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Android Wear watch Moto 360 to go on sale in October

Motorola’s much-anticipated Moto 360 smart watch will go on sale in the UK in October, going up against 360 will go up LG's G Watch, Sony’s Smartwatch 3 and the Samsung Gear Live.

05/09/2014  |  Full story...

Moto 360 pricing revealed: Smartwatch details accidentally leaked by Best Buy

Motorola is expected to launch its Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch by 4th September, priced at £249.99, according to a product listing accidentally leaked by Best Buy.

View this Moto 360 demo from Google's I/O conference below:

19/08/2014  |  Full story...

LG and Motorola reveal first ‘Android Wear’ smartwatches

LG and Motorola have unveiled the first smartwatches to run Google's new operating system ‘Android Wear’.

21/03/2014  |  Full story...

Google reveals smartwatch platform ‘Android wear’

Google is bringing Android to wearable devices with a new platform that lets developers create apps for upcoming smartwatch devices.

Watch this promotional video for Android Wear here:

19/03/2014  |  Full story...

Google overcomes sales slump as profits rise 17%

Google has beaten expectations with its latest financial earnings, recording fourth quarter profits of $3.38bn (£2.05bn), up 17% from a year earlier, boosted by stronger advertising revenue.

31/01/2014  |  Full story...

Google and Samsung in global patent deal

Google and Samsung have sealed a global patent cross-licensing agreement, as the two technology giants look to work closer together in rivalry with the likes of Apple and Microsoft.

27/01/2014  |  Full story...

Google buys gadget maker Nest Labs for $3.2bn

Google has bought technology firm Nest Labs, founded by iPod inventor Tony Fadell, in a $3.2bn deal that could help the internet giant rival Apple in terms of hardware.

14/01/2014  |  Full story...

Motorola plans ‘build your own phone’ platform

Google’s Motorola has teamed up the firm behind the 'lego phone' to offer a modular smartphone that lets the user choose the components that matter most to them.

Watch the Phonebloks promo video here:

30/10/2013  |  Full story...

Google profits beat expecations, despite ad price drop and Motorola decline

Google has reported a profit of $2.97bn (£1.84bn) during the July -September period, beating expectations, despite a slump in ad prices and its mobile arm Morotola making a loss of $248m.

18/10/2013  |  Full story...

Google’s first Motorola smartphone: Moto X details leaked online (video)

After buying Motorola in 2011, Google is set to launch its first own-brand smartphone called the Moto X. This week, a new video was leaked online outlines how the device will work, revealing always on voice commands and 'Active Updates'.

17/07/2013  |  Full story...

Apple profits drop 18%- first decline in 10 years

Apple has posted its first fall in profits for nearly 10 years, dropping 18% as the electronics giant struggles to keep up with growing competition from the likes of Samsung and Google in the smartphone and tablet market.

Watch this video from the Daily Telegraph's Matt Warman, dicsucssing the challenges Apple faces ahead.

24/04/2013  |  Full story...

Android extends lead in US mobile market

Samsung, Google and Apple continue to extend their dominance of the US mobile market, according to new data.

29/01/2013  |  Full story...

Google sells Motorola set-top box division for $2.53bn

Google is planning to sell Motorola Home, the TV set-top box business of its Motorola Mobility subsidiary to Arris Group, a broadband device vendor, for $2.35 billion. Arris will buy up the patents belonging to the business, and will get a perpetual license to other Motorola Mobility patents as part of the deal.

21/12/2012  |  Full story...

Xbox avoids ban in US and Germany after Motorola case rejected

A US judge has ruled that Google's Motorola unit cannot ban sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 games console because of a patent dispute. Judge James Robart's ruling came part-way through a trial in which the handset maker is claiming its rival should pay up to $4bn (£2.5bn; 3bn euros) a year for use of its connectivity and video-coding patents.

05/12/2012  |  Full story...

Google shock profit slowdown: Shares suspended after results blunder

Google saw nearly $20bn wiped off its market value in minutes yesterday, after third quarter earnings figures released prematurely by mistake revealed a surprise drop in profit growth. The web giant reported a 20% drop in net income to $2.18bn (£1.36bn) between July and September. But the announcement, which was expected after the market close, was released early after financial printer RR Donnelley filed a draft of its earnings statement without authorisation on Thursday morning.

19/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google boss: Apple battle is ‘good for consumers’ (Video)

Google's and Apple's smartphone platform war is the defining fight for the industry today’ according to Google’s CEO Eirc Schmidt. Speaking at the All Things Digital conference this week, Schmidt said that the rivalry between iOS and Android was much more important than the war between Apple's and Microsoft's desktop platforms.

Watch the video in full below (Runtime: 1 hour 10 mins):

12/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google warns of more job cuts at Motorola

Google has warned it could make further job cuts to its Motorola Mobility team, following 4,000 layoffs already made after its purchase of the phone maker last year. "Motorola continues to evaluate its plans and further restructuring actions may occur, which may cause Google to incur additional restructuring charges, some of which may be significant," Google said in a filing with the SEC.

08/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google’s Motorola buys facial recognition firm Viewdle

Google-owned Motorola has bought Viewdle, a company specialising in facial recognition technology. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Google is estimated to be paying around $30 to $45 million.

05/10/2012  |  Full story...

Top 10 smartphones worldwide

Samsung lead the way in 2012, with the largest increase (5%) in market share betwee Q2 2011 and Q2 2012. Manufacturers such as Apple and ZTE made significant increases over the measurement period. The previously popular brand Nokia suffered the biggest dip in market share with a 3% decrease.

Top 10 smartphones worldwide. Samsung lead the way in 2012, with the largest increase (5%) in market share betwee Q2 2011 and Q2 2012. Manufacturers such as Apple and ZTE made significant increases over the measurement period. The previously popular brand Nokia suffered the biggest dip in market share with a 3% decrease.

03/09/2012  |  Full story...

Google to cut 4,000 Motorola jobs in smartphone push

Google is to cut 20% of Motorola staff after buying the company, as the internet giant looks to focus on high-end smartphones rather than feature phones, according to a report. The New York Times reports that 20% of Motorola's workforce amounts to 4,000 people, with one third of those based in the US. A third of Motorola's 94 global offices will also be closed down.

13/08/2012  |  Full story...

Google ad revenue soars as profits hit $2.79bn

Google has reported a profit of $2.79 billion in the second quarter, up 11% over the same period of last year, as its search ad clicks increased by a massive 42%. The details were announced in the company's first financial statement since it finalised its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in May.

20/07/2012  |  Full story...

Google becomes mobile maker: $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal gets green light

Google has finally completed its $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility after regulators in China gave the deal a seal of approval over the weekend. Having announced the bid back in August 2011, it has taken nearly a year of negotiations and fending off inquiries from authorities to complete the move. It had been claimed Google would keep its Motorola subsidiary at arm's length, but the appointment of long-time Googler Dennis Woodside as CEO of Motorola Mobility suggests a more inclusive operation.

24/05/2012  |  Full story...

Xbox sales banned in Germany after Motorola court case

A number of Microsoft products, including Windows 7 OS, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and the Xbox console have been banned from sale in Germany, following an extraordinary ruling declared this week in a Mannheim court. The shock ruling is due to Motorola Mobility, a phones company which Google is in the process of acquiring, today being granted an injunction against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany.

03/05/2012  |  Full story...

Motorola wins Xbox patent case- Microsoft to pay $4bn-a-year fine?

Mobile maker Motorola has won a patent case against the Xbox console, in ruling that could cost Microsoft $4bn to meet the licensing demands. A judge at the US International Trade Commission ruled that the firm infringed four patents owned by Motorola Mobility. The claims relate to technologies involved in the H.264 video compression standard and wi-fi connectivity.

25/04/2012  |  Full story...

Google stock split preserves power for founders

Google is to split its stock for the first time, making its sky-high shares easier for the average person to buy. The move comes as a response from investor concerns, and also acts as a way of preserving power for the company's co-founders. The stock split was the first for Google since going public in 2004.

17/04/2012  |  Full story...

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