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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    Are you excited for the arrival of Android Wear hardware? You should be, especially with all the news we're likely to get out of Google I/O this week, including (hopefully) confirmation about when devices like the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 will go up for sale. Last week we briefly looked at how the G Watch will get its power, checking out a pic of the wearable that seemed to suggest a clip-on cradle will attach to its rear set of contacts, allowing for the attachment of a Micro USB cable. For the Moto 360, on the other hand, we've been expecting a much more exotic charging system ...

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    Google's in-house Nexus brand of affordable developer smartphones has garnered a small, dedicated group of enthusiasts since the first handset, the HTC-made Nexus One, launched in early 2010. Since then, Google has partnered with Samsung and LG two times each to make the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5, all of which have been fan favorite Android handsets each year. The venture was never about making money or inflating profits. Instead, it was about sticking it to the U.S. wireless providers and letting consumers choose their phone first, then choose a provider – something ...

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    The Moto X+1 leaks just keep flowing in, and by now, we think this is more than likely a thing. Today we're shifting gears to examine the camera side of things, which (as many remember, having learned it the hard way) was not the greatest on the original Moto X, as we explained in our full review of that phone. If a YouTube video allegedly showing a video sample from the X+1 is to be believed, the Moto X+1 just might feature 4K video recording. Keep in mind that 4K isn't ground-breaking by any means at this point. The LG G3 has it, the Galaxy S5 has it, and almost every other recent ...

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    Earlier this week, the Moto X successor we've been following as the X+1 broke cover and starred in a brief video showing off its boot animation. While the idea of seeing this handset in the flesh was fascinating, there ultimately wasn't a lot for us to check out, due to the necessary steps taken to obscure enough of the hardware to avoid showing any identifying marks that might clue Motorola in to the tipster's identity. We were promised that more videos were coming, and now we've got a couple new ones to share with you. First off, if you're looking for that original video, it's down; ...

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    In a surprise move last night, Android 4.4.4 made an appearance and OTA updates began rolling out to select Nexus devices. Naturally, it's time to talk updates, especially for Motorola phones (some of which were updated to Android 4.4.3 during its short one-week lifespan). We now know about plans for Motorola's most recent Droid phones -- a collaboration with Verizon Wireless -- in terms of upcoming software updates. According to Motorola employee David Schuster, the Droid phones will leapfrog 4.4.3 and jump straight to 4.4.4, primarily because of an important security fix for an OpenSSL ...

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    The Android 4.4.4 update has just been made official, though Android 4.4.3 remains young -- it only came out last week, after all. The latest device to be updated to this no-longer-newest version of Android is Sprint's Motorola Moto X. The features in Android 4.4.3, along with a couple extra Motorola goodies, have all made their way to the device in the Sprint Moto X Android 4.4.3 update. First and foremost are the Android 4.4.3 changes, which are mainly bug fixes for stability, security, and other non-user-facing areas. The refreshed look in the Dialer app has been brought over to the ...

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    About a month ago we were trying to get to the bottom of what pricing would look like for the Android Wear-powered Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. While an official number hadn't been formally announced, we heard about a design contest the manufacturer was throwing for 360 watch faces, with the prize being a Moto 360 watch to take home. And nestled within all the contest rules, Motorola was forced to divulge an MSRP: just shy of $250. We're still waiting for 360 sales to begin (and its price to finally be confirmed), but this week we pick up from the other end of that thread, as we see ...

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    We know the next Motorola flagship is coming late this summer, and references on its own website tell us that it will likely bear the name "Moto X+1" -- so, now it's time for the leaks to start flowing. Today, we have video footage of the Moto X+1 booting up, showing off the playful Motorola boot animation. The boot animation itself shows us tangled yarn, a tomato, pancakes, and more fun Google-esque things, despite the fact that Motorola is soon to be owned by Chinese OEM Lenovo. There are many other circular characters showing up under the Motorola logo, and this boot animation is quite ...

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    A couple weeks back we saw Motorola introduce its Moto Stream, a Bluetooth-to-analog audio bridge designed to make it easy to stream music from your smartphone to your home stereo system. And to help differentiate it from the pack of all the other Bluetooth adapters out there, Motorola cooked-up a little social component for the Moto Stream's operation, its “Heist Mode,” letting users compete for control of the music. It sounded nice enough, but that $50 price tag wasn't easy to fall in love with – especially when we see streaming accessories like Chromecast go for a fraction of ...

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    Regardless of how much you would rather stick to flagship phones, it's really hard to ignore the existence of the Moto G. It's not the hottest phone in the world when it comes to specs, but all that changes when you have a look at its price tag. If its lack of 4G LTE connectivity kept you away from buying one, this is the right time to think again. Motorola has just launched the 4G LTE variant of the Moto G that it announced a couple of weeks ago. For the crazy amount of just $219, you can get your hands on a very decent smartphone that gives a lot of last-year's flagships a run for their ...

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    Evidence that the Moto 360 is coming very soon has been strong so far. After seeing Joshua Topolsky rock the Android Wear-based watch on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show,' we've been eagerly awaiting more details. The latest source of information, this time with Moto 360 pricing, is well-known retailer MobileFun, which has listed the possible pricing and even open preorders for Motorola's new smartwatch. In a blog post on its UK site, MobileFun states things about the Moto 360 that we already knew or assumed -- it will tell the time (whoa!), provide notifications for granularly ...

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    HTC announced a pretty fabulous program back in February with the introduction of HTC Advantage. The stuff about Android updates and HTC Backup was good news on its own, but the really stand-out feature was how HTC committed to giving owners of One-series devices one free screen replacement for any damage taken during the first six months of ownership – even if that cracked screen was your own fault. Sure, companies like Apple had offered screen-replacement services before, but those have been optional plans smartphone owners had to pay separately for. Now it's emerging that a similar ...

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    Nine months into the phone's lifespan, and Motorola continues to throw a lot of support behind the Moto X. Despite sales of the phone never quite reaching the level Motorola hoped for (a failure that necessitates the company closing-up the Texas facility where the Moto X has thus far been assembled for US sales), Motorola continues to deliver additional options for the already highly customizable smartphone, as well as comes up with new promotions to capture the public's interest. This week, Motorola has a little of each ready for us, as that try-before-you-by promo we heard about on ...

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    It seems the Moto 360 is due to be available quite soon, as a unit was pictured last night on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show". Joshua Topolsky, Editor-in-Chief of The Verge, wore the Android Wear-powered smartwatch the entire time, and the unit even sprung to life a couple times. Everything about the watch functioned exactly as expected -- meaning, the screen was off when not being used, but when Topolsky's wrist moved, the watch face became visible. Speaking of watch faces, the one pictured sports a traditional analog style, though it's safe to assume multiple will come with it. We ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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