Great piece by Steven Levy.
In June of 2013, I made an interesting discovery about the Android phone (a Motorola Droid X2) which I was using at the time: it was silently sending a considerable amount of sensitive information to Motorola, and to compound the problem, a great deal of it was over an unencrypted HTTP channel.
Scroll down and take a look at the information Motorola is gathering about its users.
“We’re pleased that the court has dismissed Apple’s lawsuit with prejudice,” a Google spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Monday.Dismissal of a case with prejudice means the case is over at the trial court level, though it can be appealed.
MG Siegler describing Google’s purchase of Motorola.
That looks like ass.
An import ban on Motorola Android devices ordered by the US International Trade Commission is scheduled to take effect tomorrow. Motorola Mobility says it has a plan to make sure its Android phones and tablets remain available to US consumers—but the company isn’t revealing just what that plan is.
I wonder what they have up their sleeve?
Apple scored a breakthrough court victory today against Motorola. Its important can hardly be overstated. This is so huge that it even begs the question of whether Google’s strategy for its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility has failed before the deal is even formally closed (they’re still waiting for some regulatory approvals).
A royalty fee of 2.25 percent would have cost Apple more than $1 billion in 2011 iPhone sales alone.
If you can’t make a decent product yourself, sue someone that does.
MG Siegler gives us a rundown of Motorola’s quarterly earnings. Hint: It’s not good — Motorola couldn’t ship as much as Apple sold.
Apple makes products that people want. Unlike their competition, they also make products that work and last. Evidence of this is in the latest ChangeWave customer satisfaction survey results. […]
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes takes a look at six glaring problems with the Andorid ecosystem in a new ZDNet article entitled Six Android issues that Google doesn’t want to address. Among the problems he lists are how most Android handsets now in … Continued
After the release of the original iPad, companies crawled out of the woodwork to announce a tablet of their own. However, those companies are finding that consumers don’t just want a tablet, they want an iPad.
A report released on Thursday by J.P. Morgan Chase says that demand is not what Apple’s competitors had hoped for. In fact, production of tablets has dropped by about 10 percent, according to NYTimes.
Analysts with Deutsche Bank estimate that Motorola has shipped about 100,000 Xoom tablets since the device went on sale in February. If so, that would certainly be a fraction of the number of original iPads that Apple sold its first weekend when they went on sale in April, 2010 (Apple has not revealed iPad 2 sales numbers yet).
The Xoom is the first Android-based tablet to feature the Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” operating system, the first Android OS optimized specifically as a tablet OS.
The Xoom went on sale in late February for $800 (less if you agreed to a two-year data contract with Verizon Wireless).
Consumer Reports on Tuesday said that Apple’s iPad topped its ratings of 10 tablets.
“So far, Apple is leading the tablet market in both quality and price, which is unusual for a company whose products are usually premium priced,” said Paul Reynolds, Electronics Editor at Consumer Reports. “However, it’s likely we’ll see more competitive pricing in tablets as other models begin to hit the market.”
The consumer watch-dog said the iPad’s closest competitor is the Motorola Xoom. Consumer Reports tested tablets from Archos, Dell, Motorola, Samsung, and ViewSonic, as well as a number of models from Apple.
We all knew the iPad was dominant last year. It leads in market share and the mind share of consumers, but what about financially.
It’s not fair that The Publisher gets to have all the fun poking holes in the trial balloons of our favorite Canadian punching bag, Research in Motion. Canadians are an unfailingly polite people so, when we get cranked up enough … Continued
Motorola Mobility on Wednesday announced the forthcoming release of a Wi-Fi-only version of its Xoom tablet. The tablet is expected to be released in the United States on March 27 and will cost $599.
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announced Tuesday that Motorola’s Xoom tablet will ship through Verizon Wireless beginning Feb. 24, 2011. The device will cost $800 unsubsidized, though Verizon Wireless customers can get the tablet for $600 if they agree to … Continued
Apple has an internal goal to sell 40 million iPads in 2011 and the company has taken steps to make sure it has enough touch panels to meet those numbers.
While Apple didn’t buy ad space during Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLV, its presence could certainly be felt in two advertisements than ran during the event: one for Motorola and the other for The Daily.
According to a report posted Monday by Strategy Analytics, Android-based devices grabbed 22 percent of the tablet market for the fourth quarter of 2010. Apple’s iPad is well out in first place with 77 percent of the market, but the … Continued
Apple’s iPhone isn’t available on Verizon yet, but it’s already causing grief for competitors.