Posts tagged with: Moto X
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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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    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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    If you are among those is still rocking a Motorola ATRIX HD on AT&T, you should know that sadly there will be no Android 4.4 KitKat update for your phone. Motorola Mobility's Senior Director, SW Product Management, David Schuster, confirmed on Google+, and apologized at the same time, that the phone will not get the refresh. "We apologize that we and AT&T will not be upgrading Atrix HD to Android KitKat, as we had hoped. We know how important software upgrades are to our customers, and we're very sorry that our two organizations were unable to follow through in this case. We ...

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    Even in 2015, one of the worst parts about buying a smartphone in the US is the associated wireless plan. Oftentimes, that plan can work out to even more than you pay for the smartphone itself – and even if it's not, it represents a huge reason why many have stayed away from purchasing a smartphone. The big four carriers don't offer buyers much of a deal. Going with T-Mobile, easily the most affordable of the bunch, still has you paying at least $50 a month even if you're not using much of the allotted minutes, text messages, and data. So how do you get around that? An MVNO (mobile ...

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    It used to be that there were some significant benefits in acquiring a Moto X, but as the story goes, that was when Google owned Motorola. Immediate software updates were a great benefit that Moto X users received, where it even left Nexus devices behind at times. The story has been mixed since Lenovo took charge of Motorola, and if you still own a 2013 Moto X, we have more information today. David Schuster, Motorola’s Senior Director of Product Management has just provided users with an update on his Google+ account. Within the post, Schuster acknowledges that there are a lot of ...

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    Motorola's got a mixed track record as of late with Android updates. Some of the time we see them released at near record speed, while other updates languish for months on end. For those of you who have been anxiously looking forward to Motorola getting the ball rolling on updates for your phone, we may have some good news this evening, as the manufacturer has been spotted posting release notes for updates for quite a few of its models. Newly-published release notes are available for the Android 5.1 update for the Moto E 2015, Moto X 2014 (with both AT&T and T-Mobile -presumably the ...

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    As the months roll by, and winter gives way to spring, more and more Android devices are being updated to Android Lollipop. Of course, by this point Lollipop itself has matured quite a bit, and from its early 5.0 days we've seen 5.0.1, 5.0.2, and now 5.1. Depending on just how far along a manufacturer is with its update development process when one of those new releases arrives, it may stick with its course and release a technically no-longer-quite-current update, or scramble to keep up with the latest build. Today we get a little news about Motorola's own decisions along that line, as it ...

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    Lest you start getting the impression that we'll be covering nothing but April Fools' stories all day: that's not the plan. We shared a few with you yesterday, and there may still be one or two really clever ones we just feel compelled to bring to your attention, but by and large we'll be bringing you actual smartphone, tablet, and wearable news. Right now, though, we're lucky enough to have a bit of a two-fer, as Motorola announces not only a very fake new product, but also a quite real sale on its Moto X. First up: the prank. Motorola loves building custom hardware for its users, ...

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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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    Motorola was unsurprisingly quick to jump on the Android 5.0 Lollipop bandwagon last fall, and just days after posting its initial Lollipop update tracker, updates were ready for the 2014 Moto G and 2014 Moto X Pure Edition. But despite that early start, Motorola update releases have hit a few snags, and last month we saw the company take to social media to address those delays, blaming particularly buggy Android 5.0 code from Google. As we still wait for many of these updates to land, Motorola has another reason for what's taking so long, placing blame on its own custom chipset. When ...

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    We'll be honest with you, we don't know @Ricciolo1, but apparently those who do claim that this specific Italian Twitter user has been right in the past when predicting/leaking smartphones/features. Don't blame us for not taking their words, so, until we hear something official, we'll advise you to be skeptical about this upcoming Motorola flagship as well. The tweet itself doesn't reveal anything, and we wouldn't even know it's about Motorola, if there wasn't a Moto picture attached to tweet. Two bits of information are revealed: one, about an upcoming Motorola flagship, which will be ...

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    There is absolutely no need to recap Motorola's efforts related to the Android 5.0 Lollipop update; instead, we'll just praise the company for being among the first ones to deliver Google's latest and greatest to its current devices. However, those who own older models are not enjoying the Lollipop dessert just yet, but the company is getting there, according to Motorola's Luciano Carvalho who took some details on the progress to his Google+ page (embedded below). According to the post, Carvalho reassures everyone that Motorola is working hard on updating 2014 and 2013 devices. Some are ...

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    This year's Moto X takes all the customization options we loved from last year's model and only improves upon them, adding tantalizing new choices like leather backs to the mix. As you may have seen in our review (or just listening to us gush about the phone on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast), we found ourselves big fans of that Horween leather option, a world of improvement over the fake leather texture offered by handsets like some of Samsung's models. Today we learn of a new leather selection being added to the Moto Maker, with the debut of the Moto X in football leather. Horween's the ...

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    Just as happened last year, Motorola has two great phones available now on Verizon Wireless. The newly-announced DROID Turbo and Moto X both have their ups and downs, but which is the better overall pick for you to spend your hard-earned dollars on? Our DROID Turbo vs Moto X 2014 comparison video, embedded down below, will help you make the decision. On paper, there's a pretty vast difference here – the camera's megapixel count on the DROID Turbo smokes that of the Moto X, the Turbo's processor is considerably more powerful, its display is superior as far as pixel density is concerned, ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop is on the way, and we know many of you with those fancy new Moto Xs are just itching to use it on your phone. So instead of being inundated with "ETA please!!!" all day long after the source code for the update drops, Motorola is trying to escape the bombardment by setting up a dedicated Motorola Lollipop update tracker for its most recent phones. Motorola, of course, has been almost-godlike in its delivery of speedy updates to owners of its phones over the course of the last year or so. It brought Android 4.4 KitKat to the original Moto X in an incredibly quick ...

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    Last year's Moto X had some trouble expanding its availability very much outside of the United States; the existence of a Texas-based Moto Maker plant and the all-American nature of Motorola at the time largely had to do with that. But not too long after the US launch of this year's Motorola flagship, the Moto X 2014 India launch is upon us. Motorola is offering up the phone through Flipkart at midnight Indian Standard Time with black, bamboo, and leather backplate options. Moto Maker looks to not be moving to the region for special customizability. The phone will cost Rs. 31,999, which ...

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    One of the primary reasons sites like Pocketnow exist is to review and evaluate the vast array of smartphones on the market at any given time, compile our findings, and report our thoughts and observations back to you. We do the hard work and heavy lifting so you can make the most informed decision when you go to by a smartphone for yourself. If this were a static, unchanging list, the task would be fairly easy, but it's not. The smartphones available t0 buy at any given time can easily rise into the dozens for mainstream devices, and into the hundreds when looking at everything that's ...

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    Last year, the comparison between Moto X and Galaxy S4 wasn't all that close – specs-wise, the Galaxy S4 excelled, and the Moto X arguably presented a more compelling software package. But both of those products have since been given iterative bump-ups by their respective OEMs for their 2014 flavors. So how do the new ones compare? Find out in our Moto X 2014 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 video below. Unlike last year, when Motorola went bold in bucking the specs trend (with specs such as a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro featured on the Moto X, even when the quad-core Snapdragon 800's arrival was ...

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