Posts tagged with: Motorola

Motorola was founded in 1928 and started off making mostly radio related products. They have since evolved into one of the largest mobile phone brands around. In 2005, the company's RAZR line of phones sold over 120 million units making them the second largest mobile device company at the time. Motorola currently makes Android smartphones with their own Blur UI. Thier DROID series of smartphones, which launched in October 2009 has become very popular. Read on for the latest Motorola news, reviews and videos:

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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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    The launch of the new Moto 360 appears to be just within reach, but from the myriad ways the smartwatch has managed to already leak, revealing not only two watch sizes but also a ruggedized 360 Sport option, in some ways it may as well have already gone official. From what we've already seen, the new Moto 360 doesn't appear to be a huge departure from last year's design, and a lot of the wearable's iconic styling makes a return. That means not only another circular display (this is a smartwatch called the “360,” after all), but also the same bottom-clipped “flat tire” look that so ...

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    With roughly 72 hours left until the formal commencement of IFA 2015, and a slew of exciting mobile announcements scheduled for September 2 and 3, it became less and less likely in the past few days that Motorola would make an appearance at Berlin’s glitzy trade show to unveil the second-generation Moto 360. Instead, Lenovo, the American device manufacturer’s Chinese parent company, has just notified us of a September 8 Shanghai-set event. The press affair is labeled with a not-so-cryptic “It’s time” tag, and the invitation is made complete by a picture very clearly showing the ...

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    As we close in on Motorola’s highly anticipated second-generation Moto 360 announcement, the exciting circular smartwatch’s riddles are unsurprisingly solved one by one. Just yesterday, the Moto 360 2015’s presumed final design was showcased in a pair of high-quality press renders. A few days before that, it became clear the Android Wear piece would come in two sizes, and last week, we also received solid pricing hints. Now, it’s time we got inside info on precise dimensions, as well as more details on the unforeseen Moto 360 Sport. First things first, it appears the 360S (Small) ...

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    Is Motorola's smartphone lineup getting a little busy? Instead of one Moto X this year we got two, in the form of both the Moto X Play and Moto X Style. And to hear the latest news, Motorola phones should be about to get even more numerous still, as Lenovo hands the keys to its smartphone business over to its recently acquired subsidiary. Today we wonder if we might already be starting to see the effects of that shift, as a leak attempts to reveal the Motorola Bounce. With a 5.43-inch quad HD display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and options for either 32GB or 64GB storage, the Bounce ...

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    Not only does Motorola appear nearly ready to introduce its next generation of the Moto 360 smartwatch, but we've already had the opportunity to check this guy out multiple times, thanks to a bevy of useful leaks. Those have revealed to us at least two distinct versions of the new wearable, as the new Moto 360 looks like it's about to pick up a choice of size options, arriving in both a small and large edition. Is that the extent of the selections of models we'll have available? Back in late July, we came across some of the first reliable evidence for the new Moto 360 in the form of some ...

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    Almost a full year after its commercial launch, and roughly 18 months following a formal announcement that coincided with Android Wear’s very debut, the Motorola Moto 360 has finally stopped selling. That’s not good news per se, especially given the watch’s recently discounted price, but it makes it clear once and for all a sequel is right around the corner. Of course, several tipsters already made sure we knew the 2015 Moto 360 edition was coming, and a slew of unauthorized pictures paraded the circular timepiece out in the wild. Now, we get to look at both rumored sizes of the ...

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    Motorola looks practically guaranteed to introduce its second-gen Moto 360 smartwatch at IFA next week. Leaks have been running wild in recent weeks, with a growing body of evidence pointing towards the imminent arrival of this new model, finally available in both large and small sizes. And while Motorola itself has yet to confirm that a new Moto 360 is about to drop, that's the easy inference to draw as we see the company halt sales of the first-gen Moto 360 through its website. Head to the general Motorola website, and the “wearables” tab up top no longer directs you to the Moto 360 ...

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    Update: That Huawei Watch gave us the jeebies all through the program. Well, glad that's all uploaded. One of the nice things about the current monoform world of slab smartphones is that there are very few moving parts to break. Until, that is, you decide to defy common sense and stick your brand new Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into its silo backwards. That's when life stops getting funny ... and starts getting real. Join us for a debate on whether this is an example of terminal user stupidity or inexcusable design flaw, and then stick around for all the news of the week in mobile technology, ...

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    Yesterday we shared with you an interesting, if not just a little bit confusing story about what was going on between manufacturers of unlocked smartphones and T-Mobile, where phones that should be fully capable of using the carrier's band 12 LTE were finding manufacturers disabling that support – phones sold unlocked and seemingly independent of T-Mobile. It appeared that an issue with VoLTE support and E911 routing was being put forward as the explanation for such actions, at least by Motorola as it killed-off band 12 access for the GSM edition of the new Moto E, but the full picture ...

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    Rumors about a new Motorola smartwatch have been heating up for about a month or so now, suggesting that the company's nearly ready to announce it second-gen Moto 360. We've seen evidence from official sources, heard that Motorola could be planning an IFA 2015 launch, and even had the opportunity to look at some in-the-wild pics that seemed to reveal the wearable undergoing some last-minute testing. Today we add to that collection of images of actual hardware with a new shot comparing this year's Moto 360 to last year's model, and appearing to confirm the existence of a new, smaller size ...

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    We all know that Apple owns an insane amount of patents, and in most of these cases, these patents cover things that would be insane to patent because of their simplicity. That said, these patents have helped Cupertino win trials against Samsung in the US, and against the Google-owned Motorola in Europe. This second patent case was subject to an Appeal by Motorola tough, and it seems Apple has just lost it. The patent EP1964022 that was granted to Apple back in 2010 focused on the "swipe to unlock" gesture that is now common on all smartphones, and that gave Cupertino teeth to sue and ...

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    When you purchase a smartphone through a carrier, like it or not, there's a solid chance that carrier has messed with your phone to one extent or another. Maybe it told the manufacturer to remove a key feature, like we used to see several US carriers do in regards to wireless charging, or to disable wireless payments so the carrier can push its own mobile payments solution. Maybe it's just something as simple as loading the phone with bloatware. But no matter how that meddling manifested, there's been the expectation that you could always avoid such headaches by purchasing your phone from ...

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    Earlier this month we got some bad news out of the Lenovo/Motorola camp, with news of some serious cuts to the workforces of both companies. Alongside word of that downsizing, we also learned of changes that would be coming to how Lenovo and subsidiary Motorola operate, with Motorola stepping up to fill R&D and manufacturing roles for Lenovo. What does that mean for the future of Lenovo as a smartphone brand? Today we begin to understand the breadth of these changes, as Lenovo Mobile reveals its intent to put its own smartphone brand to rest, transitioning many future handsets over to ...

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    Verizon's always been one of the more insular carriers in the US, and between its CDMA roots, its penchant for exclusive devices, and being just so damn large that it doesn't have to go out of its way to lure new customers, it's been one network that just didn't particularly play well with others. Slowly, though, the tide's been turning, both as the network embraces LTE connectivity and starts revising its service offerings to more closely mirror its competition. Verizon's latest move to give users more freedom seeks to correct some of those shortcomings, as we get word that the carrier is ...

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    One of the biggest questions left on the table at this year's Google I/O was the future of Android Wear. We expected Google to at least make some updates to the platform given its lukewarm reception, but instead the folks at Mountain View decided to remain quiet. At a time when the Apple Watch is controlling 76% of the Market, and Samsung another 7.6% with its Tizen offerings, it's about time that Google does something about it. Today we hear that Google and its partners are preparing something big for IFA when it comes to Android Wear. We hear that ASUS, Huawei, LG and Motorola are all ...

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    Motorola is almost certainly about to introduce a new Moto 360 smartwatch, a model we've already seen pop up in leaks, featured in regulatory paperwork, and even spotted out in the real world. But for as imminent as the new wearable feels, there are still a good number of details we've yet to see fleshed out for the smartwatch, including the the full picture on size options and retail pricing. It may take us until Motorola's official launch announcement to see all our questions answered, but this week we get an early inkling of what we might expect, as one retailer publishes pre-order ...

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    The last few days have been thick with rumors about Verizon's plans for new Motorola hardware, suggesting among other things that the carrier is getting ready to give the US its only taste of the Moto X Play in the form of the exclusive Droid Maxx 2. Yesterday some images of back panels very much in the design of the Moto X Play, only with Verizon and Droid branding, arrived to help support that theory, and today we see it pick up even stronger support, upon the publication of a few pics that seem to reveal a complete Droid Maxx 2 handset. The hardware we see here is unmistakeably cut from ...

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    From the way Motorola introduced its latest Moto X-series hardware a few weeks back, it was easy to get the impression that when it comes to the US, the story isn't quite over. After all, the rest of the world is getting two new Moto X models, so why are shoppers in the States stuck with just the Pure Edition (Moto X Style)? One compelling theory suggests that the US will see the arrival of the Moto X Play after all, but in a slightly different form, taking the role of a carrier exclusive. Over the weekend, we talked about how the Moto X Play might end up landing on Verizon as the Droid ...

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    When Motorola announced the Moto X Play on July 28 (together with the Style/Pure), many were disappointed that the manufacturer revealed no plans to make the Moto X Play available in the US. As the phone is making its way to retailers (and lucky early owners' hands), there was a rumor at the beginning of the month talking about a Verizon Droid Turbo 2, and, at that time, we thought that it might be the rebranded Moto X Play. According to a recent report, the Moto X Play will indeed make its way to the US; it will allegedly be the Verizon DROID Maxx 2. Renaming the same phone for different ...

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    The LG G Watch and the Moto 360 caught my eye when Google introduced Android Wear. The G Watch beat Motorola to market, I bought it so I could go hands on with the new platform and the new OS. I didn't mind the squarish face, but I was really enamored with the round face of Motorola's watch - despite the "flat-tire" that so many complain about. As soon as the Moto 360 was available, I bought it. To this day, I haven't regretted the choice. The flat-tire doesn't even bother me like I thought it would (it's there to house the ambient light sensor, just in case you didn't know). There are, ...

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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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    It's only been a few weeks now since Motorola introduced the latest generation of its Moto G family, offering shoppers an affordable, minimally skinned Android experience. Despite the conservative hardware, we came away from our review feeling quite fond of the new Moto G, and no doubt a few of you have picked the phone up for yourself. Unfortunately, despite everything the phone has going for it, it's not without a few hiccups, and this week we're finally seeing acknowledgement of one that's been plaguing the handset since its debut, as Google admits the new Moto G just isn't working with ...

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    It's just about time for Motorola to introduce a new smartwatch, coming up on the one-year mark from the commercial introduction of the Moto 360. And as if to confirm those expectations, we've been looking at a growing body of evidence pointing to the company's work on a slightly redesigned wearable, one that keeps the general look of the first Moto 360 (that flat-tire display included), while making strap lugs more prominent and repositioning the watch's button. When we checked out some FCC docs late last month, we saw mention of a few model numbers: 360L, 360S, and 360SP. Could these be ...

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    Motorola's latest product launch came and went without any sign of a new smartwatch, but evidence continues to mount in favor a next-gen Moto 360. As we wonder if Motorola will end up following in Samsung's footsteps and saving its new wearable for IFA, the manufacturer may have just given us an early look at the model, publishing a short Moto 360 promo video that appears to feature brand-new hardware. While Motorola's initial post has since been deleted, the video it oublished was archived before that could happen, and it's retained for your viewing pleasure below. In it, we see a ...

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