If a just-published patent application from Google-owned Motorola Mobility is any indication, the company is actually more interested in devices that you're always touching, like permanently. The patent, filed in 2012, details a wireless microphone that can be tattooed onto the throat.… Read more
For Android fans who don't have a Nexus 5, when they'll get KitKat is a serious and angst-inducing question. Some handset manufacturers like Samsung and HTC have already promised the update for their flagship devices, but others haven't been so forthcoming. Here's what we know so far; we'll keep updating this post as we get more KitKat news.
When will your phone break off a piece of that delicious KitKat?
Motorola's next big smartphone is right around the corner.
The company, a unit of Google, sent out save-the-date invitations for the launch of its Moto G smartphone on November 13.
There aren't many details beyond the invitation, which features an artsy globe with the Motorola "M" logo on it.
Moto G is rumored to be a low-cost version of the Moto X. The name briefly popped up on Motorola's own Web site last week in what was considered an accidental leak.
The Moto franchise is Google's attempt to revive the Motorola mobile phone business. … Read more
Motorola has pulled the Moto X camera out of the smartphone's firmware, and, in what's becoming somewhat of an industry trend, moved it to the Google Play Store as a standalone application.
The move ensures Motorola issues updates with bug fixes and enhancements in a quicker and more direct manner. No longer bottlenecked by carriers, Motorola will be able to make changes and push them out immediately. According to the Google Play listing, the Motorola Camera starts at v3.1.5 and includes the following features:Brightened camera viewfinder so it's easier to see Enabled Quick Capture … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Woman gets ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving.
- Mercedes integrates navigation system with Google Glass.
- Coming soon to a Google Glass near you: Mono earbuds!
- Motorola unveils Project Ara for custom smartphones.
- Book encodes modern culture into binary patterns as time capsule for the future.
- Pax by Ploom: a more elegant smoking device for a civilized age.
It appears a new way to leak upcoming devices may be through Web site snafus.
A new navigation menu popped up on Motorola's Web site earlier Tuesday that was titled "Moto G," according to Droidlife. But, when clicked on, the menu led to a dead link; and, shortly after the menu appeared, it disappeared again.
It's been rumored that Motorola is working on a low-cost successor to its Moto X smartphone. The Moto X is the company's flagship smartphone that is supposed to rival other high-end devices, like Samsung Galaxy smartphones, HTC One, and Apple'… Read more
Motorola has announced a new initiative to help smartphone users take handset customization beyond ringtones, wallpaper, and body colors to its very form and function.
The Google-owned handset company on Monday announced Project Ara, a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. An endoskeleton, or structural frame, holds the smartphone modules of the owner's choice, such as a display, keyboard, or extra battery. The approach should allow users to swap out malfunctioning modules or upgrade as innovations emerge, providing a handset that stays up-to-date much longer than today's smartphones.
"Our goal is to drive a … Read more
A Mac Pro manufactured in the US? Color me unimpressed.
Apple CEO Tim Cook made some waves in December when he said the company would pour $100 million into a manufacturing facility in the US to manufacture some Macs. It was unclear until yesterday just which Mac would get the "Made In USA" treatment.
"It will happen in 2013," he said in an interview with Bloomberg back in December. "We're really proud of it. We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it's broader because we wanted to do something more substantial.&… Read more
Motorola Mobility has a long way to go before it gets out of the red.
Google's smartphone unit posted a third-quarter operating loss of $248 million, wider than the year-earlier loss of $192 million, but an improvement over the loss of $342 million from the second quarter.
Motorola's revenue fell 33 percent from a year ago to $1.18 billion.
The poor results come even as Google reported a third-quarter profit that rose by a third and topped Wall Street expectations.
It was an active quarter for the struggling business, which has continued to pile on losses for … Read more