Google-owned Motorola Mobility is apparently quite serious about keeping recent smartphone buyers happy, enough to offer $100 towards the purchase of one of the company's latest devices to anyone who purchased a phone that's not in line to get Jelly Bean, Google's latest Android OS.
That pledge, made on stage earlier today by Motorola chief executive Dennis Woodside at the company's event in New York, only applies to a selected group of device owners. Specifically those who purchased one of Motorola's handsets since 2011, and who is not in line to get Android 4.1. … Read more
Verizon Wireless will be selling multiple Windows Phone 8 devices in the fourth quarter, CNET has learned.
The nation's largest carrier hasn't been the most enthusiastic partner to Microsoft and the Windows Phone platform, but Verizon appears to be more bullish.
"We'll sell multiple Windows Phones in the fourth quarter," Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin told CNET.
The Windows Phone platform, largely championed by Nokia and, to a lesser extent, Samsung Electronics, HTC, and LG, among others, has struggled to find an audience. Consumers instead continue to flock to Android and Apple's iOS, … Read more
Say hello to the new Motorola Mobility.
Motorola, which struggled as a standalone company competing in the cutthroat smartphone business, gets a second chance under Google, a parent with loads of cash and even more patience.
The changes start with Dennis Woodside, an ex-Googler who now runs Motorola. Under Woodside, the company reshuffled and brought on new key managers, shifted resources away from its basic phone business, and focused more on the smartphones it believes resonates with power users.
Today's announcement of not one, but three different Droid Razr smartphones -- Motorola's first as a part of Google … Read more
Motorola just confirmed plans for itsmobile phone. Available from Verizon for $99 with a two-year contract starting September 13, the Razr M will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen running nearly the entire width and length of the device for stunning visuals.
If you need a smartphone with a huge, lovely screen plus a big battery to match, Motorola says it has your number.
Its new Droid Razr Maxx HD offers a vast 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1,280x720 pixels), and the same 3,300 mAh battery pack that propelled the first Droid Razr Maxx to new heights in longevity. … Read more
Motorola must believe that good things come in threes. Earlier today, the Google-owned handset-maker pulled the tarp off of not one, but three rumored handsets to extend its flashy Droid Razr family: the Droid Razr HD, the Droid Razr Maxx HD, and the Droid Razr M.
All three of the 4G LTE phones will start with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by the year's end. They also feature an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording and playback, and a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The trio comes with … Read more
At Motorola's press event going on in New York today, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt rattled off some impressive statistics, including:1.3 million activations per day on Android, 70,000 activations on tablets, and 480 million Android users for total base.
Editor's note: This live blog has concluded. You can replay it by clicking on the link below. Or click here for a post summarizing what happened.
Tune in to CNET's live blog from Motorola's "On Display" press conference starting Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET.
NEW YORK -- Mere hours after Nokia introduced new Windows 8 devices, Motorola and Verizon Wireless will attempt to shift the tech spotlight tomorrow, September 5, with their own special event in New York City.