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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    Will Android and Chrome OS finally just merge already? What's going on with Android Wear, and will Huawei jump ship to Tizen? Can Blackberry survive by giving up on in-house hardware? This week we're joined by Trisha Hershberger to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by using the #PNWeekly hashtag ...

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    Why does it seem like the DROID Turbo phones can't seem to get good software fast enough? It took just until today for last year's DROID Turbo 2 on Verizon to nab Wi-Fi Calling. The feature's contained within software update 24.31.22 and must be activated within the "Advanced Calling" section of the settings. Motorola plans on loading Android Nougat onto the major Moto Z phones this upcoming quarter. No ETA — if any — for the DROID Turbo 2, though it took more than six months for it to get Marshmallow. That would be the software update we'd look for. Source: Verizon Via: Android Police

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    Here's how to spread a deal around: shine a beam of light at it that's 70 inches in diameter. The Moto Z is going up for pre-orders direct from Motorola unlocked and at carriers other than Verizon worldwide. One way Rogers Wireless up in Canada is differentiating itself is by bundling in a $399.99 Moto Mod for free with pre-orders of the Moto Z. That would be the Insta-Share Projector Mod, one of the first Moto Mods put out by Motorola. While it seems bulky relative to the Moto Z, the fact that you can put it on and take it off as you need it should appeal to those who don't like carrying ...

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    The year’s final calendar quarter is right around the corner, and in addition to booming holiday sales jacked up by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal bonanza, mobile hardware enthusiasts can also look forward to a (timid) start to Nougat updates for non-Nexus Android devices. Every self-respecting OEM should really have at least one flagship model initially launched with Marshmallow brought up to build 7.0 by the end of 2016, and Samsung, HTC, Sony or OnePlus are among those rumored or confirmed to be working hard towards that goal or a bolder one. What about Motorola? Or rather ...

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    Motorola is going through its fourth round of layoffs in five years under the reigns of Google and current owner Lenovo. The China-based technology manufacturer itself frames this as a less-than-2 percent cut of its global workforce, meaning that less than 1,100 jobs will be gone out of 55,000. "The majority of the positions are being eliminated are part of the ongoing strategic integration between Lenovo and its Motorola smartphone business," Lenovo stated to Droid Life, "as the company further aligns its organization and streamlines its product portfolio to best compete in the global ...

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    More developers and manufacturers can now get their hands working on circuit boards for potential Moto Mods and, less potentially, getting $1 million from Ashton Kutcher. The Mods Developer Kit, available in the US, are now in China, Europe and South America. Canadians will get the MDKs starting October 5. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force have only just recently become available to the public in unlocked form. Source: Motorola

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    Unwilling to give up on either its own brand when it comes to mobile devices, or Moto-labeled products that are way easier to market in the Western world, Lenovo likes to keep itself busy, recently unveiling the P2, A Plus, K6 trio, Moto E3 and E3 Power, Z, Z Force and Z Play, as well as the G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play. Up next, a Moto M with model number XT1662 is also expected, initially speculated to be dubbed Moto X (2016), and now reportedly heading exclusively for China. Bizarrely enough, this might be manufactured domestically by Lenovo, as opposed to the Chicago-based Motorola Mobility ...

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    Who doesn’t love unlocked Android smartphones, especially those sold through official, authorized and trustworthy channels with valid warranties and fast, free nationwide shipping? It pretty much goes without saying you’ll find plenty of compelling deals on such products from basically every OEM under the sun come Black Friday and Cyber Monday in a couple of months, but if you simply can’t wait that long, Amazon’s latest “48 hour Unlocked Event” has you covered. The fire sale’s protagonists are fairly popular even when they’re not massively marked down, as the 4GB RAM/64GB ...

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    Thinking of “skipping the sevens”, despite the new iPhones arguably looking less disappointing in real life than all those ominous pre-release reports, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 exchanges finally overcoming initial hiccups? The “different” and “better” Moto Z modular family is just about ready to go wide stateside after a short period of Verizon exclusivity, although Sprint customers are still out of luck. The unlocked Z and Z Play can only be pre-ordered with GSM network compatibility from Best Buy or Amazon, which means you’re free to activate either one on AT&T or ...

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    After bizarrely launching with little to no fanfare exclusively in Hong Kong last month, Lenovo’s entry-level Moto E3 Power finally gets a slightly noisier expansion to Indian shores today. As the not-so-subtle name suggests, you’re looking at a souped-up take on the original third-gen Motorola Moto E, sharing an overall design language with the Moto G4 Play as well, but swapping the latter’s Snapdragon 410 processor for a presumably slower, more frugal quad-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P. Some budget-conscious consumers may prefer their easily pocketable 5-inch phone that way though, ...

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    The top device deal going on at Verizon's prepaid division right now is the recently released budget-to-the-bones device from Lenovo's Motorola. The Moto G4 Play (or the Moto G Play Droid, because Verizon) went on sale at a discount from its list price of $199.99 — which is a good sign, because Amazon has pre-orders up at $150. Instead, prospective buyers have an $84.99 figure to play with in their heads. Thinking about what we got a couple years back with the OG Moto G and looking at what we have here in the Moto G4 Play, we're pretty happy with this deal. Heck, even at $200, it's not ...

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    When Motorola, or just Moto, how parent company Lenovo likes to call the Android OEM these days, pointed the finger at Samsung for allegedly “stealing” its “original” Always On Display feature about a month ago, the attack came off as bitter, misguided and even a little desperate. Then, while everyone was mocking the newly unveiled iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Moto Z makers again took aim at the troubled Galaxy Note 7-producing Korean giant, accusing it of not adhering to “the highest standards in quality and testing” of batteries. Relatively fair point, though it still felt low to ...

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    While the Nixon Mission goes on sale this season as a water-treading debutante and the ASUS ZenWatch 3 evolves the company's commercial philosophy on smartwatches, the Android Wear platform will not be further bolstered by three of its major players this year. CNET has confirmed that LG, Huawei and the Motorola subsidiary of Lenovo will not have new releases until at least 2017. For LG, that leaves the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE as its latest Android wearable, released last November only to be taken from store shelves and re-released this March. Huawei launched its Elegant and Jewel ...

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    While we’re probably mere days away from Apple flaunting new record numbers for early adoption of a major iOS makeover, 7.0 Nougat is yet to break the 0.1 percent barrier in worldwide Android distribution. That’s because Google hasn’t done a great job spreading the N love for even well-qualified Nexus devices, leaving the 6P hanging until late last week, and still barely offering 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images as far as the original N6 and LTE-enabled N9 are concerned. If it’s any consolation (most likely not), the search giant wants you to know the Motorola-made 2014 phablet and ...

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    See, Motorola, it’s not always wise to gratuitously take jabs at rivals, even when making a relatively fair point in the process. Distracted by this, we were very close to ignore a pretty sweet new deal offered for Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid purchases made directly through the manufacturer’s US e-store. Namely, every 5.2mm-slim device now comes with a free bundled Incipio OffGrid Power Pack Moto Mod, while the slightly thicker, more robust, larger battery-packing and 21MP rear cam-sporting 5.5-incher will ship alongside a complimentary JBL SoundBoost speaker add-on. No catches, no ...

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    There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on. At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm ...

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    Lenovo took the chance today to launch the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in China. It was a pretty big event with strobe lights and the usual larger-than-life screens to impress the tech press. It also took the time to compare both devices with some competing devices. Which ones? Weibo's Reviewer_Xiaokang reports those were the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, really. And you can see the numbers right on your screen. Lenovo is being a bit cheeky with its specs as it is counting in all the potential maximums as could be provided with the existing Moto Mod ecosystem. [table] ...

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    With all the recent high-end Moto Z-series releases, Moto Mods, and the customizable G4 and G4 Plus providing such solid bang for your buck, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if you forgot about the even lower-cost, humbler Moto G4 Play completely. Lenovo did make minimal fuss when unveiling it alongside its bigger, more competent brothers, but four months in, the entry-level Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based 5-incher finally seizes its 15 minutes of fame by commercially launching stateside. Widely so, believe it or not, i.e. through Motorola’s US e-store, as well as Amazon and B&H ...

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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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    Motorola has had a checkered past with supporting its customers' desires to screw around with their Motorola phones. But it may be wiping away that past in favor of a new method of storing and delivering factory images. Just as easily as Motorola will let you unlock your bootloader (depending on carrier variants and such), the company will also let you have its factory software images as long as you're willing to re-lock your bootloader. Here's where things have changed and everything gets wiped clean — instead of storing files through Google Drive and having users request access to ...

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    The four-year-old modular smartphone project that began with Motorola's skunkworks has ended under Google's control, according to sources to the Reuters news agency. Google may elect to license the technology to manufacturers, but that's only a possibility at this point. The word inside Mountain View? Consolidation. It has been apparent that Google has been exerting more control over areas it has had demonstrated success or publicity on — CEO Sundar Pichai made this regime clear when talking about the Pixel (neé Nexus) smartphones — and would like to "unify [the company's] various ...

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    What's the most important feature in a smartphone? We've asked you that before, and usually one of the most popular answers is the camera. There hasn't been very much innovation in terms of really good high-quality smartphone cameras ever since Nokia released the Lumia 1020 and Pureview 808 over 3 years ago, though that's not for a lack of trying. We were kind of hoping for a nice camera attachment expansion pack for the Motorola Moto Z smartphones that were launched in July, but all we saw were battery expansions, speaker expansions, and a projector expansion. Today our hopes for a high ...

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    You may have already seen our extensive review of the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force flagship Android phones from Lenovo only about one month ago. It's the end of August and we've already got a 3rd version of the Moto Z!  This one is called the Moto Z Play and it's got some significant yet subtle differences. The Moto Z Play is about 1mm wider and taller than the Moto Z, and it's almost 2mm thicker. That gives you room for a much larger 3510 mAh battery. The Moto Z Play also uses a different processor.  It's got the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 processor with up to 2 GHz Octa-Core CPU with ...

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    Compact smartphone enthusiasts unwilling to compromise… too much on raw power and other specifications appeared to have at least two solid sub-5-inchers from top-tier OEMs to look forward to this fall, but at the end of the day, the diminutive Sony Xperia X might be left alone on that boat. Originally expected to be branded Moto X 2016, and then Moto M, the elusive 4.6-inch XT1662 has just made its way to China for Tenaa’s regulatory certification, and surprise, surprise, it’s substantially larger than anticipated. That’s obvious from product images, as well as a listing of some ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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