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    Back in October 2014, when it closed the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, many felt the world’s largest PC manufacturer hit the jackpot. After all, smartphone demand was still thriving everywhere from developed to emerging markets, and on the heels of a deep identity crisis as Razr feature phones became obsolete, the Moto brand got a breath of fresh air during a short period of Google oversight. Only Lenovo failed to capitalize on the apparent popularity of near-stock Android-running Moto Xs and Gs among power users and software purists, undergoing several restructuring ...

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    It seems that we can very nearly confirm Evan Blass's reporting on Motorola using the "Moto Z" brand in some way. The company has a trademark application filed at the US Patent and Trademark for the term dated May 17. In his VentureBeat article, Blass detailed how the Moto Z term would replace the Moto X branding on the company's flagship smartphones, including ones produced for Verizon Wireless under a line called "DROID". As Motorola is likely to get hold of the term, it may simply become a matter of "use it or lose it" come the next major smartphone launch on June 9. Source: US ...

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    Lenovo sub-brand ZUK released its Z2 Pro last month. The irony remains that what is just the Z2 has yet to be launched. But it's definitely coming soon and we have chief executive Chang Cheng telling us just a little bit of how this new phone runs. He posted onto Weibo that after a whole day of use, he was liking this [Exynos] 8890. Yep, that shiny new chipset from Samsung found on that manufacturer's Galaxy S7 (in select markets). In contrast, the ZUK Z2 Pro has the Snapdragon 820 chipset as found on Galaxy S7 units in other markets — likely also made by Samsung. Both chipsets are ...

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    Back in the golden age of candybar phones and clamshells, it was so much easier than today to choose a “daily driver.” Nobody talked about different mobile operating systems and platforms (because there weren’t any), you didn’t have quad or octa-core processors to concern yourself with, and lag was an issue limited to PC mIRC chats. It was an arguably simpler time, when essentially the entire mobile device-owning world either used a stylish Motorola Razr or robust and long-lasting Nokia 1000-series handheld. Androids and iPhones of course shortly entered the equation and began ...

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    Motorola celebrated the birth of its Moto G⁴ triplets in India today and we seem to still be in baby shower mode. Profiles of the Moto G⁴ models have officially gone up on Motorola's website, but there's a telling comparison chart at the bottom of the Moto G family page. Both the standard Moto G⁴ and the Moto G⁴ Style have different eight back coloring options that can be chosen through Moto Maker. It's down from the 10 the Moto G 3rd Gen. had. The budget-focused Moto G⁴ Play doesn't have any back coloring options — the lack of that feature and several others puts the ...

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    When a company's brand, based on a alphanumeric character, becomes too old, it can replace it with another one. After all, there are 35 other options to choose from. So, as the Moto X moniker comes out of its third product cycle, we're learning from VentureBeat's Evan Blass that this year's flagship smartphones from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola may primarily be branded as the "Moto Z". In relation to an earlier Evan Blass leak detailing the models we're looking forward to, the mid-range "Vertex" will be called the Moto Z Play while the high-end "Vector Thin" will be dubbed the Moto Z Style ...

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    It's about time that we put that other foot forward. We saw Evan Blass put out what the Moto G4 Plus may look like about a month ago. Now, just a few days before we're expecting a big reveal in India from Moto, Blass decided that it's "All in the Family" on Twitter. Say hello to your little bro. https://t.co/am51AwvMGf pic.twitter.com/KivM4AM9Sq — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 14, 2016 Apparently the "little bro" won't have the fingerprint sensor on the bottom that the Moto G4 Plus supposedly has. It goes along with an earlier blurrycam leak of the device. We also note that the sensor — ...

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    Two phones. Two places. One fate. Sounds dramatic, but the Moto G4's upcoming arrival hasn't come without some decent hype — including the assertion that a Moto G4 Plus could also on the way. And while a Moto launch event in India is just days away, we're following another flurry of activity on the phones. First up is an FCC certification award to a couple of Motorola Mobility phones, one being model number XT1622, the other XT1642 and both filed under the same FCC ID. While these may be the model numbers for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, the certification also means that we should be ...

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    Android Marshmallow still feels new on the DROID Turbo 2 and even newer on the DROID Maxx 2. That's because the 6.0 update came to the Turbo 2 two weeks ago and the Maxx 2 last week. Yep, long after many other, older Motorola phones got tender loving software care — though a select few will never get it. Which brings us to one of said devices, the OG DROID Turbo. After the DROID MAXX, Ultra and Mini never made it past KitKat, it's amazing we're still even talking about the possibility of a Marshmallow update, but we haven't seen a flat-out "no". Motorola's support is still putting hopes ...

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    ***Winner Update*** Thank you everyone for participating! We have selected two winners for this contest. Austin and Fata will be receiving a Nextbit Robin and Galaxy S7 respectively! Many thanks to Nextbit and Clove.co.uk for supplying these prizes! *** Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone ...

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    Beyond matters of personal preference, like how an OS looks or subjective brand reliability, what tends to separate Android devices and iPhones in the eyes of many is security and software stability. Well, pricing too, but let’s leave that aside for a moment. Unfortunately, there’s no fully dependable scientific method of finding out which platform is less vulnerable to glitches, and what phones have the highest failure rate. At least as far as the latter is concerned, though, “leading provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions” Blancco aims to supply ...

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    Judging from recent movement on the tablet release front, the market’s only real hope for survival are 2-in-1 convertibles capable of doubling as mini-laptops. Possibly, gargantuan models too, making the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro feel puny, like the Samsung Galaxy View or Alcatel Xess “kitchen aid.” You can add a Lenovo-made 18.4-incher to that list as well, although we’re not sure when the “PB2-690N” is supposed to see daylight. Fairly soon, we presume, since the Android beast was tested through GFX Bench the other day for graphics performance, with a Snapdragon 652 SoC in ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret Motorola (or should we say Lenovo?) has not one, but two follow-ups for the third-generation Moto G in the pipeline. And the G4 and G4 Plus are likely to break cover in India next week. But exactly what is it that makes the “Plus” variant worthy of the pompous suffix? It can’t only be a fingerprint scanner that separates the two models. Probably not, but if you expect the “standard” Moto G4 to take a page from its predecessor’s playbook, and keep things nice and compact at 5 inches, perhaps with enhanced Full HD resolution in tow, get ready to be ...

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    We're not sure if this is the cherry on top of a new phone or something different, yet not far off. Whatever it is, Moto has sure had a fast-flowing news cycle in the past 24 hours. HellomotoHK is back at it again, flashing some Motorola confidential property in front of some corrugated metal. A real front panel of a Moto device — you'll want to see the Moto logomark just above the fingerprint sensor that's not on these renders — doesn't really provide much information, but the Google+ post tells us that the device is a "New Moto Flagship with AMOLED & ShatterShield Screen." ...

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    Looks like "modular" is in fact the buzzword of the year. At least, we can see a continuation of the trend if we trust VentureBeat's Evan Blass with some more information about this year's Moto X (or Moto Xs?). This follows on from the renders we saw of the devices along with a potential DROID Turbo 3 from HellomotoHK earlier. "A person who was briefed on the plans" said that both phones will have 5.5-inch AMOLED screens, be metallic and get sold under the Moto X brand. The pair will also have exchangeable backplates to add different functions to the device.   Thing is, the unit ...

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    Despite what you may hear and think of Motorola's warranty service, we think that the Moto 360 2nd Gen. smartwatches are more than decent choices for your Android Wear wants and needs. And while the Moto 360 Sport isn't necessarily our first choice for a fitness tracker, — possibly why it isn't on the Google Store anymore — you could definitely do far worse. If you're sold on buying a Moto 360, you might want to do so at Verizon for the next few weeks as the watches are the carrier's "Accessories of the Month". Every model's price tag has been slashed by $50, leaving prices at: Men's ...

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    While we’re likely only a week or so away from the Moto G4 and G4 Plus formal debut in India, parent company Lenovo is already looking forward to at least an additional pair of “major product announcements” scheduled for June 9 in San Francisco. Exactly one month from today, the second annual Lenovo Tech World conference will go down, with “some of the industry’s top leaders” joining the Chinese outfit’s chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing to talk “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, smart connected devices/IoT and harnessing the ...

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    Fasten your seatbelts — this X-wing has taken off. HellomotoHK has put up three new renders — possibly polished enough for the media — of what may be this year's Moto X and this year's major DROID phone exclusive to Verizon, likely to be the DROID Turbo 3. [gallery ids="472201,472202,472200"] Two renders show off the supposed main flagship with a metallic back design that matches this leak we saw last year. The camera pad looks to house a couple of focus-assist sensors while the "flat tire" effect stores the LEDs for the flash. The bottom end of the rear sports a 16-pin contact for ...

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    It's taken a bit longer to get Marshmallow out to the DROID Turbo 2's sibling device, but it's finally said to be here. The Motorola-made DROID Maxx 2 is now taking in OTAs to get to software version 24.64.4 with Android Marshmallow. In addition to the typical features like Doze and Now on Tap, Moto Assist is improved for "do not disturb" and driving scenarios and Ambient Display gets absorbed into Moto Display. As typical with these rodeos, you might need to wait up to a week or so before the package arrives. Source: Verizon Via: TechnoBuffalo

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    $399.99. $349.99. Now $299.99. Lenovo's Motorola has been fighting against some real anger for allegedly failing to properly serve its own warranties. On the flipside, we're all shaking like prairie dogs for the next Moto X to debut. All of this tied back to Mother's Day being this week and we have a good enough confluence to bring up a deeper discount for the already-on-sale Moto X Pure Edition. The base 16GB model is $100 off list price through May 9 and you can add on all the Moto Maker goodies you've come to learn about — at the proper surcharges, of course. It beats out third-party ...

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    After its dismal growth reading on smartphone shipments, market research firm IDC has released both its quarterly shipment reports for tablets and the trend line continues groundward. 39.6 million tablets went across the world last quarter with 87.6 percent of them being regular slate tablets — plenty of them in the form of Apple's older iPads and Amazon's Fire tablets (with some 54-fold growth) while others from smaller budget market players round out the majority. In what IDC refers to as the fledgling "detachables" sector, Microsoft still leads the field with its Surface initiative ...

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    While we can’t be sure it has anything to do with that recent wave of “structural” changes and executive reshuffles, or even more recent warranty controversies, Motorola is clearly behind its traditional product release schedule. There hasn’t been a single Moto-branded device unveiled thus far in 2016, despite the second-gen Moto E turning a year old back in February, and losing touch with the world’s best ultra-affordable phones of late. But last week we received confirmation of an “exciting” announcement happening on June 9, and today, we’re seeing press invites floating ...

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    Another class action lawsuit to tell you about, this one against Motorola for recent allegations of failing to uphold support and repair services for smartphones and smartwatches guaranteed under warranty. The initial plaintiff, from Georgia, says he could not get the Lenovo-owned company to fix his first-generation Moto 360's cracked backplate for months and that when it did send a replacement unit, it had not the metal strap he originally ordered, but a cheaper leather strap. One of the law firms representing him and the class says "thousands of people" may be affected by Motorola's ...

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    When we're looking at the biggest smartphone brands around, it's almost not even worth paying attention to the top two: Samsung dominates the market, and Apple's got itself a reasonably comfortable second-place spot. But move a little further down the list, and the fight starts getting interesting. Huawei's been a distant third for a while now, but could the company ever get to the point where Apple needs to be worried? And while Xiaomi and Lenovo filled out the top five last time we looked, will their fortunes hold? The latest global shipment figures are out, and they show some big ...

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    April 20 was a working day for someone who had a "Motorola XT1650." And the only smoke that came up was the cooking that the Snapdragon 820 did. Yep, some Motorola phone may have been tested on Geekbench and it's put up some decent scores for the chipset running the test (single-core score around 2,300 and multi-core around 5,300). This is the first such major benchmark reading we've reported on for the device that's expected to become the 2016 Moto X. More important is the 4GB of RAM we're seeing — that's in lockstep with the spring flagships, but with a rumored June launch and ...

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