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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    What's it take to make a pair of Bluetooth headphones exciting? Well, a good first step is launching them alongside some highly anticipated smartphones at a widely publicized press event and giving a sample to everyone in attendance. But free swag is a momentary thrill; making the excitement last takes an authentically impressive product. The Moto Pulse bluetooth headset is just that. I've been using it as my primary audio accessory for a solid week, and in that time I've gotten to know its highs and lows – in every possible sense. With the Pulse, Motorola has crafted a solid set of ...

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    Motorola calls it the "Moto G (3rd generation)." We call it the "Moto G 2015." Some people call it the "Moto G3" … but that’s confusing. Whatever you call it, the newest iteration of Motorola's best-selling smartphone is more fully featured than ever before, and its affordable price tag has barely seen a bump. The Moto G is the product that redefined what an affordable smartphone could be, and it's been our automatic go-to suggestion for a cheap-but-awesome Android handset for two years running. But in a world of plunging smartphone prices and increasing smartphone quality, does ...

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    I've owned two smartwatches powered by Android Wear, the LG G Watch and the first-generation Motorola Moto 360 - the latter of which is on my wrist right now. Both are great watches, but both leave a lot to be desired. Before we jump into what those are, keep in mind that this is just about the hardware. Things I want in the next version of Android Wear, the operating system that runs on the Moto 360, is an entirely different article. Having gotten that out of the way, let's move on to the 800 pound gorilla in the room, shall we? Battery Life Initially, battery life on the Moto 360 was ...

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    Hop on over to Motorola's website and you can already engage with the company's Moto Maker tool to start customizing a new Moto G – well, so long as you're not demanding the not-currently-available 16GB/2GB option. But while the third-gen Moto G has found a home with the Moto Maker, Motorola's new flagship Moto X has yet to make a similar appearance. We already have a good idea of what to expect when it does, though, with Motorola showing off a number of custom Moto X Style (Pure Edition here in the States) options when launching the phone last week. Now a new leak attempts to complete ...

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    It hasn't even been one week now since Motorola introduced its most recent crop of smartphones, including this year's refresh to the Moto G. While the handset isn't officially arriving as a pair of new editions like the Moto X is this time around, Motorola did introduce one key hardware option for this year's Moto G that effectively splits the phone into two different tiers: the 8GB storage version with its single gigabyte of RAM, and the 16GB Moto G that doubles its RAM capacity to 2GB – a first for the smartphone. Understandably, the chance to score a Moto G that's outfitted with all ...

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    Update: The podcast has been updated with audio from our Motorola event editorial roundtable. Enjoy! The flagship killer might've just gotten killed by a killer flagship! A new phablet might make former phablets obsolete! Windows Update just updated its last Windows! And your gaming tablet's so hot it's about to catch fire?! You can't get much ... hotter than that. Amirite? The news of the week in mobile technology is up next, from OnePlus to Windows to Motorola and beyond –plus your listener mail– on episode 159 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So say your keyphrase and listen closely, ...

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    The Moto G is about to get replaced … by the Moto G. As we saw during our initial hands-on earlier this week, the 2015 model brings a few hardware bumps and much more customizability to Motorola’s best-selling smartphone of all time, and it packs some serious software improvements as well. While we’ll have complete impressions in next week’s full review, first let’s take a look at what’s changed between last year's Moto G and this year's. You may be surprised at where the new phone pulls ahead – and where it doesn't. Moto G 2015 vs Moto G 2014

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    We were just thinking about Motorola's plans for Verizon, upon hearing about a couple possible Droid-series smartphones tipped to be in the works for the carrier. With the Moto X Pure Edition not slated to get any direct in-store support from the major US networks, Motorola could really stand to get a carrier on its side, and a new Verizon-exclusive Droid model might be just the ticket. In the weeks leading up to the launch of Motorola's latest Moto-line handsets we saw a leak or two purporting to reveal new Droid hardware, showing devices that seemed to match what was ultimately revealed ...

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    The new Motorola phones are official, and earlier this week we got to see the launch of the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the new third-gen Moto G. But in addition to hearing about these guys, we've also been looking forward to some new entries in Motorola's Droid lineup for Verizon. A couple weeks back, a leak of some Motorola back panels seemed to offer some hard evidence for the existence of such new Droids, but it's since become clear that at least one of those mystery models was the Moto X Play. Where does that leave our new-Droid story? Today we get some fresh new direction for ...

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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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    Two years ago, the original Moto G redefined the concept of the affordable smartphone. In a world where even midrange devices commanded $300-$400 unlocked, Motorola's game-changer debuted at just $179. It brought much of the pocketability and visual appeal of the contemporaneous first-gen Moto X, and thanks to the pairing of near-stock software and a solid processor, it ran Android almost as smoothly as the day's top-tier flagships. We called it "a surprising pleasure to use" in our full review, ultimately concluding that it was a steal. Motorola improved on the formula with last year's ...

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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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    For those of you keeping track, until a few weeks ago my daily driver was the Motorola-made Nexus 6. For the time being I've switched to the LG G4 with the Qi wireless charging hack Michael Fisher told you about. What you may not know is that I almost didn't purchase my Nexus 6 - at the time I felt it was simply "too big". At the time, the next runner up was the Moto X. I went with the Nexus, and after a week I was convinced that I'd made the right choice. But the times, they are a-changin'! My experience with the G4 has helped to solidify my opinion that Android has matured to the extent ...

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    While Motorola is trying something new with the Moto X this year, splitting the phone into the Moto X Style phablet flagship and the more dialed-back Moto X Play, the new Moto G is very much a refresh of last year's model. That's not to diminish what Motorola did here, and instead of forcing the phone to go in an untested new direction, the manufacturer saw itself returning to what's worked in the past. Today at Motorola's launch event in New York, we checked-in with this affordable new Android to see just how everything came together for the third-gen Moto G. Screen and processor choice ...

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    This morning's Motorola event brought us three new phones and two new Bluetooth accessories... and that's it. And while that was ultimately more hardware than we were necessarily expecting, there was one other device lingering in the back of our minds that we were holding out hope might make an appearance: a new Moto 360. After all, we've been anticipating new hardware for a while now, and recent price cuts sure seemed to suggest that Motorola was clearing stock of its first-gen model. While we didn't get a new smartwatch today, some new evidence sure makes its eventual arrival seem almost ...

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    Motorola's back with a new Moto X – two of them, in fact – and the higher-end Moto X Style (coming to the US as the Moto X Pure Edition) breaks new ground as it pushes the Moto X squarely up into the phablet space. It's big, it's heavy, and it's packed to the brim with the latest hardware. We had the opportunity to go hands-on with this new Moto X at today's launch event, and brought along one of last year's models to see how the two compare. There's far more than just a bigger screen to the new Moto X Style – and even beyond the increase in resolution and switch to LCD technology, ...

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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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    For you international Motorola users it's the Moto X Style; here in the States it's Moto X Pure Edition. But no matter how you label it, this 5.7-incher is the new king of the Motorola smartphone family. While Motorola didn't reinvent the wheel with the new Moto X, it did make some smart choices about refining the phone's design, offer new customization options, and giving the handset the sort of premium hardware it will need to compete against both the current crop of Android flagships, as well as all the new devices we're going to see launch over the next few months. To that end, ...

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    Motorola's family of Moto-series smartphones has always been defined by its price points. From the Moto E at the most affordable end of things, options extended all the way up to the Moto X, leaving the Moto G squarely in the middle. But this year Motorola's complicated things with the addition of a new Moto X option, the Moto X Play. With slightly less capable hardware than the Moto X Style (and a correspondingly lower price tag), the Play creates a new rung on the Moto phone ladder; so where does that leave the Moto G? Even with the arrival of a new mid-priced option, the Moto G isn't ...

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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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    We already knew that today would be a day doubly full of Motorola goodness, expecting both a new Moto X and new Moto G, but Motorola has gone ahead and doubled that double, bringing us not one, but two new Moto X smartphones. On one hand we have the indisputably flagship-level Moto X Style, arriving in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition. Packing a phablet-sized display and some very respectable silicon, the handset establishes a new top spot for the Moto X family. But just what sort of hardware comes together to make up a phone like this? Come with us as we take a look at a full spec ...

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    The stars of today's Motorola event are undeniably the company's new smartphones: the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and new Moto G. And while we didn't get anything like a new Moto 360 as part of today's announcements, we're not going home empty handed on the accessory front, as Motorola introduces a couple new wireless headsets, the Moto Pulse and the Moto Surround. Moto Pulse is a traditional-looking pair of headphones, featuring a fold-flat earcup design for easy traveling. The wireless Bluetooth connection should be good for up to eighteen hours on a charge, and Motorola's giving Pulse a ...

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    For a series of phones that leaked as heavily as they did, the new Motorola Androids still managed to deliver one decent surprise, as the new Moto X turned out to be two phones: the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. With the addition of the new Moto G, the three handsets offer shoppers a nice spectrum of performance and feature options, across a range of price points. And this year, Motorola's welcoming its new family of Moto phones with a special treat, allowing users to customize all three in the Moto Maker. It used to be that if you wanted the best customization choices for your ...

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    That "XGX" on the invitations for today's Motorola event is finally starting to make sense. We wondered if we'd be seeing the launch of two new Moto X phones in addition to the new Moto G, and Motorola's already made it clear that it's doing things a little differently this year, announcing the 5.7-inch Moto X Style. Well that's one X; what about the other? This year Motorola has two new Moto X models for us, and in addition to the Moto X Style, it's introducing the Moto X Play. Remember those rumors about a Moto X with killer battery life? The Moto X Play promises up to two days of ...

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    The day has come when we can finally put an end to rumors, leaks, reports, and our anticipation, as Motorola has finally unveiled its first phone for today, the Moto X Style (the Moto X Play is the second Moto X variant for this year). Contrary to last year, and the year before, Motorola has decided to introduce not one, but two versions of the Moto X. The Moto X Style is what we're looking at. The Moto X Style features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 processor, just like the LG G4 flagship. This SoC is a six-core chip and is clocked at 1.8GHz. ...

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