Verizon upgrading DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX to Jelly Bean

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Verizon’s DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX are probably one of the best Motorola smartphones you can grab from Big Red. If not the best, they may among the most popular these last few months. Verizon is currently deploying the Android Jelly Bean update for these two but you can also manually ...

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Google planning to cut 10% of Motorola’s workforce

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When Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, there was a bit of hope in the air that Motorola Mobility would rise again. Unfortunately, things are not going according to the plan. Results seem to be getting tougher to swallow at the end of every quarter. Last August, Google laid off ...

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Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki hired to advise Google-owned Motorola

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Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist and book author, announced earlier this week that he has gone Android by accepting an advisory role at Google-owned Motorola. His new role with Motorola will have him focused on product design, user interface, marketing and social media. One of his first ...

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Motorola Phones Lack “Wow” Factor, Says Google CFO

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Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, openly admitted that Motorola’s phones have not provided a “wow” factor for consumers. Pichette stated that Google has inherited a pipeline of insignificant devices. “Motorola has a great set of products, but they’re not really like ‘wow’ ...

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Motorola answers “Will my device receive an upgrade” with new site

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Motorola, in an attempt to be more transparent with its user base, has created a new site dedicated to Android software updates. In a nutshell, the site lets one pick their carrier and phone to receive any software update details. The Photon Q (Sprint), for instance, is marked as “device ...

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Motorola offering $50 in Google Play credit with purchase of select smartphones

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Motorola is currently running a promotion where buyers can earn $50 in Google Play credit with the purchase of select models. If you’re in the market for a new Android handset are leaning toward Motorola, you’re advised to check out the limited-time deal. What will you buy with your ...

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Gingerbread holds top spot as Android 4.0+ closes in

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Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) remains the most popular version of the platform but 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1 (Jelly Bean) are closing the gap. New figures in the Android Developers Dashboard are out and things look to be moving right along with older stuff dying slowly and newer stuff ...

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Motorola X-Phone may include 4.8-inch display, Kevlar body

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Let’s have some Motorola X-Phone rumors to get the weekend going, shall we? New details passed to Phone Arena suggest that the rumored-and-seemingly-confirmed smartphone will employ hardware from current Motorola devices, including a 3000mAh battery and Kevlar back. Expected at Google I/O ...

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In Brief: 19 other Android-related things worth knowing (February 1)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, photos, videos, infographics, 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 ...

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Motorola X-Phone confirmed by job listing

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The Motorola X-Phone takes one step closer to legitimacy today as details of a LinkedIn job posting seemingly confirmed the device. The listing, which has since been yanked down, was for a Senior Director of Product Management, X-Phone, and spelled out various roles. Key among the details were ...

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A brief history of Android smartphone display resolutions

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Ever wonder what the difference is between HVGA, VGA, qHD, and FHD? We'll help you make sense of the alphabet soup.

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Google Q4 2012 earnings released: Steady growth, without including Motorola

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Google yesterday released their specifics on earnings from Q4 2012, to include: Some $14.42 billion in revenue, up 36 percent compared to Q4 of 2011. Motorola, which Google continues to operate as a separate company, saw revenue of $1.51 billion, but an operating loss of $353 million. Google ...

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From the rumor mill: Motorola X phone to be sold cheaply on Google Play, unlockable on Verizon, and available on multiple carriers

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Over at Droid-Life, there’s some inside information leaking that may or may not be of any actual value… but we can hope. The rumor mill is now pushing hard on the Motorola X phone, and dropping lists like the following: Motorola X Phone will be announced at Google I/O in May. ...

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WSJ: Google and Motorola prepping X Phone, X Tablet

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Google and Motorola are prepping a new smartphone and tablet for 2013 which will rival products from Samsung and Apple. Very little is known about these two however their current names, “X Phone” and “X Tablet” sounds more like code names or working project names. ...

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Google CEO talks Android, Nexus program, Apple, and more in rare interview

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Google CEO Larry Page thinks that the Android team has done a pretty god job of keeping its partners happy.  Considering this is one of the chief concerns for Google and Co., we’d hope for at least some success in this area. In a lengthy, and rare, interview with Fortune, Larry Page sheds ...

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