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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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    For the last couple weeks, we've been bouncing around this idea of a Motorola-made Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu), and one that could be significantly larger than either the Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 (above), moving all the way up to a solidly phablet-sized 5.9-inch display. At least, that's what we've been hearing, though there hasn't been much in the way evidence – reliable or not – to back that claim up. Today, we finally see a clear description of this hardware, but if these new details are to be trusted, it doesn't look like Shamu will be a whale of a phone, at all. Remember those GFXBench ...

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    Late last month, we checked back in with the ongoing saga of what to expect for the next Nexus phone, hearing rumors that Motorola might get the tap and could deliver the biggest Nexus handset to date, a 5.9-inch phablet codenamed Shamu. At least, there were references in Android bug reports mentioning that codename, but not a ton of evidence detailing the hardware itself. Today we may come a little closer to understanding just what this device consists of, with some purported Shamu benchmarks turning up. But fair warning here: when we say “a little closer,” we mean it, as there's no ...

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    Last week we took a break from the rumors surrounding Motorola's efforts to deliver a new Moto X, and instead started looking at what might be in the future for some of its more budget-focused models. Some benchmark data sure seemed to point at development work towards a new low-to-mid-range handset with a five-inch 720p display. And while there was no hard evidence linking it to the name, rumors suggested that this might be a new Moto G. As we wait to get the full details on this device, a new rumor attempts to shed a little light on what the launch situation might look like. Reportedly, ...

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    We're looking forward to Motorola's next flagship (which is probably going to be named Moto X+1) launching later in the summer, so it's inevitable that details will start leaking out of the company as we head closer to the unveiling. The latest leak comes in the way of a Moto X+1 benchmark, which also gives us a look at some of the handset's internals. While we're unsure if this is the X+1, a new DROID, or something entirely different, it's a Motorola device: the XT1097 model number reported by Geekbench drives that point home. The processor is outed in this benchmark as being a Qualcomm ...

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    Ever since Google announced Android Wear in March, wearable fans around the web have been drooling over renders, pictures, and videos of Motorola's upcoming smartwatch, the Moto 360. Unlike its Android Wear counterparts, the Moto 360 has a circular display, sleek and classic design, and actually looks premium. The Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch, on the other hand, more closely resemble reference hardware with very little attention to style. Michael parallels the G Watch from LG to its barebones hardware for Google's Nexus smartphones, calling it "a combination of glossy and matte ...

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    We've only got about a month and a half left of summer, and there's still a lot to get done. Besides the requisite beach trips, we're also looking forward to a ton of product launches. Some we already have a strong sense for when they'll occur, like those that are expected to happen as part of IFA press events in early September. Others are a little looser, like the Apple iPhone 6 announcement that may happen just after IFA, though that's far from a certainty at this point. Motorola's got at least two devices due before the end of summer, the Moto 360 and its second-gen Moto X, which may ...

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    For those of you that thought that Push to talk was dead, well it is, and it isn't. At times when users are sticking to services like Voxer, or even Whatsapp's voice messaging, it's hard for these decade-old services to survive. Still, we know that Verizon is reluctant to let it die, and the company is now pushing it to more handsets, in its own way. Verizon's Push to Talk Plus is still "a thing" on Verizon, and the company has decided to make this service available to flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, in addition to other legacy devices like the Motorola Droid MAXX. There are ...

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    Sometimes it really feels like smartphone news attracts smartphone news – start talking about a particular topic enough, whether that's the iPhone 6 or crazy over-the-edge displays on the Galaxy Note 4, and at some point you get the sense of hitting a critical mass – the news becomes self-sustaining. Are we about to hit a similar point with upcoming Motorola devices? We only just finished telling you about the Motorola XT1063, which looks like it might be this year's new edition of the Moto G, when we've got another new Motorola item showing up, this time a box teasing the existence of ...

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    Motorola rumors as of late seem to have focused on two devices: the Moto 360, formally launched but not yet available for sale, and the Moto X+1, expected to arrive shortly as the manufacturer's follow-up to last year's Moto X. But what of the other spaces in the company's lineup? Will we see successors to some of its other 2013 models? Well, there's been some talk of new Droids for Verizon, but today we're looking at what might be the next Moto G, upon the discovery of a benchmark listing for Motorola's model XT1063. Unlike the Moto G with its 4.5-inch 720p display, the XT1063 bumps that ...

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    Smartphone security is a good idea, but it’s also a pain in the butt. So if you’re sick of swiping patterns and selecting security codes (and you’re into temporary body modification) Vivalnk and Motorola have just the thing for you. The Vivalnk digital tattoo is a temporary wearable NFC tag coated with 3M adhesive that works with the Moto X's Skip technology to allow you to unlock your smartphone without entering a passcode, swiping a pattern, or smiling for the camera. Just wake the Moto X's screen and tap it to your wrist (or wherever you've stuck the digital tattoo), and you're ...

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    Almost every mobile manufacturer has shown at least some interest in the wearables industry. Contrary to popular belief, however, smartwatches and wearable technology isn't a new concept. Technically, Bluetooth headsets are a type of wearable that have been around since the year 2000. And although most wouldn't consider them "smart" by today's standards, the first Bluetooth-enabled watches date back to 2006. Even earlier, "computer watches" from Casio and Seiko's RC series date back to the 1980s. But the wearable category we know so well today truly kick-started back in late 2009 when the ...

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    Announce a product, then don't release it for a while, and rumors are bound to descend. Just look at Samsung and its Tizen-running Samsung Z, and how off-the-rails that whole project feels like it's gone in the weeks following the phone's initial introduction. Motorola's generally done a pretty job at preventing similar gossip from consuming the Moto 360, itself announced all the way back in March, no doubt helped by the release of a number of official Moto 360 videos and the opportunity for hands-on interactions at events like Google I/O. But with the wearable still not available to buy, ...

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    I would hesitate to call the Moto X a success story. By the usual definition we tie to "successful" smartphones, the Moto X does not apply. Motorola hasn't sold tens of millions of Moto Xs like Samsung does with the Galaxy S series every year. And it didn't help pull Motorola out of quarter after quarter of revenue losses like the One M8 has done for HTC. Still, I wouldn't consider the Moto X a failure either – not by a long shot. It was easily one of the most intriguing smartphones to launch in 2013. Motorola introduced some truly compelling features alongside its overly modest ...

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    When we start talking about an upcoming Motorola device, what do you think of? The Moto 360, already fully official, but taking its sweet time in coming to market? Or what about the Moto X+1, the flagship expected to debut alongside the arrival of 360 sales? And now there's all this new talk about a possible Motorola Nexus phablet – any one of these a likely candidate for rumors of new Motorola hardware. But today we find ourselves looking at something else, as a Motorola trademark filing might reveal the name the company's going with for a new phone: the Moto Maxx. Right away, that ...

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    Is it finally Motorola's turn to make a Nexus phone? Like HTC, Samsung, and LG before it, rumors have turned to the idea of Motorola – even as it changes hands from Google to Lenovo – manufacturing the next Nexus handset. Yesterday we looked at some early evidence pointing to the existence of this Motorola device codenamed Shamu, reportedly a 5.9-inch phablet. Now we've got some new corroboration to add to those claims, as well as some updates about what might be in store for Google's Android Silver efforts. According to The Information, Shamu didn't really get started until after the ...

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