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,... Continue readingIt's no secret that
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... Continue readingMotorola 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 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 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... Continue readingIf 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.
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... Continue readingMotorola 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
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... Continue readingSome 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
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... Continue readingThe
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... Continue readingThe day has finally come for Motorola XOOM 2 owners: Android 4.0 is here. Motorola Australia
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... Continue readingGoogle'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