Motorola

  • TC Droidcast Episode 20: Motorola Goes To Lenovo, Google Loves Nexus And Ouya V2

    TC Droidcast Episode 20: Motorola Goes To Lenovo, Google Loves Nexus And Ouya V2

    It’s a brave new dawn for the TechCrunch Droidcast as I take over hosting duties from Chris Velazco… who returns temporarily from the distant lands of Engadget to share his insights on Google’s sale of Motorola to Lenovo, the Nexus program at Google and what’s next for hardware there, and the new, slightly improved Ouya Android console. Remember that you can now also… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Paper, Lenovo-Moto, Carbon 3D Printing, And Coffee!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Paper, Lenovo-Moto, Carbon 3D Printing, And Coffee!

    Looking for a way to get through Friday? Here you go. Facebook launched a news reader app called Paper. (Teens will love it.) And Google sold Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion, which made earnings week interesting. And, in the land of startups, we explore a new Carbon 3D Printer and a Keurig Coffee machine. So you can print yourself a cup-holder, which will store your fresh cup of coffee, as… Read More

  • Second Time’s The Charm For Lenovo’s Motorola Deal

    Second Time’s The Charm For Lenovo’s Motorola Deal

    Lenovo’s aspirations for an established mobile handset company goes back a few years. According to a report published by the WSJ, Lenovo competed with Google for Motorola Mobility in 2011. Then just last October Lenovo submitted an offer for BlackBerry. That deal also fell through. However, Lenovo’s search ended last Thanksgiving when Google Chairman Eric Schmidt called Yang… Read More

  • Nest Team Will Become Google’s Core Hardware Group

    Nest Team Will Become Google’s Core Hardware Group

    Google today sold Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. While many speculated that Google would release phones after it bought Motorola in 2011, it didn’t happen — Motorola remained a partner like other Android OEMs. Recently, Google acquired Nest, and TechCrunch has learned that Google has big plans for the team behind the connected device company. Google will keep the Nest… Read More

  • Larry Page Thanks The Motorola Team And CEO Dennis Woodside In Internal Memo

    Google just took to the wires and announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. TechCrunch obtained the following internal Google memo that outlines the reason for the sale and plan going forward. Towards the end of the memo, Larry Page thanks the Motorola team and states the obvious that he is confident that Lenovo can drive the Motorola brand forward. More as we… Read More

  • Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion

    Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion

    TechCrunch has confirmed reports that Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will go to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Of that $2.91 billion, $1.41 billion will be paid at the close of the deal. $660 million will be comprised of US cash and $750 million in Lenovo ordinary shares. Read More

  • Motorola’s Flagship Moto X Gets A Permanent Price Cut

    Motorola’s Flagship Moto X Gets A Permanent Price Cut

    Let’s be real here: there’s a decent chance that you picked up a new smartphone at some point during the holidays, so you’re off the market for at least a little while longer. As it turns out though, you may have been better off waiting a bit. In a show of New Years magnanimity (or, you know, a ploy to push more units) Motorola has slashed the prices of its sans-contract Moto… Read More

  • Motorola Moto G | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto G

    It always seems like the flagship phones get the most attention, but what about a device that doesn’t even bother trying to claim that title? Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has been saying for months and months that one of the company’s priorities was to improve the experience of using a low-cost smartphone, and the end result of drive was the cheapo Moto G. Read More

  • Moto G Review: Motorola Bridges The Gap Between Cheap And Good In Smartphones

    Moto G Review: Motorola Bridges The Gap Between Cheap And Good In Smartphones

    Motorola has done its best to deliver a premium experience with an affordable price tag with the Moto G, the little sibling to the higher priced Moto X. Both phones have Google’s stamp all over them, and share a surprising amount in common besides that, too. Best of all, the Moto G is a phone that mostly delivers on its marketing premise, offering an experience that’ll have many… Read More

  • Motorola’s Awfully Cheap, Unlocked Moto G Makes Its U.S. Debut

    Motorola’s Awfully Cheap, Unlocked Moto G Makes Its U.S. Debut

    Motorola may have designed its cheap Moto X with international markets in mind, but cost-conscious phone nerds in the United States now join in the fun too — the company has confirmed that it’ll sell both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the device on its website starting today. Read More

  • Motorola Taps 3D Systems To Produce Parts For Its Crazy Modular Smartphones

    Motorola Taps 3D Systems To Produce Parts For Its Crazy Modular Smartphones

    Back when Motorola revealed that it’s seriously trying to bring modular smartphones to the masses, it left more than a few of the particulars shrouded in secrecy. Granted, that’s probably because most of the particulars haven’t even been fleshed out yet, but the Google subsidiary is slowly starting to reveal its vision for how these crazy things will actually be made. Read More