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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    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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    About a month ago we were trying to get to the bottom of what pricing would look like for the Android Wear-powered Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. While an official number hadn't been formally announced, we heard about a design contest the manufacturer was throwing for 360 watch faces, with the prize being a Moto 360 watch to take home. And nestled within all the contest rules, Motorola was forced to divulge an MSRP: just shy of $250. We're still waiting for 360 sales to begin (and its price to finally be confirmed), but this week we pick up from the other end of that thread, as we see ...

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    We know the next Motorola flagship is coming late this summer, and references on its own website tell us that it will likely bear the name "Moto X+1" -- so, now it's time for the leaks to start flowing. Today, we have video footage of the Moto X+1 booting up, showing off the playful Motorola boot animation. The boot animation itself shows us tangled yarn, a tomato, pancakes, and more fun Google-esque things, despite the fact that Motorola is soon to be owned by Chinese OEM Lenovo. There are many other circular characters showing up under the Motorola logo, and this boot animation is quite ...

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    A couple weeks back we saw Motorola introduce its Moto Stream, a Bluetooth-to-analog audio bridge designed to make it easy to stream music from your smartphone to your home stereo system. And to help differentiate it from the pack of all the other Bluetooth adapters out there, Motorola cooked-up a little social component for the Moto Stream's operation, its “Heist Mode,” letting users compete for control of the music. It sounded nice enough, but that $50 price tag wasn't easy to fall in love with – especially when we see streaming accessories like Chromecast go for a fraction of ...

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    Regardless of how much you would rather stick to flagship phones, it's really hard to ignore the existence of the Moto G. It's not the hottest phone in the world when it comes to specs, but all that changes when you have a look at its price tag. If its lack of 4G LTE connectivity kept you away from buying one, this is the right time to think again. Motorola has just launched the 4G LTE variant of the Moto G that it announced a couple of weeks ago. For the crazy amount of just $219, you can get your hands on a very decent smartphone that gives a lot of last-year's flagships a run for their ...

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    Evidence that the Moto 360 is coming very soon has been strong so far. After seeing Joshua Topolsky rock the Android Wear-based watch on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show,' we've been eagerly awaiting more details. The latest source of information, this time with Moto 360 pricing, is well-known retailer MobileFun, which has listed the possible pricing and even open preorders for Motorola's new smartwatch. In a blog post on its UK site, MobileFun states things about the Moto 360 that we already knew or assumed -- it will tell the time (whoa!), provide notifications for granularly ...

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    HTC announced a pretty fabulous program back in February with the introduction of HTC Advantage. The stuff about Android updates and HTC Backup was good news on its own, but the really stand-out feature was how HTC committed to giving owners of One-series devices one free screen replacement for any damage taken during the first six months of ownership – even if that cracked screen was your own fault. Sure, companies like Apple had offered screen-replacement services before, but those have been optional plans smartphone owners had to pay separately for. Now it's emerging that a similar ...

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    Nine months into the phone's lifespan, and Motorola continues to throw a lot of support behind the Moto X. Despite sales of the phone never quite reaching the level Motorola hoped for (a failure that necessitates the company closing-up the Texas facility where the Moto X has thus far been assembled for US sales), Motorola continues to deliver additional options for the already highly customizable smartphone, as well as comes up with new promotions to capture the public's interest. This week, Motorola has a little of each ready for us, as that try-before-you-by promo we heard about on ...

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    It seems the Moto 360 is due to be available quite soon, as a unit was pictured last night on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show". Joshua Topolsky, Editor-in-Chief of The Verge, wore the Android Wear-powered smartwatch the entire time, and the unit even sprung to life a couple times. Everything about the watch functioned exactly as expected -- meaning, the screen was off when not being used, but when Topolsky's wrist moved, the watch face became visible. Speaking of watch faces, the one pictured sports a traditional analog style, though it's safe to assume multiple will come with it. We ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    It feels like hardly a month goes by when we don't learn about some manner of new Moto X offer: a hundred dollars off here, new low prices for wood back options there... even this far post-launch, Motorola seems very interested in keeping the public interested in its highly customizable Android. Even as our attention turns to the X+1, Motorola, isn't slowing down its promotions for the original X, and we just told you about the latest deal earlier this week. Well, now we've already got a new one, and it sounds like just the thing for people who are curious about the Moto X but have been ...

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    For some people, the 720p resolution on the display of the Moto X is a deal breaker. We don't agree with that, as we've highly praised the device in our reviews and videos. Still, there is a clear need for Motorola to boost the resolution of the Moto X in its future variant, which is being rumored to be the Moto X+1. If you were wondering if there actually is a Moto x+1 in the works, well, a recent software tweak actually leaks its existence. So, as the story goes, the recent Android 4.4.3 update to the Moto X brought a fix to the recent annoyance to international consumers that didn't ...

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    Earlier this afternoon, we checked in with some of the most recent Windows Phone rumors as we looked at a report mentioning development codenames for a number of Nokia handsets, extending all the way into late 2015. Now we're crossing the tracks over to the Android side of town, as we learn about some Motorola codenames popping up in the company's own software. Motorola's Bug2Go app contains a laundry list of devices, identified by codenames. Like the Vanquish you see in these screenshots below? That's the phone that ended up launching as the RAZR HD. But some of these codenames don't line ...

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