Google's $12-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility not just empowers the company with a portfolio of 17,000 patents, but also a profile of super Android-powered products.
As Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt said at a conference in San Francisco after the acquisition, We actually believe that the Motorola team has some amazing products coming...We're excited to have the product line, to use the Motorola brand, the product architecture, the engineers. These guys invented the RAZR. We know them well because they're Google Apps users....[We like] having at least one area where we can do integrated hardware and software.
Motorola's offering of Android phones, a lineup of Droid X series, Atrix, Photon, Droid Bionic and Droid HD clearly has the potential of fulfilling Google's hardware ambitions.
Here is a list of the Motorola Android cutting-edge devices that could uplift Google's position further:
Motorola Droid Bionic: Droid Bionic was one of the most anticipated phones of this year and it has recently been launched through Sprint for $299 on a two year contract. It is the first smartphone from Verizon to combine 4G LTE with 4.3-inch qHD display, dual-core 1 gHz processors. The phone has qHD (540 x 960 pixels, 256 ppi pixel density) TFT display, 8MP camera with dual-LED flash and feature 1080p video capture capability. The Android Gingerbread-powered phone comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory configuration.
Motorola Atrix: This phone from the Motorola camp is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and runs Motorola's customized Android 2.2. It features a 4-inch display with 960x540 screen resolution, a 5MP rear-facing and a front-facing VGA camera.
The phone also offers 720p video capture capability. It weighs 4.8 ounces and is about 0.43-inch thick. The special feature in the phone is that it comes with an 11.6-inch laptop dock. The phone is powered by Webtop software which runs the laptop when the phone is placed in the docking cradle. This means the user can access the contents on the phone in a bigger screen through the laptop dock and an HD Dock.
Motorola Photon 4G:This phone was launched on the Sprint network and it is compatible with both 4G and 3G. The Gingerbread-powered phone comes with a 4.3-inch qHD display with 960x540 screen resolution and is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chipset.
The phone has a memory of 1GB RAM and an internal memory of 16 GB. It has an 8MP rear-facing camera and front-facing VGA camera and offers 720p video capture capability. Photon 4G also sports an HD Station which comes with a wireless remote and HDMI cable which transforms the phone into a large screen computer. However, the phone does not have a laptop dock unlike Motorola Atrix model.
Droid X2: Droid X 2, powered by Android 2.2 and NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip, is one of the top smartphones. It sports a 4.3-inch screen with 960x540 screen resolution. The phone is 0.39 -inch thin and weighs about 5.4oz and it sports n 8MP rear-facing camera with 720p video capture. The Droid X2 has an internal memory of 8GB. The phone has a SIM slot and a MicroSD slot on the left side and a volume rocker and power button on the right side.
Droid 2 Global: This phone was launched mainly targeting the business customers. It is powered by Android 2.2 and a 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor. It comes with a 3.7-inch display, 850x480 screen resolution and a 5MP camera with 720p video capture capability. The phone has 8GB internal memory expandable to 32GB. It weighs about 6 ounces and is 0.53-inches thick. Droid Global comes with Verizon SIM and works on Verizon's global plans.