Motorola Mobility - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/19299 en Pre-installed malware turns up on new Android devices http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/pre-installed-malware-turns-new-android-devices-237700?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>David Jevans, CTO and founder of Marble Security, recently received some bad feedback from a potential customer testing his company's product, which helps organizations manage and secure their mobile devices.</p> <p>"They basically said 'Your stuff doesn't work'," Jevans said. "It thinks Netflix is malicious."</p> Mobile Technology Security Motorola Mobility Samsung Android Cyber Crime Mobile Security Malware Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:52:35 +0000 admin 237700 at http://www.infoworld.com How Google sold Motorola at a loss and came out ahead http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/how-google-sold-motorola-loss-and-came-out-ahead-235386?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_lenovo_handshake.jpg" alt="How Google sold Motorola at a loss and came out ahead" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I keep reading articles that say Google is losing money by selling Motorola Mobility to IBM's favorite dumping ground for used assets, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo. This is simply wrong.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Google Lenovo Motorola Mobility Android Intellectual Property M&A Open Source Software Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 235386 at http://www.infoworld.com With Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google is unloading a headache http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/motorola-sale-lenovo-google-unloading-headache-235315?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>By selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, Google is ending a combination that never really worked out while keeping assets that could prove valuable down the road.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Lenovo Motorola Mobility Android Smartphones Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:47:03 +0000 admin 235315 at http://www.infoworld.com Lenovo saved the IBM PC, but can it save the Motorola smartphone? http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/lenovo-saved-the-ibm-pc-can-it-save-the-motorola-smartphone-235294?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/motorola_photon.jpg" alt="Lenovo saved the IBM PC, but can it save the Motorola smartphone?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Motorola was struggling long before <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-buys-motorola-mobility-125-billion-169838">Google bought its smartphone division in 2011 for $12.5 billion</a>, but the situatio Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Lenovo Motorola Mobility Android M&A Smartphones Tablets Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 235294 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple cleared by appeals court of using Motorola patents http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-cleared-appeals-court-of-using-motorola-patents-233983?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>Apple hasn't infringed on a disputed Motorola patent in its iPhone, an appeals court said Friday.</p> <p>The ruling is a blow to Motorola, which had petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., after an earlier ruling by the International Trade Commission.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Motorola Mobility Android Intellectual Property iPhone Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:52:09 +0000 admin 233983 at http://www.infoworld.com Even on cruise control, mobile still blew past the PC http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/even-cruise-control-mobile-still-blew-past-the-pc-232663?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/iphone5s_want.jpg" alt="Even on cruise control, mobile still blew past the PC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Maybe it's the middle-aged blues: Mobile tech is now firmly entrenched, but not very exciting.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Microsoft Motorola Mobility Windows 8 Android BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Windows Phone Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 232663 at http://www.infoworld.com A good, cheap smartphone: Mobile's final frontier http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/good-cheap-smartphone-mobiles-final-frontier-230980?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/smartphone_dollars.jpg" alt="A good, cheap smartphone: Mobile's final frontier" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Motorola Mobility Samsung Android Smartphones Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 230980 at http://www.infoworld.com Motorola's new smartphone: Digital Legos http://www.infoworld.com/t/smartphones/motorolas-new-smartphone-digital-legos-229730?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/motorola_road.jpg" alt="Motorola's new smartphone: Digital Legos" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>We might finally have a hint of what Google spent its money on when it <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-buys-motorola-mobility-125-billion-169838">acquired Motorola Mobility</a>: a <em>really</em> customizable line of smartpho Mobile Technology Google Motorola Mobility Smartphones Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:23:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229730 at http://www.infoworld.com Google flies high -- but Motorola sinks further http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/google-flies-high-motorola-sinks-further-229051?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="Google flies high -- but Motorola sinks further" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The good news about Google in its third-quarter results aren't hard to find: The company beat analyst estimates for revenue and earnings per share. Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Motorola Mobility Android Technology Business Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 229051 at http://www.infoworld.com Trouble's brewing in Android land http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/troubles-brewing-in-android-land-228603?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_fragment.jpg" alt="Trouble's brewing in Android land" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The Android OS dominates the mobile landscape, outselling all rivals combined in most countries.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Motorola Mobility Samsung Android Chrome OS Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 228603 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Moto X is the Android smartphone no one needs http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-moto-x-the-android-smartphone-no-one-needs-227060?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/motox.jpg" alt="Motorola Moto X" /></div> <p>All winter long, we were treated to fevered speculation about the Moto X from Google's hardware unit, Motorola Mobility. Motorola has produced a string of lackluster Android devices, but the Moto X was going to be different. It would redefine the smartphone and challenge Samsung for creative dominance over the Android platform. It would be customizable -- and made in the United States.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Motorola Mobility Android Smartphones Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 227060 at http://www.infoworld.com Google rekindles Motorola legacy with mobile X8 chipset http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/google-rekindles-motorola-legacy-mobile-x8-chipset-223975?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>The decades-old legacy of Motorola as a semiconductor innovator remains alive, with Google providing its Motorola Mobility unit a fresh start in chip design with the X8 chip system, which will be used in the upcoming Droid and Moto X smartphones.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Motorola Mobility Processors Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 223975 at http://www.infoworld.com Moto X refines usability but otherwise is just another smartphone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/moto-x-refines-usability-otherwise-just-another-smartphone-223952?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Moto-X.jpg" alt="Moto X refines usability, but otherwise is just another smartphone" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>After a couple months' worth of teasing, the Moto X had its unveiling today. Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Motorola Mobility user interfaces (UI) Android Smartphones Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:51:34 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 223952 at http://www.infoworld.com Moto X is Motorola's chance to break free of the middle http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/moto-x-motorolas-chance-break-free-of-the-middle-223325?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/motorola_road.jpg" alt="Moto X is Motorola's chance to break free of the middle" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto/Wikimedia</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Motorola Mobility Android Smartphones Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 223325 at http://www.infoworld.com Ad-rate declines, mobile losses soften Google's earnings http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ad-rate-declines-mobile-losses-soften-googles-earnings-223039?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>Google's second-quarter revenue increased by 19 percent to about $14 billion, aided by consumers' shift to mobile devices, the company announced Thursday. But its stock fell as revenues and profits fell below Wall Street estimates, mainly due to ongoing reductions in ad rates and to huge losses suffered by Google's Motorola Mobility division, which all but disappeared from the mobile market a year ago as it is rumored to be reworking its entire product line.</p> Applications Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Motorola Mobility Android Smartphones Tablets Web Services Search Engines Technology Business Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:00:39 +0000 admin 223039 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple and Samsung tighten chokehold on mobile profits as others' hope fades http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-and-samsung-tighten-chokehold-mobile-profits-others-hope-fades-218214?source=rss_motorola_mobility <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Money-Fever-Chart_hp.jpg" alt="Apple and Samsung tighten chokehold on mobile profits as others' hope fades" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I knew things were bad for smartphone makers that weren't named Apple or Samsung, but I had no idea they were this bad.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Motorola Mobility Nokia Samsung Android BlackBerry iOS Smartphones Thu, 09 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 218214 at http://www.infoworld.com ITC rejects Motorola touchscreen patent complaint against Apple http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/itc-rejects-motorola-touchscreen-patent-complaint-against-apple-217047?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>The U.S. International Trade Commission has found no evidence that Apple infringed on a Motorola Mobility patent covering a touchscreen function. The finding ends an investigation that began in November 2010 when Motorola petitioned the ITC to ban imports of Apple products because they allegedly infringed a handful of Motorola patents. The ITC has already found no evidence of infringement by Apple on the other patents in question.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Motorola Mobility Intellectual Property Smartphones Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:32:53 +0000 admin 217047 at http://www.infoworld.com Eric Schmidt: Google won't thwart Facebook Home http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/eric-schmidt-google-wont-thwart-facebook-home-216588?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>Google won't do anything to thwart <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/facebook-reveals-home-software-android-phones-215841">Facebook's recently launched Home software</a> for Android devices if it becomes explosively popular, according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.</p> <p>Home, which became available for download April 1, alters Android's look and feel but isn't a full-blown fork of the OS.</p> Mobile Technology Facebook Google Motorola Mobility Android Mobile Apps Mobile Development Social Networking Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:45:09 +0000 admin 216588 at http://www.infoworld.com Judge invalidates 13 Motorola Mobility patent claims in Microsoft case http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/judge-invalidates-13-motorola-mobility-patent-claims-in-microsoft-case-212498?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>A U.S. district court judge has ruled that 13 Motorola Mobility patent claims related to digital video are invalid in a patent licensing case brought by Microsoft.</p> Microsoft Motorola Mobility Intellectual Property Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:34:26 +0000 admin 212498 at http://www.infoworld.com Google agrees to not abuse mobile patents, search ads, or search results http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/google-agrees-not-abuse-mobile-patents-search-ads-or-search-results-210056?source=rss_motorola_mobility <p>To head off further investigation by the Federal Trade Commission and risk penalties from a negative finding, Google today agreed to change some of its business practices to resolve FTC concerns around practices the commission thought could stifle competition for smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles, as well as for online search advertising.</p> Applications Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Motorola Mobility Intellectual Property Search Engines Mobile Technology Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:46:52 +0000 Galen Gruman 210056 at http://www.infoworld.com