Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 21, including Lenovo making a move for BlackBerry, the release of the Apple Pay update for iOS, how LTE-A will affect matching test equipment, what more sensors will mean for the hands-on approach to mobile devices and how our world become inhabited by more devices than people.
Motorola Mobility, which is being acquired by China's Lenovo from Google for $2.9 billion, has decided to close the only U.S. factory that makes smartphones by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Google and Apple, longtime legal sparring partners in the mobile realm, called a truce Friday in a joint statement that announced the two would suspend any outstanding smartphone patent litigation against one another. The two tech companies said they will work together to remedy the country's muddled patent system.
Last week saw a number of major developments in the ongoing patent wars among the major smartphone players.
Chinese PC and smartphone maker Lenovo has agreed to buy phone manufacturer Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion, Google announced on Wednesday.
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The new Moto X smartphone, the flagship smartphone for Google's Motorola Mobility unit, comes with all kinds of consumer friendly features, but these same features can pose a security nightmare for IT managers, according to analysts consulted by CIO Magazine.
Facebook has hired former Motorola Mobility executive Gary Briggs as its first-ever chief marketing officer. Briggs replaces Facebook Vice President of Product Marketing Eric Antonow, who is leaving the social networking giant after spearheading its marketing efforts since 2010: A Facebook spokesperson told AdAge that Antonow will exit next month to pursue a project related to his interest in education.
A new demonstration video reportedly released by Canadian operator Rogers Wireless indicates Google's forthcoming Moto X smartphone will integrate an always-on voice command feature enabling users to access services and information without touching the handset.
Apple ranked as the top smartphone maker in the United States with 39.2 percent of market, but second place Samsung posted the highest sequential growth rate, according to an online survey by comScore's MobiLens service