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Motorola, 3D Systems Partner on Device Customization Plan

November 22, 2013 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

3D Systems  and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have come to an agreement that could change the way mobile phones are manufactured. According to a press release, the two companies have entered into a multi-year development agreement to create a continuous high-speed 3D printing production platform and fulfilment system in support of Motorola’s Project Ara. 

Motorola Unveils Budget Smartphone, Aimed at World

November 14, 2013 9:31 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola wants to equip the world with the latest smartphone technology at less than a third the typical price. The new Moto G phone starts at $179 in the U.S. without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must pay for phones without traditional two-year service agreements.

First News Briefs: Motorola, IBM, RealNetworks, DragonWave

November 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Motorola today introduced Moto G, featuring a 4.5-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and Android 4.3 Jellybean with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat at the beginning of 2014. In the US, Moto G will be sold on Motorola.com, with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader for USD$179 with 8GB of storage and USD$199 for 16GB. Moto G will also be available through various carriers and retailers.

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Tests: New iPhones Less Durable Than iPhone 5

September 23, 2013 9:44 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — As Apple pitches its newest smartphones, users may find something lacking compared with last year's model: They could break more easily. SquareTrade, a provider of protection plans for gadgets, tested five smartphones, including Apple's new iPhones, to see if they could withstand drops, dunks and other common hazards. Its finding: The latest models aren't as durable as last year's iPhone 5.

Friday Flick: Moto X Goes "Touchless"

August 29, 2013 2:51 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

Motorola's new flagship has garnered a lot of attention for its focus on personalization, but Google's subsidiary has also tried to differentiate on other levels. Take a look at the Moto X's toucheless voice control features, which allows users to wake and control aspecs of the phone with voice only. 

First US-made Smartphone Just as Cheap to Produce

August 29, 2013 9:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola's new Moto X phone doesn't cost more to make simply because it's assembled in Texas, research firm IHS said Wednesday. The Moto X is the first smartphone to carry the "Made in the U.S.A." designation. Labor costs are higher in the U.S. compared with Asian factories...

AT&T Gets Exclusivity on Customizable Model of Moto's New Flagship

August 1, 2013 3:33 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While Verizon offered a sneak peak of Motorola's new flagship smarpthone during a presentation last week, it's AT&T that will be the exclusive carrier of the customizable version of the Moto X. AT&T today announced plans to offer both the customizable Moto X from Motorola, as well as the standard Moto X, which will be offered by other carriers...

Verizon Launches New Crop of Droid Phones

July 23, 2013 3:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is launching three new Droid smartphones made by Google's Motorola unit. The nation's No. 1 wireless carrier said Tuesday that the three phones will be the Droid Mini for $100, the Droid Ultra for $200 and the Droid Maxx for $300....

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Motorola Ad Calls Moto X “First Smartphone You Can Design Yourself”

July 3, 2013 9:48 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The patriotic full-page spread, revealed by Ad Age, confirms what Motorola head Dennis Woodside told the audience at All Things D’s D11 conference, that the Moto X will be designed, engineered and built in the U.S. Specifically, the phone will be put together near Ft. Worth, Texas, and a new Motorola website is saying that its production will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the area by the end of summer.

Motorola Mobility Says It Has Settled with TiVo

June 7, 2013 9:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility said Thursday that it has reached a settlement with digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. ahead of a patent trial that was to start in a Texas court next week. "We're pleased that all parties involved have reached an agreement to resolve pending litigation...

Motorola Announces Moto X Smartphone, Will Make it in the U.S.

May 30, 2013 10:38 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Wednesday at All Things Digital’s D11 conference, Motorola head Dennis Woodside revealed his company’s new flagship smartphone will be called Moto X. He added that it will be manufactured in Fort Worth, Texas and should see a fall release.

First News Briefs for May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013 10:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint and Time Inc. today announced a mobile content, advertising and retail alliance. As part of the arrangement, Time Inc. will deliver its branded content within a customizable section of the SprintZone application on select Sprint devices. Customers can expect the latest entertainment, lifestyle, sports and business news.

Google Jumps on Strong 4Q Despite Motorola

January 23, 2013 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility showed up like a stain on Google’s otherwise strong fourth quarter, but investors shrugged off the handset maker’s losses. Shares of Google were up over 6 percent or $44 to $743 in early trading Wednesday. Total gross consolidated revenues were up 36 percent...

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First News Briefs for January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sandvine, a provider of network policy control solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today reported $27.5 million in revenue for its fourth quarter of 2012, non-IFRS income of $6.9 million and net income of $6.5 million.

Report: Apple Edges LG in OEM Market Share

January 3, 2013 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Fully 18.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used Apple devices, according  to ComScore's new three-month study, which covers the period from August through November 2012. Apple barely edged out LG, which took 17.5 percent in the same study. Motorola and HTC both saw small share declines, dipping to 10.4 and 5.9 percent, respectively.

Google To Sell Motorola Set-Top Business

December 20, 2012 8:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is selling Motorola Mobility's TV set-top business for $2.35 billion, lightening the load that the Internet search leader took on earlier this year when it completed the biggest acquisition in its history. The cash-and-stock deal announced late Wednesday will turn over Motorola's set-top division to Arris Group...

Motorola Solutions, Motorola Mobility Fortunes Still Divergent

October 24, 2012 7:23 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Before Motorola split itself apart in early 2011, its infrastructure business had long outperformed its handset division, posting regular profits as its smartphone unit sunk further into the red.

Moto Puts Future on Razr's Edge

September 6, 2012 7:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In its first major hardware launch since being acquired by Google, Motorola Mobility expanded its Droid Razr line yesterday with the launch of three new Android smartphones.

Google Breaks Down Motorola's $12.5B Price Tag

July 25, 2012 7:47 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

If $12.5 billion seemed to some Google shareholders like a lot of money to pay for a largely unprofitable handset maker, the Internet search giant is now providing some details about its rationale for the transaction.

Motorola Solutions Profits Slide

July 25, 2012 7:44 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola Solutions saw its profits nearly halved during its second quarter, a decline stemming the sale of its networks business last year.

Times They Are a-Changin’

May 22, 2012 12:51 pm | Blogs | Comments

With Google officially taking over control of Motorola Mobility and installing its own Google-branded leadership, one era ends and another begins.

Google, Motorola Merger Held Up by China Review

March 20, 2012 7:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

China's antitrust authorities are prolonging a second investigation into Google's $12.5 billion merger with Motorola Mobility, the handset manufacturer said Monday in a SEC filing.

Apple to Get Android Data from Google, Motorola

March 6, 2012 7:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to hand over information to Apple about the development of the Android operating system.

Report: Google Prepping New Leadership for Motorola Mobility

February 24, 2012 6:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google's promise to keep Motorola Mobility at arms length following final approval of a proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of the Chicago-based OEM could prove empty...

Apple Expands Samsung, Motorola Patent Fight

February 13, 2012 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple took new steps last week in its international patent battles against Motorola Mobility and Samsung...

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