I don’t know the exact figures, but I’m pretty sure that every second in the US, a new lawsuit is filed from one tech company to another over some kind of patent infringement. In a recent spat between Microsoft and Motorola, the judge overseeing the case concluded that the government should temporarily ban the sale of the Xbox 360 over some patent issue. Wait, what?
The Galaxy Nexus is still a few hours away from being officially unveiled, but earlier today, Motorola had their own press conference to announce their new smartphone plus some other cool gadgets. The centerpiece of the show was the Moto Droid RAZR, a 4.3” AMOLED 1.2ghz waterproof sexy beast of a phone made with Gorilla Glass and Kevlar, making it super light and super tough.
Sales of the Motorla Xoom have been decent enough, but they’re ready to roll out two new tablets to their line-up. The first is a lighter, slimmer and slightly redesigned Xoom 2 (above) and then they’ve got a smaller ebook-like Xoom Media.
In a shocking move, Google forked out $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility, the company that 30 years ago invented the cell phone, when it was simply called “Motorola”. This is Google’s biggest acquisition yet, giving it a firm foothold in the mobile device market, though at least for the time being, Motorola will still retain its name and operate mostly as an outside company.
There’s lots of tablets showing up at this year’s CES, but one of the cooler looking ones is the Motorola Xoom, which has a big 10” screen and will run Android 3, which will be much more optimized and targeted as a tablet OS.