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It was back in August 2011 that Google bought Motorola’s loss-making Mobility division for over $12 billion. It seemed a tad excessive even back then, but the major justification of the acquisition happened to be Motorola’s vast patent portfolio (in the time since then, that is disputable as well). Now, it turns out that Lenovo may be ready to take Motorola Mobility off Google’s hands already, with an acquisition of $2.91 billion confirmed by Google CEO Larry Page. Read on below the break to know more.
While smartphone makers like Samsung, Apple and HTC are ruling the gadget market with their precisely finished and impeccably well-performing devices, a veteran mobile manufacturer like Motorola is not left it far behind from the completion. Motorola has recently launched an Android supported Smartphone to register huge success in the present Smartphone market. This device is truly a fantastic one and suitable for many users as it is easy to use, as well as comes with a low price tag.
Specification of the Phone
If you are thinking of buying this excellent device, then it is important to know what the maker has in its bag for you. Here is the complete specification of the device:
- Android4.0.4 supported phone
- Dual core 1.2 Ghz
- 960 x 540 TFT display with color boost feature
- MicroSD slot, supports card up to 32 GB
- 8MP Camera
- 1 GB RAM, along with 4GB internal storage
- Bluetooth, GPS, WI-FI, FM Radio
- Sleek and slim structure and light in terms of weight, thus easy to carry
Display and Design
Design and display are the most important featuring point of the phone. The phone is well manufactured as the sleek and slim body of the phone is quite suitable for the teenagers as well as the business persons. 4.3 inch display of the phone may be a little disappointing in terms of display size, but graphically the display is excellent. However, traditional TFT screen, in spite of Super AMOLED route is quite a bit disappointment for the trendy gadget lovers.
Motorola is an eminent cell phone manufacturer and that is why the performance of their each handset is commendable. RAZR V is not an exception! Being equipped with high speed processor and 1GB RAM, the phone perform quite smoothly. The Android OS is adding the cherry on the top of the cake as being supported by Android, the phone is very hassle free and flawless to use.
Apart from these major things, camera is certainly worth to mention for this phone. The 8 MP camera of the phone is quite sharp and can take snaps with great details. Battery is good and durable.
FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller claims that Motorola Mobility has reached a licensing deal with Apple that significantly clips the Google subsidiary's wings in the ongoing Apple vs Android patent war.
In what could be a significant challenge for Apple, Motorola Mobility has filed a new case claiming patent violations at the US International Trade Commission in Washington.
Reports indicate that Motorola Mobility, currently owned by Google, claim that Apple devices violate as many as seven of its patents. The iPhone, iPad and iPad touch are specifically targeted, with Motorola demanding an import ban on the latter.
Details of the lawsuit are not very clear currently and according to Motorola the full complaint will be available on the ITC website by Monday. It is believed that the complaint also includes patents relating to location apps, email notifications and media players. Google, through Motorola Mobility, is pushing for an import ban on Apple products, including Mac computers, from its Asian factories to the US.
Motorola‘s official statement reads:
"We would like to settle these patent matters, but Apple's unwillingness to work out a license leaves us little choice but to defend ourselves and our engineers' innovations."
Interestingly, the ITC ruling on a previous Motorola complaint against Apple is expected next week, with many predicting the ruling to go against the Cupertino giant. However, even if Motorola were to win a ban in this case, it is unlikely to affect the iPhone 4S and iPad 4G for they use technologies outside the scope of Motorala’s current lawsuit. The same would apply for the widely anticipated iPhone 5 which is expected to be revealed at an Apple event around September 12 this year.
Apple had been in talks with Motorola regarding licensing of several of its patents. However after the breakdown of talks, both companies have proceeded to accuse each other of patent infringements. Apple filed suits against Motorola alleging patent infringements on three patents relating to iPhone. The judgements did not go in Apple’s favour, with a Judge declaring two of them as invalid and ruling the last one in Motorola’s favour.
Not much is known about this new lawsuit and as such quite difficult to predict its outcome and possible repercussions on Apple. A possible ban on Apple products could adversely affect the sales of iPhone 5. With litigations involving Samsung, Apple and now Google, we are heading for some very interesting court cases, indeed.
Apple has been on a public spree of suing practically every Android OEM in recent months. Samsung has faced the brunt of it, for reason that one could argue primarily revolve around its Galaxy Tab series of Android tablets being the biggest iPad competitors around till the Amazon Kindle Fire came along. Apple has had its guns trained on Motorola Mobility for quite a while too.
Motorola’s Xoom tablet was the first Honeycomb (aka Android 3.x) tablet in the market, and while it was far from a success in terms of sales, it did make quite a splash in the tablet market scene. What further muddies the waters is that Apple has never directly targeted Google, the creator of Android, for any apparent infringements in the mobile OS. But Motorola is now a subsidiary of Google Inc., and in many quarters, Apple’s legal attack on Motorola in European courts was being interpreted as a proxy battle against the search giant.
Apple had sued Motorola for allegedly infringing on three of its design patents in making the Xoom, and were the Cupertino company to be successful, the Xoom wouldn’t have been allowed to be sold in all of the European Union. As it turns out though, reports indicate that Apple have lost their case against Moto, with a court in a German court ruling that the Android tablet didn’t infringe on the Apple tablet in any way.
Motorola is said to have countersued Apple, so as to get its European design registration for the iPad canceled, but that was similarly dismissed. As a result, Apple will have to bear two thirds of the total legal expenses, while the rest will have to be paid for by Motorola Mobility.