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Mystery Motorola tablet leaks: 7-inch XOOM tipped

Mystery Motorola tablet leaks: 7-inch XOOM tipped

Motorola promised a 7-inch Android tablet to follow up the XOOM sometime this year, and we may just be looking at it here. A leaked image has been passed to This is my next, supposedly showing a smaller, slimmer Android Honeycomb tablet in testing at Motorola's labs. Details are sparse, though the slate is believed to be the more "portable" alternative CEO Sanjay Jha discussed back in March.

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HTC, Sony Ericsson and LG praise Google’s 17k Motorola patent grab [Update: Samsung]

HTC, Sony Ericsson and LG praise Google’s 17k Motorola patent grab [Update: Samsung]

Google's announcement this morning that it will snap up Motorola Mobility in a $12.5bn deal is already being positioned as a patent-grab first, hardware drive second. The all-important IP - which Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha revealed as amounting to around 17,000 granted patents and a further 7,500 in the pipeline during the company's recent Q2 financial results call - was name-checked by Google CEO Larry Page, and it's the focus of existing Android licensees HTC, Sony Ericsson and LG, too. Official statements after the cut.

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Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

Google has announced that it is buying Motorola Mobility, in a $12.5bn deal expected to close either by the end of the year or the start of 2012. Described by Google CEO Larry Page as a move to "supercharge the Android ecosystem" the deal will see Motorola operated as a separate business with the company remaining an Android licensee.

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Motorola CEO Hints At Plans For Patent Offensive Against Android Rivals

Motorola CEO Hints At Plans For Patent Offensive Against Android Rivals

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha may have just revealed that the company has plans to battle its own Android brethren by going on the offensive with its massive IP portfolio. This comes at a time when the platform's manufacturers are struggling to defend against attacks from rivaling platforms. Apple is in the midst of an attack on Motorola, HTC, and Samsung, while Microsoft has already won royalties from HTC. The conflicts have even elicited a recent spat between Google and Microsoft.

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Motorola wants Nokia-style deal on Windows Phone 7

Motorola wants Nokia-style deal on Windows Phone 7

Motorola Mobility would consider adding Windows Phone 7 to its OS roster, CEO Sanjay Jha has revealed, but only if Microsoft could deliver a similar deal to which it agreed with Nokia. Speaking at the at the Oppenheimer Technology & Communications Conference this week, FierceWireless reports, Jha reiterated earlier comments that the company was still evaluating Windows Phone's long-term viability, and suggested that he did not believe that it, webOS and BlackBerry would all survive.

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Motorola CEO: “We take phones away from people and they start crying”

Motorola CEO: “We take phones away from people and they start crying”

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has admitted that the company's research into phone design and functionality has led to tears among users, though the chief exec is more curious about the potential for consolidation with a mobile software business. In an interview with Fortune, Jha suggests that phone manufacturers acquiring each other is not necessarily the best approach, and that instead "consolidation across content manufacturers and hardware and software manufacturers" has more potential value. Given Jha threw out all software on Motorola's phones but Android, could the CEO be hinting at a potential Google merge?

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Motorola Backtracks On CEO Comments Blaming App Developers For Poor Device Performance

Motorola Backtracks On CEO Comments Blaming App Developers For Poor Device Performance

Just a few days ago, Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha blamed poorly developed third-party Android apps for the poor performance of the company's Android phones and tablets. He even stated that 70 percent their returned devices were rejected because third-party apps affected usability. Now, the company is trying to backtrack those comments and play nice with developers.

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