Motorola

  • Everything We Know About The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch

    Everything We Know About The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch

    Motorola hosted a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, the lead designer of the Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch, and the discussion started with the inspiration for the product and moved to its specifics. Motorola wasn’t yet sharing that much about specs and details for the hardware, but the smartwatch actually works as Wicks used it on camera, proving this isn’t just an… Read More

  • Motorola Introduces The Moto 360, Its First Smartwatch Based On Google’s Android Wear

    Motorola Introduces The Moto 360, Its First Smartwatch Based On Google’s Android Wear

    Motorola is an early partner for Google’s new Android Wear smartwatch SDK, and that’s not surprising given that the company was Google owned until Lenovo began the procedure of buying it in January. The new Moto 360 has a round face, which is one of two options for Wear devices (square is the other) and features the “Ok Google” voice control highlighted by Google for… Read More

  • Motorola Confirms Development Of Another Smartwatch

    Motorola Confirms Development Of Another Smartwatch

    Motorola held a decided low-key press conference today at Mobile World Congress. It was a snoozer. But! But Rick Osterloh, Motorola SVP, confirmed that the brand is still working on smartwatch development and there is another one on the way. Motorola was in fact one of the first firms to attempt a smartwatch. Way back in the balmy days of 2011, Motorola released the Motoactiv GPS and… Read More

  • Updated: Google Didn’t Pay $750M For A 5.94% Stake In Lenovo

    Updated: Google Didn’t Pay $750M For A 5.94% Stake In Lenovo

    Google paid $750 million for a 5.94% stake in Lenovo Group on Jan. 30, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The purchase was made on the same day after Google announced that it had agreed to sell the Motorola brand to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, but will keep most of the handset maker’s patents. Read More

  • 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