Posts by Rithvik Rao

Rithvik is a News Editor here at Pocketnow, currently a student living in California. He fell in love with tech at an early age after messing with the HTC G1, and is now studying application development to further fuel his love for tech. Rithvik also enjoys reading fiction novels when he's not tied up with work. | Google+ | Twitter |

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    While processors admittedly aren't the most interesting part of mobile devices these days – though many obsess over them – they are the brains behind the functioning of handsets, and thus a critical component of our smartphones. When it comes to low-end phones, one of the places cost-reducing measures are taken is the processor, with there routinely being a lack of LTE support and other such things at this kind of price point. So that's why the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, announced just today, has piqued our interest: it brings LTE, in addition to a host of other features, to low-end ...

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    With the arrival of new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is looking to shake things up and grab itself customers. This is largely an uphill battle for the company though, and a difficult one at that – the company is frequently stereotyped as the carrier where you'll never have service. While that's pretty far from the truth these days, it is indeed a fact that Sprint is the least reliable major US carrier, so it has to counter that by enticing customers with sweet-looking plans. The latest new Sprint plan? Pay $50, get unlimited everything (with support for Spark LTE, too). But there's a bit ...

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    At about this time of year every year, we're faced with the same situation. Apple has just gone official with a new iPhone (two new iPhones, this time), and in that process discounted the pricing of the last-gen models. So is it worth skipping on the upgrades and grabbing a cheaper phone instead? Let's have a look in our Apple iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s comparison chart. The good thing is, unlike what happened with Sony's flagship Xperia line, nothing has got worse between generations. And there's a commendable set of upgrades, too – it's more than clear that this isn't just an incremental ...

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    Today's the day, everyone. After months of anticipation, speculation, and leaks, we have it just the way we like it – we have a general idea of what to expect from the Cupertino company, but the launch is still shrouded in mystery. The event today isn't just limited to members of the press, as there's a full Apple iPhone 6 event live stream and many other ways of learning about the announcements as they arrive. The best way to get your Apple fix today is through the company's own live stream, which should be going live at the link at the bottom of this post just a bit before the event ...

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    The Moto 360 may be met with availability issues right now, but we're hoping that'll all clear up soon – and when those problems get sorted out and the dust clears, there'll be an additional retailer stocking the Moto 360: AT&T. The wireless carrier has revealed its plans today to carry the Android Wear-powered timepiece as an accessory. AT&T joins a growing list of Motorola, Google Play, Best Buy, and Verizon Wireless as one of the places you can grab a Moto 360, but because of the supply/demand levels right now (presumably), we don't yet have a date or a price for the version ...

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    One of our favorite fitness platforms is Jawbone's, as the software is well-refined – even if you don't like the UP24, you may still like the companion software. That's why we're glad today to hear that a Jawbone Pebble app is in the works, as are companion apps for a plethora of other platforms. Let's talk about Pebble first, as that's the one we're hearing the best confirmation on. In a statement, the company had this to say: "we're incredibly excited that Jawbone is writing a Pebble app that lets our users enjoy great activity tracking and do more with their Pebbles." So this app is ...

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    One of the accessories that Motorola launched alongside the new Moto X and G was the Motorola Power Pack Micro, a 1,500 mAh battery pack with a bit of a twist. You see, the Motorola Power Pack Micro isn't any ole juice pack in that it'll be a rectangular slab, but is rather meant to ride on your keychain – intuitive, yes? We've gone ahead and unboxed our review unit, sharing our first impressions as well, so be sure to check that out down below. The thing about the Power Pack Micro is that it also allows for connectivity to a smartphone via Bluetooth. This works twofold – if you were ...

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    The Moto G last year took the world by storm, and you may not have even noticed. By targeting developing countries with an affordable yet smooth smartphone, Motorola was able to create its best-selling smartphone ever, and it's looking to follow that up in a strong manner with the latest entry to its portfolio of Android devices – the new Moto G. We've gone ahead and unboxed our review unit and given you a first look in the video below. Paying $179 for a smartphone generally means that the OEM won't have much extra dough to spend on a premium box, so the one the new Moto G comes in is ...

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    After reviewing the Moto X last year, many of our reviewers found themselves right back with the device after moving on to test other devices. And that was because of a simple reason: the device was easy to use, powerful, and it just worked. Now that the successor is out, we're naturally intrigued – so we have a review unit in-hand, and we've given the new Moto X a proper unboxing and shared our first impressions in a new video. Just like with the Moto 360, the new Moto X's box feels premium and is fairly minimalistic. Once you slide the box out of its cover, you can immediately open it ...

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    We've waited for it for months, and it finally went live across many stores this week. We've got it on our wrists now, too, so it's time to unbox it and give you our first take on Motorola's next-gen round wonder. This is our full Motorola Moto 360 unboxing, complete with first impressions. The box the Moto 360 arrives in is quite minimal, pretty much exactly what we're expecting from Motorola products. It's a round box – perfect for the round wearable hidden within – and opening it immediately gives you a look at the powered-off screen of the watch below. Setup is then a breeze ...

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    The Moto G was Motorola's best-selling device in company history, and that was for one simple reason: it offered reasonable specs for a reasonable price, and people loved that. But can the new Moto G follow in the footsteps, and fill the shoes of its older brother behemoth? Let's find out in our specs comparison between the new Moto G vs Moto G (the old one). First of all, the screen is bigger on the new G, but that equals a sacrifice in pixel density. At this kind of pixel density, it's possible for the human eye to make out individual pixels if you're close enough to your phone, so that ...

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    If you've seen our coverage so far of the new Moto X, then you know that it's quite a leap over the original Moto X in terms of specs. While the general premise is the same – a snappy phone that does what you'd like without a hitch, while also making life just a little bit easier to bear – the specs have certainly improved. Let's check it all out in our spec comparison between the new Moto X vs Moto X, right down below. Motorola has gone all-out here, letting the new Moto X best the old one in almost every single category on our chart. The screen is more pixel dense on the new Moto X, ...

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    Now that the Moto 360 is finally official, it's time we tear open the aluminum casing and dig into the innards. In our full list of Motorola Moto 360 specs down below, we go through exactly what powers the newest and hottest Android Wear device on the market. Itching for more coverage of Motorola's newest products? Look no further than our very own homepage, where you'll see the rest of our hands-on and news coverage from Motorola's Chicago press event. Also be sure to check out our IFA 2014 coverage, which is still ongoing – there's still plenty of the show to get through, and we'll be ...

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    When the Moto X came out last year, many shamed it for not featuring high-end specs like the other flagships in town. While phones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 were rocking quad-core Snapdragon 600 processors, the Moto X was using an X8 Mobile Computing System based off of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. You'd think it'd be the same story here, when we round up the new Moto X specs, but these results are actually remarkably surprising – the next-gen Moto X features high-end internals about on par with close competition like the HTC One M8, so we're excited to see where the ...

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    A lot of you are probably wondering how much power Motorola was able to cram into its new budget midranger, so we decided to compose a list of the new Moto G specs in order to please you. Below is a full list of the specs of the phone, some of which are quite surprising considering the phone's pricing – the camera's quite decent for this price range, and the processor (as we've seen on many midrangers thus far) is no slouch. Combine all of that with Motorola's buttery smooth operating system, and you've got a winner on your hands. In case you haven't already learned about the new Moto G, ...

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