Though the chance of the original Motorola Atrix being updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has all but faded away, AT&T has announced that an update is now available for the Motorola Atrix 2. The Android 4.0 update replaces the People app with an ICS version that features larger profile images, status updates, and improved contact management. The app also adds Face Unlock, a new lock screen that can jump directly to the camera or phone, and an improved home screen that includes support for folders. Motorola Atrix 2 owners can download the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update by going to Settings > About phone > System updates.
The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE offers one of the best physical landscape keyboards available on a smartphone, but is that enough to compete with the other premiere devices on Sprint's network? Read Andrew's review to find out.
Intel has managed to appear on only a few smartphones this year, but the company made its biggest announcement yet when it unveiled the Motorola RAZR i.
The Motorola DROID RAZR M is on sale beginning today at Verizon Wireless stores and online. The DROID RAZR M is one of three new DROID phones Motorola and Verizon recently jointly announced, and though it is the smallest, it's no slouch. The phone has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and Android 4.0. It also supports Verizon's 4G LTE network and is global ready for use in more than 205 countries. The DROID RAZR M is on sale now for $99 after a mail-in rebate. Full specs on the device are available here.
Motorola has once again announced a new DROID RAZR and a DROID RAZR MAXX with a bigger battery capacity. The difference is that this time, the company announced both devices on the same day rather than weeks apart.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has announced that Motorola will bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to as many devices as possible, and credit users who devices cannot be updated. At a launch event for its new RAZR phones, Woodside stated that Motorola's new devices will be upgraded to Jelly Bean by the end of the year. He also promised that many phones released since 2011 will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean "soon." However, Woodside admitted that some phones will not be able to upgrade to Android 4.1, so Motorola will offer affected consumers a $100 credit towards the purchase of a new phone.
Motorola is expected to announce a new phone at a press event in New York City next month. The Google subsidiary has invited MobileBurn to attend a September 5 event that will show "Motorola. On Display." A Verizon Wireless logo also appears, so the clues teased on the invitation signal that Motorola will announce a new Android phone with an HD display. The company recently introduced the Atrix HD for AT&T and the Photon Q for Sprint, which are both sequels to phones released in 2011. Could a RAZR HD follow-up be in the cards for Verizon?
Verizon has confirmed that the Motorola DROID 4 update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is starting today. The carrier announced that an over-the-air update will add several new features and improve performance of the DROID 4.
The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE will become Sprint's fifth LTE-capable device when it goes on sale later this month. Announced last month following Sprint's second quarter earning's call, the Photon Q 4G LTE will launch August 19 for $199.99 on a two-year agreement. Sprint has begun accepting pre-orders on its website. In addition to LTE compatibility, the Photon Q 4G LTE has a five-row QWERTY keyboard, 4.3-inch screen, 1.5 GHz processor, and 1 GB of RAM. Motorola has confirmed that the Photon 4G LTE will launch with an unlocked bootloader, which will allow users to load custom software versions onto the phone.
Motorola Mobility will layoff a quarter of its workforce. The Google subsidiary filed plans with the SEC to cut 4,000 jobs from its payroll, bringing its employee total from about 20,000 to fewer than 16,000. Two-thirds of the layoffs will happen at offices outside of the U.S.