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[News] Motorola Contributes to Linux Phone Efforts

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Motorola pushes ahead with Android phones 

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| Jha praised Android, noting that 3,000 applications have already been 
| developed for it. Motorola will focus on integrating messaging and social 
| networking with the Android devices, he said, and will offer a range of 
| devices in the high- and mid-tier price ranges. "We are probably investing as 
| much as anybody on the Android platform," he added.     



Motorola smartphone gets widgety

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| Motorola does not advertise which operating system (OS) the Evoke QA4 runs,
| but several hands-on reports from last week's CTIA Wireless show say the
| phone runs Linux, most likely an updated version of Motorola's Linux/Java
| MotoMAGX stack. In fact, the Evoke QA4 appears to be the second Motorola
| phone after the Moto VE66 (pictured below, right) announced in November, to
| support Motorola's MotoDev Studio for WebUI "widget" platform for MotoMAGX.


Ming phone gains larger screen

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| Photos and preliminary specifications for an "A1210" Linux phone that appears
| to be an updated version of the popular Motorola Ming have appeared on
| Chinese technology sites. The GSM/EDGE-ready A1210 (pictured) offers a larger
| 2.8-inch screen, and an improved 3.1 megapixel camera, industry reports say.


Motorola ZN300 images leak: 3MP cubist cameraphone

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| Press shots of the Motorola ZN300 have leaked, showing the Linux-based slider
| in all its squared-off glory.  According to the limited specs we have now,
| the ZN300 - which also goes by the name MotoZine ZN300 - has a 3-megapixel
| camera, QVGA display and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.


Motorola disses Windows Mobile: Android "more competitive"

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| Handset maker Motorola has revealed plans to scale back its commitment to
| Windows Mobile as it continues to increase its investment in Google's open
| source Android mobile platform.


Motorola: Becoming a 'Peripheral Player'

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| To do that, Motorola will draw on its experience tinkering with the same
| Linux-Java software used in Android to make what it hopes are compelling
| tools and other applications. Social-networking apps, for example, are one
| area of focus for the Android phones. Jha says in an interview that Motorola
| engineers are working closely with Google to develop appealing apps.


Motorola ditching Windows Mobile?

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| Rumour has it that Motorola is ditching the Windows Mobile platform for its
| smartphone handsets in favour of Google's new Linux-based Android.
| As reported over on BetaNews, the company has announced to the State of
| Florida that it is to shut down its Windows Mobile development centre in
| Plantation, Florida – with 77 jobs for the chop as a result, added on to the
| 4,000 jobs the company has already 'restructured' this month.


Mot taps Linux for rugged mobile phone

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| Motorola is readying a rugged, weather-resistant 3G HSDPA clamshell phone for
| ATT Mobility. Targeting outdoor enthusiasts, contractors, and (cruel but
| true) "teenagers," the Motorola Tundra VA76r runs Linux, and offers aGPS,
| Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, and Push to Talk (PTT), says Motorola.


Linux music phone boasts stereo mini-jack

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| Motorola formally announced its MotoRokr EM35, a slider version of the EM30
| music phone that runs MontaVista Linux. The phone offers Bluetooth, USB, a
| 3-megapixel camera, and a haptic scroll interface, as well as music playback
| that is said to include virtual surround effects.


Motorola Joins Google Android Craze

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| Motorola's Android device is expected to feature a touch screen similar to
| the Apple iPhone, T-Mobile G1 or the recently announced BlackBerry Storm from
| Research In Motion. Motorola's yet-to-be-named Android device is also
| expected to feature a G1-style physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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