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Google could possibly handover mass-production of Glass to Motorola

Google could possibly handover mass-production of Glass to Motorola

It seems Motorola could possibly be involved in the production of Googles current pet project – Google Glass – at least according to an article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal last week. During the last week’s launch of the Moto X in the US, Dennis Woodside, CEO of of Motorola Mobility, stated that Motorola is already lending a helping hand in many internal Google hardware projects. Stating that in terms of their help extending to Google Glass : supply chain head Mark Randall is helping Google think through manufacturing issues for Google Glass and one day might handle[Read More...]

by 1:07 PM on August 7, 2013 2 comments Glass, Manufacturer, Rumours
Did Motorola fail with the launch of the Moto X – Counterpoint

Did Motorola fail with the launch of the Moto X – Counterpoint

This post is another point of view to this article : Did Motorola fail with the launch of the Moto X Since Google first announced their purchase of Motorola back in August of 2011, the major reason behind the purchase has been heavily speculated to have been motivated by the 17,000 strong patent portfolio that were registered to Motorola, at the time OEMs as part of the Open Handset Alliance(OHA) were being assaulted from all sides by the likes of industry heavyweights Microsoft and Apple, with a direct confrontation between them and Google heavily expected to come to a head.[Read More...]

by 9:05 AM on August 4, 2013 13 comments Manufacturer, Opinion
Did Motorola fail with the launch of the Moto X

Did Motorola fail with the launch of the Moto X

Remember when Google forked out 12.5 Billion dollars to buy Motorola Mobility? Remember what we all thought? Awesome! Finally a manufacturer who will be able to make Android phones how they should be made. Won’t this be amazing, Google directing Motorola how to make an Android phone. A true phone that encompasses the vision that is Android for them. And then in December last year the rumours started circulating that Motorola and Google were working on a true Google Android phone. A mysterious phone to be called Moto X. Over the past 8 months the hype on the phone has[Read More...]

by 8:59 AM on August 4, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Opinion
Motorola Migrate eases the pain of moving to a new phone

Motorola Migrate eases the pain of moving to a new phone

Soon after the Motorola Connect Chrome extension launched last night, Motorola launched another companion app called Motorola Migrate. It’s an Android app available from Google Play store, aimed at transferring important things like contacts, music, messages, photos and videos to a new phone – as long as it’s a Motorola phone. Motorola isn’t the first company to try to ease the pain of migrating your content from one phone to another. Anyone who tinkers with rooting and ROMming their phones very likely has a backup strategy in place so they can restore the important data after they’re done updating their[Read More...]

by 1:29 PM on August 2, 2013 2 comments Apps, Manufacturer
Motorola launches the Moto X

Motorola launches the Moto X

Our long wait for Motorola‘s first post-Google-acquisition smartphone is finally over. The Moto X was launched a couple of hours ago in New York. Let’s take a look. The Moto X story began earlier this year as the rumoured “X-Phone”, a supposed “superphone” which could eclipse Google’s own Nexus line and it was said that new and advanced materials were being considered for the device’s construction and build. In fact, the Moto X may be the most-rumoured device of the year with an early Vietnamese leak (which also unknowingly showed us Motorola’s new logo), and despite a rumoured lack of[Read More...]

by 7:27 AM on August 2, 2013 39 comments News
Rumour: Moto X could launch on US Telco’s next week

Rumour: Moto X could launch on US Telco’s next week

The launch of the Moto X is all anyone seems interested in these days and with the launch set for the 1st of August in the US, there could be good news for those in the US in regards to getting their hands on the device in the very near future. According to Tayler Wimberly – ex-owner of AndroidandMe – the Moto X could be launched on to US carriers as early as next week. He posted this entry onto his Google+ page Now whilst this has caused a quite a bit of a stir given the hype over the[Read More...]

by 4:53 PM on July 29, 2013 10 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Moto X in testing with Telstra, could end up in Australia after all

Rumour: Moto X in testing with Telstra, could end up in Australia after all

Way back in March we had a source at Motorola inform us that Motorola would not be bringing one of the most anticipated phones ever to Australian shores, after Telstra passed on it. Since then the rumour mill for the Moto X has run rampant with speculation, rumours, and leaks raising the profile of the first Google influenced phone from Motorola. It seems however that Telstra has re-thought their position on the handset, Channelnews is reporting that Telstra are in the middle of testing this device for a possible late August/early September release. With regards to the Moto X, Telstra executives[Read More...]

by 11:18 AM on July 24, 2013 18 comments Google Play, News, Phones
Job listing suggesting that Motorola might begin working on wearable devices

Job listing suggesting that Motorola might begin working on wearable devices

It seems that Motorola – and by extension Google – might be looking to produce a followup to the MotoActv, or join the rest of the tech world in producing a smart watch, if the current job listing for a Director Industrial Design – Wearables that has been placed by Motorola Mobility is anything to go by. The job, which went up on Thursday US Time, will be based at the headquarters of Motorola in Chicago, Illinois. Motorola is looking for candidates to fulfill the position who will: Provide strategic leadership, champion innovation and institute best practices to create a[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on July 23, 2013 0 comments Manufacturer, News
First Press shots for the Motorola Moto X and what could be inside

First Press shots for the Motorola Moto X and what could be inside

Motorola get points for keeping the Moto X at the forefront of the news, seemingly strategically leaking tidbits here and there so that there’s always something out there for people to see. This latest pic comes from @Evleaks and purportedly shows off the Moto X press shots. Also released this morning was a report from TheVerge which says they’ve been tipped to the reported specs on the device, apparently it will come with a 4.5″ display and come with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon MSM8960T CPU and 2GB of RAM – all of which marries up with the specs reported by[Read More...]

by 5:41 PM on July 20, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google by the numbers – Q2 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q2 earnings report

Yesterday, Google announced their Q2 earning report. The numbers look fairly good from the outset, however it proved to be less than what investors were looking for so the share price fell a little on Wall Street. So, what numbers are we looking at from Google this time around – figures are in USD : Revenue is up for Google who reported overall revenue for Q2 of $14.11 billion – 19% up on last year – with a total Net income of 3.23 billion compared to $2.79 billion in the second quarter of 2012. Motorola Mobile however had an operating[Read More...]

by 2:06 PM on July 20, 2013 1 comment News
Moto X to be launched on August 1st in New York

Moto X to be launched on August 1st in New York

The worst kept secret in the mobile industry the Motorola Moto X is due to be announced at an event in New York. The invite has been sent out to US sites indicating a more US centric launch but we already know that the phone will be launching in Canada at least, so it could possibly go further afield, although an Australian launch may not be on the cards. The event is due to start at around 3PM in New York on August 1st which should be around 5AM our time on Friday, the 2nd of August. No details on[Read More...]

by 9:04 AM on July 20, 2013 0 comments Phones
Motorola Moto X being released in August in Black and White – Always on voice commands

Motorola Moto X being released in August in Black and White – Always on voice commands

A video from Toronto, Canada based Rogers Wireless has appeared on Google+ user Дима Прокопенко page and shows off the long awaited Motorola Moto X. The video also shows off the always on voice commands and other features of the phone. The video advises that the Moto X will be a Rogers exclusive – in Canada at least – where it will launch in August in a choice of black and white – unfortunately, no sign of the customisable back plates said to be launching in the US. The Moto X is apparently always listening for commands, the initiating command[Read More...]

by 9:06 PM on July 14, 2013 36 comments Carriers, Manufacturer
Eric Schmidt Steps Out, Moto X in Tow

Eric Schmidt Steps Out, Moto X in Tow

The cat is out of the bag most definitely now.  We have seem so many unofficial leaks of the Moto X, as well as a few official leaks from Motorola themselves but today there have been not one, but two shots of the Moto X out in plain sight in the hands of some of the biggest players in the mobile industry.   First up,Rick Osterloh, a Senior Vice President of Motorola Mobility was filmed by Robert Scoble – through Google Glass – at an event hosted by Guy Kawasaki which was originally thought to be the announcement of the[Read More...]

by 12:38 AM on July 13, 2013 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones