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Topic: Motorola

'Unstable performance' of Android 3.0 seen as benefit to Apple's iPad

04/08/2011, 03:04 pm

Tablet makers who craft their own mobile operating system -- particularly Apple and its iOS -- stand to gain from the "unstable performance" of Google's tablet-centric Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

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Motorola's iPad-rival "Xoom" tablet sales slashed to 100,000 units

04/06/2011, 01:04 pm

Google's flagship Android 3.0 Honeycomb competitor to Apple's iPad appears to have failed at launch, with Motorola Xoom sales estimated by Deutsche Bank to have reached just 100,000 units, a figure far lower than initial projections of failure from Morgan Stanley and RBC.

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Consumer Reports ranks Apple's iPad 2 best tablet on the market

04/05/2011, 12:04 pm

In a comparison of 10 tablet devices, Consumer Reports ranked Apple's iPad 2 the best product available, in contrast to its controversial refusal to endorse the iPhone 4.

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PC sales start slow in 2011 while market is 'usurped' by Apple's iPad

04/05/2011, 08:04 am

Following a blockbuster start to sales for Apple's iPad 2, sources in the Far East PC supply chain have reportedly indicated that PC sales have seen "weak demand" to start 2011.

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Apple's A5 processor could pave way for larger chip trend

04/01/2011, 09:04 pm

Despite sharing similar specifications, Apple's bigger A5 System on a Chip processor used in the iPad 2 has posted better performance than Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, causing one analyst to believe that Apple is leading a trend toward larger, faster mobile processors.

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Cheaper iPhone could give Apple control of China's smartphone market

03/30/2011, 09:03 am

A new survey shows that Apple is poised to capitalize on an explosion in sales of 3G smartphones in China, with the iPhone the most popular option, though lower prices could give it the lion's share of sales.

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Google closes Android 3.0 Honeycomb source to prevent use on smartphones

03/24/2011, 09:03 pm

Google has closed availability of the source code to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, explaining that the tablet-oriented software was not ready for use on smartphones and that the company didn't want outside developers or enthusiasts experimenting with it in unauthorized ways.

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Motorola hedging Android bet with new web-based OS

03/23/2011, 11:03 pm

Motorola Mobility, which has been Google's only major licensee fully committed to Android, is now working on a new web-based mobile operating system apparently intended to give it more control over its future, enraging Android advocates anew just weeks after Nokia opted against adopting Google's mobile OS.

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Motorola not planning orders for iPad-competing Xoom past June - report

03/22/2011, 03:03 pm

Motorola will reportedly reduce orders for its Xoom tablet starting in the second quarter of 2011, and no orders are apparently scheduled past June, suggesting a Xoom successor and newer competitor to Apple's iPad 2 is already in the works.

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Smartphone camera patent infringement suit takes aim at Apple, Nokia, others

03/21/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple and other leading smartphone manufacturers, including Motorola, Research in Motion and Nokia, are targeted in a new patent infringement lawsuit related to integrated cameras.

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82% of future tablet buyers say they'll choose Apple's iPad

03/10/2011, 02:03 pm

A new survey shows Apple poised to dominate the tablet market yet again in 2011 with the iPad 2, as 82 percent of future tablet buyers said they would choose Apple's iPad over competing options like the Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook.

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Motorola's iPad competing Xoom won't immediately support Adobe Flash

02/21/2011, 11:02 am

While the ability to run Adobe Flash has been touted as a feature that makes the Android-powered Motorola Xoom superior to Apple's iPad, Flash support is not expected to arrive for the Xoom until Spring 2011.

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Pre-CDMA iPhone 4, 28% of Motorola's phone sales were on Verizon

02/18/2011, 03:02 pm

Putting into perspective the threat of Verizon's new iPhone 4 carries for Android handset makers, a new report states that 28 percent of Motorola's phone sales came from Verizon before the iPhone went on sale.

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With 60% of world's touch panel capacity, Apple squeezes competitors

02/17/2011, 08:02 am

Apple has reportedly locked up 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity, which has led to "tight supply" among competitors hoping to take on the iPad.

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Motorola exec slips Google's plans for iTunes competitor

02/16/2011, 06:02 pm

While Google's plans to set up a music service have been rumored for years, Motorola's chief executive Sanjay Jha slipped in describing the service as if it were already available, in a conversation promoting his company's new Xoom tablet.

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Apple surpasses Sony, Motorola in total handset sales - Gartner

02/09/2011, 11:02 am

The growth of Apple's iPhone in 2010 came at the expense of competitors who lost significant market share and experienced reduced sales, including Sony Ericsson and Motorola, according to new data from Gartner.

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Motorola Xoom featured in ad packed with Apple references [u]

02/06/2011, 10:02 pm

After posting an ad teaser and a series of web banner ads promoting its new tablet, Motorola presented its entire full length Super Bowl spot for the Xoom tablet, packed with references to Apple in a bid to court iPad users.

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AT&T, Verizon fighting for iPhone 4 users in new ads

02/04/2011, 07:02 pm

Apple's two US carriers are now fighting to sell users on their version of the iPhone 4, with Verizon touting its network capacity while AT&T stresses network speeds and simultaneous voice and data

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Apple's iPhone extends lead in mobile profits

02/02/2011, 08:02 pm

A graphic depiction of Apple's increasing share of the top eight mobile vendors' operating profits validates the company's smartphone-centric strategy with iPhone.

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Google overtakes Nokia as top smartphone platform maker

01/31/2011, 09:01 am

After passing Apple's iPhone on its way up, Google's Android has now passed up Nokia's Symbian to take the top spot among smartphone platforms, ending Nokia's 10 year reign on top of the global smartphone industry, according to one research firm.

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