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 smartwatch market contracted for the first time in the second quarter and it's all Apple's fault. While it retained its top spot in the rankings, the 1.6 million shipments the company made is a big dip from its debut quarter that had 3.6 million shipments. Surprisingly, it was the only vendor out of the top five to lose shipments, meaning that those manufacturers had a lot of offsetting to do. Here is the data according to IDC: [table] Vendor,Q2 shipments (in millions),Q2 market share,Change from last year Apple,1.6,47%,-55% Samsung,0.6,16%,51% Lenovo,0.3,9%,75% LG ...

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    The hunt is already on for the best Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid Edition deals available nationwide, as the two new Verizon-exclusive “SnapPhones” need all the help they can get to compete against the world’s first modular handheld and the ultimate jack of all trades. Enter Best Buy, which joins Big Red’s highly anticipated launch pre-order party with something much sweeter than 40 percent off “every other Mod.” There are several perks to be had at the third-party retailer, starting with a free JBL SoundBoost speaker attachment no matter your method of purchasing either ...

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    The world’s second modular smartphone, or a pretty conventional device to start with (that can merely hook up to a range of promising, albeit expensive modular accessories)? That, our friends, is the million-dollar question… the following Moto Mods review video doesn’t aim to definitively answer. Time will tell exactly what the Moto Z is, and, if it can pave the way for a bold new direction in an industry badly needing true innovation. For now, we simply intend to expand on previous first impressions of three intriguing Moto Mods, having spent a little quality time with them, and ...

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    We have two early contenders for the heavyweight modular smartphone title, and unfortunately, neither one is an actual fruit of Google’s not-yet-ready-for-primetime Project Ara. Far more simplistic in execution, the LG G5 and Motorola Moto Z deserve equal praise in their bold quest for differentiation, customization and added productivity compared to traditional high-end Androids. But at the end of the day, there can only be one in the pocket of a modular tech enthusiast, and Pocketnow senior editor Juan Bagnell aims to make the choice as easy as possible with a good old fashioned ...

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    Five months can mean a great deal for high-end Android smartphones, with processors often upgraded twice a year these days, new RAM records pursued, groundbreaking camera technologies frequently coming out of nowhere, not to mention faster connectivity and authentication innovations than ever. Still, while the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S7 lacks the virtues of a fine wine, it shows essentially no signs of aging thus far, holding its own against beastly newcomers like the Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo), at least on paper. Wondering how the two compare in real life? It’s early to draw ...

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    You can get the Amazon Prime version of the Moto G4 for $50 less than what you'd normally pay for it. The catch was that you'd be getting a ton of Amazon suggestions for things you might buy and all the Amazon apps you can take. So, you think you can just unlock the bootloader and pull a root canal for a new ROM, huh? Not so fast. Motorola's support page lists that particular version of the Moto G4 as not being unlockable. Yep, that's some protection for Amazon right there. The regular version should be unlockable by Motorola, though the disclaimer specifically goes after the Prime edition ...

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    If you aren't feeling the modernity of modularity with the Moto Z, Lenovo may actually be cooking up a revision of a phone many have left for dead. A Geekbench log has come in for the "Motorola XT1650" which sports plenty of the same front-edge specifications that both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force have: a Snapdragon 820 with 5.5-inch quad HD screens and 4GB of RAM, perhaps maybe even 32GB of storage. Here's where things get funky, but not foreign: while there is a 5-megapixel front camera, we see a double take on the rear side with one unit at 12 megapixels of resolution and the other ...

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    Hello Moto. Today we're taking our first look at the first, proper, joint flagship phone venture between Lenovo and Motorola. These two companies are both known for creating "flexible" gadgets. Motorola's MotoMaker is easily the most complete platform available for allowing consumers to personalize and customize their phones. Lenovo has a solid reputation for building modular business accessories and multi-mode PC's. He have high expectations for what these two manufacturers should be able to accomplish when working together. We recently received a very well stocked reviewers kit with both ...

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    Just when it seemed we could all agree bigger isn’t necessarily better, Lenovo magnified the third-gen Moto G’s screen and came out with its 2016 iteration. After a surprisingly lengthy waiting period, the third-generation Motorola Moto E, 2016 Moto E or simply Moto E3 finally broke cover earlier today in the UK, likewise focusing on size upgrades first and foremost. The "new" 5-incher greatly resembles the 2015 Moto G3 on paper, with matching 720p display resolution, “splash” protection, 5MP front-facing camera, but a downgraded 8-megapixel snapper on its back. The battery gets a ...

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    This video isn't really a comparison per se, at least not the kind of showdowns we produce between different manufacturers. New for 2016, the Moto G4 now represents a spectrum of options and features the consumer can select at time of purchase. Moving from a G4 to a G4 Plus doesn't mean getting a different phone, just getting a few extra options. Think about it more like getting a different accessories package for your car. Moving from an "LE" to an "XLE" doesn't mean you have a different car, just some nicer trim and comfier seats. It's not like we've moved from a Toyota to a Lexus... ...

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    There are a number of deals to be had already on “standard” Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus variants across a few trusted third-party US retailers, but if you’re willing to pay a little extra and make the phones your own, today’s the day you can start ordering customized models straight from the manufacturer. For the first time ever, Lenovo’s daughter company spreads the Moto Maker love beyond the high-end Moto X lineup, letting you mix and match various front, back and accent colors on fourth-gen Moto Gs for an added splash of uniqueness. The non-fingerprint-recognizing, 13MP rear ...

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    We're still getting Vibes from Lenovo in places where we don't see Motorola play. Russia's one of those markets and the Lenovo Vibe C2 is one of those Vibes. The Vibe C2 was thought to be the third generation Moto E in the making, but leaks of it have proven short of that. Sure, it runs Android Marshmallow on a five-inch, 720p display, but it runs on a MediaTek MT6725P, a quad-core Cortex-A53 running at 1GHz, and 1GB of RAM. There's also an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, dual-SIM support and a 2,750mAh battery. It's sold with complimentary Lenovo earbuds. Lenovo's ...

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    Comparisons at a specific budget are a lot of fun. Say we set the cap at $400, and see what options we have to buy various gadgets. Which manufacturer might offer the most amount of phone for that price. Even sliding the price $50 in either direction can greatly influence things like build quality, or a specific feature like display, audio, or camera performance. We find ourselves in interesting territory here, producing a Moto G4 Plus vs OnePlus 3 video, given that the top of the line Moto is $100 less than the OnePlus 3. That's quite a bit of gadget ground to cover, yet this was still ...

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    It’s raining fourth-gen Motorola Moto G deals stateside even before the mid-range 5.5-incher can start shipping to folks who’ve pre-ordered it across retailers like Best Buy, B&H and Amazon. All we have to say to that is “let it rain”, and wonder where do we sign up for the sweetest special offers? As far as the non-Plus, non-fingerprint-recognizing, 2GB RAM-limited, 13MP rear camera configuration goes, it’s either live with sponsored content on your lockscreen and get $50 off the phone’s list price, or pay $200 and up outright, then use a free $50 gift card on subsequent ...

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    The bookies can battle it out between Leadsom and May. Jeremy Corbyn can flip all the Labour tables he wants. And the Liberal Dems... well, never mind them. But until the political fallout from the public's decision to exit the European Union has been actualized, it seems that companies will be riding the flux of uncertainty in the meantime. On a small scale, OnePlus has upped the price of its latest mobile flagship by £20. Larger companies like Samsung, LG and Acer are pulling administrative teeth on their UK operations. Lenovo, though, with its precarious financial situation, has plans ...

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    They say old habits die hard, and not even new ownership has been able to tweak the terms of the long-standing, infuriating partnership between Motorola and Verizon. Yet again, we’ll see one, nay, two exciting fresh Motos launched on America’s largest wireless service provider before any other carrier or retailer around the world. Adding insult to injury, it looks like the Lenovo-coordinated Moto Z Force will remain a Big Red exclusive for good, while the slimmer, slightly lower-end Moto Z is set to go on sale as a “Droid Edition” sometime this summer, followed by an unlocked ...

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    Just like the Moto X Style last year, and the G4 and G4 Plus a couple of months back, the Motorola Moto Z and Z Force are about to get a little Play-branded brother from parent company Lenovo. The Moto Z Play doesn’t intend to condense the standard variant in actual screen size and physical dimensions, but rather specifications, according to tipsters not long ago, and AnTuTu today. Preliminary benchmarking data shows the upper mid-end Z Play as powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor instead of an 820, with 3, not 4GB RAM for silky smooth multitasking, and on-board storage ...

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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen turns on and nothing's too harshly bruised, Verizon will take it in exchange for you buying the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 5. And whether or not the screen's all cracked up, you also have options in acquiring a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    For a few years now, Amazon has been selling Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets at unbeatable prices with so-called “special offers.” These are generally non-intrusive sponsored screensavers and ads pushed to your devices when not in actual use, which you can always choose to ignore, currently shaving $15 off the MSRPs of the Fire HD 8 and HD 10, for instance. Given the win-win nature of the arrangement, it was only a matter of time until the e-tailer decided to expand it to third-party products. Enter today an “exclusive pricing” deal for Prime members interested in the BLU R1 HD ...

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    After losing the own-brand low-cost domestic battle to Xiaomi and Huawei, Lenovo is more than keen to keep Motorola phones at the forefront of the sub-$250 US scene at the very least, baking pretty robust specs into the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Even better, the two respectable mid-rangers are offered at a cool discount right off the bat stateside, although technically, you have a pair of third-party retailers to thank for the limited-time promo. Both Best Buy and B&H Photo Video will throw in complimentary $50 gift cards with Moto G4 and G4 Plus pre-orders, no matter your color of choice ...

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    After taking the Moto X Pure Edition to the unlocked market last year, Motorola has decided to open up the fourth-generation Moto G to not just the United States' GSM networks, but to its CDMA ones, too. The Moto G⁴ and Moto G⁴ Plus are both up for pre-orders right now at the Motorola site. Both phones can be customized in Moto Maker and financed through Motorola. As a refresher, the Moto G⁴ has a 5.5-inch, full HD screen in front of a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera. This one's starting at $199.99 for 16GB of storage. $249.99 for the Moto G⁴ Plus ...

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    The low-cost Android smartphone landscape has changed a great deal lately, thanks primarily to increasingly ambitious Chinese OEMs that are pushing the entry-level standards higher and higher. Budget specialists like Huawei, Xiaomi or Meizu, with little focus on profit margins, have made it nearly impossible for Samsung, HTC, Sony or LG to compete in the sub-$100 and even sub-$200 market segments. But does the same go for Motorola, the uncrowned champion of the uber-affordable niche in the past few years? Not with Lenovo at the helm, a larger, faster than ever yet inexpensive new Moto G ...

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    If Best Buy can pull of an iPhone-Apple Watch bundle like it has, then maybe Motorola can work its magic with one of its periodic savings blast. In fact, this deal is essentially the same deal as this one, right there, from earlier this very month — but without the need for promo codes and all that jazz. The Moto 360 Sport can be yours for free with the purchase of a Moto X Pure Edition. Well, you'll need to bump up the storage to 64GB, but even then, we're talking about what the Moto X was originally priced at when it was released — $399.99. You have up through June 28 at noon Eastern ...

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    Every so often, you see that X company acquired Y company for hundreds of millions of dollars. Every so often, you'll see that number climb into the billions. Last week we saw LinkedIn get snatched up by Microsoft for some $26.2 billion. Does Microsoft want a social networking platform for blue collar types that badly? We know that there have to be sensical synergies for the deal to happen, but come on! $26.2 billion? What kind of returns are these companies expecting and when do they expect them? Well, we decided to take a look at five major acquisitions in technology with major impacts ...

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