Motorola De-Googling Android Phones for China
In apparent reaction to Google's threatened pull-out from China, Motorola has announced plans to replace Google services on its Android phones for China. Search will be provided by Google rival Baidu, and Motorola is developing its own app store for Android applications. Google's threat to pull out from China caused alarm for Motorola investors, since China is a vital market for Motorola handsets, and the company has based its new smartphone lineup on Google's Android software. The move highlights the flexibility and openness of the Android platform.
Motorola: Wearables Don't Have Enough Appeal
Motorola does not plan to launch new smartwatches alongside the debut of Android Wear 2.0 early next year, reports The Verge. Shakil Barkat, Motorola's head of global product development, indicated the company will not release new hardware once Google's revised wearable platform hits the street.
Motorola Commits to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Motorola today voiced its support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow in a blog post and outlined some of the changes headed to its devices. First and foremost, Motorola will update the following handsets to Android 6.0 Marshmallow: 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, Style, and Play; 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in US, Latin America, and Europe: Moto G 3rd edition, 2nd edition, and 2nd edition with LTE; Droid Turbo, Moto Maxx, and Moto Turbo; and the Google Nexus 6.
Motorola to Close Texas Assembly Plant
Motorola today indicated it will close the Ft. Worth factory used to assemble custom-designed Moto X handsets by the end of the year.
Moto 360 Sport to Reach U.S. In January
Motorola today announced availability of the Moto 360 Sport, its fitness-focused smartwatch. The device will reach the U.K.
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A better idea
But quite honestly China needs to go. Nuke the crap out of the government and put in something that allows for easier monetization of the Chinese.