Google in a surprising development announced today that they would be snapping up Motorola mobility for a sum of $12.5 billion. Motorola mobility is the handset manufacturing arm of Motorola. Buying a hardware division seems a little out of the sphere of Google as traditionally they have never been that much in the hardware manufacturing business. However, Motorola is one of the many manufacturers that utilize Google’s Android Platform, and has manufactured some Smartphone’s based on Android that were a success with the masses, specially the Droid series.
Motorola has already made it clear through its twitter account that Xoom tablet contains a unlockable/lockable bootloader which gives developers an easy access to hardware for development.
If you are one of developers or a simple user but want to put your own data like custom ROMs, which are coming very soon, on Xoom, here is a simple guide to unlock Motorola Xoom’s bootloader.
But unfortunately the first few batches of Xoom which will be shipped on February 24 will not have flash.
According to a tweet by Eldar Murtazin, Motorola’s Motopad is the first device which will be released with preloaded android 3.0. As the name shows, Motopad will be a tablet definitely but with 7 inch screen size.
Motorola Droid X, which was lost in a Verizon gym, got leaked with the name of Droid Xtreme and finally confirmed (unofficially) with the name of Droid X, is reaching Verizon stores on July 19.
Here comes one more android based mobile phone ! We were getting leaked pics of Motorola Droid Extreme, but the company has just announced a new Motorola Milestone XT720 which is said to be very close to Motoroi. According to the press release it will be running on android 2.1 but upgradeable to Android 2.2 (Froyo).
Why I like Symbian? In symbian based mobile phones when you install an app or game, you are asked about the storage location. You can select either phone memory or you can install all your apps on SD Card to save the space of phone for other functions. But android’s new version is one step ahead now.
Another variant of Droid has been snapped and it is being called Droid Extreme. Hopefully the name “Droid” is very lucky for Motorola. All we can say is that this new android based phone is Motorola Droid / Milestone without slide-out keyboard.
Last month we shared some leaked specifications and pictures of Motorola’s Flipout, but now the company has officially announced the device.