Motorola Mobility Posts

Motorola releases a new, larger Moto G

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Motorola has launched a new version of the Moto G device, which has a larger display and improved cameras. The Moto G is available today in the U.K. and U.S. Motorola does not put a custom user interface on the Moto G, which means that software updates are sent to users quicker. The Moto G runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. It can be upgraded to Android L when it is released.

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Motorola to shut down Texas factory that builds Moto X

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Motorola has announced it is shutting down its factory in Fort Worth Texas, where it builds smartphones. This ends Motorola’s attempt to build devices in the U.S. The plant in Texas will be closing by the end of the year.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOGL)

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Miracles can happen. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the Motorola Mobility unit of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has decided to drop lawsuits against each other and work on patent reform as part of an alliance. The settlement does not include a cross license of their respective patents.
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Republic Wireless to launch Moto Maker on April 1st

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On April 1st, Republic Wireless will be launching the Moto Maker. The Moto Maker allows customers to customize the look and feel of Moto X devices. Moto Maker for Republic Wireless is expected to go live at 12PM on April 1st. The first 2,000 customers that visit the promotional website to set up their device will get a promo code for an upgrade to a free wood back for the Moto X. This has around a $25 value. All 4 wood back options will be available to use with the promo code, including bamboo, teak, ebony, or wood finish. On Republic Wireless, the Moto X starts at $349.99 for the 16GB model. The 32GB is $399.99.

The Moto G is Motorola’s best selling smartphone

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Motorola has announced that the Moto G smartphone is its best selling smartphone. The Moto G is under five months old. The Moto G has been selling with an unlocked price of $179 and $199 for 8GB and 16GB versions. Motorola did not provide specific numbers of the Moto G sales.
[Source: TheDroidGuy]

Motorola launches smartwatch called Moto 360, powered by Android Wear


Motorola, the former subsidiary of Google, will be launching a smartwatch called the Moto 360, which will be powered by Android Wear. The Moto 360 has two options: a round face and a square face. The device supports “Ok Google” voice control and has subtle alerts and notifications. The Moto 360 is arriving this summer in the U.S.

Dropbox names Dennis Woodside as COO

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Dropbox has hired Dennis Woodside as their chief operating officer. Woodside has been an executive at Google and was CEO of Motorola Mobility since it was acquired by Google. Woodside was the successor of Sanjay Jha and started working at Google in 2003 for the EMEA division.
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Google will own 5.94% of Lenovo following Motorola deal

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Google is going to own 5.94% of Lenovo Group Ltd. worth $750 million once the deal of Motorola closes. Lenovo agreed to purchase Motorola’s handset business from Google for $2.91 billion in a cash and stock deal. Google is going to take 618.3 million Lenovo shares at $1.213 per share.

[Source: Reuters]