Posts tagged with: Motorola

Motorola was founded in 1928 and started off making mostly radio related products. They have since evolved into one of the largest mobile phone brands around. In 2005, the company's RAZR line of phones sold over 120 million units making them the second largest mobile device company at the time. Motorola currently makes Android smartphones with their own Blur UI. Thier DROID series of smartphones, which launched in October 2009 has become very popular. Read on for the latest Motorola news, reviews and videos:

  • by | February 3, 2014 2:14 PM

    Last week smacked us with some crazy, unexpected news we're still not quite sure how to take. Of all companies, Lenovo purchased Motorola for $2.91 billion. Let's take it back minute first, though. On August 15, 2011, Google announced plans to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Not only would Google gain Motorola as an (independent) in-house hardware manufacturer, but it would also gain Motorola Mobility's expansive patent portfolio to "help protect the Android ecosystem," in the words of Google. To no surprise at all, speculation and loaded questions filled the mobile realm. ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 7:24 AM

    Back when I started getting involved in cellphones I was a Nokia guy... so was everyone. VoiceStream gave me the option to pick up any one of several phones -- all of which were made by Nokia. They could all make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and if you were really lucky you could even play Snake! At the time the phones were between $50 and $150 (on contract). Jump ahead to today and we've all but given up on the candy bar phone -- and the affordable prices that came along with them. Today we're surrounded by smartphones, but until recently they were all several ...

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  • by | February 2, 2014 3:58 AM

    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 11:23 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the iPhone currently dominates the smartphone market in the US. We then talk about Samsung's surprising launch of a black-edition Galaxy S 4, though with some setbacks. Then we talk about Microsoft, its possible new CEO, and even a new Chairman to replace Bill Gates as well. Google is next as we talk about the company's plans to still build a smartwatch, aside from Asus and Acer. We end today's show talking about how Lenovo's CEO claims that his company can defeat Apple and Samsung with the purchase of Motorola. All this and more after the ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 11:46 AM

    Lenovo's purchase of Motorola has been dominating smartphone news for the past couple days, and while we fully expect to see things start calming down in the near future, for the moment there are still new aspects of the deal worth discussing. We checked out an interview Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang gave to The Wall Street Journal yesterday, where he talked about the lack of any significant business plan just yet for how to revitalize Motorola. Today, we're looking at another interview he gave – this time with Fortune – that perhaps provides some insight into why no plan has taken shape. ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 11:00 AM

    Word of Lenovo's Motorola deal is still so very new that we're not quite used to thinking about Motorola as something other than a Google company – even if that role itself is also comparatively new. Despite the recent changes, we've already found ourselves talking about what might be next for Motorola, including the idea that the company might end up producing a Nexus device (and one of the very last, if we're to believe those rumors). For the longest time following Google's own acquisition, we discussed how Motorola was still working through its old pipeline of devices, releasing ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 11:44 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Facebook Paper, and how it plans to revolutionize the way you interact with the social network. Google is next as we go through its quarter results and learn why it sold Motorola, aside from other rumors of the color-options for the Google Nexus 5. Then we talk about the Galaxy S 5, and new rumors claiming that the phone will include a fingerprint scanner. Microsoft is next as reports have the company naming a CEO next week. We end today's show talking about Apple's plans for the iPhone 6 with its new sapphire glass facility in Arizona. All ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 8:56 PM

    It's been quite a week for Motorola. We went from talking about a sale on custom smartphones to a sale of the entire company in less than two days. Now, a handful of editorials and one podcast later, we live in a world where Motorola is moving in with Lenovo while Google gets itself out of the hardware business - the business it just got into when it bought Motorola back in 2011. It's enough to make anyone pine for simpler times. But before the complexities of a corporate acquisition and debates over patent values take over our lives completely, we've got a piece of decidedly more-fun ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 5:09 PM

    Lenovo sure does seem convinced that Motorola will be a way to make the company money, but its lack of any specific business plan for doing so is a little bit concerning. Before we can start looking at this all objectively, though, we need some hard figures; just how bad shape was Motorola really in? The last answers we had date back to October, but today we get an update, as Google publishes its Q4 2013 financial figures – and Motorola isn't looking too hot. When we checked in on those Q3 numbers, Motorola Mobility had revenues of $1.18B, but ultimately generated a loss of $192M. For ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 4:57 PM

    When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. The Lenovo Motorola deal, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show. But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 3:14 PM

    Yesterday's Lenovo news was shocking enough, but it wasn't the only Google story to cross our path this week that came off as really difficult to accept on face value. We got the week started with a rumor that Google was winding-down its Nexus series of hardware, which thus far has been a fixture of the Android landscape. The argument was that a growing selection of Google Play edition devices would provide enough of a Nexus-like alternative to do away with pure Nexus models, and in an attempt to rationalize the idea, we argued that maybe affordable Motorola phones like the Moto X and Moto ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 1:08 PM

    Reacting to yesterday’s news of Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola's smartphone business from Google has felt a bit like going through our own five stages of grief. We've had shock, confusion, rationalization, and maybe even acceptance. In the time that's followed we've learned some more specifics of the arrangement, like what it would mean for Motorola's modular Project Ara design, and now we have the opportunity to get some answers straight form the horse's mouth, as a couple Lenovo execs sat down with The Wall Street Journal to discuss the purchase. Once again, Lenovo delivers ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 9:36 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's market share growth in the tablet space, which hadn't happened in years. We then talk about LG and the leaks of the G Pro 2 for a probable launch at MWC in Barcelona. Samsung follows the news as we go through the leaks of the 16MP ISOCELL shooter being used, aside from the other rumors of Samsung keeping 1080p displays for an extra year. In additional Samsung news we also go through the rumors of the company ditching the Magazine UX that we saw at CES, due to some pressure from Google. We end today's show as we go through the shocking ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 6:56 PM

    We're still reeling a little bit from this evening's wholly unexpected news of Lenovo acquiring Motorola's smartphone business from Google. Shortly after first hearing it as a rumor, confirmation swiftly arrived, and we've had some time since to reflect on just what all this means. One question that we noticed popping up quite a bit in your comments following this news has been what this sale might mean for Motorola's Project Ara, that cool modular design that may just change how we look at smartphone hardware. In what sounds like good news, Ara will be sticking with Google, rather than ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 6:16 PM

    "This don't make no ****** sense to me." "Oh what the ****?" That's a partial transcript of the conversation I just had with Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, discussing the just-announced purchase of American smartphone maker Motorola by the Chinese technology firm Lenovo. The profanity, though bleeped out, is genuine; this is a scenario so outlandish that if you'd posed it to me as recently as two hours ago, I'd have made a silly bet including the phrase "I'll eat my hat." This means two things: first, I need to tone it down on the hyperbole. Second: I need to brush up on my business ...

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