Posts tagged with: Droid Ultra
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    There is absolutely no need to recap Motorola's efforts related to the Android 5.0 Lollipop update; instead, we'll just praise the company for being among the first ones to deliver Google's latest and greatest to its current devices. However, those who own older models are not enjoying the Lollipop dessert just yet, but the company is getting there, according to Motorola's Luciano Carvalho who took some details on the progress to his Google+ page (embedded below). According to the post, Carvalho reassures everyone that Motorola is working hard on updating 2014 and 2013 devices. Some are ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop is on the way, and we know many of you with those fancy new Moto Xs are just itching to use it on your phone. So instead of being inundated with "ETA please!!!" all day long after the source code for the update drops, Motorola is trying to escape the bombardment by setting up a dedicated Motorola Lollipop update tracker for its most recent phones. Motorola, of course, has been almost-godlike in its delivery of speedy updates to owners of its phones over the course of the last year or so. It brought Android 4.4 KitKat to the original Moto X in an incredibly quick ...

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    This weekend, an update to the 2013 Droid family of devices began rolling out, though a list of what exactly was new (other than the bump up to the newest version of KitKat) was absent at the time. Finally, both Verizon and Motorola have posted up a Droid family Android 4.4.4 update changelog on their sites. Unfortunately, this update (build number 21.11.21) one's centered around bloatware, but there is other stuff. VZ Cloud and Visual Voicemail have been updated, which I'm sure leaves the three people using those apps on their Droids pleased. The Isis mobile wallet app has also been added ...

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    In a surprise move last night, Android 4.4.4 made an appearance and OTA updates began rolling out to select Nexus devices. Naturally, it's time to talk updates, especially for Motorola phones (some of which were updated to Android 4.4.3 during its short one-week lifespan). We now know about plans for Motorola's most recent Droid phones -- a collaboration with Verizon Wireless -- in terms of upcoming software updates. According to Motorola employee David Schuster, the Droid phones will leapfrog 4.4.3 and jump straight to 4.4.4, primarily because of an important security fix for an OpenSSL ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    With pre-orders now open for the just-launched Motorola Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini, we're continuing to get new information about these models. We knew they would have 10-megapixel cameras, but have now managed to confirm that these will indeed be the RGBC components we heard rumored, and we've also discovered a little about what Verizon's planning for the future of its Droid brand. We first started hearing about this RGBC business in the context of the Moto X, which was said to have a Clear Pixel camera using the system. Shortly thereafter, we heard a similar claim made in regards to the ...

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    Last week, Verizon sent out invitations to an event scheduled for today, and it sure seemed to be implying that we'd finally see these Motorla Ultra-series devices – the Ultra, Maxx, and Mini we've been talking about for weeks now – go official. Sure enough, the carrier has just announced the trio, all running some new Motorola silicon. The phones run what Motorola calls its X8 Mobile Computing System, but don't let that lead you to believe we're talking about an octa-core setup – at least not in any conventional sense. Instead, Motorola is counting a whole lot beyond general ...

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    Last week Pocketnow's Jaime Rivera wrote about why Verizon should kill the Droid name. Verizon did something for Android that Google and other OEMs were having a hard time doing: marketing the brand. The entire platform was up against Apple's killer product: the iPhone. HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and others were building smartphones powered by Android, but named different things. Each manufacturer had their own brand, sub-brand, model, and sub-model strung together to try and describe their product. As one might expect, it got confusing. Then Verizon did something brilliant: they stole the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recently leaked renders of a possible red Nokia Lumia 1020, and the carrier it might be going to. Then we talk about the Nokia phablet that's been rumored for the last couple of months, and you won't like the news about it. The future Nexus 7 is next as it seems that it might become more expensive in its future iteration. Verizon's Motorola Droid Ultra takes the spotlight next as it seems they might get announced next week. We end today's show talking about the Google event scheduled for next week as well, and what we might get from it. ...

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    Think of it as a mash-up of some of today's earlier stories: we learned of an upcoming Verizon event that sure seemed like it could be the launch of the Droid Ultra, Mini, and Maxx, and then we got to see a leaked render of an AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 in red. Put 'em together and what have you got? An all-new leak, this time showing of the previously unknown red version of the Droid Ultra. We've already seen renders of that Droid crew in black, and there have been indications that there could be white versions of at least some of these models. With the arrival of this red Droid Ultra, ...

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    Rumors addressing upcoming Motorola smartphones have lately been split into two camps: it seems like the bulk of the info we've been dealing with has concerned the Moto X, but recently there's been a flurry of activity dealing with a few new Droid models for Verizon. Picking up where the RAZR HD and its kin left off, it's been looking like we could be about to see the launch of a Droid Ultra, Maxx, and Mini. Leaked advertising material has been pointing towards an early August launch, but now it looks like the carrier wants to make things official even earlier still, sending out invites to ...

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