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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    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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    $399.99. $349.99. Now $299.99. Lenovo's Motorola has been fighting against some real anger for allegedly failing to properly serve its own warranties. On the flipside, we're all shaking like prairie dogs for the next Moto X to debut. All of this tied back to Mother's Day being this week and we have a good enough confluence to bring up a deeper discount for the already-on-sale Moto X Pure Edition. The base 16GB model is $100 off list price through May 9 and you can add on all the Moto Maker goodies you've come to learn about — at the proper surcharges, of course. It beats out third-party ...

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    Talking about the DROIDs, it seems, has set us up for another news piece about them, their predecessors and their progenitors. Also, VentureBeat's Evan Blass talked about them, so of course we have to tail the chase now. And of course, it's by Twitter. Even more, it's by retweet of a similarly formed tweet ruminating about a DROID Turbo and Maxx 2. So now I'm hearing that there are going to be both a Maxx 3 as well as a Turbo 3. #dejavu https://t.co/FjABVjUdUo — Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 29, 2016 Nothing much beyond the word that both a DROID Maxx 3 and a DROID Turbo 3 will be coming. ...

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    1984. Just the mention of those four digits together brings to mind the advertising hall of fame that was the commercial for the Apple Macintosh. But you look back to when HTC had its marketing mojo and you'll find that you have a place in its commercials. Well, since we're talking about a Verizon-exclusive phone made by Motorola, we aren't necessarily expecting something spectacular here, but hey, the DROID Turbo 2 is definitely something worthy to advertise — particularly that one killer feature it has of a shatterproof screen. And so we have two 15-second spots that break eggs to ...

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    We’re probably only a couple of months away from the launch of the fourth-generation Motorola Moto X, following in the footsteps of last year’s Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition. Ergo, the third-gen can be unsurprisingly purchased at lower prices than ever before, i.e. $300 unlocked with 32GB internal storage. You may reckon that means game over for the 5.7-incher’s decrepit 5.2-inch predecessor, which Best Buy “cleared” a while back at a little over $240. But although most third-party retailers, including Amazon, seem to be all out of stock, Motorola has a few more units lying ...

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    For Android devices, it's almost a badge of honor getting listed for sale in the Google Store. It's not like Google sells just any hardware, so you've got to be something special to make it into this exclusive club. Beyond Google's own Nexus lineup, that includes some third-party Android TV boxes, but maybe the easiest way to get your hardware in the Google Store is to launch an Android Wear smartwatch. Today we've got big questions about the fate of one of those wearables, as Google appears to have shut down sales of the Moto 360 Sport. As you may recall, the story of the Moto 360 Sport's ...

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    While we can’t be sure it has anything to do with that recent wave of “structural” changes and executive reshuffles, or even more recent warranty controversies, Motorola is clearly behind its traditional product release schedule. There hasn’t been a single Moto-branded device unveiled thus far in 2016, despite the second-gen Moto E turning a year old back in February, and losing touch with the world’s best ultra-affordable phones of late. But last week we received confirmation of an “exciting” announcement happening on June 9, and today, we’re seeing press invites floating ...

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    Another class action lawsuit to tell you about, this one against Motorola for recent allegations of failing to uphold support and repair services for smartphones and smartwatches guaranteed under warranty. The initial plaintiff, from Georgia, says he could not get the Lenovo-owned company to fix his first-generation Moto 360's cracked backplate for months and that when it did send a replacement unit, it had not the metal strap he originally ordered, but a cheaper leather strap. One of the law firms representing him and the class says "thousands of people" may be affected by Motorola's ...

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    It may seem like a dull period for smartwatches with nothing exceptionally big, new and inspiring having appeared this trade show season — though major releases targeting women were needed to bring them into the market. Maybe our editorial attention spans were just too short after having to inspect over a year-long parade of smartwatches. But this is a growth market and research firms have the metrics to confirm it. Strategy Analytics measured 4.2 million total shipments for this past winter quarter, 223 percent better than the 1.3 million in the period last year. 2.2 million — or 52 ...

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    It’s not unusual to see major Android device manufacturers “soak test” key software updates for a few weeks before concluding all’s well and polished, and a wide-scale OTA rollout can begin. But there are also cases when these pre-release beta experiments expose critical bugs and/or a general sense of system instability requiring extra OS refinement work. That’s probably what happened with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow makeover of the Droid Turbo 2 on Verizon, which was kicked off on a small scale way back in early March, and is only now spreading to the masses. No explanation ...

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    April 20 was a working day for someone who had a "Motorola XT1650." And the only smoke that came up was the cooking that the Snapdragon 820 did. Yep, some Motorola phone may have been tested on Geekbench and it's put up some decent scores for the chipset running the test (single-core score around 2,300 and multi-core around 5,300). This is the first such major benchmark reading we've reported on for the device that's expected to become the 2016 Moto X. More important is the 4GB of RAM we're seeing — that's in lockstep with the spring flagships, but with a rumored June launch and ...

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    Smartwatch sales in general and Android Wear device demand in particular are still not as hot as analysts optimistically forecasted back in the day, with the vast majority of smartphone users simply not convinced of the wearables’ utility. On the bright side, if you’re at least willing to experiment, you can currently do so by paying less than ever before on the best hardware the fledgling market has to offer. Apple Watches are relatively affordable (by iStandards), Gear S2 deals should start to pile up soon with the S3 around the corner, and the Motorola Moto 360 Sport only costs two ...

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    The fitness-oriented derivation of the second-gen Moto 360 faced an unexpected uphill battle reaching its prospective buyers in both the US and Europe, probably because it’s arguably uglier than standard models for men and women, and it doesn’t offer many redeeming qualities. But that was back when the Moto 360 Sport fetched $300. Nowadays, it’s a measly two Benjamins a pop on Amazon and at Best Buy, in white and flame paint jobs. The black flavor that went on sale last week is still around $235 for Amazon Prime members only, while Motorola continues to charge 300 bucks across the ...

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    A tech company’s financial and administrative stability are essential for its mainstream popularity prospects, which is probably why Lenovo put off the release of the 2016 Moto E until deciding exactly what to do with the Motorola brand under its wing. While things remain unclear in a few departments, the Moto E (3rd gen) has to break cover one of these days if it wants to carry the legacy of its two ultra-low-cost forerunners. After all, it’s been more than a year since the second-gen saw daylight, and the qHD 4.5-inch screen, SD410 SoC and 1GB RAM are no longer acceptable specs, even ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret Apple had a much worse year-opening calendar quarter than usual, as iPhone 6s demand uncharacteristically contracted worldwide and its number one rival was smart enough to prematurely launch a new Android flagship duo. But according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the early March Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rollout didn’t drive sufficient new adoption for Samsung handhelds in general for the Korean OEM to beat Cupertino on the latter’s home turf. It was close, though ultimately, iPhones took the lion’s share of January – March US activations, ...

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    Design don't come cheap and yet, these designs do. Those special 32GB Moto X Pure Editions with the Jonathan Adler-crafted patterns have come a long way down from the original $475 they debuted at. A recent sale took them all the way down to $349.99, the same as a standard 16GB Pure Edition right now. And now, the three patterns have plopped down to $299.99. Really, we're serious. If you're wincing for what may be coming in June from Lenorola or Motonovo, stop biting your nails. We have no idea how long this will last. Source: Motorola Via: PhoneDog

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    The past few weeks have been thick with rumors of new Motorola hardware, as leaks appeared to reveal a pair of handsets: the device we're hearing called the Moto G4 Plus, with a beneath-the-screen fingerprint scanner, and a similar model that forgoes the fingerprint scanner, believed to launch as simply the Moto G4. The design we've seen hasn't been everyone's favorite, but regardless of what you may think of the look of these phones, we're still very curious to get the official scoop on them – and that's going to mean looking forward to a formal launch announcement. As luck would have ...

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    Have you ever had to take advantage of a smartphone warranty? Nobody wants to believe that one day their beloved handset could just up and suddenly stop working, but sometimes even the best-made phones suffer from unexpected faults. When that happens, we turn to the safety net of manufacturer warranties to make sure that we can get up and running with fully functional hardware as soon as possible. Unfortunately, last week we started hearing some concerning reports from Motorola users who found themselves dealing with unacceptable wait times while trying to get Motorola to fulfill its ...

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    So far, April's been a month that for Motorola has been punctuated both by leaks of new hardware, and the arrival of deals for some of the company's existing offerings. And while we look forward to learning a lot more about this next generation of Moto handsets, picking up new designs with prominent fingerprint scanners (or without), today the latest development finds itself in that “deals” category, as Motorola reveals a temporary price break for the Moto X Pure Edition. For the next couple weeks, through May 2, shoppers visiting Motorola's site have the option to take home the Moto X ...

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    A little confused to see the purported fourth-generation Moto G pictured with a fingerprint scanner disguised as a physical home button in tow, then without one? If it wasn’t clear enough, there’s really no reason to be confused. The G4, aka Moto G 2016, will likely come in two major configurations, a “standard” model and a Plus, the latter one’s suffix probably having nothing to do with size. Instead, their main differentiator should be the biometric authentication mechanism integrated in the bottom screen bezel of the Moto G4 Plus, rendered today in white by the world’s most ...

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    With summer within sight, we're already anxiously awaiting the next wave of new smartphones, and dollars to donuts that means some new models from Motorola. This month already we've had the chance to check out a number of leaks of possible development units, showing off hardware changes like a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Today we take things in a slightly different direction, as a new leak offers us a look at what sure appears to be another variant of one of these upcoming Motorola phones, but one that's not picking up a fingerprint scanner. This was initially a video leak, but the ...

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    As much as we appreciate any valuable piece of information revealed in advance of a high-profile mobile product launch, especially one hailing from Twitter’s most prolific tipster, the recent Moto G4 Plus fingerprint scanner “leak” wasn’t accompanied by the greatest visual confirmation. But now we have our concrete proof, and while there’s no way to verify the validity of just-divulged “Moto G 2016” live pics, they sure fit last week’s description, and look overall trustworthy. That’s not to say they look very good, as the bland rear cover may well infuriate a number of ...

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    Modern smartphones may offer some fantastic value for their price, but when even a moderately expensive handset can still set you back several hundred dollars, this isn't an investment to be taken lightly. That's why we carefully research our options before buying, hunt around for a good deal, protect our handsets with durable cases, and take solace in the knowledge that even if the hardware turns out to be faulty, our purchase is covered by a warranty. When your phone stops working through no fault of your own, you look to the manufacturer to set things right, but now we're hearing that ...

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    Can you believe there was a time, not too long ago, when Verizon was widely considered the stingiest of America’s big four carriers? Big Red’s clearly turned the page recently, with free data for early Android Pay adopters, a super-cool Gear S2 bundled in with GS7 pre-orders, and gratis LG 360 CAM chaperoning the G5 to market. Today, the number one mobile operator stateside also revives its dormant trade-in program, letting folks interested in sizzling hot new handhelds like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Motorola Droid Turbo 2, or iPhone 6s net nifty $300 discounts. Technically, up to $300, ...

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