalties from devices running Google Android, according to one analysis.


ITC ruling against HTC may spell trouble for other Android makers

07/16/2011, 09:07 pm

An examination of the two patents the U.S. International Trade Commission found handset maker HTC infringed upon in an initial ruling on Friday has revealed that the patent claims in question may apply to "every Android device out there."


IDC bumps 2011 tablet forecast to 53M as Apple’s iPad 2 dominates

07/10/2011, 04:07 am

In spite of a seasonal drop in total tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2011, IDC raised its estimates for 2011 shipments to 53.5 million on the belief that Apple’s iPad 2 will continue to carry the tablet market.


Google Android continues growth streak over Apple's iPhone

07/05/2011, 09:07 pm

Google's Android mobile OS has continued to widen its lead on Apple's iOS in terms of U.S. smartphone subscribers, while Research in Motion and Microsoft have fallen even further behind, according to a new survey.


Apple's iPad commands 1% of all web traffic after just one year

07/04/2011, 07:07 pm

A new report indicates the iPad now holds a 1 percent share of global web browsing, more than 50 times greater than its closest competitor.


Broad multitouch patent granted to Apple seen as 'huge blow' to rivals

06/22/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple this week was awarded an iPhone-related patent first filed in December of 2007, a victory that intellectual property experts believe will be significant.


With more than $70B in cash, Apple could buy Nokia, RIM, HTC & Motorola

06/17/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple's cash is expected to top $70 billion at the conclusion of its current fiscal quarter, a sum so massive it could buy out rivals Nokia, Research in Motion, HTC and Motorola Mobility, according to a new analysis.


Apple's iPhone passes RIM's BlackBerry in US smartphone usage

06/03/2011, 03:06 pm

While the iPhone has outsold Research in Motion's BlackBerry line for some time now, a new survey found that Apple's handset has now surpassed RIM in terms of active U.S. users.


Apple's iPhone ranks in middle of pack for radiation

06/03/2011, 02:06 am

As concerns grow over the potential negative health effects of cell phone radiation, Apple's iPhones have been noted as producing average amounts of radiation, while several Motorola handsets are rated as emitting the most.


JP Morgan: Apple's iPad rivals reduce build plans after 'early dose of reality'

06/01/2011, 03:06 am

A new investor report from J.P. Morgan on Wednesday indicates that Apple's competitors in the tablet market have reduced their build plans after receiving an "early dose of reality" in the form of lackluster sales.


Skyhook filings detail Google's tight control of Android platform

05/12/2011, 05:05 pm

A lawsuit by Skyhook Wireless alleging patent infringement and business interference by Google has resulted in the release of large amounts of documentation detailing the Android-maker's tactics in maintaining control over its ostensibly open platform.


Previous-gen Apple iPad, iPhone 3GS often outsell new Android devices

05/09/2011, 09:05 am

Older Apple iOS products sold at a discounted price, like the iPhone 3GS and first-generation iPad, are often more popular than newer devices running the Google Android operating system, a new report claims.