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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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Even though we're deep into 2015 at this point, last year's Motorola Moto X still represents one of the best Android smartphones you could possibly purchase today. With fast updates to the latest (and very near-stock) versions of Android, and some impressive and high-quality specs, it remains a fan favorite. So if you were on the edge on whether or not to purchase the device, this latest Moto X 2014 deal may be just enough to convince you – for a limited time, the company will be throwing in a complimentary leather back with the purchase of a 2014 Moto X. The deal will last through ...

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    Let the Android updates never end! In what feels like the millionth piece of Lollipop update news this week already (and it's only Wednesday morning!), Motorola has taken to Google+ to talk up some additional new updates. Specifically, these Motorola Android 5.1 updates concern the US Cellular and AT&T Moto X 2014, as well as the second-gen Moto E for Cricket. The bulk of the information is available below, thanks to a Google+ post from Motorola employee David Schuster. It's all pretty self-explanatory from the information below, organized by device, but one thing you may be confused ...

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    After entirely too long, Motorola and Verizon are finally making the Android Lollipop update available for the Droid Turbo. We've been following this tale for months now, from January's promises that 2014 Motorola phones (including the Droid Turbo) would be getting Lollipop “really soon,” to word in March that the Droid Turbo would skip right ahead to Android 5.1. But all the while, the update still wasn't out. Earlier this month it looked like Verizon was expecting the update to be imminent, refreshing its own product page for the Droid Turbo to reflect its new Android Lollipop ...

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    A new Motorola device whose codename we've been tracking over the past few months has made an appearance today in the GFXBench benchmark. Flying under the "Motorola Kinzie" codename, the phone appears to be a flagship-level smartphone making its way over to Verizon at some point. The benchmark reveals a few of the device's specifications; specifically, it brings a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (with a coupled Adreno 430 GPU), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (implied; 21GB is accessible by the end user), 20MP rear camera, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. ...

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    Updated to reflect revised Apple Watch sales estimates. (Thanks, SocialBrian!) I remember the moment I realized smartwatches had a chance at being the next big thing in mobile. It was the spring of 2012, I'd just spent a week with the original Pebble, and I suddenly found myself unable to live without it. It was 1999 all over again: I was a wristwatch-wearing man, and leaving the house without it prompted angry expletives and a day full of accidental glances at an empty wrist. Three years later, smartwatches have made the jump to the mainstream consciousness. No longer confined to the ...

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    A couple weeks back, rumors about upcoming Motorola Android hardware took an interesting turn: we found ourselves switching focus from the next Moto X to what Motorola was working on for this year's new Moto G incarnation. Since then we've seen some compelling leaks, including last week's arrival of some convincing video footage. As we continue to piece together the story behind this handset, the last content to turn up hits our desk this afternoon, in the form of a pair of Moto G 2015 renders. Cards on the table: we're not exactly convinced this is the real deal. While it generally looks ...

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    The road to Android Lollipop on Motorola's Droid Turbo has been a long and frustrating one. As if the months and months of waiting haven't been bad enough, there have been the false starts, like a few weeks back when Verizon started advertising Lollipop availability for the Droid Turbo when the release was actually still under internal testing. And while we haven't seen the update emerge just yet, it finally looks like we're really getting down to the home stretch here, as Motorola invites for a public Droid Turbo soak test are revealed to be for just this long-awaited Lollipop update. ...

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    We first saw Android Wear version 5.1.1 on the LG Watch Urbane, and since then it's rolled out to most other Android-powered smartwatches. The Moto 360 has been a bit slow to receive updates, and 5.1.1 was no exception, but it's in our hands now and we wanted to run you through some of the new features that the software update has brought. Android Wear 5.1.1 on the Moto 360 introduces wrist gestures to manage notification cards on the main screen hands-free. It also brings a long-requested app launcher to the mix, meaning you'll no longer have to dig through menus or use your voice to ...

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    Enter to win a brand new handset with The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. A phablet offers all the conveniences of a smartphone but with a larger, tablet-like screen size. As far as mobile devices go, it’s like having the best of both worlds. One lucky person will have the opportunity to choose one of five new phablets, valued at $750 each, to be their prize. Up for grabs is the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus 2, and the LG G Flex 2. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals ...

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    Bring on the Android updates for older hardware! We just shared with you word that T-Mobile was getting the ball rolling on the eagerly awaited Android 5.1.1 update for last year's Galaxy S5, and now we're getting info on some similar releases headed out to a couple popular Androids from a different OEM, as Motorola makes its own Android 5.1 updates available for the Moto X family. We're looking at updates for the first-gen Moto X, as well as the second-gen Moto X 2014 Pure Edition. The original Moto X's update got started late last week, as Motorola's David Schuster confirmed over social ...

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    Just as we're seeing more and more 2015 Moto X leaks hit the internet, the 2014 Moto G gets a serious discount on Amazon, which is a good indication of things to come (not that we ever doubted there will be a Moto G 2015). Alleged pictures, as well as a leaked video, try to anticipate not only the looks, but also the Moto G 2015 specs. There's not much to tell judging by the alleged picture above; the dimple is there, dual LED flash seems to make its way to the 2015 Moto G, and the camera up to. The back has a striped texture which should help grip and handling of the device, but the ...

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    It's hard to celebrate a smartphone's birthday. Sure, there's a good chance it makes it though a full year of use, and maybe even two, but what then? The allure of shiny new hardware, combined with evaporating software update support for older handsets, can make for a powerful reason to put that old phone down and pick up something new. That makes talking about a phone's five-year birthday, let alone its ten-year birthday, a bit crazy. Maybe we'll still remember the day the first iPhone came out when 2017 rolls around, but that's the exception that proves the rule. So we're just a little ...

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    Motorola's Moto G has always been a very affordable handset. Its specs and configuration options fall short of big brother Moto X, but dollar-for-dollar it may be an even better value, especially if you're not sweating the loss of luxuries like LTE speed. When the 2014 edition premiered last September, its $180 price tag really helped the phone to stand out: it was better-equipped than other extreme-budget smartphones, while still coming in respectably short of the $200 mark. In the months since, we've seen a few sales that have let shoppers snatch the Moto G up for even better prices, and ...

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    The Motorola Moto 360 may be getting a little long in the tooth by this point, but some recent price cuts have served to help keep the Android Wear smartwatch on our short list of wearables worth wearing. The biggest problem, at least lately, has been software availability: while the new Android 5.1.1 Android Wear release had already started arriving for some of its competition, it was a no-show for the Moto 360. Back at the start of the month, Motorola confirmed the delay, blaming it on unsatisfactory performance and assuring users that it was working with Google to get things up to ...

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    It was last month when the Android 5.1.1 update began rolling out to Nexus 6 devices across the globe, though those who purchased their units from AT&T were out of luck at the time. Sure, it was a minor update over the build of Android 5.1 the phone was already running on AT&T, but it represented an important bug-fixer nonetheless – for good reason, users wanted to have it. Those people are in luck today, as the Nexus 6 Android 5.1.1 update is finally rolling out to users of the AT&T variant of the device. The OTA comes in at a fairly small (at least in the land of ...

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    Lenovo's Motorola continues to compete in a rough smartphone market with the same products it was acquired with. As such it seems that Lenovo's strategy has been focused on expanding Motorola products outside the US, even if the whole point of the acquisition was based on gaining more US mindshare. Moto Maker has been one of the crucial differentiating factor for Motorola products to date, and it seems to be ready for another expansion. Motorola India has been teasing of the launch of Moto Maker in India. Motorola teases that we should learn more today, and given the service's launch in ...

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    When we're checking out leaked pics of unreleased smartphone hardware, we've got to accept the good with the bad. For as much as we might like every image to be a nice, clean, high-res official product render, all too often we find ourselves dealing with low-quality shots, awkward angles, dodgy cropping, and worse – not even getting into the cesspool of fakes. Lately one of the hottest phones to leak has been the third-gen Moto X, and we've seen a mixture of high- and low-quality images emerge. The latest to catch our eye may not be the most impressive pic we've ever seen, and it's so ...

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    Update: Some scheduling and technical difficulties have not only resulted in some portions of variable audio quality, but also a change in our format this episode. We hope that you can bear with them as we talk about the news of the week as well as a full WWDC 2015 editorial roundtable during the last half hour. Enjoy! Is a vegetarian "hamburger" rightfully called as much, or is it just a vegetable patty? Did Scrubs season nine really count, or were we essentially watching a brand-new show? And where are all these seemingly bizarre questions coming from? We're headed into not-so-uncharted ...

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    Motorola Droid Turbo users on Verizon have been a patient bunch, waiting as long as they have been for their smartphones to get a taste of Android Lollipop. We've been hearing for months now that the update could be out soon, but so far, nothing. A recent rumor even suggested that Lollipop distribution could begin earlier this week, but that just hasn't come to pass. There's still reason to be hopeful that a release is imminent, though, as Verizon updates its own Droid Turbo pages to indicate that the phone runs Lollipop. In its Droid Turbo product listing, Verizon now gives the phone's ...

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    With the arrival of June, it feels like the floodgates have opened for third-gen Moto X leaks and rumors, and over the past few days we've probably talked more about the smartphone than we have in the five months prior. Our topics of discussion have included a couple potential early looks at the phone's hardware, including a pic that hinted at the possible presence of a fingerprint scanner. Today we get some new imagery to check out, arriving alongside the warning that we may be getting the wrong idea about that scanner. According to this source, the Moto X 2015 with that scanner hardware ...

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    The original Moto X arrived back in 2013 as a very solid offering that helped define the new Motorola lineup going forward, but for as much as we liked the smartphone overall, its camera just wasn't up to snuff. So when 2014 rolled around and we got to check out the new Moto X, we had high expectations that Motorola might have learned from its mistakes – and we still got a camera that left us wanting. For the past week or so now we've been inundated by leaks and rumors about an upcoming third-gen Moto X; will Motorola finally get the camera right? There's cause to be hopeful, as a ...

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    Looks like it's time for the 2015 Moto X to make the headlines and capture our attention with all the leaks, rumors, and reports that are starting to pop up. Recently we've seen an alleged image of the device -- blurred though -- as well as a possible codename for it. Now it looks like there might be more to it as the Moto X 2015 fingerprint scanner gets hinted by a pair of leaked photos. What you see above and below is allegedly a 2015 Moto X chassis. The pictures by themselves don't reveal much, as the device, claimed to be this year's Moto X, is clearly missing a lot of its guts, but ...

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    Did we just get a sneak peek at the 2015 gen 3 Moto X? A leaked pic from earlier this week sure purports to show us as much, and the accompanying specs describe some pretty heavyweight hardware – including a possible phablet-sized variant. We've heard some theories about this phone before, but this was the first time we actually had some evidence to turn to. Well, the next sign of Motorola's work towards a new Moto X may have already arrived, as an import database entry might just reveal the phone's codename. We're once again looking at India's Zauba database, which shows Motorola ...

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    If you've been pounding the "Check for updates" button on your Moto 360, you're not alone (yours truly is guilty, too). But, for the time being, it might be a better idea to hold off on mashing that button – Motorola has gone on the record stating that the update isn't ready for primetime due to performance concerns. Read on to see what Motorola has to say about this Moto 360 update delay to Android 5.1.1. Queried on Twitter about the status of the update to the latest version of Android Wear – which other Wear-powered watches are beginning to see roll out – Motorola replied with ...

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