Motorola will be reshaped at the hands of Google

Double benefit for Google

Google’s taking over of Motorola’s mobile handset business has been the talking point, of late. This move will help Google to acquire many patent rights in the market. Google has been troubled by many court cases filed by its competitor Apple over patents. Google was careless about patents earlier. Now, after suffering much, it has made a master move by acquiring Motorola’s mobile handset business. This will also give Google a platform to sell its own mobiles with its own Android software. It will power Google to one of the strong players in mobile phones market in the coming years. It will also drive away its competitors like Samsung, LG, and Hutch etc to seek replacement software for Android elsewhere.

Xoom introduced

Motorola has introduced its tablet PC Xoom recently. It is available in two variants – WiFi with hotspot features at Rs.32990 and 3G at Rs.39990. It has a 10.1 inch screen and is based on Android platform. It has a 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 processor with 1 GB RAM, a 5 MP rear facing camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. Xoom is world’s first Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablet. It has 32 GB storage capacity with a microSD slot for expansion upto 32 GB. It has Bluetooth, GPS connectivity and HDMI out. The device weighs about 730 g.

Motorola Pro

Motorola Pro is a candy bar phone operating on Android 2.2. It has a 3.1 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 320 x 480. It has a physical four row QWERTY key board below the display. It has a 1 GHz processor, 8 GB onboard storage capacity expandable via microSD card upto 32 GB. It has some special features like accelerometer, proximity sensor, 3G, WiFi with hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. An SMP AF camera with dual LED flash is provided at the rear that can record videos in 480p (704 x 480 pixels). It weighs 134 g. It has a 1420 mAh battery. The expected price of the instrument is around $570.

3/Droid 3

Motorola will be challenging the big guns in the industry with its Motorola Milestone 3/Droid.3. It has a 4 inch, 540 x 960 pixel multi touch display. It has a slide-out five rows QWERTY keyboard with dedicated number keys. It has a dual core processor and 16 GB internal storage facilities which is expandable via microSD card. A BMP AF camera is provided on the rear side with LED flash and is capable of recording videos 1080p with full HD resolution.

Motorola loses to Huawei in court case

Motorola will provide 400 jobs to Chicago. At a time when 14 million Americans are jobless, this tiny measure is still appreciated by the Chicago Mayor
Rahm Emanuel. Huawei Technologies of China won a Federal Court order, barring Motorola Solutions Inc from disclosing a variety of confidential Huawei information to its rival Nokia Siemens Networks. But the judge denied Huawei’s request to block the $1.2 billion sale of Motorola’s network business to Nokia Siemens. But now there are reports that Motorola has amicably settled its dispute with Huawei.


Motorola Mobility India launched recently MILESTONE XT800 Android-powered CDMA, EVDO/GSM dual stability mode/dual SIM touch screen smartphone. It allows the user to choose the network. It offers mobile internet with WiFi/WAP1. There are other facilities like SMP cameras with digital zoom, auto focus and dual LED flash. It has USB 2.0 high speed data transfer 2 with support for synchronisation with PCs. It has GPS, satellite navigation supporting Google maps and more. XT800 is the first Android dual SIM handset.

Motorola Defy

Motorola Defy, operating on Android 2.1 is a dust proof and water resistant phone with 3.7 inch WVGA touch screen. It is perfect for watching videos and browsing. It is also scratch resistant. Dual microphones are provided to filter background noise so that call volumes could be amplified. The camera is of 5 MP capacity and comes with flash, digital zoom and auto focus. It is DLNA enabled. Users can stream and share content with other compatible devices.

What next?

I have given a brief history of Motorola handsets released in the last few months. Now that Motorola has handed over its business to Google, the world is waiting for the release of the first ever mobile handset by Google. The world is eager to know the new technological features that Google will bring in for the users.

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