Google's Sundar Pichai, who heads both the company's Android efforts as well as its Chrome OS, said that users should not expect any kind of merger between the two in the near future. In an interview with Wired , his first since taking over as Android chief in March from Andy Rubin, Pichai also lowered expectations for the company's I/O developer conference this week, saying there will not be "much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system."
One of the biggest announcements at Google I/O is likely to be the introduction of the long-awaited Google X Phone, rumored to be manufactured by Motorola Mobility and scheduled to launch in the second half of 2013. How could the Google X Phone affect Google's relationship with leading Android smartphone makers?
The European Commission sent a preliminary antitrust complaint to Google's Motorola Mobility, alleging that the company is abusing its dominant position by seeking an injunction against Apple in Germany for infringing on its wireless standards patents.
Google's $12.4 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility was premised, in part, on giving Android licensees protection from patent litigation via the shield of Motorola's more than 17,000 patents--but so far that has not worked out that well for Google or its licensees.
Motorola Mobility's Photon Q is the latest Sprint Nextel smartphone upgraded to Google's Android 4.1 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The automatic download began rolling out to subscribers Thursday.
Google CEO Larry Page again hinted at the company's upcoming Motorola phone products, noting the gadgets likely will feature improved battery life and tougher screens.
One day after closing its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Arris said Marwan Fawaz, the former Charter Communications CTO who had been running Motorola's home division since June 2012, would be leaving the company.
NEW YORK--Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that Motorola Mobility's upcoming products will be innovative and described them, somewhat mysteriously, as "phones+"
Verizon Wireless is upgrading Motorola Mobility's Droid Bionic to Google's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. The operator will push out the over-the-air software update in phases, beginning today.
Arris said Friday that it won approval from the Department of Justice of its $2.35 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility's home division from Google, and that it expects the deal to close on April 17.