Posts tagged with: Droid Ultra
  • by | March 6, 2014 2:10 AM

    Even though Motorola hasn't gained the amount of praise we'd want it to have for its 2013 line-up, that doesn't change the fact that the company did raise the bar significantly with devices like the Moto X. You can fully interact with the device without having to pick-it-up, and as sci-fi as that would've sounded just a year ago, people have become fond of its simplicity and accuracy. That said, even though the company has gained a new owner, it hasn't stopped working on improving its offerings. The company's Touchless controls app will soon be enhanced with a new "What's up" command that ...

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  • by | January 13, 2014 5:12 PM

    Of all the features Motorola baked-in to the Moto X, Motorola Assist was the one that sure seemed to have a lot of potential, but the implementation left quite a bit to be desired. For instance, we thought it was really cool how Assist would recognize when you were driving and then read incoming text messages aloud to you – but also how bizarre it was that there was no corresponding respond-by-voice feature, and at best you were left setting an “I'm driving now” auto-response away message of sorts. Well, the nice thing about software is how amenable it is to upgrades, and today we ...

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  • by | December 13, 2013 7:39 PM

    Of all of Motorola's smartphones, the Moto G may be the one we're most infatuated with at the moment, but as we pointed out in our recent review, the phone's not without its faults. After all, you've got to make cuts somewhere in order to deliver a handset as eminently affordable as the Moto G is, and one of the features that ended up on the chopping block was the very useful Touchless Control. Luckily, Motorola's other recent Androids do have access to the app, and today are seeing an update bring it some new functionality. We already know that certain Google Now queries can be run with ...

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  • by | November 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    For a day crammed between a holiday and a weekend, you could forgive today for being a bit of no-man's-land when it comes to smartphone news, with nothing interesting happening besides word arriving of a few more Black Friday deals. In spite of that, we're seeing some relatively interesting news come down the pipeline, including that of new editions of some popular Androids. We already looked at a couple additional color options for Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, and now we turn our attention to the Motorola Droid Ultra family over on Verizon. Remember earlier this week when we showed you that ...

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  • by | October 16, 2013 4:40 PM

    Everyone looks for different things in a smartphone. Maybe you care about high-speed data, while your friend might be more concerned with the availability of certain key apps. That makes it difficult to give one-size-fits-all opinions on phones, but we sure endeavor to do our best, particularly through our Scored for Me matrix. But even with all these differences of opinion, we still expect certain trends to show through: no one's going to argue that the LG Optimus F5 is the superior phone to the G2, for instance. That's why Consumer Reports is getting a lot of attention this week, after ...

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  • by | September 4, 2013 5:01 PM

    Motorola and HTC both have something in common. This year, 2013, was a sort of rebirth for both companies. Motorola Mobility was purchased by Google last year and has been building up to the release of its new era of smartphones ever since. HTC has fallen since its glory days and needed a breath of fresh air. Enter the Droid Ultra and HTC One. Both are flagships from each firm, and they have quite a few things in common, if you get past their exteriors. But how do the two compare? Which one is the better phone? Surprisingly, it's a pretty even match, but one definitely comes out on top. ...

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  • by | September 2, 2013 7:01 AM

    After a short hiatus and an acquisition by none other than Google, Motorola has hit the market full force over the summer. In July, it announced three new Droids for Verizon: Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. And at the beginning of August, it announced the Moto X for all major US carriers, as well as US Cellular. Two of those phones are in our labs, the Droid Ultra and Moto X. Naturally, we put the two under the microscope, together. Be sure to watch the comparison video below to see which of the two Motorola smartphones comes out the victor!

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  • by | August 29, 2013 2:23 PM

    The new Motorola is among us, or so the company says. The US-based handset maker has been on cruise control since being acquired by Google early last year. And ever since, we've been eagerly awaiting post-acquisition Motorola handsets in hopes of a beautiful fusion of an adept hardware manufacturer and the maker of one of our favorite mobile operating systems. In the last month, Motorola drew the curtains on its new outlook on the mobile market, which consisted of four new phones: Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, and the Moto X. We've already had an extensive look at the Moto X, and ...

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  • by | August 22, 2013 5:42 PM

    Device security is very important, especially as we begin to trust our smartphones with more and more sensitive data – work emails, private conversations, or even banking information. Personal devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are far more private than most other types of electronics. As such, they should be treated with care and likely password or PIN protected. The unfortunate side effect is having to type a PIN or password dozens of times every day, which is quite tedious and can grow to be rather frustrating. However, Motorola's latest accessory aims to end this dreaded ...

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  • by | August 1, 2013 11:38 AM

    It's just a few hours to go until we'll be able to bring you some hands-on accounts of the new Motorola Moto X, but in the meantime, some early software has just arrived for the handset, helping connect Motorola smartphones with your home PC. Motorola has published Motorola Connect to the Chrome store, offering compatibility with the Moto X, as well as the new Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini for Verizon. Once installed, the extension will let users of the Chrome browser get notifications of incoming calls and texts right on their computer screens, and even reply to texts without the need to ...

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  • by | July 31, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft Office reaching Android, and why we're not celebrating. The iPad mini 2 is up next as new reports have the device with the same pixelated display that we currently know. Verizon makes the news next as recent leaks mention the launch dates for the HTC One, Moto X and even the Droid Ultra series. The Moto X and its magic glass, which is supposed to make the display unique. We end today's show talking about how people are complaining about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, and how it drowns for many. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | July 31, 2013 5:24 PM

    The Moto X goes official in under a day, but when does that mean you'll actually be able to get your hands on the Android? Rumors have seemed split into two camps, with the bulk looking to late August availability, but there also being talk about the phone going up for sale tomorrow, right on launch day. Today we get some new support for one of those ideas, as well as get some insight into when Verizon could be getting the HTC One and all those other new Motorola models. The latest Verizon leak throws another call of support out for a late August Moto X release, claiming the carrier is ...

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  • by | July 31, 2013 3:51 PM

    It's been just over a week since we saw Verizon and Motorola launch the new Droid Ultra series, powered by an unexpected source: the new X8 from Motorola itself. Nowadays, we may not view Motorola much as a company that makes processors, but it's always had business in integrated circuits, and don't forget that its 68K chips were at the heart of Apple's Macintosh computers for years (not to mention a huge number of arcade machines and video came consoles). As we wait to hear the Moto X announced, Motorola is sharing a few new details as to how the X8 works. As you'll recall, it's a ...

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  • by | July 23, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the announcement of the Motorola Droid Ultra line-up for Verizon, and what this means for competing devices. Nokia follows the lead as they've also launched their "big new thing" with the Lumia 625, even though the specs are anything but big. HTC is next as we've got some more rumors on the carriers that will receive the codename Zara and T6 (One Max). LG takes the spotlight next with some new trademarks that include a smart watch and a tablet. We end today's show talking about Google's event tomorrow and how we plan to give you the best live ...

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  • by | July 23, 2013 4:44 PM

    The new Motorola has arrived … or something like that. The Moto X still isn't officially official, although we received an invitation to an August 1st press event titled Moto X. But today, in a joint press event with Verizon, three new Motorola handsets were announced: Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. Gone is the RAZR branding, to no surprise, but Motorola hasn't severed ties with its penchant for thinness. The Droid Ultra is an impressive 7.18mm thick, the Maxx is 8.5mm thick, and the Mini is 8.9mm thick. And with exception to dimensions, display size, storage, and battery ...

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