Verizon Wireless has formally announced the Android 4.2 update for the long forgotten Motorola XOOM MZ602 (3G+4G LTE). This has taken most of us by surprise, since Verizon is usually late in rolling out updates. Also, this update seems to have stemmed from Motorola directly and not from Google as the XOOM isn’t supported anymore.
When we speak of Nexus devices, if there’s one thing that comes to mind, it is that they’re pretty future proofed (timely updates). But due to hardware limitations, it is hard for the manufacturers to support a particular device forever. And today we are seeing two such devices going off Google’s radars, namely the Samsung
Last week we reported that the CyanogenMod team needed help to secure funding for new servers. That money was raised in less than a day and now, as promised, the CyanogenMod team has started issuing CyanogenMod 9 nightlies. The team is hard at work bringing nightlies to multiple devices. The first three devices are ready.
It’s been a big week for quarterly results. We’ve heard from Verizon, Apple, and AT&T just to name a few. Motorola Mobility also reported their Q4 2011 earnings today. Motorola also recapped their entire 2011 year. In 2011 Motorola Mobility’s total net revenue was $13.1 billion which was up 14 percent over 2010. Net earnings
The Motorola Xoom “Family Edition” has started to show up in leaked pictures reportedly heading to big box stores. The model number on the Xoom Family Edition is MZ505. The family edition will come with Zoodles edutainment software. According to Engadget there’s $40 worth of the software in there. Through Zoodles “kid mode” parents can
Verizon Wireless/Motorola are currently rolling out the infamous Android 3.2 upgrade right now. Go to settings, about, and system update. After you take the update you’ll have access to the SD card slot. We know, we know, we can’t believe that the SD card slot didn’t work when you bought that shiny new Xoom, but
When the Motorola Xoom was announced at CES back in January the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 wasn’t even a blip on the radar. Verizon customers, who had been craving a tablet rival to the iPad felt that the Xoom was the ticket. When it released on February 24th at Verizon Wireless, Motorola and Verizon had
According to tech site Fudzilla, Motorola is reportedly working on their next Android powered tablet and the source at Fudzilla has seen one in the field. The newest Motorola tablet is reportedly a 4:3 format with a resolution of 2048×1536 which will bring images on the screen at such a high resolution you’ll almost be
A new Motorola tablet has crossed the desks at the FCC and won approval for it’s Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, CDMA and 4g/LTE radios. According to documents filed with the FCC this mystery tablet has the FCC ID IHDP56LU2 and it’s a little longer and shorter than the original Motorola Xoom. This could be the tablet that
Sanjay Jha keynoted today’s sessions at the Bank of America/Merill Lynch Technology Conference held in Manhattan on Thursday. While most of our fellow tech and Android bloggers have covered the fact that Jha attributed 70% of returns to software and apps, there were a number of other things Jha shed light on at the conference.
Recently, we came to find out that rooted devices will not be able to rent movies using Google’s new movie rental system. While this is an understandable move on Google’s end is does leave rooted users in a funky situation. Do you choose between movies or the freedom of a rooted device? Well, unfortunately Google is
The Motorola Ming, A1680, is the first clamshell Android device. It was originally released in China in the second half of 2010 via China Unicom as a CDMA device. Taiwan carrier, Chunghwa Telecom, is getting the GSM version of this nifty little Android device. The form factor makes this a unique device and speaks to
Pacific Crest Analyst, James Faucette, has slashed his revenue estimate for Motorola by over $1 Billion dollars for this year and is decreasing expectations for Motorola going into 2012. He has based this decision on bad sales for two of Motorola’s key franchise products, the Motorola Xoom and Motorola Atrix. We reported earlier in the
The year of the tablet continued at the CTIA Mobile Life 11 show in Orlando Florida last week. Although AT&T announced they had put in an offer to buy T-Mobile just before the start of CTIA, it was business as usual at T-Mobile and at their CTIA booth. We caught up with our friend Alex
Informationweek reported over the weekend that despite Motorola’s huge commitment to Android, they are still working on their own web based operating system. Motorola has recruited engineers from Apple and Adobe to help create a web based operating system, possibly to dump Android in the future. At the Credit Suisse Technolgy Conference at the end
Our Canadian readers and followers will be happy to know that the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only edition is headed to Canada. Motorola Mobility is reporting that the Wi-Fi only version of their flagship Honeycomb Android tablet will be available in Canada starting in April. The Xoom tablet, which was called “the most potentially disruptive technology”
This may seem like a real kick in the you know what but Motorola has confirmed via their support forums that they won’t be upgrading rooted Motorola Xoom tablets. It’s unclear why a software modification would affect a hardware upgrade but it’s Motorola’s decision and they are the ones who are handling the upgrade via
A pair of lawsuits have cropped up targeting the hottest new Android product the Motorola Xoom and the upcoming ChaCha HTC Android device with deep Facebook Integration. Xoom Corporation is an online payment corporation based in California. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday by the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. They are looking
Everyone has noticed that the Android Market has really grown up in the last few weeks. Earlier this week we ran a story about the impending launch of Google Music based on a slip of the tongue from Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha. Now Androidcommunity.com is reporting that the Android Market will roll out music,
While talking to reporters today at MWC in Barcelona Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha, spoke about the Motorola Xoom and taking on Apple. Apple has been a growing concern of Jha’s since he learned of the iPhone coming to Verizon. At the Credit Suisse technology conference late last year Jha said there was a change