Posts tagged with: Moto X
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    If the BlackBerry Priv and Passport really don’t sound like fitting Valentine’s Day presents for your loved ones, perhaps Motorola can interest you in time-limited discounts for its top three gadgets right now. First up, the second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch is available with a gratis leather band if you choose to receive it strapped by a metal one out the box. The greatest thing about the Android Wear timepiece is it understands the difference between men’s and women’s fashion, featuring contrasting stylings and coats of paint for each gender. With a metal band as standard, ...

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    Age is not just a number for the fall 2014-released second-generation Motorola Moto X, whose 2015 sequel considerably upped the screen size and resolution ante, as well as processing power, memory, battery capacity, and photography prowess. Still, the OG jumped from Android Lollipop to Marshmallow surprisingly early, and as such, it manages to stay in the spotlight way past its prime, also thanks to recent discounts enforced by Motorola and now Best Buy. The latter charges as little as $243 for an unlocked black model with 4G LTE connectivity, as part of an online-only clearance sale that ...

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    The second-generation Motorola Moto X was a measly year old when Android’s 6.0 iteration started making its way to Nexus devices, and considering the close relationship between Google and the now Lenovo-owned company until not long ago, we were certain an official update was brewing. While that’s obviously the case for the unlocked, “Pure” edition, both Verizon and AT&T-branded models are unexpectedly left in the lurch. Clearly, the blame must be shared by the phone manufacturer and the two US-leading carriers, but something tells us the latter’s drawn-out, often unneeded ...

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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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    Interested in Motorola’s newest flagship smartphone and the company’s second-generation smartwatch? Stop pining for yesteryear’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and pony up at least $600 before 10:59 am CT, on January 12. The six Benjamins will get you both the unlocked Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition, and 2015 Moto 360, obviously in entry-level configurations with 16GB internal storage and 42mm case designed for men respectively. Bought separately outside this sweet five-day-limited promotion, the 5.7-inch handheld sets you back at least $400, while the swanky circular ...

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    Ever wondered who invented smartphones capable of fingerprint authentication? Well, “invention” is a strong word in a world where nothing is truly original or never done before in some form or other, and “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” But technically, Motorola rolled out the Atrix 4G more than two and a half years ahead of Apple’s iPhone 5s, and while the former’s fingerprint scanner was nowhere near as advanced or versatile as the latter’s Touch ID sensor, it clearly laid the first stone of an unexpected invasion of biometric-enabled mobile gadgets. What’s ...

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    The most “giftable” smartphone this holiday season just got even more giftable, thanks to the always benevolent Amazon, which charges only $350 for the 32GB unlocked Motorola Moto X Pure Edition stateside as part of another one day-limited steal. That’s down from the regular list price of $450, and it’s actually a better deal than anything we’ve seen offered by the handheld’s manufacturer and third-party retailers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ironically, the 16GB model is stuck at $400, and therefore clearly to be avoided for the next 20 hours or so, as is the case with ...

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    The bang for buck champions of the Android smartphone décor these past couple of years have never enthused with their high-end designs, optional wood and leather backs notwithstanding. Motorola kept the aesthetic gambles to a minimum on all three generations of its Moto X flagships, but now Lenovo counts on the Illinois-based OEM to reverse declining sales, and a major redesign could be in the works. First and foremost, this leaked pic from China of a supposed fourth-generation X prototype clearly flaunts a metal unibody-type construction, which may put a surprising end to the Moto Maker ...

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    It’s really no wonder version 6.0 barely surfaced in last month’s Android distribution chart, essentially tying Froyo’s market share, given you can still count the number of non-Nexus, non-Android One devices widely updated to Marshmallow on the fingers of one hand. There’s the LG G4, unlocked HTC One M8 stateside, Moto X Style in territories like Brazil or India, and… actually, that’s it. Three pithy phones, plus the M pre-loaded HTC One A9. Of course, a slew of newbies and oldies, including the ancient HTC HD2 and Nexus S, can technically run the platform’s freshest flavor ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Never too fond of Black Friday, Lenovo daughter company Motorola always saved the biggest discounts for the Monday after Thanksgiving, colloquially known as Cyber Monday. This year is no exception, although you’re actually looking at “Cyber Week” deals on two of the three Moto items on sale, which are good from November 30 all the way through December 7. But it’s the 24-hour second-gen Moto G blowout that should make the most headlines, given last year’s budget champion will go for a super-palatable $100, 80 bucks off list. Of course, third-party retailers like Amazon have long ...

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    The Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition, can be considered the 2014 Moto X’s clear superior, but it’s also a significantly different phone, with half an inch of extra screen real estate. Thus, we weren’t surprised to see Motorola keep yesteryear’s flagship around after the sequel’s launch. At the same time, we couldn’t help but hope for second-generation Moto X discounts, and today-only, you can indeed purchase the Full HD 5.2-incher from Amazon at an irresistible price. To our knowledge, $200 is an all-time low as well, and it’s particularly compelling when you get to choose ...

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    Today was "Nexus Day" - which is sort of like Christmas for Android nerds (like me). Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be released next week and a boatload of new products are available from the Google Store today - primary among them the new Nexus phones, the LG-made Nexus 5X and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Both are pretty much what all the rumors told us they were going to be, but hidden in Google's presentation was the death of Motorola's Moto X. Moto X Google didn't say a single word about the Moto X today, and why would it? Motorola was acquired from Google by Lenovo October 30th, 2014 - ...

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    The 2015 Moto X lineup for the first time consists of two separate models, the ultra-high-end X Style and slightly lower-end but longer-lasting X Play. One key demographic neither phone targets however is made up of lovers of the outdoors, and general butterfingered individuals who tend to drop and destroy their costly handhelds. Enter the Moto X Force, aka Bounce, a “shatterproof” 5.4-incher with top-shelf specifications reportedly including Snapdragon 810 power, Quad HD screen resolution, your choice of 32 or 64GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, and an ample 3,760 mAh battery. Also, ...

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    Motorola hasn’t necessarily struck a home run with the Moto X over the last few years, but that’s only if you consider sales figures. The company has managed to launch some of the most iconic products of the last few years, and we continue to see that. So far our first impression of the new Moto X lineup is rather positive, and now you an get your hands on one. Motorla has just announced that pre-orders for the Moto X Pure Edition begin tomorrow. The company’s naming scheme this year is rather odd, but this is pretty much the U.S. variant of the Moto X Style, if you can even find ...

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    We've given him our reverence more than once around here. But it's another thing to sit down and talk with the man who made the smartphone possible. The man who – with the help of some very talented teams – made the cellular phone possible. The man who essentially made this site, our work and your thoughts on all of it possible. And our own Michael Fisher had the privilege of doing just that. Dr. Martin Cooper, born in Chicago in 1928, graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950. He left his first job out of school at Teletype Corporation (which would soon get entangled ...

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    It wasn't that long ago when Motorola was bought and later spun off from Google. Motorola is now held by Lenovo. Thankfully for us, much of what Motorola was before the Google acquisition has survived. Motorola's biggest strength has arguably been it's great hardware - and its direct-to-the-customer ability to customize those phones - to an extent. However, in 2015, that's all changed - and the 2015 Moto X makes it look like Motorola that we used to know may have lost its way. In recent years, Motorola highlighted three phones: The Moto E, Moto G, and Moto X. Each could be customized in ...

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    We all love new devices. Smartphones are the very heart of sites like Pocketnow, and product launches just mean more smartphones for us to experience. Just the other day, Motorola unveiled its 2015 Moto G and Moto X lineup, and we're already spending time with the Moto G, and eagerly awaiting the inevitable flood of Moto X review units to come. But before we got our hands on the new Moto series, before Motorola had the chance to reveal its new product line, and before members of the press flew out to cover the announcement ... we already knew just about everything about them. We had ...

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    Most of the time we all love it when our phones get system updates. They might contain bug fixes, add new features, update our operating systems with a new look and feel, make our phones faster, or they might contain critical security patches to keep our information safe. All this depends on what's in the update, of course, but there's one roadblock standing in the way of these updates - and it's forced upon us without our knowledge or consent. Bloatware Bloatware is most often defined as generally unwanted software included on phones by the manufacturer - or the carrier. The first ...

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    Last night, OnePlus introduced its sophomore phone to the world, the OnePlus 2. With it came a new design, a fingerprint scanner, a three-step profile switcher, swappable backings, an improved camera, a much better display, a screaming new processor, USB-C, Oxygen OS ... all starting at just $329. Motorola, not one to be outdone, unveiled the next generation Moto G and Moto X models at its own event this morning. Coming close to the OnePlus 2's pricing at $399 unlocked, Motorola's new flagship, the Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Edition in America) packs a QHD display, ...

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    Motorola has spent the last few years trying to re-invent itself and has succeeded for the most part. In that "most part" we include the fact the company has managed to delight most of us in the tech media to adopt a Moto X as our daily driver, thanks to its user experience and uniqueness. What's not included in that "most part" is success in sales, as no matter who parents the company, Motorola hasn't succeeded at regaining its glory RAZR days. We've followed tons of rumors regarding a refresh to the Moto X and Moto G, and today we get the goods. The company has made a few major ...

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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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    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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    Earlier this month, AT&T users with the first-gen Moto X started receiving a long-overdue update, bringing Android 5.1 Lollipop to their phones. Considering how the last major update was in November, and left the phone still running KitKat, this was a major step forward,. However, something seemed to have gone wrong, and back on Monday AT&T announced that it was temporarily suspending distribution of the update. Presumably, there was something wrong with the code, but at the time no one who knew for sure seemed to be sharing any details. The update's still not back on just yet, but ...

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    Bring on the Android updates for older hardware! We just shared with you word that T-Mobile was getting the ball rolling on the eagerly awaited Android 5.1.1 update for last year's Galaxy S5, and now we're getting info on some similar releases headed out to a couple popular Androids from a different OEM, as Motorola makes its own Android 5.1 updates available for the Moto X family. We're looking at updates for the first-gen Moto X, as well as the second-gen Moto X 2014 Pure Edition. The original Moto X's update got started late last week, as Motorola's David Schuster confirmed over social ...

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