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Topic: Motorola

Google, Microsoft agree to end years-long patent war

09/30/2015, 09:09 pm

Google and Microsoft have agreed to settle an ongoing patent feud concerning communications and video technology, bringing an end to about 20 lawsuits lodged in the U.S. and Germany, the companies said Wednesday.


Latest comScore figures show iPhone growing and cementing US marketshare

09/03/2015, 04:09 pm

Updated comScore analytics data published on Thursday suggests that Apple's U.S. smartphone share is still increasing in the U.S., despite the imminent arrival of new models.


Motorola debuts second-gen Moto 360 smartwatch, first-gen Moto 360 Sport

09/02/2015, 04:09 pm

Motorola on Wednesday introduced two new versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, including a second-generation flagship device and separate edition specifically for fitness, the Moto 360 Sport.


Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

08/27/2015, 10:08 am

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations -- including design and manufacturing -- under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.


German court rules against Apple 'swipe-to-unlock' patent protection

08/25/2015, 05:08 pm

Judges in a top German court ruled against Apple's European "swipe-to-unlock" patent on Tuesday, stating that it didn't meet high enough standards to secure patent protection.


iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

08/03/2015, 05:08 pm

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.


Motorola unveils larger Moto X Style and Moto X Play phones, updates Moto G

07/28/2015, 12:07 pm

Motorola on Thursday announced three new Android smartphones, including the flagship Moto X Style, a device that will compete head-on with Apple iPhones expected to launch this fall.


iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

05/08/2015, 10:05 am

Apple slightly increased its lead as the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S. during the March quarter, while Samsung and Motorola lost ground, according to new data published on Friday.


Moto 360, other smartwatches get price cuts ahead of Apple Watch launch

04/10/2015, 02:04 pm

Some rival smartwatches, such as the Android-based Moto 360, saw significant price cuts on Friday in a bid to keep up sales in the wake of Apple opening preorders for the Apple Watch.


Fingerprint sensor for Google's Nexus 6 was nixed after Apple bought AuthenTec

01/26/2015, 11:01 am

Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec.


Google's Nexus 6 abandoned fingerprint sensor after failed attempt to catch up with Apple's Touch ID

12/10/2014, 01:12 am

The Google-branded, Motorola-built Nexus 6 attempted to incorporate a fingerprint sensor like Apple's Touch ID which debuted on last year's iPhone 5s. However, the feature was abandoned shortly before the phone's introduction.


Review roundup: Motorola's Moto 360 is the best smartwatch yet, but poor battery life is unacceptable

09/05/2014, 09:09 am

Motorola has finally released its Android Wear-powered Moto 360 smartwatch --wisely or not, just days before Apple is expected to debut its "iWatch" -- and early reviews say that the device is a fine standard bearer for Google's wearable operating system, though it could benefit from some more time in the lab.


Samsung hypes Note 4 by copying Apple's iPhone 5c "for the colorful" ads

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

With sales of its flagship Galaxy S5 flagging, Samsung has turned toward hyping its upcoming Note 4 stylus-based phablet using teaser ads targeting the same "for the colorful" characters Apple presented last year using iPhone 5c.


Led by Apple Inc. iPhone, smartphones now account for 87 percent of U.S. handsets

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

New research by Counterpoint indicates that 87 percent of Americans upgraded to smartphones by the end of March, with Apple remaining the top vendor.


Before Apple's iPhone was too small, it was too "monstrously" big

05/06/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple is widely expected to introduce new, larger iPhone 6 models this year, after ignoring the "phablet" market for years. Somewhat ironically, it was Apple that initiated and perpetuated the trend toward larger smartphones phones while its competitors, including Samsung, worked to popularize small devices in order to "exploit" consumer preferences for phones that weren't as "monstrously large" as the iPhone, as revealed in confidential documents from the patent infringement trial.


Jury's verdict in Apple vs Samsung case threatens far reaching consequences

05/02/2014, 08:05 am

The jurors deciding the outcome of the second Apple vs Samsung trial haven't yet returned a verdict, but their options are limited to a few possible outcomes, ranging from a fiery thermonuclear blast to a wintery new Dark Ages.


How iPhone 5c helps Apple move toward larger new iPhones in the future

05/01/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple started 2014 with a diverse lineup of iPods and iPads in multiple sizes, but the company still only makes one form factor of iPhone. Here's how the company's iPhone 5c experiment has helped it to develop the operational sophistication needed to produce multiple sizes of iPhone.


Apple's iPhone 5c ate up Android while Google's Moto X flopped: why everyone was wrong

04/26/2014, 06:04 am

Last fall, Google's Motorola group unveiled its Moto X and Apple released its middle-tier iPhone 5c. Across the board, pundits and reporters portrayed the 5c as a grave mistake that got everything wrong while lavishing Google's Moto X with praise. Why were they so incredibly wrong?


Appeals court rules Apple can sue Motorola, creates claim chaos for Data Detectors

04/25/2014, 01:04 pm

A U.S. appeals court ruled that Apple and Google's Motorola can sue each other over smartphone patents, overturning Judge Richard Posner's opinion from the summer of 2012. The court also sided with a claim construction that does not favor Apple, and may impact its case with Samsung.


How Samsung & Google teamed up to steal Apple Data Detectors for Android

04/10/2014, 06:04 am

Apple's critics contend that it either doesn't have innovative inventions worthy of patents, or has grossly overestimated the commercial value of its patents. Apple Data Detectors is one example that proves both ideas are wrong.