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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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    Right on time (ish), Google has lifted the veil on the new Android Wear section of its Play Store, putting both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live up for preorder, with shipments starting July 8th. In case you missed our extensive I/O coverage, both of these devices bring Google's new Android Wear platform to a decidedly boxy form factor, with the slightly larger Samsung device edging out the G Watch just slightly in size and specs. The LG G Watch is available in black and white variants at $229, while the Gear Live only showed up in black on our afternoon refresh-fest (though it comes ...

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    One of the announcements from today that didn't really surprise us was of the availability of the LG G Watch. In the time between the I/O keynote and now, AT&T has also stated it has plans to carry the smartwatch, so you may be wondering what exactly powers the thing. So, we've compiled a list of the LG G Watch specs below -- check them out to decide if this watch is the right one for you. It turns out, the watch is actually fairly powerful. It features a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has 512MB of RAM, and overall comes off as what we'd think to find in a mid-range phone. ...

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    Google I/O 2014 is still underway, but as we continue following it on the web and from our local Google office outside Boston, we've got some new info on the new crop of Android Wear devices that just can't wait. Google's announcement included the exciting news that two new Android Wear smartwatches –both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live– will go live for pre-order today (and also as the not-so-exciting news that we're still going to have to wait a while for the Moto 360, but you can't win 'em all). Rest assured, we've got our orders drafted and ready to send in, and we'll bring ...

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    Google I/O is unsurprisingly bringing us a lot of news about how Android Wear devices will operate, what kind of software they'll run, and how they'll interact with our phones. But as fundamentally important as that whole software side is to the Wear experience, we know that many of you are even more excited to learn about Wear hardware. The first two devices, the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 were confirmed earlier this year, and today Google adds some long-awaited details when it comes to availability. The LG G Watch goes up for sale today, coming to the Play Store (just as that ...

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    Update: stream embedded below! Google I/O is the most anticipated event of the year if you're a fan of Android-powered gadgets, or technology in general. Whether you are rocking an Android smartphone or tablet, or one powered by another platform and you like to stay up-to-date and informed on the competition, Google I/O should definitely be on your list of things to follow. This year's conference is happening on June 25 and 26, at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. The keynote starts a 9a PDT, which is 12p EDT, or 4p GMT. It will be streamed live, and if you want ...

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    The LG G Watch has been in the headlines for quite some time, and, with Google I/O just hours away, we finally get some information on its release date. That, together with another Android Wear smartwatch bit, this time, from Samsung, paints a nice image of when these Google-powered wearables will be released. The LG G Watch has been spotted online on e-tailer websites like MobileFun (in the UK and Australia). It is currently listed with pre-order status, but it will apparently start shipping on July 7. Prices vary from region to region, but are around the €223.99/$255 mark. You can ...

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    I'm very much an advocate of wearable technologies. Some of them go overboard, I'm not talking about Locutus of Borg with cybernetic implants and a funky eye-laser thing. I'm not even talking about Google Glass (though it does have a certain je ne sais quoi about it). Wearables come in all different categories, from augmented eyewear to devices that monitor your vital stats for health monitoring. Some count steps or even heartbeats. Others check your temperature or even your oxygen saturation. While those all have their place, the kind of wearables I'm talking about are an improvement on ...

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    Yesterday evening we brought you some... well, for lack of a better word, weird-looking pics of a Motorola handset. While this was supposedly the X+1 (albeit obscured by a bulky case) it really didn't look that much like the phone that had recently appeared in a number of videos. The render revealed a comparatively large rear camera lens, yet appeared to show no trace of a front-facer. And with no flash, this seemed more like a super low-end model than anything that might fill the shoes of the Moto X. We still might not have any hard answers, but this morning some new information emerges, ...

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    The Motorola Moto X+1 has leaked a lot already, but we still haven't nailed its design. Many months before the launch of the original Moto X, we already had leaked images (which turned out to be accurate) floating around the web -- but this time, we've seen a bunch of pics, though some are conflicting others. Today, we're taking a look at an encased render of the X+1, and this one has a bunch of oddities we'd like to point out. Before we even get into the implications, there are some things that are just wrong -- where's the camera flash (could it be that tinny off-center hole above the ...

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    Are you excited for the arrival of Android Wear hardware? You should be, especially with all the news we're likely to get out of Google I/O this week, including (hopefully) confirmation about when devices like the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 will go up for sale. Last week we briefly looked at how the G Watch will get its power, checking out a pic of the wearable that seemed to suggest a clip-on cradle will attach to its rear set of contacts, allowing for the attachment of a Micro USB cable. For the Moto 360, on the other hand, we've been expecting a much more exotic charging system ...

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    Google's in-house Nexus brand of affordable developer smartphones has garnered a small, dedicated group of enthusiasts since the first handset, the HTC-made Nexus One, launched in early 2010. Since then, Google has partnered with Samsung and LG two times each to make the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5, all of which have been fan favorite Android handsets each year. The venture was never about making money or inflating profits. Instead, it was about sticking it to the U.S. wireless providers and letting consumers choose their phone first, then choose a provider – something ...

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    The Moto X+1 leaks just keep flowing in, and by now, we think this is more than likely a thing. Today we're shifting gears to examine the camera side of things, which (as many remember, having learned it the hard way) was not the greatest on the original Moto X, as we explained in our full review of that phone. If a YouTube video allegedly showing a video sample from the X+1 is to be believed, the Moto X+1 just might feature 4K video recording. Keep in mind that 4K isn't ground-breaking by any means at this point. The LG G3 has it, the Galaxy S5 has it, and almost every other recent ...

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    Earlier this week, the Moto X successor we've been following as the X+1 broke cover and starred in a brief video showing off its boot animation. While the idea of seeing this handset in the flesh was fascinating, there ultimately wasn't a lot for us to check out, due to the necessary steps taken to obscure enough of the hardware to avoid showing any identifying marks that might clue Motorola in to the tipster's identity. We were promised that more videos were coming, and now we've got a couple new ones to share with you. First off, if you're looking for that original video, it's down; ...

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    In a surprise move last night, Android 4.4.4 made an appearance and OTA updates began rolling out to select Nexus devices. Naturally, it's time to talk updates, especially for Motorola phones (some of which were updated to Android 4.4.3 during its short one-week lifespan). We now know about plans for Motorola's most recent Droid phones -- a collaboration with Verizon Wireless -- in terms of upcoming software updates. According to Motorola employee David Schuster, the Droid phones will leapfrog 4.4.3 and jump straight to 4.4.4, primarily because of an important security fix for an OpenSSL ...

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    The Android 4.4.4 update has just been made official, though Android 4.4.3 remains young -- it only came out last week, after all. The latest device to be updated to this no-longer-newest version of Android is Sprint's Motorola Moto X. The features in Android 4.4.3, along with a couple extra Motorola goodies, have all made their way to the device in the Sprint Moto X Android 4.4.3 update. First and foremost are the Android 4.4.3 changes, which are mainly bug fixes for stability, security, and other non-user-facing areas. The refreshed look in the Dialer app has been brought over to the ...

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