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 was just a couple weeks ago that we saw deals for the 16GB Moto X Pure Edition hit $300. That chunkier 64GB version got a steep drop down to $400 at one point. While we don't have those prices anymore, we do have good news from Amazon while we're taking on the 32GB version — it's at its lowest price in five months. As background, Motorola is now pricing the 16GB Moto X Pure Edtion at $349.99 for a limited time with the 32GB one near $400 and the 64GB edition at $450. Not a bad deal for the thrill seeker, all things considered. But Amazon — in keeping with Motorola — has ...

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    It’s been raining discounts and especially bundle deals lately on the original Moto 360, launched back in 2014, even before the smartwatch exited the Google Store, but if you only want the circular timepiece and nothing else, today’s the day you can get the ultimate bargain. Marked down from $300 to $200 by Motorola, and further reduced to $165 and up on Amazon, the Android Wear gizmo fetches a measly Benjamin for the next 20 hours or so at B&H Photo Video. The “catch”? At $100, you relinquish the right to choose your favorite finish, band and fit, having to settle for dark, ...

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    Zauba can be a really helpful resource for tracking what devices are coming down the pipe from the big manufacturers. But it's only as helpful as the listing can be. And this listing for the "Motorola Moto X3" definitely isn't helpful. There is no real standard for what to put down as a description of any given cargo lot, but in two cases just in to the Indian import/export database, we have the "Moto X3" with no actual model number (usually denoted with "XT1nnn") and mentions of "5" which may signal a five-inch screen. Could this be the new Moto E we saw hints of in benchmarks this week? ...

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    April 1 might be a day of horseplay, ridiculousness and embarrassment for many tech companies, but if you can’t appreciate the faux product announcements and silly software introductions flooding the market over the next few hours, maybe you’ll like what Motorola has in store. Out of nowhere, Lenovo’s subsidiary has kicked off a pair of amazing lightning deals on its official US website, both of which will expire at 10:59 am CT later today. The first lets you score the original Moto 360 smartwatch, launched in 2014, completely free of charge. No joke, no catches, no strings attached. ...

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    We know Motorola’s been going through some stuff lately, as the transition to a wholly owned Lenovo subsidiary proves far trickier than both companies likely anticipated. But whether this year’s Moto E, G and X installments will be branded as Lenovo products or Moto by Lenovo, it’s time the restructured new conglomerate got back to business. Already, the third-generation Moto E launch has been stalled for no apparent reason, and the second-gen’s turned one more than a month ago. And yes, the 4.5-incher is cheaper than ever before, but that doesn’t make up for its passé 960 x 540 ...

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    The cheapest brand-name Android smartphone available stateside that still has a chance to officially move to OS version 6.0 costs less than ever before at Best Buy. Granted, the 2015 Motorola Moto E has its flaws, and today’s deal comes with its restrictions, but at a measly 30 bucks, this is a top-notch bargain no matter how you look at it. First and foremost, we should remind you the 4.5-incher’s manufacturer technically already denied the second-gen Moto E a Marshmallow promotion in the US. But there’s still time for Motorola, or rather Lenovo, to reconsider, possibly cracking ...

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    It’s been more than two years since Google unexpectedly announced it would sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, and almost a year and a half since the $2.9 billion transaction was actually completed. That sounds like plenty of time for the new conglomerate to gain an identity of its own and finish operating whatever changes management saw fit to make the business work. The problem is Lenovo never looked focused and certain of the direction it intended to take the Moto brand in. At first, it seemed the two product families would stay separate, targeting different regions, some of which ...

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    You don’t have a lot of time left to pick up the “most giftable smartphone” in the world at a $100 discount straight from its manufacturer. But if you’ve been sitting on the fence about the $300 Moto X Pure Edition for some reason, B&H PhotoVideo aims to repeal your indecision with a few extra deal sweeteners. Until March 19, at 11:59 PM EDT, the shutterbug’s go-to retailer does what it knows best, selling the 16GB handheld for $300 instead of its $400 list price, and throwing in a bunch of photography-enhancing accessories. Namely, a so-called “B&H Photo Video ...

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    We don’t know what’s gotten into Motorola and its US retail partners lately, but you won’t hear any complaints from professional bargain hunters. How could you when both the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto G (3rd gen) are available at new all-time record low prices for the next 24 to 48 hours? Meanwhile, you probably have a little more time to ponder Best Buy’s latest Moto 360 promotion, netting you gratis $50 gift cards no matter what version of the second-generation Android Wear smartwatches you’re interested in. Still, you shouldn’t overthink things, as already, the ...

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    Even though the low-cost Android smartphone competition is heating up like crazy by the day, and the 2015 edition of the wildly successful Motorola Moto G will turn one in the summer and thus probably spawn a sequel, deals on the 5-incher have been few and far between. In fact, we can only remember the mid-range handheld being bundled with two gratis backup shells for Valentine’s, which was hardly a must-buy. Meanwhile, Best Buy continues to charge late Moto G (3rd gen) adopters $180 and up, i.e. the same prices valid since July of last year, and Amazon barely affords to shave $3 off. ...

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    Deemed “the most giftable smartphone of 2015” even back when it was available at list price, the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, aka Moto X Style, has been treated to surprisingly many deals lately, especially in Moto 360 bundles. By itself, the now Marshmallow-powered 5.7-inch handheld commanded a reduced tag of $350 at one point with 32GB internal storage space, and $400 very recently in a 64GB configuration. Naturally, it’s time the “entry-level” 16GB variant finally scores its own compelling discount, going down from $400 to just $300 at Motorola, Amazon and Best Buy. According ...

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    Motorola's Droid Turbo 2 wants to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow so badly, the phone can practically taste it. Going back to last year, the Turbo 2's been sniffing around at what Marshmallow had to offer, running early test builds wherever it could get its hands on some code, but a public release has been just out of reach. Last month, on multiple occasions it looked like Verizon users were just about to see their update come down the pipe, but even after we saw the carrier publish its formal changelog for the release, mass distribution never arrived. Perhaps the Droid Turbo 2's Marshmallow ...

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    Verizon is still interested in keeping its DROID Turbo 2 selling well and prettily as the starting price continues to hold at $624. But for those on the outside looking in, the shatter-proof Motorola phone meant for the "Verizon lifer" doesn't have to be that way. It can be meant for anyone, really. As of this post, an eBay reseller (219056 feedback score with 98.7 percent positive feedback) has sold 13 refurbished 32GB Droid Turbo 2 phones, said to be at around a "B+" in terms of cosmetics. They're factory unlocked and therefore, GSM-only. The going price? $399.95 with free shipping. ...

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    Did you miss out on Motorola’s surprisingly attractive 64GB Moto X Pure Edition deal from a couple of weeks back, with a first-gen Moto 360 smartwatch then offered for free? Fret not, as B&H Photo Video today holds an even sweeter sale for folks who weren’t that interested in the ancient wearable device. Today only, mind you, so you have until midnight EST to decide if the unlocked 64 gig Moto X Pure or Style is worth 400 bucks. Which it is, trust us, since both Amazon and Motorola continue to charge at least $500 for it. Even better, B&H also throws in one of the retailer’s ...

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    As if the title didn't hook enough bait, people aren't buying the phones we're looking at. Kantar Worldpanel posted a comprehensive review of some of the major trends going on in the smartphone markets these days — specifically, the US, EU's biggest five economies and urbanized China. We'll zoom in first to the brand preference figures. Of course, Apple and Samsung rule the board in some way. The EU5 have Samsung square on top at 37 percent while Apple is at 29 percent. China's top three come in descending order to Apple, Huawei and Samsung. Meantime, 40 percent of American buyers prefer ...

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    Motorola wasted no time getting Marshmallow updates going for its latest smartphones when Google's latest platform revision landed last fall, and by November we were already seeing updates hit multiple Moto handsets. And while the manufacturer was quick to start the flow of updates, it's taking a while to make sure that Marshmallow’s ready for as much Motorola hardware as possible. One handset that's taken a little while to get its taste of Marshmallow has been the 2014 edition of the always-affordable Moto G, but three weeks back we finally saw progress as the company started getting ...

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    Ugh. We're back to talking about the Android Marshmallow update for Verizon's DROID Turbo 2. It happened for a short few hours with a pretty Verizon landing page, then, not really happening for two weeks. And it's been a while since Verizon and Motorola insiders were testing the OS bump. It may be happening now. For real. This time. An Android Central forum thread had a screenshot of a two-part update package, the second one being the crucial part to moving the software version up to 24.14.10. We're not sure how far this OTA has spread, but let us know if you've gotten it, you "Verizon ...

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    "Moto by Lenovo" just rolls off the tongue, right? After Motorola Mobility COO Rick Osterloh said that the Motorola device branding would give way to Moto by Lenovo, the media (us included) went into a frenzy — as if the word "Motorola" was to soon vanish from our vocabularies. The lead engineer on the first cellular telephone at Motorola, Martin Cooper, stated to Pocketnow that: It is a sad historical event when the company that created so much modern technology, including the cell phone, will no longer have a consumer presence. The reaction machine had overblown the move like an ...

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    Too little and too late. Motorola's David Schuster announced on his Google+ page that announced software upgrades for Verizon's DROID Ultra, DROID Mini and DROID Maxx have been cancelled. So, instead of Android Lollipop, they will stay on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Droid Mini started on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean while the Ultra and Maxx debuted with 4.2.2. Schuster was in full apology mode. We apologize that we will not be upgrading DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx to Android Lollipop, as we had hoped. We know how important software upgrades are to our customers, and we're very sorry that we are unable ...

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    If you’re the kind of hardcore Samsung fan that continues to argue the company’s Android 6.0 updating pace isn’t that sluggish compared to the competition, you may want to note Motorola is today reaching its seventh or eighth device capable of running Marshmallow. Of course, the comparison isn’t very fair, since the former Google subsidiary, now Lenovo daughter outfit doesn’t need to “optimize” much, sending near-stock goodie packs for quite some time. These are lighter and often smoother than Touchwiz or Sense-skinned ports, though for reasons we refuse to understand, the ...

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    Motorola seems to want to kill two birds with one stone as part of its latest US-only online bundle deal, boosting presumably lagging sales of both the 64GB Moto X Pure Edition and outdated first-generation Moto 360. Most buyers of the X Pure Edition, aka X Style smartphone probably go for the “entry-level”, 16GB model, priced at just $400 unlocked, and always capable of easily expanding the internal storage space with up to 128 gigs more via microSD. But if a grand total of 144GB digital hoarding room is still not enough or you find memory cards slow and inconvenient, 100 bucks extra ...

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    It’s probably way too late for any mobile-involved company to start building up buzz around products set to be unveiled at MWC next week, and hope they’ll magically steal the spotlight away from the long-in-the-rumor-mill Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and LG G5. But there’s plenty of room under the Barcelona sun for Lenovo to score its mysterious upcoming “knockout” 15 minutes of European fame as well. Literally 15 minutes, as we’re likely looking at an international variant of a phone previously launched in China, and that doesn’t sound so very remarkable. Then again, if the ...

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    The first DROID Turbo was made by Motorola and carried as a exclusive series by Verizon. It took seven-plus months for the phone to get the upgrade from Android KitKat to Lollipop. The DROID Turbo 2, forged from the same partnership, was released just before November. Take this as a good sign, but not a full stop. After a lengthy and staggered test period, Verizon is finally passing through an Android Marshmallow update — typical features like Now on Tap, volume controls and also changes to Moto Assist and Moto Actions — for the DROID Turbo 2, currently on version 5.1. Three ...

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    Exactly one week ago, comScore released its Q4 2015 US smartphone industry report, showing how iPhones lost steam to their Samsung rivals and Androids in general compared to the previous quarter. Still, Apple was the dominant local manufacturer by a comfortable gap between October and December, and now Parks Associates confirm the familiar status quo for the whole of last year. Namely, the research firm claims, about 40 percent of intelligent handhelds in use stateside in 2015 were iPhones, while Samsung seized a notably smaller but decent nonetheless 31 percent piece of the pie. ...

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    Western Motorola buffs already have reason to envy their India-based counterparts, as Marshmallow updates are coming left and right in the latter market, including for the regional Moto G Turbo Edition and, most recently, the standard G second-gen. But now nation-leading online retailer Flipkart takes things to the next level, also offering a slew of discounts on Moto gear to honor the second anniversary of the American device manufacturer’s return to India. Basically everything’s on sale for a limited time, starting with the always popular Moto X Style, which now costs Rs. 27,000 ...

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