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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean gains Motorola desktop mode

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean gains Motorola desktop mode

If you've used a Motorola Android device over the past year or so, you've very likely experienced Motorola's own "webtop" mode, this allowing your smartphone a desktop-like interface when plugged into an HDMI-capable display. The tip comes from Staska of Unwired View who notes that information he's gathered leads to the idea that Android 5.0 will have a desktop mode which activates whenever the device is plugged into a larger display. Could this have anything to do with Google's recent near-complete deal in which they're acquiring Motorola Mobility? It certainly would allow them to avoid patent suits should they actually make a desktop mode!

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Motorola DROID 4 vs DROID RAZR MAXX vs entire Verizon Android lineup

Motorola DROID 4 vs DROID RAZR MAXX vs entire Verizon Android lineup

If you head to a Verizon Wireless store today looking to purchase an Android smartphone, you're very likely going to be inundated by offers to purchase Verizon's own unique DROID line. I'm here to tell you that the current top choices for these Motorola-made smartphones aren't necessarily your best choice for Android or 4G-laden devices - in fact they're not even really your best choice for Motorola-made devices on Verizon. Instead, have a quick glance at some comparisons to some lesser-advertised devices sitting right next to these hero phones to gain a better understanding of what Verizon really has to offer.

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Google facing increased patent misuse attention after Motorola approval

Google facing increased patent misuse attention after Motorola approval

Google may have won European Commission and US Department of Justiceapproval for its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but the search giant still faces close scrutiny by both regulators over concerns around how it may use its upcoming patent haul to strategically penalize rivals. While the deal itself appears to have passed muster, it's Google's attitude toward patent licensing - specifically those deemed essential to standards - that have raised issues. In comparison to Apple and Microsoft, "Google's commitments were more ambiguous and do not provide the same direct confirmation of its SEP [standard essential patent] licensing policies" the DOJ antitrust division said in a statement.

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Google’s Motorola buy paves way to Nexus confusion

Google’s Motorola buy paves way to Nexus confusion

Google's $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility may have been given the regulatory go-ahead on both sides of the Atlantic, but the prospect for other Android OEMs - and users - is still unclear. The deal, in question for several months over concerns that hardware and software control around Android might give Google an unfair advantage, is likely to send Motorola's rivals like Samsung, HTC and LG scurrying to the drawing board as they face the challenge of competing with the dominant force behind their primary platform. Still, as Andy Rubin said last August, Motorola isn't necessarily a lock-in for the next Nexus device.

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Google Motorola sale approved by US Department of Justice

Google Motorola sale approved by US Department of Justice

Today both the European Union and the United States Department of Justice have approved the to Google Inc. of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., this sale hot on the heels of another big patent bid - Novell and Nortel. All at once did the USDoJ announce their approval of both the Motorola deal with Google and a set of other acquisitions, the first being a sale of Nortel Networks Corporations patents to Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Research in motion Ltd. (RIM). The third approval was similar, it surrounding Novell Inc. patent sales to Apple as well.

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Google Motorola buy approved by EU

Google Motorola buy approved by EU

Today the folks at Google have been given the official final OK by the European Union to purchase Motorola Mobility. This unconditional regulatory approval will allow Google to purchase the handset maker for a total of $12.5 billion USD, the EU noting though that they would be monitoring the company and rivals' use of Motorola patents to ensure they all comply with their antitrust rules galore. This deal was originally announced this past August and still needs U.S. Justice Department approval before it can be finalized.

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Google Experience Center hub of search firm’s hardware ambitions

Google Experience Center hub of search firm’s hardware ambitions

Google is preparing a huge push in hardware under the "@home" brand, it's suggested, as well as a "Google Experience Center" for promoting, showcasing and marketing Google products and services to VIPs and potential customers. The plans, part of $120m construction project at Google's Mountain View base, will see one or more new hardware testing labs perfecting the "home entertainment device" and "next-gen personal communication device" revealed in recent weeks, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Google: We want 2.25% of the iPhone sticker price

Google: We want 2.25% of the iPhone sticker price

Google intends to continue Motorola Mobility's demands for 2.25-percent of Apple's iPhone sales in royalties, the search giant has revealed, once its acquisition of the smartphone manufacturer goes through. Although Google's letter to the IEE standards agency this week ostensibly called for fair patent licensing deals, it also reiterates commitment to maximum 2.25-percent per-unit royalty that Motorola was roundly criticized for, FOSS Patents spotted.

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Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition set for approval this month

Google’s Motorola Mobility acquisition set for approval this month

Apparently, the end is near for the deal that will see Google acquiring Motorola Mobility and get its own hand in the smartphone hardware business. The Department of Justice said to be ready to approve the acquisition with the final word to be handed down on February 13. The Department of Justice is ready to give the purchase its approval, but there are still some in the US and Europe that worry Google might use its acquisition to force licensing of the patents Motorola Mobility holds to other companies on unfair terms.

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Motorola reports $80 million net loss in Q4

Motorola reports $80 million net loss in Q4

Motorola Mobility released its Q4 2011 earnings today along with its full-year financial results, reporting a revenue of $3.4 billion but a net loss of $80 million in contrast to the $110 million profit in the same quarter the year before. Motorola had warned earlier this month that earnings would miss Wall Street expectations as the company struggles against tough competition in the smartphone market.

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Motorola challenges Apple with tablets in the classroom

Motorola challenges Apple with tablets in the classroom

Apple isn't the only company with its sights on the schoolroom; just as the company revealed iBooks 2 with new interactive textbook functionality, Motorola has been talking about its own pilot scheme putting Android tablets into students' and teachers' hands. The project began in November last year, using Motorola's XOOM at a San Diego high school in math and science classes, delivering digital textbooks and notetaking, recording multimedia and other content, accessing online learning resources and submitting assignments through Google Docs.

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