Posts tagged with: Atrix HD
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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's plans to upgrade the company's current smartphone line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat. We then talk about Samsung, the results in sales of the Galaxy Gear, and what to believe and not believe. We follow the news with some more rumors of Apple building a bigger iPad at 12.9-inches, and why this makes sense since we currently have the iPad Air and iPad mini, along with the iPad mini with Retina Display. Later we talk about the possibility of a 128-bit chip for smartphones and tablets, as if 64-bits wasn't enough for you. We end today's show ...

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    Motorola has Android 4.4 on its mind, as should be patently obvious from the pace at which it's been working to make KitKat available to its users. We just told you a couple hours ago about the Verizon Moto X update going official, and we've already started getting confirmation from subscribers. That's just the tip of the iceberg, however, and now we're learning more about the Android 4.4 fate for a number of the company's older Androids. Earlier this month, we saw Motorola confirm KitKat updates for the Moto X (obvo) and this year's Droid Ultra series (Mini, Maxx, and all). For a bunch of ...

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    Motorola may not be the least friendly manufacture around when it comes to unlocking bootloaders, but if not, it's darn close. A precious few Motorola Androids are supported by the company's official unlocking site, and in many cases, you'll still need a developer-series handset; for a serious Android tinkerer, it can be enough to drive you away from Motorola altogether. Luckily, it looks like the community is coming through where Motorola itself has not, and an exploit has been announced that should be able to let owners of a few Motorola Androids open up their phones' bootloaders. While ...

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    We've already heard some good news this week when it comes to the availability of new Jelly Bean updates for some of our favorite Android phones, learning about updates arriving for both the Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon and HTC's EVO 4G LTE on Sprint. The week may nearly be over, but that doesn't mean update news is about to slow down, and today we continue along those lines with Jelly Bean news from another carrier, as well as another manufacturer. This time it's AT&T and Motorola that take the spotlight, upon the announcement that the Motorola Atrix HD is getting its own Jelly ...

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    Developer Edition phones answer a need of a certain slice of the market: those power users that want to do extreme modding, tweaking, hacking. Some OEMs who usually lock down bootloaders with no unlocking solution in sight prefer to release "developer edition" phones with special conditions (usually loss of warranty) so that they don't have to put up with the consequences of the masses going all power-user on devices. If you like the Motorola Atrix HD but are turned down by the locked bootloader on it you can now turn your attention to the Developer Edition of the phone. In terms of aspect ...

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    As Motorola users are all too aware, while the company does an admirable job of trying to let users know about the Android update situation for each of its models, it has a nasty habit of going back on previous plans to bring updates to certain models. As such, whenever the company gets around to updating that list, we find ourselves walking on eggshells. So, what's the news today? This update focuses on plans for Jelly Bean upgrades. To that end, Motorola lists a dozen models that it currently plans to bring Android 4.1 to. Some of the devices listed have ETAs attached to them; the three ...

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    Motorola's new RAZR HD and RAZR M lineup may be the new hotness, but the Atrix HD is still pretty fresh in our minds. When we reviewed the smartphone, we were largely pleased with the handset, but noted a few software issues, and were upset with the camera's low-light performance. As if Motorola was reading our mind, a new software update for the Atrix HD was just announced, and it looks like it's going to take care of many of these issues. The phone's camera should subsequently perform better in low-light conditions, and Motorola also says images will be sharper and have more accurate ...

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    I’ve learned that there are two things about being a mobile-phone reviewer. The first thing: you get to handle awesome gadgetry days or weeks ahead of its official release date, and you’re not just allowed to use the heck out of it; you need to, in order to do your job. That’s the awesome thing. The other, less-awesome thing: you eventually have to give it all back. “Empty Nest” is a recurring column discussing what I miss -and what I don’t- about the devices I’ve had to return. ___ In the last edition of Empty Nest, I talked about "the agony and the ecstasy" of giving ...

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    Yesterday morning, we saw what appeared to be a marketing campaign Motorola had started in anticipation of announcing a new smartphone. The company began releasing a series of clues on its Facebook page, hinting as to the identity of the mystery phone, with plans to finally reveal the model this Friday. We speculated at the time that the company might be building up to the announcement of the Droid RAZR HD, but we would need some more of Motorola's hints to know for sure. Well, now the second hint's been posted, and it's quickly become clear that this little promotion isn't going to end up ...

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    Getting to know the youngest member of a family is a lot easier if you know what their siblings are like. Similarly, understanding the Motorola Atrix HD requires an understanding of what the Atrix brand represents. That's not all that easy. The first device in the Atrix family, the buzzworthy Atrix 4G, launched in February of 2011. This Atrix was a headliner device, a feature-loaded differentiator that brought a lot of firsts to the table. Among these: it was one of the first smartphones to ship with NVIDIA's then-new Tegra 2 1GHz CPU, the first Motorola smartphone with a fingerprint ...

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    It's always nice to see a familiar brand get an upgrade. The most recent addition to Motorola's Atrix family, the Atrix HD brings a 4.5" 720p display, LTE compatibility, and an 8MP camera to the table, packing them into a hearty, Kevlar-backed casing that feels like it could take a bit of a beating, but stops short of looking too beefy for the Everyman. What more does the newest Motorola Android phone offer AT&T customers? You'll have to wait for our full review to find out. While you won't be waiting long, we thought you might enjoy a sneak peek in the meantime. So click the video ...

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    Back in early 2012, Motorola sounded positively enthusiastic about its Webtop docks, including the laptop-style Lapdocks. CEO at the time Sanjay Jha talked about plans for the next generation of Webtop, adding features and expanding functionality. Could it be, though, that Motorola has finally succumbed to the general lack of user interest in the system, and given up on those plans? That's the feeling we get from the new Atrix HD. While the original Atrix, as well as the Atrix 2 supported Webtop, the new Atrix HD does not. We might not jump to so severe a conclusion if this was just some ...

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    Remember how Motorola was supposed to provide users a way to unlock the bootloaders on its Androids? No? We'd hardly blame you, as it's easy to forget an empty promise made well over a year ago without seemingly any progress towards coming true. Now that the Atrix HD is official, the topic of locked bootloaders has come back up, and Motorola wants you to know that it still intends to provide an unlocking tool... at some point. Is anyone holding their breath? Regarding the Atrix HD, Motorola unsurprisingly intends to launch the phone with a fully-locked-down bootloader. Of course, it gives ...

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    Last week, Motorola posted all the details for the Atrix HD up on its site. This is one phone that we've been following, in one form or another, since 2011. With some developments at the FCC in recent weeks, it looked like the handset was nearly ready for a US release, but just after Motorola made all this Atrix HD info public, it quickly pulled it all back down; apparently, someone at Motorola had jumped the gun. Well, it's now a few days later and everything's ready to get started for real, with the phone's launch now officially announced, along with quite the low introductory price. ...

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    Motorola launched its XT928 Android last fall in China, a model we'd been following as codename Dinara. We expected to eventually see Motorola bring the same hardware to the States as model MB886, where it would form the next entry in the manufacturer's Atrix line. Well, it sure took long enough, but just last month we finally saw the MB886 show its face over at the FCC, packing a full regimen of support for AT&T cellular bands. We've yet to hear the carrier announce its plans for the handset, but Motorola has forged ahead on its own, launching pages for the smartphone as the Atrix HD. ...

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