Posts tagged with: Moto Maker
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    There are a number of deals to be had already on “standard” Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus variants across a few trusted third-party US retailers, but if you’re willing to pay a little extra and make the phones your own, today’s the day you can start ordering customized models straight from the manufacturer. For the first time ever, Lenovo’s daughter company spreads the Moto Maker love beyond the high-end Moto X lineup, letting you mix and match various front, back and accent colors on fourth-gen Moto Gs for an added splash of uniqueness. The non-fingerprint-recognizing, 13MP rear ...

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    After taking the Moto X Pure Edition to the unlocked market last year, Motorola has decided to open up the fourth-generation Moto G to not just the United States' GSM networks, but to its CDMA ones, too. The Moto G⁴ and Moto G⁴ Plus are both up for pre-orders right now at the Motorola site. Both phones can be customized in Moto Maker and financed through Motorola. As a refresher, the Moto G⁴ has a 5.5-inch, full HD screen in front of a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera. This one's starting at $199.99 for 16GB of storage. $249.99 for the Moto G⁴ Plus ...

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    We're only a couple of days out from Lenovo Tech World where Lenovo is expected to debut the Moto Z. With rumors and leaks, we feel like we have a pretty good idea of what the two versions of the phones look like. Then again, it's always another look from a different perspective — this one from the side. This teaser poster is just one more leak to add to the dogpile and we can thank Weibo for it. We can't verify anything about the poster, but it definitely does feature what looks to be a prominent camera Oreo and the volume and power buttons. From what's been leaked, we know that we can ...

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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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    $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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    We're well into year number two of Lenovo ownership of Motorola and the parent company has cleaned house with its mobile operations. With all research, design and production moved to Chicago and branding changed up, the task at hand now comes down to making good phones and selling them. Lenovo senior vice president Chen Xudong's concerned about the last two parts and where his company stands in the global marketplace. He thinks that the marketplace could expand to as many as ten major players — that's in spite of what analysts and media outlets alike view as the maturation of the ...

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    In the spirit of holiday commercialism, let us remind you of our holiday shopping guide. Okay, also that we've been out two weeks since Black Friday and that we are another two from Christmas. Whether or not you view that glass as half-full or half-empty, if you do have a mobile tech shopping list you feel like riddling with check marks, you still have time to grab a smartphone for one of your best first degrees of separation. Yep, that's what I call friends & family. So, why the Moto X Pure Edition, then? I'm glad you've sought out my opinion. And based off of what we've seen over ...

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    As Verizon cleverly put it earlier this week, “the new Droid is dropping soon”, and it’s no longer a secret a so-called shatterproof screen will headline the Turbo 2’s spec sheet and list of major selling points. But a textured backplate should also help enhance the muscular phone’s overall durability, despite likely popping out and allowing you to easily replace it when you feel in the mood for a quick makeover. The Droid Maxx 2 is expected to feature removable shells as well, each costing $20, though the Droid Turbo 2 shall let you pick from a wider range of more premium ...

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    There are big reveals about what Motorola's plans are in releasing this long-awaited iteration of the Verizon-exclusive Droid series. We've previously speculated on how the Moto X Play might end up being a sister device to this latest beast-level phone. Then we heard word of this "shatterproof" display. What's really behind this boastful claim? Well, it turns out that it's actually something in front of it. First, the specs, as published by @upleaks on Twitter (as of this post, the account is deactivated, but we'll keep the link up there if magic happens): [table] ,Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    All too often, US smartphone users find themselves getting access to devices and services no one else has – or at least, getting them before everyone else. So maybe there was a bit of karma in Motorola's announcement of its latest Moto X smartphones, where for a change of pace it almost seemed like the US was getting the short end of the stick: while other nations will get their hands on the Moto X Play with its extra-large battery, Motorola has no plans to sell the phone in the States (at least, not that it's announced). Even though we may be out of luck, the Moto X Play is already ...

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    Update (8 Aug, 2:00pm Eastern): "Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait." - Charles Dickens The latter ain't the case this week. Enjoy. Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee's. All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow ...

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    Hop on over to Motorola's website and you can already engage with the company's Moto Maker tool to start customizing a new Moto G – well, so long as you're not demanding the not-currently-available 16GB/2GB option. But while the third-gen Moto G has found a home with the Moto Maker, Motorola's new flagship Moto X has yet to make a similar appearance. We already have a good idea of what to expect when it does, though, with Motorola showing off a number of custom Moto X Style (Pure Edition here in the States) options when launching the phone last week. Now a new leak attempts to complete ...

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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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