First signs of Motorola Occam, Manta surface online

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A pair of Motorola devices have just landed on our radar this morning, coming in the form two codenames: Occam and Manta.  Very little is known about these two models, save for their flavor of Android and benchmark scores.  Nevertheless, we’re glad to have some new Motorola stuff to look ...

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In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Oct 5)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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Motorola acquires facial recognition company Viewdle

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Could this tech power multi-user profiles for future Android tablets? We certainly hope so.

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Motorola pulls its ITC lawsuit against Apple

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Motorola today pulled its lawsuit against Apple, just weeks after filing against the Cupertino-based company.  Initially centered around seven alleged patent violations, Motorola did not give any reason for the withdraw but made certain to iterate that “there are no agreements between ...

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comScore: Android inches to 52.6 percent market share in U.S.

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The latest comScore figures are out and seem to suggest that not a lot has changed over the last three months.  As expected, Android is still the top mobile platform at 52.6 percent, followed by Apple at 34.3 percent. RIM ranks third at 8.3 percent share, followed in fourth by Microsoft (3.6 ...

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Leaked Verizon fall roadmap tips various Android releases

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Seems like every year around this time we find ourselves looking at a leaked Verizon roadmap with multiple smartphone release dates.  Such is the case today as we learn what Big Red has in store for the remainder of 2012.  According to a source close to PhoneArena, we should see roughly a half ...

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Motorola Razr I gallery

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Motorola intros Intel-powered Razr I for Europe, other markets

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Motorola today announced its latest Android creation, the Intel-powered Razr I, will soon touch down in international markets.  Specifications are pretty much what we’ve come to expect of late, including a 2.0GHz  Intel Atom processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, and Android 4.0 Ice ...

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Amazon Wireless offering Droid Razr M for $49

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Looking to get your hands on the new Motorola Droid Razr M but don’t know if that $99 price tag is the best you can get?  It ain’t!  Right now, Amazon Wireless has the hot new Verizon handset for half that price, or $49.99 with a new two year-service agreement.  What about existing ...

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Intel’s Atom processors now support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Intel has confirmed that it has finished porting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Atom mobile processors. Until recently, Intel’s processors were only equipped for Android 2.3 and Android 4.0, so it’s nice to see support for the latest release. “I’m running it…We ...

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There are at least three Android phones thinner than the iPhone 5

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Sorry Apple, you guys have a great device in the iPhone 5 but it’s certainly not the world’s thinnest smartphone.  While the 7.6mm thick body sounds incredibly thin and sexy, we’ve already found three Android smartphones that come in thinner. Oppo Finder (6.65mm) ZTE ...

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Comparing the iPhone 5 to the Droid Razr Maxx HD

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Apple’s big, annual smartphone release, the iPhone 5, is out and ready for your consideration.  But, with so many other options available from Android manufacturers, should you look to Apple? Is the 4-inch display and 4G LTE version of what amounts to last year’s phone worth your ...

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Motorola and Intel teasing September 18 event with short clip

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Motorola and Intel, obviously excited about their September 18 event, want you to get your adrenaline flowing.  To do that they have put together a very short teaser clip about their collaboration and are teasing the edge-to-edge power and performance. We’re expecting to see something ...

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review

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When Android first broke onto the main scene with the G1, QWERTY keyboards were all the rage. Device after device was released with a physical keyboard for several years, some good and some bad (cough Moto Backflip cough). We’ve seen a trend over the last year or two, in which QWERTY ...

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This Day in Android: Verizon announces $300 Droid Bionic (2011)

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What a difference a year makes, eh?  Can you believe that it was twelve months ago today that Verizon and Motorola announced that the Droid Bionic would be joining the carrier’s lineup one day later.  Priced at $299 it was hardly the phone we saw some nine months earlier at CES.  Details ...

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