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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    Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Not according to the official Moto US Twitter account’s handlers, who use a different, much harsher word for it to begin with. Lenovo’s reformed, increasingly ambitious and competitive daughter company seems to believe Samsung didn’t imitate, get inspired by, or even copy a certain trendy software trick integrated into the Galaxy S7 last spring, and now the Galaxy Note 7. Instead, Motorola comes out with guns blazing, pointing the finger at the global king of smartphone sales for “stealing” the “original” Always On Display feature ...

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    Every manufacturer has an approach to tackling major Android point upgrades. Some (claim) to turn out a fast product while others take their time to iron out wrinkles... and then others never take their time. While you might have an idea of who the suspects we're talking about are, analytics firm Apteligent has compiled numbers up from thousands of apps to figure out which OEM's been paying the most mind to the Marshmallow update. Motorola is named the far-and-away leader in the US and India when it comes to non-Nexus devices. Add in Nexus makes and you'll see Moto trounce in the US. LG, ...

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    The fingerprint-prone metal backs of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force may not be seen on the Moto Z Play. We're already talking about the inclusion of some decent specs and a headphone jack, might as well add another material change-up. Well, this material might be just as prone to fingerprints as that metal that Lenovo utilized. Reddit is linking to some Imgur and Instagram samples of what appear to be the Moto Z Play in all of its... glassy glory. The Instagram picture really shows why the bets are on glass with a subtle spiral etching on the back. It's not typically a pattern we'd see ...

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    Android device manufacturers sure enjoy their alphabet soups. Samsung’s “streamlined” product portfolio goes from A to C to E, J, O(n) and even Z if you also count Tizen models, while Sony has recently circled back from Z to X, reportedly considering dropping C, E or M series pretty soon. Then there’s Motorola, or rather Lenovo, which inherited the Moto E, G and X families from Google, and after a couple of years of struggles, financial losses and seemingly ineffective restructuring moves, went the opposite way compared to Sony, essentially replacing X with Z. Technically, the Moto ...

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    Eager to get a head start on Apple that may prove essential for the company’s Q3 financial results and especially Q4 sales, lucrative holiday season included, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 several weeks before the expected iPhone 7 announcement, also significantly minimizing the IFA 2016’s importance in the eyes of mobile tech enthusiasts. But the Gear S3 smartwatch and Galaxy Tab S3 are still most likely slated for Berlin appearances shortly, and alongside them, Asus, Sony, Acer and Huawei should roll out “new and exciting” gadgets at one of Germany’s oldest industrial ...

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    It was last week that Nexus 6 phones around the world dropped away from the internet for seemingly no good reason whatsoever. It took many complaints, engineer tweaks and questions asked to find out what was going on with the devices on T-Mobile and many other international carriers. A Nexus engineer pointed the data cut-out to activating the GPS antenna. Apparently, a lot of complaints were lodged while users were on the geolocation-intensive games Pokemon GO and Ingress. Darn Niantic. The issue is said to be fixed and owners of poorly-functioning Nexus 6 devices should restart their ...

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    The Moto Z will soon be off of its Verizon exclusivity period and we're already expecting to pay just a bit more than what customers on Big Red will pay for an unlocked version. We're now finding out what two of Canada's carriers are pricing the phone, courtesy of MobileSyrup, and it's another slight uptick from the expected unlocked price. Full retail price of the standard Moto Z will come to some 899.99 CAD or 684 USD — that's a 10 percent premium on Verizon's full pricing. The outlet has been able to confirm that Bell will kick its sales off in early September, supposedly along ...

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    Why? Something went wrong. No one knows what went wrong, and worse yet, it's international. It started with reports stretching through the past 48 hours of Nexus 6 devices not being able to connect with the "best in the country" T-Mobile data network. Down Detector tracked multiple reports from Nexus 6 owners and customer service reps on all social media and communications fronts have been fielding concerns. @portaltonowhere Great question! No LTE, that is definitely not what we like to hear! Check out this link, https://t.co/N3fFTJ674O,... 1/2 — T-Mobile Help (@TMobileHelp) August 4, ...

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    We already have a good idea of how much a Moto Z is worth. At least, what it's worth to Verizon. That carrier still wields exclusive DROID versions of both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force on the whole world. The former is being sold for $624 while the other is $720. Usually, though, when things go unlocked (or SIM-free for the lot of you familiar with that term), the price can also take an upward jab, too. UK reseller Clove Technology has made its sales plans public for the SIM-free Moto Z (no Force just yet) and it includes stocking the big Moto Mods already out, including the JBL ...

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    While Lenovo’s first modular phones are perhaps less costly than we all expected, at least stateside and with certain strings attached, you can’t help but feel it’d be nice to also get a sub-$400 Moto Z variant internationally. Ask and you shall receive… someday, as the Moto Z Play (X Play 2016?) moves yet another step closer to an official announcement and global launch after swinging by Tenaa for obligatory Chinese regulatory approval. A lackluster XT1635-03 model number hides a familiar-looking metal slab, following the general design direction of the standard Z and Z Force, ...

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    We don’t often bring you news of refreshed, repetitive deals on smartphones or smartwatches if the terms and conditions remain the same and the savings aren’t increased, but the Moto X Pure Edition + Moto 360 Sport bundle is still too compelling to ignore. Already offered twice directly by the two’s manufacturers back in July, with and then without required promo codes, the $400 package is now revived by third-party retailer B&H Photo Video, which doesn’t mention an expiration date. This time ergo, the bargain could stick around for more than a few days, as long as inventory ...

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    As the name suggests, the Motorola Moto Z Force was primarily designed with durability in mind, while the standard Z makes no shatterproof display promises and caters to fashionistas thanks to a ridiculously slim 5.2mm profile. But there’s a certain build quality you probably expect from a $600+ phone, regardless of its branding or measurements, and although we’ve rigorously inspected both the Moto Z and Z Force of late, we couldn’t find it in our hearts to perform drop or torture tests. That’s where YouTuber JerryRigEverything comes in, as always, taking the non-Force 5.5-incher ...

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    We've been fielding rumors of the Moto Z Play having a headphone jack, unlike its thinner compatriots. The thought of a Moto Z Play is still up in the air at this point as we're picking up another set of photo leaks showing off what started out as the "Vector Maxx". MotClub has obtained four pictures (two of which from a Weibo post) of a device named just "Vector" with relatively barren design as opposed to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. [gallery columns="4" ids="479016,479017,479018,479019"]   The device does share the large camera bump of the two, though, along with the 16 pogo pins ...

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    Third-generation Moto 360 rumors are surprisingly thin on the ground still, despite almost a year having passed since the original 2014-released circular smartwatch was refreshed and expanded in size and style options. It’s probably not too big of a stretch therefore to speculate Lenovo might take its time before unveiling a sequel for the Moto 360 2015, similar to how the Apple Watch 2 (or S) will likely see daylight 18 months or so after its predecessor. Premium wearables are still nowhere near as popular as smartphones, so in a way, it makes sense for them to get in on longer upgrade ...

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    The world’s second (but different) modular smartphone has officially arrived stateside (and only stateside), with actual sales and deliveries underway at its exclusive carrier following a short pre-order period. The Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) can be purchased in standard and Force configurations, the latter sporting a shatterproof display, larger 3,500 mAh battery (vs. 2,600), and more capable 21MP rear-facing camera (vs. 13), as well as a thicker 7mm profile (vs. 5.2), and higher $720 retail price tag (vs. $624). Of course, Verizon will let you split the overall costs in monthly ...

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    So, you have your Moto Z or Moto Z Force. You have your $125 Moto Mods Developer Kit. And now you're about to start your solder iron. But if you are not this theoretical person that has all this stuff and are wondering what the heck you'd get into in developing your own Moto Mod, Lenovo has booted up a proper site for you. The site is simply developer.motorola.com and it has resources on what you can do with your kit, what you need to look out for and example materials stored on GitHub for free. The site also opens up the pathway for third parties looking to mass produce to partner with ...

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    Lenovo-owned Motorola has dropped its monthly update schedule for its smartphones, favoring a "most efficient" one. When it launched its Moto Z line of handsets last month, a company spokesperson did promise security patches from Android Security Bulletins. Phones "will receive an update shortly after launch with additional patches." The representative did not discuss the frequency of those updates. Fast forward to today and Motorola has responded to Ars Technica's request to address its non-willingness to go monthly as the updates are released. Motorola understands that keeping phones ...

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    Let’s not waste time. These are good phone and represent solid options, but these Motos now face substantially more competition from other companies looking to shake up the entry and mid-range markets. We’ll be tackling both the Moto G4 and the G4 Plus in this review. Is one of these phones the right fit for you? It’s never as simple as a “worth it” thumbs up or thumbs down verdict. To simplify, if you’re curious what the differences might be between the G4 and G4 Plus, we have this video which will explain in greater detail. Design These phones are simple and clean looking. ...

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    Now that the full Moto Z/Z Force review is in, as well as the two phones’ camera analysis and our critical look at three of the Moto Mods meant to enhance out-the-box functionality, it’s time to pin down the best thing about this new modular undertaking. That’s right, probably the best thing about the Moto Z is it inevitably attracts a downpour of sweet deals… on last year’s Motorola Moto X Pure Edition. We kid, at least in part, though there’s no denying the appeal of B&H Photo Video’s latest sale on Lenovo’s previous Moto-branded flagship. Specifically, its 32GB ...

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    Nothing says "the weekend" like a nice little discount or two. And on Amazon, you've got a few to pick through with the already fine Moto G4. There's a hidden rebate campaign going on right now where if you add on a regular Moto G4 and check out, you'll get an instant $50 off. That takes the 16GB version down to $149.99 and the 32GB one to $179.99. Really milking the pennies for their worth? Get an Amazon Prime Edition Moto G4 — for all the cons it can bring you — and you'll get $25 off when you order. A 16GB variant is $124.99, the 32GB one $154.99. As with most of these promos on ...

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    Wondering whether or not the modular Moto Z is more convenient and versatile than that other, conceptually different modular smartphone out and about? There’s a video comparison to help you find the answer. What if you’re hesitating between this and the Galaxy S7? Not to worry, as we have a clip for that too. And one to explain and inspect three productivity-enhancing accessories. Plus, something for hardcore shutterbugs. Last but not least, written coverage of Verizon pricing and availability, as well as sweet early Best Buy deals. Still, Lenovo left the matter of software support up ...

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    The smartwatch market contracted for the first time in the second quarter and it's all Apple's fault. While it retained its top spot in the rankings, the 1.6 million shipments the company made is a big dip from its debut quarter that had 3.6 million shipments. Surprisingly, it was the only vendor out of the top five to lose shipments, meaning that those manufacturers had a lot of offsetting to do. Here is the data according to IDC: [table] Vendor,Q2 shipments (in millions),Q2 market share,Change from last year Apple,1.6,47%,-55% Samsung,0.6,16%,51% Lenovo,0.3,9%,75% LG ...

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    The hunt is already on for the best Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid Edition deals available nationwide, as the two new Verizon-exclusive “SnapPhones” need all the help they can get to compete against the world’s first modular handheld and the ultimate jack of all trades. Enter Best Buy, which joins Big Red’s highly anticipated launch pre-order party with something much sweeter than 40 percent off “every other Mod.” There are several perks to be had at the third-party retailer, starting with a free JBL SoundBoost speaker attachment no matter your method of purchasing either ...

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    The world’s second modular smartphone, or a pretty conventional device to start with (that can merely hook up to a range of promising, albeit expensive modular accessories)? That, our friends, is the million-dollar question… the following Moto Mods review video doesn’t aim to definitively answer. Time will tell exactly what the Moto Z is, and, if it can pave the way for a bold new direction in an industry badly needing true innovation. For now, we simply intend to expand on previous first impressions of three intriguing Moto Mods, having spent a little quality time with them, and ...

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    We have two early contenders for the heavyweight modular smartphone title, and unfortunately, neither one is an actual fruit of Google’s not-yet-ready-for-primetime Project Ara. Far more simplistic in execution, the LG G5 and Motorola Moto Z deserve equal praise in their bold quest for differentiation, customization and added productivity compared to traditional high-end Androids. But at the end of the day, there can only be one in the pocket of a modular tech enthusiast, and Pocketnow senior editor Juan Bagnell aims to make the choice as easy as possible with a good old fashioned ...

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