Post Tagged with: "Motorola"

Optus and Motorola launch Razr V – Available from 3rd of August

Optus and Motorola launch Razr V – Available from 3rd of August

Optus and Motorola have just announced the Motorola Razr V, which will be available from tomorrow at Optus stores and Optus resellers on a 24 month contract at $35 per month with a monthly handset repayment of $4 per month the total cost of the package is $936. The phone is being aimed as a stylish yet value packed handest and feature wise that’s exactly where it sits. The new phone packs a respectable amount of hardware into a Kevlar backed body that is only 8.4mm thin. 4.3″ qHD screen 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU 1GB RAM and 8GB storage 8MP[Read More...]

by 1:26 PM on August 2, 2012 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Motorola Xoom 3G and Wifi editions – Your Ice Cream Sandwich is ready

Motorola Xoom 3G and Wifi editions – Your Ice Cream Sandwich is ready

Long suffering owners of the 3G and Wifi editions of the Motorola Xoom your day has come at last. Motorola has announced via their Facebook page that Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for download, they advise that you should really do this over Wifi to avoid any excess data charges : We’re pleased to announce that the Xoom ICS software is now available for all Australian wifi and 3G customers. You can access the new software by selecting Settings > About Tablet > System Updates on your Xoom. You will however be required to update your Xoom to the[Read More...]

by 2:51 PM on July 27, 2012 6 comments OS Update, Tablets
Vodafone 3G Motorola Xoom owners to get Ice Cream Sandwich July 30

Vodafone 3G Motorola Xoom owners to get Ice Cream Sandwich July 30

The latest Vodafone Software update blog has a listing that should excite Motorola Xoom owners, they will finally receive their long awaited update to Ice Cream Sandwich on the 30th of July. Xoom owners have been waiting patiently since Ice Cream Sandwich was announced back in October last year and then when Motorola advised the udpate would be coming last month on June 21st much rejoicing was heard however the udpate was pulled. The Xoom is considered not quite a Nexus device but certainly a ‘Reference’ device for the Honeycomb release of Android and early adopters of the tablet certainly[Read More...]

by 7:58 PM on July 25, 2012 7 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Motorola delays Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola Razr

Motorola delays Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola Razr

It’s been a pretty big morning for news on Ice Cream Sandwich updates from Motorola, unfortunately there isn’t much in the way of good news from them. They’ve advised via their Facebook Page that the ICS Upgrade has been delayed and won`t be delivered in Q2, the full statement : For those fans asking about RAZR, we have had a delay in the ICS update for RAZR which means that we will be unable to deliver this upgrade in Q2 as planned. We are continuing to work through the issues and will update you when we have further details. Thanks[Read More...]

by 12:16 PM on June 21, 2012 1 comment News, OS Update
Telstra now testing Motorola XOOM 2 ICS update, should arrive in Q3

Telstra now testing Motorola XOOM 2 ICS update, should arrive in Q3

There has been an update from Motorola Australia regarding the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the XOOM 2 on Telstra. That being that the update has been submitted to Telstra for initial testing. There’s no definite timeline for release, however, Motorola Aus stated they expect final testing to finish for a release of the update in Q3. So XOOM 2 owners could be waiting until September, we hope it’s earlier though. We’re happy to announce some news for our Xoom 2 fans: We have begun testing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xoom 2 and submitted the[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on June 1, 2012 5 comments Carriers, News, OS Update, Tablets
Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola Xoom Wifi and 3G could be coming June 21st

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola Xoom Wifi and 3G could be coming June 21st

Motorola has just updated their Facebook page with long awaited information regarding the Wifi and 3G versions of the Motorola Xoom, they have advised that an update has been submitted to carriers for testing and if no issues are found it could roll out to users on June 21st. This is a change to the schedule released nearly a fortnight ago which listed the update for the Xoom Wifi + 3G as merely at the Evaluation & Planning stage. We have an update for all of our Xoom fans. We have now submitted our final round of software to our[Read More...]

by 2:18 PM on May 30, 2012 13 comments News, OS Update
Motorola releases ICS walkthrough videos, real thing still months away

Motorola releases ICS walkthrough videos, real thing still months away

Way to go, Motorola, why not just release videos of Ice Cream Sandwich instead of the actual update. Well that’s what has happened. So if you’re interested in seeing what your device will be running in a matter of months be sure to check out the videos below. They’re all in a foreign language, but still enjoyable to listen to nonetheless. The overall vibe form the videos seems to be that Motorola are toning MotoBLUR down, as all the animations and icons seem to be stock. This is a massive win for users as anything is better than MotoBLUR. If[Read More...]

by 11:00 AM on May 27, 2012 5 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Motorola sale to Google completed

Motorola sale to Google completed

We first learned about Google purchasing Motorola Mobility back in August last year and today Larry Page has taken to the Google Blog to announce that the deal has been completed, just days after Chinese regulators approved the purchase. The current CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down and will be replaced by long-time Googler Dennis Woodside. The sale for 12.5 Billion dollars will see Google take ownership of Motorola Mobility’s 17,000 patents and according to Tech Crunch Motorola could see staff layoffs as part of efforts to turn around it’s financial status, which is quite frankly not great, they reported[Read More...]

by 3:52 AM on May 23, 2012 4 comments News
Motorola purchase by Google approved by Chinese regulators

Motorola purchase by Google approved by Chinese regulators

Last years 12.5 Billion dollar purchase of Motorola by Google kind of came out of the blue and shocked everyone. Eurpoean and US regulators approved the purchase earlier this year but the Chinese have been more hesitant however they have finally approved the deal with the stipulation that Google keeps Android free for a minimum of 5 years and with the approval by China means that the sale could be finalised as early as next week. Google has always supplied the Android source code via AOSP(Android Open Source Project) to anyone who wants to compile the source code, by doing[Read More...]

by 9:03 AM on May 20, 2012 5 comments News
Motorola updates Ice Cream Sandwich rollout schedule

Motorola updates Ice Cream Sandwich rollout schedule

Motorola has updated its schedule for rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to devices, they’ve also included details on the upgrade development cycle, to help explain at which stage of planning or implementation the upgrade is at for your device. It’s an interesting read anyway, but I do think that the speed of updates needs to seriously be sped up once the purchase by Google is completed. Point of note Motorola has pointed out that all devices listed have a minimum of 1G of RAM. The relevant updates for Australia are : Device Name Country Current Phase Expected Timing MOTOROLA XOOM[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on May 19, 2012 5 comments News, OS Update
Motorola announces Defy Mini for Australia

Motorola announces Defy Mini for Australia

Today Motorola Australia has announced the launch of the Motorola Defy Mini, the phone will be available on Optus pre-paid for an RRP of $199 which includes $30 of credit it will be available today from Dick Smith and Optus retailers and from Kmart and Target on Monday 22nd of May. The phone which at $199 is aimed at the entry level market is certainly an ideal one for someone who is after a smart phone which can take some punishment as it is Dust-proof, Water-Resistant and Scratch-Resistant. Specs : 3.2-inch 320 x 480 Screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 600MHz[Read More...]

by 11:48 AM on May 18, 2012 3 comments News, Phones
Google to expand Nexus program to multiple OEMs

Google to expand Nexus program to multiple OEMs

One of the things that Android and Google both cop flack over is the speed at which updates to the Android OS filter out to both new phones and as updates to older devices. One of the reasons specified previously by OEMs has been the fact that they don’t receive access to the source code for the latest update until Google releases their latest Nexus device which also signals the dump of the latest code to AOSP(Android Open Source Project). To remedy this it appear that Google will be partnering with many OEMs from the OHA(Open Handset Alliance) to offer[Read More...]

by 11:34 AM on May 16, 2012 19 comments Phones, Rumours
Motorola Australia: Ice Cream Sandwich update for XOOM still coming in Q2

Motorola Australia: Ice Cream Sandwich update for XOOM still coming in Q2

Motorola Australia has assured users of the Wi-Fi and 3G XOOM that the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be rolled out at some point in Q2. As we’ve already entered Q2 it will likely be in the late May to early June time frame. Motorola said that although XOOMs in other parts of the world had already received that update, Motorola must adhere to testing protocols that happen in Australia. We understand that the update has been pushed out in other markets – but unfortunately hardware, software and testing is not uniform across the world and we must[Read More...]

by 12:01 AM on April 29, 2012 9 comments News, OS Update, Tablets