As part of its settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Google agreed to stop seeking sales bans on products that infringe on the standards-essential patents it owns.
Arris was the top bidder for Google's Motorola Home business unit, and will pay $2.35 billion to effectively combine two of the industry's legacy equipment vendors.
Arris Group said late Wednesday it agreed to buy Motorola Mobility's home division from Google for $2.35 billion in cash and stock in a deal that would make it one of the world's biggest set-top vendors.
The market for cheap smartphones costing under $150 will explode over the next few years, according to a new study from Informa Telecoms & Media, with low-end smartphones making up 52 percent of all smartphones sales in 2017.
Google CEO Larry Page said the company is continuously working to keep all of its Android hardware partners happy, and that the search giant will continue to innovate around its mobile platform. However, Page stopped short of saying that the company will produce a Nexus-branded device through Motorola Mobility, the Android OEM it acquired earlier this year.
Google's Motorola Mobility unit said it will shut down its mobile development and operations in South Korea and will cut most of its staff in the country next year. The action is Google's latest effort to slim down Motorola after acquiring the company earlier this year.
Google's Motorola Mobility unit has expanded its list of devices in line to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, pledging to update nine additional smartphones and tablets offered by U.S. carriers in the months ahead.
Set-top vendors Arris, Pace and Technicolor are among potential bidders for Motorola Mobility's set-top division, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
A private conference that Comcast and Time Warner Cable plan to hold in New York next week has become public after Canadian IPTV software vendor Espial issued a press release in which it boasts about its participation in the event.
FierceWireless compiled a list highlighting the smartphones and tablets that the Tier 1 carriers are promoting during the holidays. This list is not comprehensive, but designed to give you a cross-section of the top devices that carriers are heavily promoting, and in some cases discounting to consumers.