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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    It seems that we can very nearly confirm Evan Blass's reporting on Motorola using the "Moto Z" brand in some way. The company has a trademark application filed at the US Patent and Trademark for the term dated May 17. In his VentureBeat article, Blass detailed how the Moto Z term would replace the Moto X branding on the company's flagship smartphones, including ones produced for Verizon Wireless under a line called "DROID". As Motorola is likely to get hold of the term, it may simply become a matter of "use it or lose it" come the next major smartphone launch on June 9. Source: US ...

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    Back in the golden age of candybar phones and clamshells, it was so much easier than today to choose a “daily driver.” Nobody talked about different mobile operating systems and platforms (because there weren’t any), you didn’t have quad or octa-core processors to concern yourself with, and lag was an issue limited to PC mIRC chats. It was an arguably simpler time, when essentially the entire mobile device-owning world either used a stylish Motorola Razr or robust and long-lasting Nokia 1000-series handheld. Androids and iPhones of course shortly entered the equation and began ...

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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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    When a company's brand, based on a alphanumeric character, becomes too old, it can replace it with another one. After all, there are 35 other options to choose from. So, as the Moto X moniker comes out of its third product cycle, we're learning from VentureBeat's Evan Blass that this year's flagship smartphones from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola may primarily be branded as the "Moto Z". In relation to an earlier Evan Blass leak detailing the models we're looking forward to, the mid-range "Vertex" will be called the Moto Z Play while the high-end "Vector Thin" will be dubbed the Moto Z Style ...

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    While we figured the relative recent silence on the third-gen Moto E rumor front was due to the phone’s humble nature, and the waiting caused by managerial uncertainty and structural Lenovo changes, it’s also possible the ultra-low-cost, entry-level lineup actually got the boot. But don’t worry, the new Motorola by Lenovo has its most cash-strapped fans covered once again, with the Moto G4 Play announced on the heels of its higher-end G4 and G4 Plus siblings earlier today. Although it bears a strong physical resemblance to the 5.5-inch, non-fingerprint-recognizing Moto G4, the G4 ...

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    Folks in love with compact smartphones will have to look away from Motorola’s successful budget-friendly Moto G family this year, as the oft-rumored fourth iteration indeed sports a 5.5-inch display, up a massive half an inch from its predecessor. Just as suspected, both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus (by Lenovo) were announced earlier today at a glitzy press event in New Delhi, India, commercially launching around those parts before all other countries, including the US. The two mid-range phones are virtually identical in terms of screen size and resolution, processing power, battery capacity, ...

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    CEO Tim Cook may try to shine a bright light on Apple’s recent financial numbers, spinning them in such a way that sales decline signals forthcoming growth, and weak China penetration beats yesteryear’s even lousier box-office scores in the world’s largest smartphone market. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch is still considered a hit, and future generations will only make naysayers realize how they can’t live without an iPhone-compatible wearable. Then again, it’s impossible to deny the massive sequential drop in global demand, despite discounts seizing the timepiece its fair share of ...

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    We all know new smartphone releases, especially in the high-end segment, often bring consistent discounts on oldies that thus become goldies, but there’s only so much a top-tier OEM like Motorola can afford to knock off before starting to lose money and deciding it’s best to retire a beloved two-year-old. For the second-generation Moto X, commercially launched way back in the fall of 2014, that “breaking point” is probably $150. We thought it was $200 a few weeks ago, but it turns out Lenovo can do even better in its attempt to clear out inventory as the Moto X 2016 looms large. ...

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    It's about time that we put that other foot forward. We saw Evan Blass put out what the Moto G4 Plus may look like about a month ago. Now, just a few days before we're expecting a big reveal in India from Moto, Blass decided that it's "All in the Family" on Twitter. Say hello to your little bro. https://t.co/am51AwvMGf pic.twitter.com/KivM4AM9Sq — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 14, 2016 Apparently the "little bro" won't have the fingerprint sensor on the bottom that the Moto G4 Plus supposedly has. It goes along with an earlier blurrycam leak of the device. We also note that the sensor — ...

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    Two phones. Two places. One fate. Sounds dramatic, but the Moto G4's upcoming arrival hasn't come without some decent hype — including the assertion that a Moto G4 Plus could also on the way. And while a Moto launch event in India is just days away, we're following another flurry of activity on the phones. First up is an FCC certification award to a couple of Motorola Mobility phones, one being model number XT1622, the other XT1642 and both filed under the same FCC ID. While these may be the model numbers for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, the certification also means that we should be ...

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    Android Marshmallow still feels new on the DROID Turbo 2 and even newer on the DROID Maxx 2. That's because the 6.0 update came to the Turbo 2 two weeks ago and the Maxx 2 last week. Yep, long after many other, older Motorola phones got tender loving software care — though a select few will never get it. Which brings us to one of said devices, the OG DROID Turbo. After the DROID MAXX, Ultra and Mini never made it past KitKat, it's amazing we're still even talking about the possibility of a Marshmallow update, but we haven't seen a flat-out "no". Motorola's support is still putting hopes ...

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    Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 200 of the Pocketnow ...

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    I’d like to start this out by stating clearly that I am a diehard Pebble fan of epic proportions. No, I did not fund their original Kickstarter campaign BUT I was one of the first in line to purchase one from the store. Well to be fair, it was my wife that was first in line to buy one for me as an early Christmas present that year as I hadn’t shut up about wanting one for months. From that point forward you’d have been hard pressed to find me without the chunky plastic watch strapped to my wrist. I worked with it on, swam with it on, showered with it on, and pretty much did ...

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    Beyond matters of personal preference, like how an OS looks or subjective brand reliability, what tends to separate Android devices and iPhones in the eyes of many is security and software stability. Well, pricing too, but let’s leave that aside for a moment. Unfortunately, there’s no fully dependable scientific method of finding out which platform is less vulnerable to glitches, and what phones have the highest failure rate. At least as far as the latter is concerned, though, “leading provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions” Blancco aims to supply ...

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    Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s smartphone numbers for the three months ending March 2016 are in, and it’s the same old story over again. Android keeps surging, Windows Phone moves one step closer to obsolescence, while iOS posts more worrying losses. Wait, that’s not exactly what Apple came to expect from a timeframe in which the latest iPhone release wasn’t quite out-of-date. But after underwhelming holiday sales, and a recent financial report causing panic among investors, we’re not at all shocked to hear the global mobile OS duopoly is slowly heading towards a monopoly. ...

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    Although it technically moved out of a two-year-long beta test back in the fall of 2013, “hybrid” mobile operator Republic Wireless continued to offer services that felt experimental and unripe for the mainstream segment. Until today, when a critical T-Mobile collaboration is officially announced, alongside network compatibility for seven of the most popular Android smartphones available stateside. Well, more like six, plus the entry-level Galaxy J3 (2016). The seven handhelds are manufactured by four of the top five US industry brands, and will range in price from $180 to $800. The ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret Motorola (or should we say Lenovo?) has not one, but two follow-ups for the third-generation Moto G in the pipeline. And the G4 and G4 Plus are likely to break cover in India next week. But exactly what is it that makes the “Plus” variant worthy of the pompous suffix? It can’t only be a fingerprint scanner that separates the two models. Probably not, but if you expect the “standard” Moto G4 to take a page from its predecessor’s playbook, and keep things nice and compact at 5 inches, perhaps with enhanced Full HD resolution in tow, get ready to be ...

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    We're not sure if this is the cherry on top of a new phone or something different, yet not far off. Whatever it is, Moto has sure had a fast-flowing news cycle in the past 24 hours. HellomotoHK is back at it again, flashing some Motorola confidential property in front of some corrugated metal. A real front panel of a Moto device — you'll want to see the Moto logomark just above the fingerprint sensor that's not on these renders — doesn't really provide much information, but the Google+ post tells us that the device is a "New Moto Flagship with AMOLED & ShatterShield Screen." ...

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    Looks like "modular" is in fact the buzzword of the year. At least, we can see a continuation of the trend if we trust VentureBeat's Evan Blass with some more information about this year's Moto X (or Moto Xs?). This follows on from the renders we saw of the devices along with a potential DROID Turbo 3 from HellomotoHK earlier. "A person who was briefed on the plans" said that both phones will have 5.5-inch AMOLED screens, be metallic and get sold under the Moto X brand. The pair will also have exchangeable backplates to add different functions to the device.   Thing is, the unit ...

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    Despite what you may hear and think of Motorola's warranty service, we think that the Moto 360 2nd Gen. smartwatches are more than decent choices for your Android Wear wants and needs. And while the Moto 360 Sport isn't necessarily our first choice for a fitness tracker, — possibly why it isn't on the Google Store anymore — you could definitely do far worse. If you're sold on buying a Moto 360, you might want to do so at Verizon for the next few weeks as the watches are the carrier's "Accessories of the Month". Every model's price tag has been slashed by $50, leaving prices at: Men's ...

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    While we’re likely only a week or so away from the Moto G4 and G4 Plus formal debut in India, parent company Lenovo is already looking forward to at least an additional pair of “major product announcements” scheduled for June 9 in San Francisco. Exactly one month from today, the second annual Lenovo Tech World conference will go down, with “some of the industry’s top leaders” joining the Chinese outfit’s chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing to talk “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, smart connected devices/IoT and harnessing the ...

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    Fasten your seatbelts — this X-wing has taken off. HellomotoHK has put up three new renders — possibly polished enough for the media — of what may be this year's Moto X and this year's major DROID phone exclusive to Verizon, likely to be the DROID Turbo 3. [gallery ids="472201,472202,472200"] Two renders show off the supposed main flagship with a metallic back design that matches this leak we saw last year. The camera pad looks to house a couple of focus-assist sensors while the "flat tire" effect stores the LEDs for the flash. The bottom end of the rear sports a 16-pin contact for ...

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    It's taken a bit longer to get Marshmallow out to the DROID Turbo 2's sibling device, but it's finally said to be here. The Motorola-made DROID Maxx 2 is now taking in OTAs to get to software version 24.64.4 with Android Marshmallow. In addition to the typical features like Doze and Now on Tap, Moto Assist is improved for "do not disturb" and driving scenarios and Ambient Display gets absorbed into Moto Display. As typical with these rodeos, you might need to wait up to a week or so before the package arrives. Source: Verizon Via: TechnoBuffalo

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    While we still wouldn’t rule out the third-generation Moto E as a suspect for a May 17 introduction in India, the event’s venue, timing and now buildup all suggest something bigger (both literally and figuratively speaking) is coming. Namely, the fourth-gen Moto G, aka G4, which might actually be two phones, including an upper mid-range model with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen and fingerprint recognition in tow. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus appear to be at the center of a cryptic pre-release buzz-building campaign on Twitter now, with Moto India hinting at a bunch of generic upgrades. A better ...

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    After listing Steve Jobs among the 100 most influential people in the American world five times, and then Tim Cook thrice, including this year, news magazine Time just bestowed the ultimate honor upon the trend-setting, history-changing and money-making juggernaut that is Apple. Credited for ushering in a “new era of flat, touchscreen phones with buttons that appeared on screen as you needed them”, the iPhone has been named the most influential gadget of all time. It wasn’t the world’s first smartphone, but it paved the way for a “family of very successful products” that ...

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