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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    We only need to put up with 2015 Moto X and 2015 Moto G rumors, reports, and leaks, for about a week or so, as Motorola is holding a special event on July 28, where we will hopefully see both aforementioned phones, and maybe even a ruggedized version of the 2015 Moto X, dubbed the Moto X Sport. Until then, however, we take what we can get, and this report seems to unveil some 2015 Moto G specs. The information has been published on Spanish retailer FNAC's website, but still, we advise you to treat it with skepticism, despite matching some of the information from previous reports. We ...

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    As we mentioned a little earlier today when checking out one of the latest leaks of upcoming Motorola smartphone hardware, despite the Moto X being arguably the more exciting of the handsets we're looking forward to, the new Moto G has been positively dominating the leaks that have arrived to date. That continues to be true this afternoon, as we take a look at a couple pics of what's reportedly a new Moto G store dummy unit, one that gives us a peak at the phone's defenses against environmental onslaught. The existing Moto G, you may remember, offers water resistance, and while the ...

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    Motorola's upcoming July 28 event is all over our thoughts this week, especially as we look to pick up any last-minute leaks helping to prepare our expectations for the company's announcements. And while we're certainly looking forward to a nice selection of smartphones, what about other mobile products? Despite how much we might like to see a new Moto 360, that's still very much a long shot, but there's one accessory that now definitely looks like it will be making an appearance, as a newly revised Moto Hint wireless earbud make an early debut. It may look just like the first Moto Hint, ...

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    In just over a week, on July 28, Motorola's holding an event that all indications point to being its launch platform for new smartphone hardware - and specifically we're expecting to see the company introduce the new Moto X and new Moto G. Of the two, it's this year's Moto G that's found itself the star of the majority of recent Motorola leaks, including some recent hands-on pics, and we've been left with a pretty strong sense of what to expect from the smartphone. Today we add to all that unofficial info with some data from a much more formal source, while also getting new corroboration ...

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    And "tweak, tweak, tweak" go the little mouses at Motorola. Skeumorphs, component and material orders, machine settings, marketing plans, Motorola. We are expecting a bevy of new devices from the Lenovo subsidiary including updates to its flagship Moto X series and the affordable Moto G and Moto E lineups. Another two phones have shown up as slight tweaks of the aforementioned: the Moto X Sport and the Moto G Nuevo. Keeping in mind that Motorola has also has another Verizon-incentivized Droid phone on the way. The company might be able to rebadge it as an international powerhouse as it has ...

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    Motorola sure appears to be working on a number of new handsets, as recent leaks have been only too willing to reveal. We've not only had the opportunity to check out a bunch of newly leaked photos, but finally started closing in on a launch date, with a rumor suggesting that at least one of these models – the next-gen Moto G – could be getting ready to make its debut on July 28. Today that date picks up some official backing, as Motorola starts sending out announcements for a launch event. As you can see above, Motorola warns us that our relationship status (with our phones, that is) ...

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    Just recently we looked at some leaked, real-life images, of the upcoming 2015 Moto G, and what we have here (in the image above), might very well turn out to be the 2015 Moto X. We can't say we're skeptical but we're a bit confused, as Motorola is preparing several handsets, according to some recent filings, as well as leaked images of backplates. Talking about those backplates, the phone in the image above looks to be exactly the one on the left in the image below. That doesn't make things any clearer, and, while it might very well be the 2015 Moto X, it could also be another Droid that ...

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    July 28 is when you should prepare to hear official word from Motorola on the 2015 Moto G, according to a recent report, one that also confirms some of the upcoming phone's specs, as well as hints that the device will be waterproof. We've already seen renders of the device, and even some alleged images and videos, but this set of stills clearly claims to depict the upcoming 2015 Moto G in the flesh (well, plastic, silicon, and glass). According to the leak, the 2015 Moto G will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, like previously rumored, and 2GB of RAM (different reports claimed ...

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    These are exciting times for Motorola fans as we're hearing (and seeing) a lot of cool things about the company and its upcoming products. Lots of devices are popping up in certification documents, the Moto Maker could be enabled to customize the upcoming (2015, 3rd generation) Moto G, and the new Moto X, alongside the Moto G, and some other Droids are starring in the latest Motorola-themed leak. Talking about the 2015 Moto G, a report from Brazil tries to fill in the blanks and anticipate even more details of the device. The 2015 Moto G will allegedly see the light of day on July 28, a ...

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    The floodgates have been opening on new Motorola hardware lately, with rumors and leaks detailing not just a next-gen Moto X and Moto G, but maybe also some fresh Droid models for Verizon. Yesterday we had the chance to check out a photo of the back panel of what was supposedly one of those Droids, revealing a design that largely mirrored earlier Moto G leaks, while being just different enough to suggest we really were looking at some new hardware. Today that same source does us one better, offering a new pic that compares not two, not three, but four of these soon-to-launch Motorola ...

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    Motorola's Moto Maker, the offering that allows you to completely customize your hardware at purchase, is currently available for the Moto X smartphone, and Moto 360 smartwatch. Future owners of lower-end/budget models, like the Moto G or Moto E, are not yet able to custom-build their future smartphones, but that's about to change if this latest Evan Blass leak is accurate. Not many bits of information have been shared (leaked), except "moto-g-maker" and the image above. However, in this case, this is more than enough to go by. It will likely go live (if the leak is accurate), at the time ...

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    It's almost a summer ritual, at this point. Year after year (at least, the last couple), this season has been dominated for the most part by Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Motorola phone rumors. This summer is no exception, with the subjects in question this time around being a bunch of upcoming Motorola devices. Let's break down all these Motorola smartphones making appearances in Federal Communications Commission certification documents. First, let's talk about what our best guess (and Droid Life's, too) has us thinking is the company's 2015 flagship smartphone. The FCC filing ...

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    Each of the two largest wireless carriers in the US offers its own ruggedized Android smartphone exclusive. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active (which we reviewed last month) is exclusive to AT&T; the Motorola Droid Turbo (which we reviewed last November) is exclusive to Verizon Wireless – and neither will work very well on a network it wasn't designed for. So if you’re already beholden to –or have a strong preference for– one of those operators over the other, congratulations: your choice is made. But if you’re a free agent and either network will do, the hardware makes all ...

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    Motorola's cooking up some new smartphones, and over the past several weeks, we've had the opportunity to check out some early glimpses of a few, thanks to a spate of leaks. One design feature that's been back multiple times has been this new vertical bar in the middle of the phone's back, housing the camera lens, flash, and trademark dimple. At first we saw this look attributed to the next Moto X, while subsequent leaks made it out to be the new Moto G. Today we're checking out a new spin on this design as a fresh leak offers a slight modification of that same layout. Compared to previous ...

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    You'd think that Google's smartphone would be updated to Google's latest software first on Google's own carrier brand, right? Well, you'd be wrong if that's what you thought – the Project Fi Nexus 6 model has indeed not received the update to Android 5.1.1, with other models of the Nexus 6 across other carriers joining in the party earlier than this one. But the time has come for the Project Fi Nexus 6 to get a little love of its own – it has just been announced that this model will be receiving the Android 5.1.1 update over the next few days. As a quick recap, Android 5.1.1 doesn't ...

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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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    Ever since junior high school I've worn a smartwatch - whatever the definition of "smartwatch" was at the time. Whether it was a calculator watch with a calendar and contacts storage, or a watch with an altimeter, barometer, and moon phases, I tried to wear the latest tech on my wrist. Yeah, I'm a geek, but you already knew that. Most of those watches had plastic bands, but as I've gotten older I've gravitated to metal or leather bands. One of the first upgrades I performed on my LG G Watch was the installation of a black metal band. My Moto 360 came with an elegant leather band, but I ...

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    It seems Motorola after being acquired by Lenovo is hard at work bolstering its smartphone portfolio. According to rumors out of Techgadgetsz today, the smartphone manufacturer could be hard at work on two new smartphones, specifically known as the Moto X Sport and Moto G Nuevo. This information allegedly comes to us by way of Chilean carrier Entel, though we can't verify the legitimacy of this information at all – take it with a grain of salt to say the least. The two are expected to have little to nothing to do with the upcoming third-generation Moto X and G. The Moto X Sport will ...

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    I recently paid a visit to my childhood home in rural New York, and because I'm not a normal person, it stirred memories of telecom from days gone by. Between updating my parents' smartphones and walking around to determine which corners of town were still waiting for LTE, I saw quite a few older handsets strapped to the belts of the predominantly pragmatic locals, mixed in with the tourists' generally flashier iPhones and Galaxy S6s. It got me thinking about mobile phone features from years past, features we considered indispensable in the days of old but don't really give a hoot ...

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    If you've been hanging around Pocketnow for the past few weeks, you know of our recently rekindled interest in Google's Nexus 6. We brought our AT&T demo device off the back burner last month, kicking off the summer with an After The Buzz re-review of Motorola's oversized phablet, followed by a feature piece on Google's Nexus 6-only Project Fi service. Despite its monstrous dimensions and (arguably) high price tag, the Nexus 6 has a devoted following among Android fans – and with Android 5.1 having smoothed some of Lollipop's launch wrinkles, most of us here at the P-Machine ...

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    Over the last month or two we've been spotting evidence for upcoming Motorola smartphones on multiple fronts: new Moto X, new Moto G, and maybe even some new Droid family members for Verizon. And while we don't yet have the full picture on what Motorola plans to release as we push further into Q3, a new FCC filing offers a preview of what might just be another new handset, and one armed with some broad cellular connectivity. What we have here is Motorola's model 5137. Measuring 153.6mm x 75.3mm, the handset looks to be a bit larger than 5.2-inch Moto X or Droid Turbo. That might put it in ...

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    Editor's note: In the gulf between iPhone releases and in the run-up to the next Windows Phone resurrection, the ratio of Android to non-Android phones in our review inventory continues to rise. As a result, this piece is written from a predominantly Android-centric perspective. Everybody wants awesome smartphone battery life. Whether you’re addicted to the latest power-draining augmented reality game or just trying to get through a day of texting and talking, the panic moment is a familiar one: mid-afternoon, no charger in sight, and a pop-up dialog warning you that you’re 15% away ...

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    The time is summer 2015, and what that means is that we're easing slowly into a period of very high-profile mobile releases. The IFA 2015 trade show is incoming, we're gearing up to see what Apple has to announce separately, and a couple Android manufacturers are also expected to hold their own events, including Motorola. It was last summer when the Moto 360 was first announced, so it's about time that we look forward to a sequel to the device... which means Moto 360 price drops. At three different retailers – the Google Store, Amazon, and Motorola's own web store interface, specifically ...

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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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