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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    The feeling of change coming to Google's lineup of Play edition devices has been almost palpable these past couple months. There was that brief hint of a GPe Galaxy S5 back in April, and then last month we noticed half of the six devices making up the series going out of stock, no longer up for purchase. Were new models just about to arrive? Was Google ready to kill-off Play editions entirely in favor of Android Silver or some other new effort? We're still not sure just where this is all headed, but this evening we've witnessed a pretty big shift occurring, as those three out-of-stock ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    Project Ara has become one of the dreams that could solve the needs of a specific nice in the smartphone market. To give customers the ability to swap specific parts of a smartphone in order to have personalized upgrades is a cool idea, though the fact that this concept has lost popularity in computers makes us wonder if the concept has a future. Still, Project Ara reached beta status recently, though we wonder what comes next as one of the project leaders is departing Google. Dan Makoski, Chief Project Ara designer for Google has just announced his departure from the company in his ...

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    Lenovo is currently the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Apple, Huawei and LG. If you currently haven't seen many or any of its devices your area, that's because Lenovo's biggest market lies in China. If you remember our walkthrough of Lenovo's booth back at MWC 2014, you'll remember they offer a ton of very compelling smartphones, and according to some rumors, the company is just getting started. According to DigiTimes, Lenovo is planning to continue its expansion by launching a staggering 60 smartphones this year in total. Some of these devices are already in ...

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    Though there's not much reason to buy the Moto G Google Play edition considering the fact that Motorola's Android skin is incredibly close to stock, the device does indeed receive updates to the latest and greatest version of Android a bit faster than its skinned brethren. The latest of these updates is Android 4.4.4, and though it doesn't bring much atop Android 4.4.3, security fixes are in tow. The Moto G Google Play edition Android 4.4.4 update is now rolling out, so security-paranoid individuals can be at rest now for the most part. In case you need the update now, and nothing can ...

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    To say that situation surrounding Motorola's follow-up to the Moto X has become a confusing one might be an understatement. Despite the arrival of videos very clearly depicting an unreleased Motorola Android, we've also seen what appears to be much more of a lower-end model attach itself to rumors of this Moto X+1, making it a bit tricky to work out just which phone's which. Could this higher-end phone be something new altogether, or is Motorola really bumping-up the specs for the Moto X's second coming? There's one new piece to the puzzle for us to look at tonight, as an incomplete ...

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    The Moto X would have been a fine smartphone without any special custom designs: good price, solid performance, Touchless Control – there's a lot to offer. But the wide variety of user-customizable designs offered though the Moto Maker site really sent this thing into the stratosphere, and we've long been waiting to see which future phones might get the same treatment. But what if it's not a phone at all that's the next model to get Moto Maker's attention? The Moto 360 may still be a month or two away, but when it gets here, it might just offer some custom design options of its own. What ...

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    Sales of the first Android Wear smartwatches may be open, but the Moto 360 with its circular display doesn't yet find itself among them; at I/O yesterday, Google confirmed that it would still be a little longer before the 360 was ready for public release, but that it's still on track to land sometime this summer. Even with that wait to deal with, there's still new Moto 360 news to be had, and this week we see Motorola reveal the winner of the 360 design contest the company had been running. Motorola invited designers to come up with an attractive watch face for the Moto 360, taking ...

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    Right on time (ish), Google has lifted the veil on the new Android Wear section of its Play Store, putting both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live up for preorder, with shipments starting July 8th. In case you missed our extensive I/O coverage, both of these devices bring Google's new Android Wear platform to a decidedly boxy form factor, with the slightly larger Samsung device edging out the G Watch just slightly in size and specs. The LG G Watch is available in black and white variants at $229, while the Gear Live only showed up in black on our afternoon refresh-fest (though it comes ...

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    One of the announcements from today that didn't really surprise us was of the availability of the LG G Watch. In the time between the I/O keynote and now, AT&T has also stated it has plans to carry the smartwatch, so you may be wondering what exactly powers the thing. So, we've compiled a list of the LG G Watch specs below -- check them out to decide if this watch is the right one for you. It turns out, the watch is actually fairly powerful. It features a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, has 512MB of RAM, and overall comes off as what we'd think to find in a mid-range phone. ...

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    Google I/O 2014 is still underway, but as we continue following it on the web and from our local Google office outside Boston, we've got some new info on the new crop of Android Wear devices that just can't wait. Google's announcement included the exciting news that two new Android Wear smartwatches –both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live– will go live for pre-order today (and also as the not-so-exciting news that we're still going to have to wait a while for the Moto 360, but you can't win 'em all). Rest assured, we've got our orders drafted and ready to send in, and we'll bring ...

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    Google I/O is unsurprisingly bringing us a lot of news about how Android Wear devices will operate, what kind of software they'll run, and how they'll interact with our phones. But as fundamentally important as that whole software side is to the Wear experience, we know that many of you are even more excited to learn about Wear hardware. The first two devices, the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 were confirmed earlier this year, and today Google adds some long-awaited details when it comes to availability. The LG G Watch goes up for sale today, coming to the Play Store (just as that ...

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    Update: stream embedded below! Google I/O is the most anticipated event of the year if you're a fan of Android-powered gadgets, or technology in general. Whether you are rocking an Android smartphone or tablet, or one powered by another platform and you like to stay up-to-date and informed on the competition, Google I/O should definitely be on your list of things to follow. This year's conference is happening on June 25 and 26, at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. The keynote starts a 9a PDT, which is 12p EDT, or 4p GMT. It will be streamed live, and if you want ...

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    The LG G Watch has been in the headlines for quite some time, and, with Google I/O just hours away, we finally get some information on its release date. That, together with another Android Wear smartwatch bit, this time, from Samsung, paints a nice image of when these Google-powered wearables will be released. The LG G Watch has been spotted online on e-tailer websites like MobileFun (in the UK and Australia). It is currently listed with pre-order status, but it will apparently start shipping on July 7. Prices vary from region to region, but are around the €223.99/$255 mark. You can ...

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    I'm very much an advocate of wearable technologies. Some of them go overboard, I'm not talking about Locutus of Borg with cybernetic implants and a funky eye-laser thing. I'm not even talking about Google Glass (though it does have a certain je ne sais quoi about it). Wearables come in all different categories, from augmented eyewear to devices that monitor your vital stats for health monitoring. Some count steps or even heartbeats. Others check your temperature or even your oxygen saturation. While those all have their place, the kind of wearables I'm talking about are an improvement on ...

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