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20Dec/11Off

Super Bowl to be streamed online for the first time, as well as on iOS and Android

There is, bar none, no other televised, live event in the country that commands as much popularity and viewing numbers as the annual NFL Super Bowl. Last year’s sporting event drew over 100 million viewers. In a major announcement today, NBC and the National Football League today released their decision that the upcoming championship game of the professional football league will be the first one that will be “streamed online and to mobile phones.” As an avid football fan, what more can I say, than, “truly awesome”?

Furthermore, beyond just the Super Bowl, NBC and the NFL is also gearing up to stream “NBC’s broadcasts of wild card Saturday, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl would be available on the league’s and network’s websites and through Verizon’s NFL Mobile app.” This will reportedly also allow viewers access to exclusive camera angles, game highlights, as well as live-updated sports statistics. The announcement doesn’t cover which Verizon devices will be streamed to, though it’s very possible that if you’re able to watch NBC’s current football coverage on your smartphone, you’re probably set to stream Super Bowl XLVI.

NBC already provides Sunday Night Football access both on the web (which the author has watched quite a few times during this season), as well as on NFL Mobile, but until now, it and previous broadcasters couldn’t show the most important games, outside of being televised or turning to a bootleg stream as a last resort. Kudos to NBC, the NFL, and Verizon for making this happen. And after the playoffs, may the best team win.

[via Silicon Filter]


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20Dec/11Off

Verizon facing governmental scrutiny over cable spectrum negotiations

Reportedly just in today from Bloomberg, Verizon Wireless’s current negotiations for spectrum with cable companies are under governmental scrutiny by the U.S. Justice Department, for their possibility of being detrimental to competition in both the cable and wireless industries. The Justice Department is allegedly looking at whether Verizon would have too much control of the spectrum, and whether some components of the deal would potentially violate antitrust laws.

According to Bloomberg, Gina Talamona, a spokeswoman from the Justice Department, stated that the antitrust division is examining the transactions, and declined to comment any further than that. Verizon Wireless, the biggest mobile-phone carrier in the United States, introduced a $3.6 billion alliance earlier this month with cable companies (led by Comcast) that will try to change how customers purchase Internet, mobile and television services.

The desire for a larger piece of the overall wireless spectrum has driven the recent deluge of merger and acquisition deals in the wireless industry. AT&T only yesterday backed off on its bid to acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom since the Justice Department believed the elimination of a a country-wide wireless carrier would significantly hurt the competitive environment.

[via Bloomberg]


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20Dec/11Off

Google holds Android 4.0 updates for Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus

Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Nexus S hit a snag today, as Electronista reports that the company posted on its forums that it was holding the operating system update to “monitor feedback”, after users saw atypically high battery drain on the devices. Possibly induced by a spike in processor usage, the issue wasn’t enough to halt all updates worldwide, but the upgrade “wouldn’t return until Google was satisfied there wasn’t an issue.”

The problem may possibly be related to a recent update to Android 4.0. Galaxy Nexus owners have mentioned throughout Google’s online forums that they’ve seen battery drain issues akin to that of the Nexus S. However, in their cases, it may be that the kernel behind the low-level software on the device is artificially keeping the device awake even when the screen itself is off, depleting battery far faster than it typically would.

Google hasn’t issued an official acknowledgment of the Galaxy Nexus battery issue, although it hasn’t pushed Ice Cream Sandwich versin 4.0.3 update to those devices yet. We’ll keep you updated what happens next, whether from Google, or others. Hopefully the issue gets resolved in the time being, though. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

[via Electronista]


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20Dec/11Off

Apple launches ‘Complete My Season Pass’ for TV shows on iTunes

Until recently, Apple has only offered a music-oriented “Complete My Album” feature in the iTunes Store to allow users who have previously bought individual songs to upgrade to the full album at a discounted price. However, users have not had a similar option for TV shows, until now, that is. Apple has just launched the new feature for TV shows, not surprisingly dubbed the “Complete My Season Pass” feature, and it’s now available in the iTunes Store.

MacRumors reports that when a user’s logged in and is viewing an iTunes Store page listing for a particuar season of a TV show, the Season Pass purchase price will be reduced by the number of previous single-episode purchases, allowing users to have access to the full season, without having to basically repurchase the episodes they had previously acquired singularly. If you’ve used the Complete My Album feature for music in iTunes, then this is essentially that, well, for TV show episodes/seasons.

Season passes for TV shows will usually be priced at a steep discount, compared to purchasing each season episode separately. It’s about time that Apple finally released this feature for the iTunes Store, just in time for the holiday season. So curl up with your loved ones and some hot spiced cider, and enjoy an entire season of your favorite show, instead of only a couple episodes.

[via MacRumors]


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20Dec/11Off

LightSquared petitions FCC affirm GPS has no right to protection

This past month the folks at LightSuared have had less than an awesome time dealing with the idea that their network had been accused of interfering with GPS receivers of all kinds, and this week after already having sent word out to the world that the whole thing was just a simple misunderstanding, they’ve petitioned the FCC directly to have them affirm their spectrum rights. LightSquared is currently looking into building a new national LTE network using frequencies that sit next to those generally devoted to GPS, and as their petition for declaratory ruling notes this week, they’re living in peace, not bashing each other around. On the other hand, specifically what they’re asking is that the FCC affirm that their rights to use the spectrum outweighs the fact that because GPS receivers are not licensed and do not operate inside service rules, they are not entitled to interference protection.

LightSquared here is noting that they’ve done no wrong because the problem is caused, first of all, by GPS receivers looking into its fully licensed spectrum. What they’re saying with this then is that even if the interference exists, these GPS representatives have no rights that would stop LightSquared from continuing on with business as usual. In fact, if what LightSquared executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy Jeff Carlisle says is true, the GPS industry agreed to their plans years ago:

“LightSquared has had FCC authorization to build its network for over eight years and that authorization was endorsed by the GPS industry.” – Carlisle

What LightSquared’s CEO Sanjiv Ahuja says is especially pointed in this regard as well:

“This petition goes to the very heart of the FCC’s mission, which is to ensure that the nation’s airwaves are governed by regulatory certainty.” – Ahuja

You can read the petition for declaratory ruling in a PDF file hosted by LightSquared and note the massive nature of the soft threat. When you tell a group like LightSquared that they can’t go through with a plan they’ve had on the books for 6+ years because some punk GPS jockeys have an issue with you, it’s time for business.


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20Dec/11Off

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Gaming Demo with Ripide GP and ShadowGun

There are a couple of games out there right now that show off the graphics finesse of whatever platform you play them on quite well, and in quite an easily comparable sense when it comes down to it, those being Riptide GP, a jet-ski racing game, and ShadowGun, a 3rd person shooter – today we’ve got these games being demonstrated on Verizon’s LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus. This device is the first to work natively with Google’s mobile OS by the name of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and runs a Texas Instruments OMAP4 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Is it enough to compete with such gaming titans as the ultra-powerful NIVIDA Tegra 3 quad-core processor toting ASUS Transformer Prime, or perhaps the iPad 2 for good measure?

What you’re going to see below is a few videos, the first of which will be Riptide GP on the Galaxy Nexus, the second being ShadowGun on that same device, then you’ll be looking at a couple of videos that show off these same games on the two most powerful tablet devices on the market today. Though a tablet isn’t normally supposed to be compared to a handset like this in this manner, you’ll see that though tablets have been shown to be running the show as far as high-class graphics and gaming go thus far, here in the Galaxy Nexus its evident that the smartphone is right there racing beside them, no problem at all whatsoever.

Riptide GP on Verizon Galaxy Nexus

This game was originally developed in collaboration with NVIDIA to be optimized for NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors, dual-core like the Texas Instruments processor in the Galaxy Nexus, but currently being phased out as the Tegra 3 rolls out with twice the power. Meanwhile this game has been released for all devices powerful enough to work with it, and it looks fantastic here on the Galaxy Nexus. We have several things to thank for that including the high-level graphics processing in the Texas Instruments chip, the operating system Android 4.0′s ability to work with processors to deliver high-end graphics and processing more efficiently than ever before, and the high-resolution display on the Galaxy Nexus. This game is available on the Android Market now.

ShadowGun on Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Similarly you’ll find ShadowGun working slick as a knife through butter with absolutely no load time between scenes and instantaneous rendering of all elements as they unfold, no problem. This game demands that your device be running efficiently or it skips and jumps as your machine tries to handle it — you’ll see no such breaks here. This game, like Riptide GP, is available for download directly from the Android Market right this minute.

Riptide GP and ShadowGun on iPad 2 and Transformer Prime

Now as far as both of these games working in the tablet world, there’s more of a difference between the iPad 2 and the Transformer Prime than you’d think, and because the display is much more dense with pixels on the Galaxy Nexus than it is on the iPad 2, the difference between the two is pronounced heavily once again. First have a look at Riptide GP:

You’ll have noticed at this point that the game has some added effects on the ASUS tablet – this is because NVIDIA worked with the folks developing Riptide GP to create a version that takes full advantage of the four cores of the Tegra 3 processor. A similar situation is going on with ShadowGun, what with water effects, in this case, and improved graphics across the game. Compare this version to the one you see played by the Galaxy Nexus above and you’ll see that beyond those aesthetic bonuses, they run pretty similarly.

Stick around here on SlashGear to see our full review of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus this week and follow along in our timeline below to see our hands-on history with the Galaxy Nexus in general. Look like the device for you? Believe it or not, it’s available in the USA right now!


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20Dec/11Off

Sprint Galaxy Nexus A Reality – Device Given The Green Light For Activation [Rumor]

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Not sure exactly how accurate this information is but the implications here are so huge, so monumental, so tremendous — that I felt I should share it with our readers. We’ve been receiving multiple reports from both Sprint customers and employees that apparently… wait for it… the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus is safe to flash on Sprint. The information comes through online chats and phone calls with Sprint sales support and according to them, they know all about Google’s flagship (and why wouldn’t they?) and have given the device the green light for activation on their network.

On the surface, it all makes sense. Hypothetically, anyway. Just take a look at the Verizon Galaxy Nexus’s supported radio bands (CDMA 800/1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO), it actually supports all the same frequencies that Sprint uses for both 2G and 3G although, sadly, no 4G (not a problem for most Sprint users, I’m sure). We still haven’t gotten word on anyone successfully flashing Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus over to Sprint (or if it’s even possible) but it seems Sprint is more ready and willing. As soon as we get more info, we’ll let you know. Would any Sprint customers out there be willing to pay full price for the Verizon’s GNex?

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20Dec/11Off

Android Army Advances – 700,000 New Device Activations Each Day

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It’s official, folks. There are now 700,000 Android activations each day — a statement made just a few minutes ago by Google’s Senior Vice President of Mobile, Andy Rubin, via his Twitter. This is up from 500,000 back towards the end of June and at roughly 8 new Android activations every second, it’s a number that not only continues to grow but doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

[Twitter]


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20Dec/11Off

Motorola Is Giving Away 7 White DROID RAZRs For The Holidays [Contest]

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Motorola is throwing a new contest for the holidays, giving away 7 DROID RAZRs via their Twitter. Kicking things off is a Mr. Cee-Lo Green acting as Santa Clause and hiding the first of 7 Droid Razr’s somewhere in Lost Angeles, CA (follow him on Twitter for clues). If running around downtown LA doesn’t sound like your idea of a good time, there are still 6 more opportunities to win the all new white Droid Razr for yourself. Just make sure you’re following @Motorola on Twitter and send a public tweet while including the hashtag #WhiteRazrXmas. Don’t forget to check out Motorola’s full rules for entering down below.

Motorola #WhiteRazrXmas Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Motorola #WhiteRazrXmas Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") starts at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 12/20/11 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/25/11 ("Promotion Period").

ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age. Employees of Motorola Mobility, Inc. ("Sponsor"), Weber Shandwick, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with Twitter.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, become a follower of @motorola on Twitter. Then, wish a friend, family member or any Twitter user a #WhiteRazrXmas on Twitter through a tweet and include the hashtag #WhiteRazrXmas to receive one (1) entry. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/25/11 to be eligible. If you choose to tweet using your mobile phone, standard text messaging and data fees for text messages sent and received may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants must follow @motorola in order to be considered. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Twitter username per day for the duration of the Promotion Period. For the purposes of this Promotion, a day is understood to begin at 12:00 a.m. ET and end at 11:59 p.m. ET that same day. Multiple entries received from any person or Twitter handle in excess of the stated limitation will be void. A Twitter account is required to enter and may be opened for free at http://twitter.com. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Promotion.

WINNER DETERMINATION: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about 12/27/2011 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion. Sponsor will notify the potential winners via direct message. The potential winners then must direct message @motorola their full name, date of birth, complete mailing address and e-mail address within a time period specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Potential winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within 5 (five) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner will be notified. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, and such parent or legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

(6) GRAND PRIZES: One (1) White DROID RAZR by Motorola smartphone. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $649.99 each.

General Prize Conditions: Total ARV of all prizes: $3,899.94. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Mobile phone service not included. All prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Any and all federal, state and local taxes on the prizes, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being awarded, including but not limited to mobile phone service, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Weber Shandwick, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries and/or tweets received from multiple users having the same Twitter account, the "authorized subscriber" of the Twitter account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the Twitter account by Twitter. Released Parties not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Twitter updates (“tweets”) or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled or stolen entries, questions or tweets; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the posting of questions, the processing of entries and/or tweets, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize (and void all associated entries/tweets) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Promotion for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion and, in the event of termination, to determine the winners in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect tweets and/or entries received up to such time of impairment.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.

REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ NAMES: For of the names of the winners (available after 1/6/2012) send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by 2/6/2012 to Motorola #WhiteRazrXmas Sweepstakes Winners, Motorola Mobility, Inc., 600 N US Highway 45, Libertyville, IL 60048.

SPONSOR: Motorola Mobility, Inc., 600 N US Highway 45, Libertyville, IL 60048
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

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20Dec/11Off

ITC Initial Ruling Finds Motorola Infringed On 1 Out Of 7 Microsoft Patents (Or Didn’t Violate 6 Out Of 7)

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In what could be seen as a loss for Motorola (and is being reported as such from various media outlets), the International Trade Commission has just announced their initial ruling on Moto’s alleged patent infringement — declaring that Motorola violated 1 of 7 Microsoft patents (number 6,370,566) that dealt with “generating meeting requests and group scheduling from a mobile device.” Which sounds downright basic in terms of how the general populace uses their smartphones but I’m sure it’s more complicated than that. Apparently, 1 out of 7 isn’t too bad for Motorola, who chose to see the glass half full and issued this upbeat press statement:

Initial Determination from ITC Finds That Motorola Mobility Did Not Violate Six of the Seven Patents

Dec. 20, 2011

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Dec. 20, 2011 – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) (“Motorola Mobility”) today announced that it has received notice that the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) in the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) action brought by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) against Motorola Mobility has issued an initial determination. The ALJ determined that Motorola Mobility does not violate six of the seven Microsoft patents listed in Microsoft’s suit. The Company noted that Microsoft had previously dropped two patents from its original case which included nine patents.

“We are very pleased that the majority of the rulings were favorable to Motorola Mobility,” said Scott Offer, senior vice president and general counsel of Motorola Mobility. “The ALJ’s initial determination may provide clarity on the definition of the Microsoft 566 patent for which a violation was found and will help us avoid infringement of this patent in the U.S. market.”

Microsoft continues to infringe Motorola Mobility’s substantial patent portfolio and Motorola Mobility has active patent infringement litigation and proceedings against Microsoft in a number of jurisdictions, including the ITC. Motorola Mobility remains confident in its position and will continue to move forward with its complaints.

The ALJ’s initial determination is subject to further review by the ITC. The final decision in this case, based on the deliberation of the full ITC, is expected by April 20, 2012. The ITC’s final determination ruling would be subject to a 60-day review period by U.S. President Obama. The Company noted that sales outside the U.S. are not within the focus of the ITC.

Business Risks

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the impact of this litigation and future actions with respect to this litigation. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the successful defense of the claims by Microsoft and protection of the company’s intellectual property; the timing of the matters before the ITC; the company’s continued ability to sell its mobile device products; and the other risks and uncertainties contained and identified in Motorola Mobility’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof Motorola Mobility does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances or update the reasons that actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

[Motorola]


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