Tag Archive | "Motorola"

iPhone marketshare in the US growing faster than Samsung’s

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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It’s funny how an anonymously sourced rumor about the iPhone supply chain can send shares of Apple reeling and prompt analyst to adjust their estimates while favorable research based on cold hard data doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on anything. So it goes in the land of investing. But as for the [...]

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Google working on homegrown smartphone, dubbed the “X phone”

Friday, January 4, 2013

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In case you missed it, the Wall Street Journal reported right before the holidays that Google, along with the engineers from Motorola Mobility it acquired back in May 2012, are hard at work on a homegrown smartphone meant to compete with the iPhone, and surprise surprise, the top Android handsets out on the market. Engineers [...]

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Motorola uses fake address to point out “flaws” in Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Below is a little fake and somewhat funny advertisement some folks at Motorola put out in order to highlight the glaring deficiencies in iOS 6′s Mapping app. Yep, they’re showing off 315 E 15th street in New York City, and the iPhone, oh that clumsy device, is showing 315 Marlborough Rd. Oh the hilarity! The [...]

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FTC looking into potential Google FRAND abuse following Motorola acquisition

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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The FTC is reportedly looking into whether or not Google is improperly wielding the FRAND patents it acquired  as part of its Motorola buyout a few months ago. The Federal Trade Commission has issued a civil investigative demand, which is similar to a subpoena, to the owner of the Android mobile operating system as it [...]

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Apple’s 3G based products in Germany not subject to injunction until appeal is heard

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Apple was on the receiving end of an extremely important legal ruling in Germany this week. If you recall, Motorola had secured a favorable decision with respect to its 3G patents, but now the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court has ruled that Motorola can’t enforce the injunction against Apple’s 3G-based products until an appeal on the [...]

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New Motorola ads pit Siri vs. Google’s Voice Actions

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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At this week’s 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Motorola released three commercials going after Apple’s Siri by showing it in a heads-on competition with Google’s Android voice action feature on three Motorola smartphones, the Atrix 2, the Photon 4G, and the Electrify. In this clip, which showcases the iPhone vs. the Atrix 2, [...]

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Apple turns off iCloud-based push email for iPhone users in Germany on account of Motorola patent

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Apple and Motorola are engaged in quite the back and forth legal battle over in Germany these days. Not too long after a German Court ruled that Motorola’s smartphones infringed upon Apple’s “slide to unlock” patent, Apple has been forced to make some changes to its iCloud offering in Germany as a result of potentially [...]

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Apple wins injunction against Motorola over “slide to unlock” patent

Monday, February 20, 2012

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Foss Patents reported late last week: I just returned from the Munich I Regional Court, where Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz publicly announced a decision in Apple’s favor: most of Motorola Mobility’s products were found to infringe on Apple’s slide-to-unlock image patent, EP1964022 on “unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image”. Today’s [...]

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Apple pens letter to European Standards board, seeks consistency in FRAND licensing

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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As you all know, Apple has for many months now been involved in ongoing legal disputes with both Motorola and Samsung regarding various smartphone technologies. While both sides are wielding patents against one another, there’s an important difference between the patents being asserted by Apple and those being asserted by Samsung and Motorola. The patents [...]

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Motorola asked Apple for a 2.25% royalty rate for each iPhone and iPad

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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As part of the ongoing legal battle between Motorola and Apple, the Wall St. Journal reported recently that Motorola asked Apple to pay 2.25% in royalties for each iPhone and iPad sold – an exorbitant royalty rate that would easily reach into the billions of dollars. What makes the request particularly sickening is that the [...]

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Samsung sold slightly more smartphones in 2011 than Apple

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Apple this past quarter shipped a whopping 37 million iPhones, setting a new quarterly record as iPhone sales grew 128% year over year. The achievement was enough for Apple to slightly edge out Samsung with respect to smartphone sales during the recent holiday quarter. A few days ago, Samsung reported shipping 36 million smartphones as [...]

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ITC preliminary ruling says Motorola doesn’t infringe upon Apple’s patents

Monday, January 16, 2012

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The ITC last Friday issued a preliminary ruling regarding Apple’s allegations that certain Motorola products infringe upon 3 of Apple’s patents. On this date, the ALJ issued an initial determination on violation of Section 337 and¬†recommended determination on remedy and bond in the above-referenced investigation. It is held that no violation of section 337 of [...]

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