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Motorola cashes in on iOS 6 Maps failure — #iLost? Not with a RAZR M.

Motorola cashes in on iOS 6 Maps failure — #iLost? Not with a RAZR M.

It’s no secret that Apple’s iOS 6 Maps application — which replaces the Google Maps app that has featured on iOS since day dot — is a bit of a let down, to say the least. Major criticism pretty much sums it up. It fails to find directions between things, buildings, ships and road ways look melted and deformed, and businesses and other locations are frequently in the wrong spot. In short, Apple’s new Maps service sucks. Motorola has decided, quite cleverly, to take advantage of this state of affairs with a bit of competitive marketing, pointing out that the[Read More...]

by 9:13 AM on September 24, 2012 7 comments Apps, Opinion
Motorola and Intel launch the Motorola RAZR i, 2GHz Intel CPU inside (updated: video)

Motorola and Intel launch the Motorola RAZR i, 2GHz Intel CPU inside (updated: video)

Motorola and Intel have today announced a device that they’ve called the biggest device since the launch of the original Motorola RAZR — wow, what a call. The Motorola RAZR i features 4.3-inch edge-to-edge AMOLED display with zero touch-response time. The device is powered by a — as far as we can tell, it’s single core — 2GHz Intel CPU built on 32nm architecture. The device was designed by both teams at Motorola and Intel. It’s super strong, and will give users a full day of battery life — there was a lot of emphasis at the live event in[Read More...]

by 7:12 PM on September 18, 2012 9 comments News, Phones
Motorola to launch RAZR HD and RAZR M in October

Motorola to launch RAZR HD and RAZR M in October

Motorola will hold an Australian launch for the RAZR HD and RAZR M Android phones on Tuesday 2 October A little while ago we brought you the news about Motorola’s new RAZR line of handsets, including the RAZR HD and RAZR M which were announced for Australia. Well, today the news has hotted up a little, with confirmation that the devices will arrive in October, following a launch event to be held on 2 October in Sydney. While we knew that these two phones were coming through Telstra sometime in Q4, today’s announcement indicates that they aren’t just coming in[Read More...]

by 5:30 PM on September 18, 2012 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching in Australia

Motorola RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching in Australia

If you were hoping to get your hands on the Motorola RAZR MAXX HD — the extra battery loaded RAZR HD — then you’re all out of luck for the time being. Motorola Australia has announced that the device won’t be launching here in Australia due to incompatible frequencies, which really means that no carrier here was that interested in the device that Motorola made a specific version for Aus. “due to [the RAZR MAXX's] availability on a different frequency band that is not compatible with the Australian market, it will not be available locally” – Motorola Aus As we’ve[Read More...]

by 1:31 PM on September 16, 2012 5 comments News, Phones
Motorola and Intel release teaser clip for September 18 Event

Motorola and Intel release teaser clip for September 18 Event

Motorola and Intel will be holding an event on the 18th of September. Based on the ‘Edge-to-Edge’ slogan shown in the video below from the Motorola YouTube channel we should see something along the lines of the RAZR M, maybe even just the Intel powered version of the RAZR M. The event will be live streamed on the Intel Newsroom Website or on Motorola’s European Facebook page so you can tune in and check it out, we’ll be following up with Motorola to see if whatever is announced will be released locally. What do you think? Intel powered RAZR M[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on September 12, 2012 4 comments Manufacturer, News
Sunday Editorial: What if Android got forked?

Sunday Editorial: What if Android got forked?

Some of us remember far back enough to the time — around November 2007 — when Android was first somewhat widely available as a software developers kit you could download from Google, and experiment with what might or might not have become a half-decent mobile operating system. I certainly remember downloading the SDK, experimenting with it for awhile, and then deciding that it showed promise – but it wasn’t there yet. In these early days, Android devices ran Android as Google intended it — from Google’s developers, to our handsets. Early devices such as the HTC Dream (aka G1) and[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on September 9, 2012 12 comments Opinion
Android: 1.3m activations per day, and 480m activations over all

Android: 1.3m activations per day, and 480m activations over all

The announcement of new Motorola devices wasn’t the only thing to come out of Motorola’s event today. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google (which owns Motorla), took the stage at the beginning of the event and gave us some new information about Android activations — in short, they’re remarkable! Every day that goes by, 1.3 million Android devices are activated. That might sound impressive, but considering this figure was one million at the end of June, things have really picked up. There’s only one device that springs to mind that could be responsible for this surge in activations. 1.3 million[Read More...]

by 10:16 AM on September 6, 2012 4 comments News, Other
Motorola announces the new RAZR M, RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD

Motorola announces the new RAZR M, RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD

Update: We have reached out to Motorola to confirm the availability of Jelly Bean for the Australian released handsets. While Australian users will not be eligible for a $100 rebate if Jelly Bean is not delivered, Motorola has confirmed that the RAZR M and RAZR HD will be upgraded to Jelly Bean, and more details on the timing of the update will be shared as soon as they are firmed up. Having been a bit quiet for a while, Motorola has come out and unleashed a slew of new handsets, and the better news is that some of them are[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on September 6, 2012 13 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Motorola. On Display event tomorrow morning, new RAZR phones incoming?

Motorola. On Display event tomorrow morning, new RAZR phones incoming?

A Motorola event has been scheduled for 2pm tomorrow at Gotham Hall in New York(4am tomorrow morning AEST) which looks set to reveal a few new devices and given Motorolas focus lately it would be fairly safe to expect some new RAZR phones. The current rumour is that the new phones may be bezel-less which would certainly set a distinctive look which could possibly be registered as trade dress? The rumours for the launch are for a new RAZR HD and a phone called the RAZR M, no definite specs for either but the RAZR M may have: 4.3″ Super[Read More...]

by 9:17 PM on September 5, 2012 1 comment News, Phones
Motorola XOOM 2 on Telstra now receiving Android 4.0 update

Motorola XOOM 2 on Telstra now receiving Android 4.0 update

The day has finally come for Motorola XOOM 2 owners: Android 4.0 is here. Motorola Australia today confirmed that the roll-out of the Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update has begun for Telstra users. This update applies to both Wi-Fi and 3G variants of the XOOM 2. It’s a staggered release, so if you don’t get the update today, you’ll definitely get it over the next few days. If you’d like to skip to the front of the queue, however, you can go to Settings > About Tablet > System Updates to get the update started now. Let us know[Read More...]

by 3:33 PM on September 3, 2012 5 comments News, OS Update, Tablets
Telstra approves ICS update for Xoom 2 hopes to roll it out September 3rd

Telstra approves ICS update for Xoom 2 hopes to roll it out September 3rd

Telstra has advised that they have finished testing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom 2 and are looking to make it available to tablets on the 3rd of September. Telstra announced back in June that they had received the update and it’s good to see it has now been approved. Telstra testing completed. Motorola planning to make it available on 3rd of September Phil noted in his review that the Xoom 2 would definitely benefit from the ICS update and now it is very close to rolling out to owners. We love to hear about updates so[Read More...]

by 2:41 PM on August 24, 2012 1 comment OS Update, Tablets
Motorola launches “Unlock My Device” website, bootloader unlocking to come with future devices

Motorola launches “Unlock My Device” website, bootloader unlocking to come with future devices

Google’s influence over Motorola is finally beginning to bear fruit, this time through the introduction of a bootloader unlocking service simply dubbed “Unlock My Device”. The unlocking process is very much the same way HTC have been doing it for a while. The website guides you through all the steps, along with the now-obvious “say goodbye to your warranty” warning. Supported devices are few and far between with just the Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi) being the only device launched in Australia. No doubt all future devices will be available for unlocking, but seeing as though Motorola are cutting back their releases,[Read More...]

by 12:16 PM on August 18, 2012 2 comments News
Motorola to cut 20% of staff, release fewer phones each year

Motorola to cut 20% of staff, release fewer phones each year

Motorola is looking to steamline its business through job cuts and focusing on fewer phone releases each year. 20% of Motorola’s staff are expected to lose their jobs in the move, with a third of them coming from inside the US, leaving the rest in Asia and Europe. Motorola is also going to cut some of its spending on R&D in Chicago, Sunnyvale, and Beijing. There are also going to be less phone releases per year from Motorola so that they can focus their efforts on launching great devices that both Google and consumers will be pleased with. Whether that[Read More...]

by 5:08 PM on August 13, 2012 8 comments News, Phones