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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    Motorola's recent purchase by Lenovo has brought its fair share of bad news, starting with the closure of the company's Moto Maker plant in the United States. The service will continue, but this is just one of many probable shake-ups to come in the future. Still, it seems that the company wants to go back to some of its roots with its future product offering, even if those roots weren't that successful. We just came across some leaked photos of a probable Motorola Xoom 3 tablet in China. If you don't remember the original Motorola Xoom, we don't blame you. Surely it was the first-ever ...

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    Motorola has come a long way since the days of MOTOBLUR and a casual attitude towards Android updates, and its latest family of smartphones hasn't only offered extremely pared-down, near stock Android experiences, but delivered platform updates with speed rivaling even what we get from straight-up Nexus devices. Today we see the latest proof of just how nimble Motorola has become when it's time for a new update to arrive, as it gets started updating its own phones to Android 4.4.3 just one day after the build saw its official release. Considering how we're still waiting for OTA updates for ...

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    Two years ago this month, Google unveiled the Nexus Q during Google I/O... and that was the last time many of us ever saw the media hub. While it was an interesting concept, giving users an Android-powered device to stream audio or video to their televisions, the $300 asking price was pretty steep, and Google quietly killed the Q off in the months that followed. Since then, we've seen devices like Chromecast rise to take its place, and today we see the launch of another model that takes a pinch of Q inspiration, as Motorola introduces the Moto Stream. Moto Stream is a bit more focused than ...

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    Motorola just announced that its short-lived effort to assemble smartphones in the United States is drawing to a close, with plans to shutter the Fort Worth plant that put together the Moto X before the end of the year. Motorola had big dreams for this project, not just bringing more tech jobs to the States, but helping to speed distribution of the sort of custom orders possible with all of Moto Maker's options. Unfortunately, the project's just been too expensive to maintain, and Moto X production will shift to Motorola's facilities abroad – even though Moto Maker customizations will ...

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    There were a lot of reasons to be excited about the Moto X when Motorola introduced the phone last summer, and one of its more unusual claims to fame was that the handset would be assembled right here in the US. By contrast, we're used to smartphones being fully manufactured before they're imported into the country. We had our concerns that employing a US workforce might drive the phone's cost up, but not only did the Moto X end up being one of the most affordable, best values around, but the plant's US location allowed customized phones to arrive on users' doorsteps just days after their ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's launch of the ASUS PadFone X, after a ton of teasers. Then we talk about the Wireless Charging standard, and how it might get a smart fix soon. Motorola then gets a leaked photo of a larger flagship device that could be the Moto X+1. The Google Nexus 8 follows as reports have the tablet still being prepped for Google I/O. We end today's show talking about Apple's iWatch, its possible design and launch times. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T finally announces start of PadFone X sales - New wireless charging chip ...

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    Manufacturers like LG are pushing limits with what size screens they can get away with in phones positioned as traditional handsets, versus the more niche phablet crowd, bringing 5.5-inch displays to models like the brand new G3. Even Samsung finally pushed past the five-inch barrier with the GS5. But in contrast to these OEMs we have Motorola, which seems to be doing just fine for itself with much smaller phones. The Moto G, Moto X, and Moto E all feature displays measuring in south of five inches – really, it's been since the Droid Ultra/Maxx that we've seen Motorola even touch that ...

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    Motorola's Moto X is beginning to enter its twilight years (for a smartphone, at least), having launched last August. While we're definitely looking forward to a sequel, Motorola doesn't seem content letting this model languish in its old age, and appears ready to keep introducing new options. Over the weekend we noticed a slight tweak to the company's Moto Maker offerings, switching walnut out for rosewood among the phone's natural finish options, and also heard rumors about a forthcoming 64GB variant. That 64GB model still isn't showing up on Motorola's own site, but today we pick up ...

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    Rumors of an upcoming Moto X+1 don't mean that Motorola is quite done with its 2013 flagship, the Moto X. The smartphone, which started to become offered in wood casings fairly recently, is now seeing one wood option removed from the lineup -- Walnut. It is being replaced by a familiar friend. In a really low-profile move, Motorola has replaced Walnut with Rosewood, one of the wood flavors we saw at the X's launch event, but never exactly on sale. It seems the color hasn't changed between Walnut and Rosewood, so we're thinking that this is simply a naming change. Why Motorola would want to ...

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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    We've already shown off a few of the features of the mid-tier HTC Desire 816 and compared it to its top-tier sibling, HTC's One M8. This time around we're looking at another popular phone from another manufacturer: here's the Desire 816 vs Moto X. Both devices run Android Kitkat 4.4. HTC's runs Sense UI 6 and Motorola stays a bit more true to what many would call "pure" Android. When it comes to weight, you're going to feel a difference. The Desire 816 is 5.82-ounces  compared to the Moto X's 4.59-ounces. As far as size is concerned, the Desire is bigger -- a lot bigger. Turning ...

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    Lenovo, the company that purchased Motorola, has been officially named a Windows Phone OEM by Microsoft back in February. As a consequence, we should expect a Windows Phone-powered smartphone with Lenovo branding by the end of the year, according to Liu Jun, chief of Lenovo's mobile division. There were previous rumors talking about a Lenovo Windows Phone towards the end of the summer, but, according to the executive's statement, this has now been postponed/reworded to indicate a more vague timeframe. In addition to the Microsoft-powered phone, there were also mentions of a possible ...

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    Second maybe only to Apple's iWatch, the Motorola Moto 360 may just be the most anticipated smartwatch out there right now. Among manufacturer-confirmed models, it might even take the top spot. While that round face, elegant design, and hot-off-the-compiler Android Wear software could add up to build one hell of a compelling wearable, will it be an affordable purchase? Rumors about specs like a sapphire crystal face had us worried that the Moto 360 might land with a lofty price tag, but a rumor this week insisted that the watch wouldn't be any more expensive than currently available ...

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    Even though the Moto X didn't reach its goal of taking the world by storm, it did prove that customers want more than just gigantic displays and crazy specifications that don't deliver. Many of us in the tech world fell in love with this phone, even with its shortcomings, and it's hard not to admit that we're already waiting for the Moto X+1 that's already being rumored. Famous tipster @evleaks is at it again, this time giving us some additional leaks of what to expect. First of all, the codename of the Moto X+1 is apparently Victara, which is hard to define, but could be assumed is ...

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    This review's subtitle is an axiom known to parents, financial advisors, and other dispensers of wisdom far and wide – but it's important to note that it's not necessarily a condemnation. The newest product out of Motorola Mobility has an awful lot going for it precisely because of its bargain-basement price tag. With the Moto E, Motorola aims to provide an easier upgrade path to the 70% of global mobile users still stuck on feature phones, to convert smartphone ownership from a privilege to a right. But to coin another adage, "you don't get something for nothing." While Motorola ...

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