Posts tagged with: Moto Maker
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    It's a new day and there's a new device (or two or three) to cover, this time from Motorola. You might've heard some fantastical bargain driving from the press releases today, akin to the OnePlus 2's cover charge. Both the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play are coming below the 400 USD threshold. The Moto G is hovering around 200 USD for both of its models. Ever since the original Moto X in 2013, Motorola has been undercutting larger OEMs in terms of price. We like that around here. But you know what else we really like? Picking up street cred for some sick as heck stylins', bro. Seriously, ...

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    For a series of phones that leaked as heavily as they did, the new Motorola Androids still managed to deliver one decent surprise, as the new Moto X turned out to be two phones: the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. With the addition of the new Moto G, the three handsets offer shoppers a nice spectrum of performance and feature options, across a range of price points. And this year, Motorola's welcoming its new family of Moto phones with a special treat, allowing users to customize all three in the Moto Maker. It used to be that if you wanted the best customization choices for your ...

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    The Moto X is one of the most universally liked smartphones in the tech space. It's affordable, the software is close to stock with some compelling added features, and it's the most customizable phone money can buy (at least, until Project Ara hits the market). You can choose your own backing and accent colors, add a message to the boot screen, engrave your name or favorite phrase onto the back, and even train it to answer to your own voice or launch phrase. All of this makes the Moto X feel tailor-made just for you, but it makes you wonder ... would the Moto X still receive all of its ...

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    Motorola's Moto Maker, the offering that allows you to completely customize your hardware at purchase, is currently available for the Moto X smartphone, and Moto 360 smartwatch. Future owners of lower-end/budget models, like the Moto G or Moto E, are not yet able to custom-build their future smartphones, but that's about to change if this latest Evan Blass leak is accurate. Not many bits of information have been shared (leaked), except "moto-g-maker" and the image above. However, in this case, this is more than enough to go by. It will likely go live (if the leak is accurate), at the time ...

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    Lenovo's Motorola continues to compete in a rough smartphone market with the same products it was acquired with. As such it seems that Lenovo's strategy has been focused on expanding Motorola products outside the US, even if the whole point of the acquisition was based on gaining more US mindshare. Moto Maker has been one of the crucial differentiating factor for Motorola products to date, and it seems to be ready for another expansion. Motorola India has been teasing of the launch of Moto Maker in India. Motorola teases that we should learn more today, and given the service's launch in ...

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    A little earlier this week, Motorola President Rick Osterloh took to Twitter to answer questions from users like you, and what he had to say helped prepare us a bit for when we could see some future Motorola devices like a third-gen Moto X, as well as clarified what the company's not working on, like a new tablet. He also talked a little about new options for existing hardware, including new selections becoming available for Moto Maker customizations. And while he made it clear that Motorola was testing new colors and materials, he didn't offer any specifics. But now today Motorola may ...

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    When it comes to smartwatch news, this should be Apple's week. The company just took the lid of its hugely anticipated release plan for the Apple Watch, which customers will be able to start going hands-on with in just another month. And certainly, we've run our fair share of Apple Watch headlines over the course of the past day. But for all that action over on Apple's side of the fence, other wearables haven't been sitting idly by, and we've been talking a fair amount about other devices, ranging from that odd Runcible dealy to rumors of a pretty substantial Android Wear update. Now we're ...

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    The custom configuration options offered by Motorola's Moto Maker service add up to one of the most engaging mobile hardware shopping experiences you'll find anywhere; the ability to experiment with different design elements and instantly see the result can be hugely satisfying. And though it's been around for a while, not everyone's been able to take full advantage it. Following initial US availability, we've seen the service expand into select markets abroad, but you still can't get it everywhere. At the Mobile World Congress this week, Motorola President Rick Osterloh talked a little ...

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    Even if you're not carrying a Motorola smartphone yourself, it's hard to deny how much fun it can be to play around with the company's Moto Maker web tool, giving you the opportunity to custom-configure a handset of your own design. While the Moto X is the model basking in the Moto Maker's spotlight, it's far from the company's only hardware that's eminently configurable, and over on the smartwatch side you have your pick of plenty of Moto 360 design options, from case color, to size, to alternate straps. Right now, though, it's not quite as graceful a shopping experience as the Moto X ...

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    When asking yourself if it would be better for you to choose the color and trim of your smartphone, or to have a designer decide that for you, you'd assume that having a choice is better. Sadly after the second year of Moto Maker's lukewarm existence, it seems that people don't want to bother with the need to choose. Apple's SVP of design, Jony Ive claimed this very thing in a recent profile by the New Yorker, and it did leave some sour competitors. Even though Ive asked not to directly mention Motorola in his recent critique, his statement made things more than obvious. Ive stated that: ...

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    The new Moto X will be going official this week, but we're all still thirsty for information regarding the device. One thing we've thought was almost certain since the leak train started rolling in early April was the name: in one of the first leaks of the phone, the name "Moto X+1" was dropped, and in subsequent leaks it came up over and over again. Today, though, we're hearing new information, as the name may not be Moto X+1 at all. According to sources of Phandroid at Verizon, the company's internal computer system shows the device simply as "The new Moto X." This isn't all that ...

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    One of the longest-standing rumors about the Moto X+1, popping up right around the same time we saw evidence for the phone's name, has concerned the sort of customization options that would be available through Moto Maker. Supposedly we'd see the return of wooden backplates, which sounded nice, but word was we'd also be able to choose from a few leather options. That leather idea returned in subsequent rumors, but we've yet to see any firm confirmation. We're still not quite there yet, but today brings us at least some new circumstantial evidence, as a retialer appears to confirm the ...

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    The Moto X would have been a fine smartphone without any special custom designs: good price, solid performance, Touchless Control – there's a lot to offer. But the wide variety of user-customizable designs offered though the Moto Maker site really sent this thing into the stratosphere, and we've long been waiting to see which future phones might get the same treatment. But what if it's not a phone at all that's the next model to get Moto Maker's attention? The Moto 360 may still be a month or two away, but when it gets here, it might just offer some custom design options of its own. What ...

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    Rumors of an upcoming Moto X+1 don't mean that Motorola is quite done with its 2013 flagship, the Moto X. The smartphone, which started to become offered in wood casings fairly recently, is now seeing one wood option removed from the lineup -- Walnut. It is being replaced by a familiar friend. In a really low-profile move, Motorola has replaced Walnut with Rosewood, one of the wood flavors we saw at the X's launch event, but never exactly on sale. It seems the color hasn't changed between Walnut and Rosewood, so we're thinking that this is simply a naming change. Why Motorola would want to ...

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    Motorola's MWC event was today, following up yesterday's whirlwind of new product announcements, and going in to it we expected it to be much more low-key. Almost as soon as the event itself was revealed, we heard that the company had confirmed that no big announcements were planned of any new hardware. While we figured that Motorola would use the time to talk about the whole Lenovo transition, we also held out hope that even in the absence of new phones, we might get some updates on existing models – and one in particular that we raised as a possibility was the idea of European Moto ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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    Last week, rumors were flying left and right about big changes coming to the Moto Maker custom site for Moto X design. Were those wooden back options finally about to become available? Would carriers beyond just AT&T be able to get in on the custom design action? We heard T-Mobile might get access last Friday, but that didn't come to pass. It turns out all we needed was a little patience, and now the Moto Maker is available for all four major US carriers. Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile – all three join AT&T in the custom Moto X club. That's fantastic to see happen, even if it took ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Moto Maker, the online design portal for ordering a custom Moto X, is quite fun to play with, as evidenced by our post last week. We showed 10 of our favorite Moto X color schemes and, of course, had a little fun in the process. Naturally, we thought it would also be entertaining to try and find our least favorite color combinations – the ugly, clashing, eyesores. We set out to find 10 of the ugliest combinations possible. However, after just a few minutes, it was clear this would be more difficult than we first imagined. It's safe to say Motorola did a pretty good job of picking colors ...

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    In case you haven't been following along, both Michael and I had the opportunity to be among the first to beta test Moto Maker, Motorola's new online phone customizing tool for the Moto X last week. The site is slated to go live to the public this coming Friday and will be exclusive to AT&T subscribers for the next few months. We spent upwards of 45 minutes tinkering with all the options, mix-matching the color combinations and picking the colors we wanted. About 10 minutes into placing my order, I decided it was probably a smart idea to reach out to Michael and make sure we didn't ...

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    Last month, Motorola made one of the most oft-rumored smartphones of this year official, the Moto X. Along with the new phone, Motorola announced Moto Maker, an online design center where you can customize your phone, have it engraved, and setup to your liking before it's assembled. Until late November, AT&T has exclusive rights to Moto Maker, and on Thursday, Michael Fisher and I had the opportunity to design our own Moto Xs with custom color schemes. Thanks to this early access, we're able to share the experience of crafting our custom smartphones before the service becomes publicly ...

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