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Google chairman outs the Moto X accidentally on purpose

"Oh, did you see this secret phone and want to create buzz about it?! Please don't!! Oh my!"


Moto X custom smartphone teased for intro next week

Motorola and Google say in an ad that their upcoming Moto X phone will be designed by users. What will we see at next week's announcement?


How customizable can the Moto X possibly be?

Motorola's description of the Moto X as a phone you "can design yourself" is a marketing tease that could either pay off or leave the phone maker looking like it over-promised. Everything hinges on the hardware.



Patent-licensing firm files second lawsuit against Motorola Mobility

Intellectual Ventures, a large patent-licensing firm, has filed a second patent-infringement lawsuit against Motorola Mobility while its first patent lawsuit is still pending in a Delaware count.

Motorola shows off electronic tattoo and authentication pill at D11

Motorola debuted some experimental security technology that would allow users to access their devices via an electronic tattoo or by consuming a "vitamin authentication" pill every day.


Google's new Moto X smartphone will be aware of its environment

The first new phone to come out of Google's acquisition of Motorola will be known as the Moto X. It will be aware of its environment and alter the UI accordingly.


EU says Motorola abused its position by seeking and enforcing injunction against Apple

Motorola Mobility abuses its dominant position in the E.U. by seeking and enforcing an injunction against Apple in Germany on the basis of its mobile phone standard-essential patents (SEPs), the European Commission said in a preliminary antitrust review of the case on Monday.

Microsoft prevails in Xbox patent rift with Motorola Mobility

A U.S. judge ruled Thursday that Motorola Mobility is entitled to substantially less royalties than it wanted from Microsoft for the company's use of wireless and video-encoding patents in its Xbox products.

Motorola's Android phones infringe Microsoft SMS patent, German court rules

Motorola Mobility's Android phones infringe on a Microsoft text messaging patent, the Higher District Court of Munich ruled on Thursday.


Ban on iOS push mail stays but patent used to get it likely to be invalid, German court says

A patent that Motorola Mobility used to force Apple to turn off its iCloud push mail service in Germany is likely to be invalid, the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe said on Wednesday--but the ban will not be lifted, a court spokeswoman said.