The war between the iPhone and the various Android smartphones has been hot for half a decade now. The various battles between Apple and Samsung in particular have been fierce. In recent months, Samsung and its Galaxy S line of smartphones have been making strides towards edging out the worldwide leader, but a recent study… Continue reading iPhone is more reliable than other smartphones (yes, even Samsung)
It isn’t too common for Wall Street analysts to be very wrong. They have good indicators and past performances upon which to generate their predictions and it’s often more accurate than the weather. With Google’s Q4 2012 analysis, they were wrong by a mile even at Google’s revenue standards. They reported $14.42 billion in the… Continue reading Google beats analyst expectations by $2 billion last quarter. Yes, $2 billion.
Patents shift hands almost as often as companies change their lunch menus. Mobile, software, and hardware patents are of particular importance as both deterrents and protection against the litany of lawsuits, frivolous or not, that chase big tech companies on a regular basis. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Motorola (who just sold 17,000 patents as… Continue reading Patent wars: The convoluted battlefield of tech IP
Google announced they intended to purchase Motorola Mobility last August. Nine months, a go-around with China, and $12.5 billion dollars later, the deal has been completed according to a post by CEO Larry Page. “It’s a well known fact that people tend to overestimate the impact technology will have in the short term, but underestimate… Continue reading The Google-Motorola deal is done
Google cleared its last big hurdle, the Great Wall of China. Now, the search giant will be able to move forward with its purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The caveat is a minor one that would have likely been the case anyway, but China wasn’t going to take any chances. As part of… Continue reading China approves Google purchase of Motorola Mobility
Smartphone season unofficially started last week with the release of the iPhone 4S. As Android phone makers try to capture their share of the lucrative Christmas market, the volleying for differentiators takes different angles to be as appealing as possible to consumers. For the Motorola Droid Razr, their gimmick is thickness (or lack thereof). This… Continue reading At 7.1mm-thick, Motorola Droid Razr is world’s thinnest smartphone
Feels like only yesterday we were all rooting for Motorola’s Xoom to deal some damage to (or at least share some of the market with) the iPad. The Xoom looked – and, to be honest, still looks – like a decent piece of hardware. I, for one, would still be proud to sport it about… Continue reading No Flash and a Bagful of Coffin Nails for Xoom
The latest “buzz” in the tablet race comes from a video released yesterday by Motorola. “Tablet Evolution” walks us through a virtual museum with the progressing forms of tablet “technology” represented, starting with Egyptian Hieroglyphics. The format is clever, listing a positive element of each followed by the drawback that plagued them. Their jab at… Continue reading Motorola Takes a Jab at Every Tablet from The 10 Commandments to the iPad
Why bring a pistol to a gun battle when you could bring a rocket launcher instead? That was the question on my mind before this year’s release of some impressively sized Android phones. It’s clear now that consumers desire just a little more ass kickage in the palm of their hands; the Motorola Droid X… Continue reading The Droid X Review: Does It Kick Ass or Get Its Ass Kicked?
Apple has been fighting hard against the jailbreak community for years now. Every update Apple dishes out feels like its a direct punch to the kidney to those wishing to install third-party applications to their device. Another heavyweight, Motorola, is taking large steps to lock down their new devices as well. Efuse Chip The new… Continue reading Apple vs. Motorola: Who Can Lock It Down