Posts Tagged ‘Motorola’
According to a new rumour, Motorola will be lifting the lid on the X Phone powered by Android Key Lime Pie (the next version of Android) at Google I/O.
The news comes to us courtesy of DroidForums. Speaking about the phone’s display, the site says, “The new Motorola X Phone will be a 5-inch device, but the display will be edge-to-edge, and nearly bezel-free. This means it will actually look and feel smaller than a Samsung Galaxy S III.”
Apparently, the X Phone will not be the next Nexus. The site says, “The X Phone will not be a Nexus device. However, while this may initially bring unhappiness to some, apparently this phone will be Motorola’s first cross-carrier (hence the X-name) branded phone, free from the tether of Verizon. It is designed to be it’s own new hyper-competitive brand.”
It is said to run Android Key Lime Pie. According to the site, “Additionally, the Moto X-Phone will be the first device to ship with Android 5.0/Key Lime Pie and will be announced at the same time as the next mobile OS during Google I/O later this year.”
The X Phone is said to have a unique UI slapped on top of Android. The site says, “Finally, while this will not be a Nexus device, supposedly, Motorola has been working hard to create a UI that both compliments & enhances the Android experience, and is intended to be Nexus-like. Additionally, they are working on a variety of software add-ons to improve the functionality of the device further, much like several of Samsung’s software features, like S Beam for example.”
Is there any truth to the report? There’s no way for us to know for sure. After all, they do say that there was no “info across the web to back it up”.
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Samsung may have lost to Apple in the US, which resulted in the Korean firm ordered to pay the Cupertino firm over $1 billion in damage for patent infringement. However, it seems this isn’t the same case in Germany. Both Samsung and Motorola have beaten Apple in a German patent war.
The iPhone maker filed a lawsuit in a German court, claiming both the S3 maker and the RAZR maker infringed its “touch events” patents. These are iOS features that respond to touch inputs.
Although the ruling is yet to be announced, patent expert Florian Mueller says that Apple’s claims are too vague to hold up in court. These are also the reasons why Apple lost similar cases in the UK and the Netherlands.
Samsung and Motorola finally have reason to celebrate. They have lost lawsuits after lawsuits.
Last Thursday, a court found Motorola guilty of infringing Microsoft’s patents, which could result in the Redmond firm demanding licensing fees or ban the sale of specific Motorola-made Android devices.
Last month, a jury ordered Samsung to cough out over $1 billion in damages for infringing Apple patents. Back in Wednesday, it was reported that Apple is looking to get more from Samsung, as much as $3 billion.
Although some of you may find Apple to be the big bad wolf, Samsung and Motorola are not victims here. The two have also resorted to using patents in trying to get ahead of the competition.
Motorola has wasted most of the year trying to ban the sale of Microsoft’s gaming console the Xbox 360. Samsung has also filed countless counter-claims against Apple.
Despite Samsung and Motorola winning a victory against Apple in Germany, we’re sure these patent wars are far from over.
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A report by SamMobile suggests that the Galaxy Nexus GT-192690 will be slightly better than the original Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The site has gotten their hands on information that claims the new Nexus will sport a more powerful 1.5GHz dual-core A9 processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The Nexus S’ successor sports a 1.2 GHz dual-core A9 processor, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Other rumours claim LG will manufacture the new Nexus, while others claim Google-owned Motorola will be in charge of creating the rumoured device.
What do you make of the rumoured new Nexus? Give us your thoughts.