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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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    Update: Due to today's difficulties with Hangouts, the below Hangouts video is not the ideal recording of today's Weekly episode. Instead, we highly recommend the Libsyn-hosted version, edited by our own Jules Wang and available for streaming and download at the links below. Thanks for listening! One of the nice things about hosting your own podcast is that you get to decide exactly what qualifies as "news." Not in the mood to pretend the latest wave of iPhone 6 display-glass leaks fit the description? Well, tweak the filter a little, and suddenly you've got just a small handful of ...

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    This time last year, Motorola was already talking about the Moto X, having begun the phone's advertising campaign in advance of its formal launch, which would kick-off the month of August. So understandably, we've been on the lookout for progress towards a 2014 sequel. Back in May and June we saw Moto X+1 leaks-a-plenty, including some video hands-on action of possible X+1 hardware, but so far July has seen the pace of these discoveries really slow, and it's been a while since anything really compelling has turned up. That all changes today, as a new leak provides some detailed pics of the ...

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    Buy a new smartphone, and on the spec sheet you'll find no shortage of sensors: accelerometer, magnetic field sensor; hell, you might even have a barometer. And with so many of these sensors living within our hardware, and many of them as commonplace as they are, it's easy to gloss over them, not really giving them a second thought. But as we expand mobile tech into new form factors, it might be worth giving sensors a closer look, since not all of the ones we're familiar with have been making the journey. As we look forward to the launch of the Moto 360 later this summer, new details ...

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    Wearables, man. It used to be that if you wanted to be at the forefront of technology, having a smartphone in your pocket was all you needed. But now with smartwatches and the likes of Google Glass being picked up by new users every day, living on the bleeding edge means strapping a bunch of that gear right on to your body. Some of these futurists are taking things one step further, and today Motorola shares one of the ways users are doing just that, introducing a “tattoo” that lets Moto X owners unlock their phones. Well, the VivaLnk Digital Tattoo may describe itself as such, but ...

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    Over the past couple months, we've witnessed no shortage of Motorola leaks, though the subject of nearly all of them has been the Moto X+1, the presumptive sequel to last year's Moto X. Despite all we've seen, including a number of hands-on videos, that phone's true nature continues to remain a bit elusive. As we wait for that story to finally come together we've got another Motorola leak to check out, this time seeming to address a lower-tier spot in the company's lineup, with a pic that just might be a new Moto G model. Reportedly the company's model XT 1068, the new Moto G would keep ...

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    I'm more connected than ever before, and I have the smartwatch to thank for it. To those who think we're already too deeply mired in the muck of always-on communications, that might not sound appetizing – but smartwatches don't exist merely to bring us more connectivity; the good ones connect us to the world in a smarter way. Skeptics of the new category focus mainly on its redundancy, which is a fair point (why wear a smartwatch when I can just pull my phone out instead?). But once you've worn one for a while, you realize just how useful it can be to have notifications and simple ...

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    There has been no shortage of sales on Motorola's Moto X, but we're sure many of you still may want to get your hands on one of the best phones of 2013. If that's the case, you're in luck -- the Motorola deals keep rolling in, and this latest Moto X sale is a testament to that. Motorola, with the coupon code MBXISMOT, will sell you a Moto X for a variety of different discounts, depending on the model. The 16GB is $299 off contract, while the 32GB is $324 (both regular and developer editions, also off contract). The 64GB model is $374. You'll also get a free Moto Skip, and shipping is free. ...

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    This weekend, an update to the 2013 Droid family of devices began rolling out, though a list of what exactly was new (other than the bump up to the newest version of KitKat) was absent at the time. Finally, both Verizon and Motorola have posted up a Droid family Android 4.4.4 update changelog on their sites. Unfortunately, this update (build number 21.11.21) one's centered around bloatware, but there is other stuff. VZ Cloud and Visual Voicemail have been updated, which I'm sure leaves the three people using those apps on their Droids pleased. The Isis mobile wallet app has also been added ...

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    The trajectory of Motorola's work on wearables is pretty transparent for the immediate future: the Moto 360 is very much happening, and right now it's just a matter of waiting for sales to begin. But while the company has been quite forthcoming with its smartwatch plans, that hasn't been the case with its phones. Instead, we've been poring through leaks and rumors trying to work out what's going on with this X+1 Moto X successor. While there's been no shortage of raw info, it's been tricky to work out just what's really the X+1, and what might be other upcoming Motorola Androids. We've got ...

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    Android Wear is here in full force, following the arrival of LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live hardware. We've already been giving both smartwatches a spin, as well as checking out some of the new software that's been coming in with the addition of Wear-specific features. While both these watches should keep us busy for some time to come, their presence isn't being enjoyed without a little lingering disappointment: Google I/O came and went without the start of sales for the Moto 360. Rumors have suggested that Motorola might be holding back until the Moto X+1 is ready to launch, so as to ...

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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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