Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, 10/18.
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
Mobile device management firm AirWatch has acquired Motorola Solutions' Mobility Service Platform unit for an undisclosed sum.
Motorola Mobility's Photon Q is the latest Sprint Nextel smartphone upgraded to Google's Android 4.1 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The automatic download began rolling out to subscribers Thursday.
Verizon Wireless is upgrading Motorola Mobility's Droid Bionic to Google's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. The operator will push out the over-the-air software update in phases, beginning today.
Google said it would cut an additional 1,200 positions at its Motorola Mobility unit, on top of the 4,000 cuts announced last August, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Verizon Wireless is updating Motorola Mobility's Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx smartphones to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.