Google Nexus 5 Delayed! LG Or Asus Would Make It A Smashing Hit?

google nexus 5 asus motorola mobilityOnce again, a Nexus device has been delayed. This time it’s the Nexus 5, but this time before even going into production. According to an LG Electronics executive, makers of the hugely successful Nexus 4, they will not be making the new device. LG and Google were at loggerheads because of slow production of the device and LG Mobile Vice President Won Kim in Europe has stated that LG does not need such a marketing success again.  Most consider that Google will want Motorola or Asus to be the manufacturer.  

Who will manufacture the Google Nexus 5?

There are two likely contenders – Asus, which is making the Nexus 7 tablet and Motorola Mobility, Google’s newly owned subsidiary. The Nexus 7 has been well received and it would seem like a prudent choice for Google to bank on that success. Then again, Google owns Motorola Mobility and it would make sense to give the production of what could be a best-selling phone to a wholly owned subsidiary company. The thing is, there have been rumors about Motorola releasing a smartphone called the Moto X.

All we know for sure is that most likely that Google will want Motorola or Asus to be the manufacturer.

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Microsoft Vs Motorola: The Mapping App Infringed

Microsoft vs. Google's Motorola Mobility In a legal battle over Google’s Android software going on in Germany, Microsoft announced on Friday that it plans to attach Google as a defendant in one of its patent actions against Motorola Mobility, owned by Google. The involved case surrounds a mapping feature on Motorola phones, which Microsoft says has infringed one of its patents.

As per a statement by Microsoft spokesperson, the action was initiated after Motorola said it has no information about actions occurring on Google’s servers.

Microsoft claims that Google’s Android violates its software patents. Surprisingly, Microsoft has so far trailed handset makers instead of Google itself for the royalties.

Currently, Microsoft and Motorola are fighting patent suits in courts in Mannheim, Germany, and Seattle. The fight is over the Motorola’s use of scheduling software and Microsoft’s use of some video and wireless technology. However, several hardware firms have come to settlement with the former over their use of Android.

The patent involved defines a method for a mobile device to attain a map from one database, call up resource information such as the location of a hotel from a second database, and overlay the two sets of data.

On being asked to comment, Google refused the request.… Read the rest

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iPhone 5 Vs Motorola Driod Razor M: The Map App War Gets Bitter

After losing out on its new Maps app, Apple has become the much preferred topic of satire all over. Following Samsung’s spoof on Apple’s iPhone 5 in a print ad, it’s now Google-Motorola Mobility, which clearly implies that Android makers do not want to lose out any opportunity to expose Apple’s weakness.

In a recent ad by Motorola Mobility, the firm mocks the troubled Apple Maps application in the latest iOS 6.

Apple Maps was rolled out Wednesday on Apple’s new iOS 6, only to follow by criticism from users. Various geographical errors and missing information were two most discussed points.

In a recent update by Motorola Mobility on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/1/+Motorola/posts/ZyD1iptjvAb), Motorola names Apple’s latest device as iLost in comparison with its recently unveiled Motorola Droid Razr M.

The iPhone 5 in the picture has the Apple Maps with vague and unclear information, while Google Maps on the Razr M has detailed and precise information.

The ad clearly says, “Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.”

The next day, Motorola stresses one more advantage that Google Maps has over Apple’s latest. It says, “Google Maps reports live traffic in green, yellow, and red to be as helpful as possible so you don’t feel #iLost planning your trip.”

Apple promoted its 4-inch iPhone 5 as a device that clearly fits in users’ hands, Motorola strikes at that too and says, “The real world that’s fit for your hands” with focus on ‘real’ with italics.

Apple Maps replaced Google Maps in its latest iPhone 5, which went on sale 21st Sept., and was sold-out the same day. Apple has reportedly sold 2 million models of iPhone 5 in just 24 hours of pre-orders, which broke the sales record of its predecessors.… Read the rest

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Motorola Razr i Set to be Superfast with 2Ghz Single-Core Processor

For those planning to indulge in a new smartphone, must look around as the choice have just gone aplenty. This year is marked to be the year of new launches and latest devices. The latest to join the competition and plunge into the market is Motorola Razr i.

Early this month, Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google Inc took the covers off three new versions of its Razr brand and just last week the firm unveiled its fourth Razr model at an event in London.

The latest in the line is the Motorola Razr i, which is marked to be super fast due to the 2Ghz single-core Intel processor. This sleek and stylish phone will have edge-to-edge screen and long battery life to give users an enhanced experience. Now watching videos and playing games will add fun due to the bigger screen.

The Motorola Razr i sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced edge-to-edge display and has a clear display of 960×540 pixel resolution. This lightweight phone is 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 126grams. Powered by a 2000mAh battery, the Razr i will give users a usage time of around 20 hours. With a cool and stylish look, the Razr i has a Kevlar back with a frame made of aluminum.

The device is also aiming for a smart camera mode with an 8MP camera, which is designed to take 10 shots per second and just a second to start up. Quite quick! With the Razr i, users also get 1080p HD video recording mode.

With no date announced for a US release, the Motorola Razr i will hit the shelves in Britain, France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico this October.

Intel and Motorola joined hands in January as both the brands hope to penetrate fully into the successful and rapidly growing mobile market. With a processor of its own, Intel hopes to take a lead with its rival chipmaker ARM, whose technology is used in most of the chipsets in the mobile devices available.… Read the rest

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In Duel with Motorola, Apple Says iPhone Too Popular for a US Ban

Apple triumphs over Samsung in the patent case. But the legal battles are far from over for the world’s most valuable company. Now it’s Apple Inc. vs. Google Motorola.

Apple Inc. is recently reported to rely upon the popularity of its devices in a hope to ruin Google’s Motorola Mobility’s attempt to put a ban on the import of its iPhone and iPad in the US market. iPhone and iPad are two of the best-selling devices and the firm calls them too good for the US to put a ban.

Today marks the day when the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington will announce whether iPad and iPhone violate Motorola Mobility patents, and if so, whether it will put a stop on them from being imported into the US market from Asia.

The ITC is also reported to consider whether to limit use of import bans in disputes over patents, which relate to industry wide standards. This step is supported by some members of Congress, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and companies including Intel Corp.

Qualcomm Inc., which makes and designs chips for mobile phones, said the suggestion to limit import bans based on standard-essential patents sounds to be an extreme solution in search of a problem.

Rodney Sweetland, patent lawyer with Durane Morris in Washington believes that no political system will ban the import of iPhone in the US, which is the most popular smartphone in the market. Sweetland, currently specializes in ITC cases.

Google’s Motorola Mobility accused Apple of infringing four patents, two of which relate to industry standards for 3G wireless and Wi-Fi technologies. It also charged Apple on the basis of denying offers to license the standard-essential patents. Motorola Mobility says it fulfilled its requirement to make a logical royalty offer, but Apple refused to discuss. The other two patents along with the seven patents that are the subject of a new complaint Motorola Mobility filed Aug. 17 are not standard-essential.

Apple however, has denied infringing the patents and argues them to be invalid. Apple says that even in case there is a patent violation, the commission should not stop its devices at the US border.

A trade judge in April said Apple violated one patent, which is essential to 3G. The ITC is evaluating his findings.

It was reported that 62 percent of Apple’s sales in 2011 accounted for $47.1 billion in sales of iPhones and $20.4 billion in sales of iPad.

Google however, plans to target Apple Mac computers, the iPod Touch and Apple TV in its second standard-essential patent in Motorola Mobility’s complaint.

“Blocking imports of iPhones in the US market, based on infringement of a standard-essential patent can cause harm to US competition, consumers and innovation,” wrote the FTC wrote in a June 6 filing with the agency.

Motorola Mobility told the commission in July 16 filing, “Apple and others — without analyzing the facts of this case — point to the problem of ‘hold up. But they ignore the counter problem of ‘hold out’ — an unwilling licensee being rewarded for its intransigence in a manner that will deprive patent owners of value and create disincentives for innovative companies from participating in standards setting.”

ITC has reported to get over a dozen complaints over the past two years, as various companies strive for increased shares of the smartphone market that grew 62 percent to $219 billion last year.

Google, based in Mountain View, Calif. is hoping to win the patent case. The firm is relying on Motorola Mobility’s history with mobile phones along with its trove of 17,000 patents. It hopes to force Apple into a settlement of the ITC case, which could also cover handset makers who use Google’s Android operating system, including Samsung Electronics Co. and HTC Corp.

Back in 2007, Motorola Mobility approached Apple about a patent license, asking for a royalty of 2.25 percent of the price of Apple products. Apple and Microsoft Corp., which has its own legal fights with Motorola Mobility, declared the demand to be unreasonable.

President Barack Obama is also believed to review the decision made by the commission decision and is hoped to reject any import ban on public policy grounds.… Read the rest

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Google/Motorola Seeks to Ban iPad, iPhone and Apple Computers Imports to U.S.

Looks like Apple Inc still has many points to cover in the court, as another patent suit has been filed against the company. As per reported by Bloomberg, Google’s Motorola unit has hit Apple with a new patent-infringement lawsuit in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington.

It is reported that this complaint by Motorola’s seeks to block Apple from importing its iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and various Apple computers to the US market, which accounts for most of its sale. Motorola complains that certain features on Apple devices, infringe its patents.

This lawsuit is marked being the latest in a long series of recent disputes going on between Apple and Google/Motorola. However, it is also Motorola’s first lawsuit following its acquisition by Google in February.

Although a spokesperson of Motorola confirmed that Google did file a complaint with the ITC, all patents that Google is trying to defend remained unclear.

It is believed that the complaint focuses on technologies that Apple uses in virtually all of its current hardware products. However, as per Motorola, the full complaint won’t be available on the ITC’s website until Monday.

There are also reports that an ITC judge already issued an opening ruling in a previous Motorola vs. Apple case, accusing the latter of infringing one of Motorola’s patents. Next week is expected to see the ruling of the case.

However, it is believed that if the commission rules in favor of Motorola, sales of iPhone 4S and new iPad 4G won’t be affected as they both use a Qualcomm chipset, which falls outside of Motorola’s patent claims.

Apple also sued Motorola Mobility, arguing that it infringed three of its patents, which was ruled out by the judge. This decision was supported by ITC.… Read the rest

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