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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Last year certainly helped change and shape the future of the wireless industry – more so than years past. Android, for one, transgressed beyond the false pretense that specifications are the be-all and end-all of great smartphones. Before, it was always about bigger, better, more impressive specifications – optimization be damned. OEMs were more worried about packing smartphones with 1080p screens, high-res cameras, faster CPUs with more cores, etc. All the while, prices of most the viable smartphones remained the same. Nearly all the affordable smartphones of yore offered a terrible ...

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    We rounded-out last week with some news about a possible new Motorola Android, one that appeared to be both extremely thin and surprisingly cheap. We worried it sounded a little too good to be true, though, and questioned what evidence there really was linking Motorola to the leak. We still can't say with much more certainty what to expect from this hardware, but over the weekend some new developments have come to our attention, attempting to give this hardware a name while also describing some upcoming Moto G variants. This new report out of Mexico doesn't add much in the way of technical ...

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    No, we're not seeing a new phone from Motorola, and it's not some sort of ruggedized version of the Moto G we all know. However, there's a bit of a difference in both the naming (with the addition of the "Forte" moniker), and what you get in the package, if you live in Mexico, and you're on Nextel. Expect nothing different from the Moto G Forte than the regular Moto G, but with a back cover; it's actually the Grip Shell, and it comes out of the box, otherwise setting you back around $15. In addition, they're also throwing in 50GB of Google Drive space. While there's no word on the ...

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    Last week, we started hearing claims that Google was instituting a new boot logo mandate, requiring Andorid OEMs to feature a “powered by Android” message while their phones powered on. Certainly, we'd seen such messages on recent hardware like the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5, and the leaked design document specifying how OEMs were to implement the logo sure made it seem that Google was serious about it. We still haven't managed to confirm that this is absolutely something Google is forcing on manufacturers who want to ship their phones loaded with Google apps, but the evidence continues ...

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    In a nutshell, the all new HTC One is no longer a mystery, so long as the controversial leak from earlier this week is to be believed. A preproduction model found its way into the hands of 14-year-old Roshan Jamkatel, who created a lengthy (and rather shaky) walkthrough video of the M8. While Jamkatel didn't necessarily talk specs, he did confirm quite a few of the most recent rumors, such as the introduction of on-screen navigation buttons, the dual-camera setup, and a new face for BlinkFeed. The video also unveiled unexpected details, like a microSD card slot. What we didn’t need the ...

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    One of the biggest benefits that Moto G customers have found, aside from the fact that they're paying half as much for such a powerful smartphone, is the fact that Motorola has mastered Android software updates. Today, if you want to get the latest and greatest version of Android at an affordable price, there's now way to beat the Moto G. That said, the benefits of the early adopter aren't necessarily positive, and that's been the case for some Moto G customers. As it turns out people are now complaining of the smartphone losing connectivity in the Motorola support forums. Some even claim ...

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    It's all too easy to dismiss the extremely low-priced smartphone: surely, it must be unimpressive if it's so cheap; wouldn't any serious smartphone shopper just pay a little extra for something more respectable? But for whatever stigma such models may carry with them, there's one undeniable fact: they sell. They sell like hotcakes. Yesterday we heard the GSMA announce the Lumia 520 as its best low-cost smartphone of the year, and for good reason – despite awesome feature-packed models like the 1020 or 1520, the lowly 520 has emerged as the platform's best-seller to date. It's not just ...

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    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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    At launch, the Moto G was groundbreaking. It's an Android-powered budget phone that doesn't make you want to pull your hair out and punch innocent, living beings. And today, alongside the Lumia 520, it's one of the best bargains in the mobile space. Period. However, as per the norm, competitors will come along. The first to do so in the budget phablet space is ZTE. The Iconic Phablet we saw at CES has manifested as the Boost MAX for Boost Mobile here in the United States. For $299 with a ridiculously cheap prepaid plan (only $35 per month with the current promotion), it's not quite a cheap ...

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    The Motorola Moto G is the budget-friendly phone of the moment, despite being more modest than its more powerful sibling, the Moto X, specs-wise. While you'll probably have to wait until Monday, February 10, to grab the phone in a store, you can go ahead and order your Moto G online. The price is $189.99 but you'll get a $90 discount and free shipping for a final price of $99, if you opt for the no contract plan. The US Cellular Motorola Moto G, just like any other Moto G, packs a 4.5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and it is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor ...

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    I can't even begin to count the number of times I've been called a fanboy or how many times I've been told I was unwittingly paid by [insert manufacturer name here]. Seriously, if anyone knows the account number for the checking account holding the insurmountable back pay I never received for publicly plugging and recommending products (whilst also cutting others down to size), feel free to share. After all, I'm the fanboy who deserves it, right? Joking aside, I've never known a fanboy who willingly and openly carried the operating systems he allegedly hates. I carry an iPhone 5, Moto X, ...

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    The e-commerce player, Flipkart, is preparing to bring the Moto G to India. Both 8GB and 16GB versions are being mentioned and the prices for these will be 12,499INR and 13,999INR (around $200 and $224) respectively, which is not too far off of what Motorola is asking for the device in its home market, the USA. Look for the Moto G exclusively at Flipkart starting tomorrow, February 6. In case you need a reminder, the Moto G is the youngest brother of the Moto X, and it packs a 4.5-inch 72op screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8- and 16GB ...

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    Last week smacked us with some crazy, unexpected news we're still not quite sure how to take. Of all companies, Lenovo purchased Motorola for $2.91 billion. Let's take it back minute first, though. On August 15, 2011, Google announced plans to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Not only would Google gain Motorola as an (independent) in-house hardware manufacturer, but it would also gain Motorola Mobility's expansive patent portfolio to "help protect the Android ecosystem," in the words of Google. To no surprise at all, speculation and loaded questions filled the mobile realm. ...

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