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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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....
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 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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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 saw its profits nearly halved during its second quarter, a decline stemming the sale of its networks business last year.
With Google officially taking over control of Motorola Mobility and installing its own Google-branded leadership, one era ends and another begins.
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.
Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to hand over information to Apple about the development of the Android operating system.
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...