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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    Did Lenovo “forget” to announce something during its Tech World-opening keynote yesterday? It sure looks like it, with the high-end Moto Z and Z Force phones bound to be joined soon by a mid-range Moto Z Play. Codenamed Vertex, this is pictured today in press-friendly quality alongside its “Vector maxx” and “Vector thin” cousins, with Weibo tipsters previously hinting at a spec sheet containing Snapdragon 625 power, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 16MP rear camera, and 3,600 mAh battery. But perhaps the more exciting news is the Moto Mod family should grow from ...

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    The world’s first “SnapPhones” are finally here, and off the bat, the slightly lower-end Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) will leave you gasping for air, as you wonder exactly how its designers pulled off a 5.2mm waist. The answer lies in the traditional headphone jack omission, as well as a controversial battery capacity downgrade compared to last year’s Moto X Pure Edition. Not to worry, since the Moto Z Force packs a much heftier 3,500 mAh cell inside a still relatively thin 7mm chassis while also forgoing the old 3.5mm audio connector, and keeping you reliant on USB Type-C and ...

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    Update: More specs are from a Verizon press release which is sourced below. Update 2: CNET is reporting that the Moto Z does not have a headphone jack. Lenovo is said to box in a USB-C adapter. The exclusion of the port is likely thanks to that 5.2mm thickness on the device. Lenovo has made its largest impression on Motorola's brand of smartphones since it acquired the Chicago-based manufacturer in 2014. It has officially shed its Moto X lineage. CEO Yuanqing Yang took the stage at Lenovo Tech World '16 to announce its "most important product today," bigger than even its Tango phone it ...

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    There's plenty of anticipation hanging in the air. Lenovo and Motorola will be dropping plenty of that during today's keynote for the Lenovo Tech World '16 conference today. We have on-the-ground coverage in San Francisco, but if you want to get the keynote directly from there (and you're not there, we assume), this is the place to get it. If you're in it for the RAZR throwbacks, for the much-rumored Moto Z, the purported Phab 2 Pro with Project Tango augmented reality technology or all of the above, we'll be comparing wishlists to spec lists for the next little while. The keynote ...

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    They say new is always better (well, Barney Stinson does), but while the revised 2015 edition of the Moto 360 smartwatch definitely respects the principle, you have to wonder just how much its upgrades are worth. $50, $100? Perhaps. $150, $200? Not quite, and if you’re quick and determined enough to grab a discounted first-gen version from trusted eBay seller Guarantee Cellullar, that’s the kind of gap you’re looking at. For a limited time, light metal and stainless steel/light finish flavors of the 2014-released Motorola Moto 360 set you back a measly $100 each, which is 50 percent ...

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    The Chinese like to describe things with extended metaphors and poems. Lenovo is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. It owns the Moto brand which has a new device ready for launch tomorrow. And sometimes, it likes to get really wordy — like pretentious marketing in the western world. Trust us, it can get much worse on Weibo. Lenovo posted the above poster on its Weibo account teasing its 16 magnetized pogo pins along with the following poem that we've Google Translated and cleaned up quite considerably — and it's still not perfect: You can capture the entire night sky and lock sights on ...

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    If a high-profile phone doesn’t get @evleaked ahead of its formal announcement, you can probably bet the farm on it at least prematurely popping up online courtesy of Twitter’s second most prolific tipster, @OnLeaks, aka Steve Hemmerstoffer. The French journalist just got the scoop from Weibo on Google and Lenovo’s first ever Project Tango device headed to retail, which Evan Blass expects to be called Phab 2 Pro. While its origin story is likely similar to that of the Motorola Moto Z, this bad boy isn’t only considerably larger, at 6.4 inches, but altogether looks different. The ...

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    We're only a couple of days out from Lenovo Tech World where Lenovo is expected to debut the Moto Z. With rumors and leaks, we feel like we have a pretty good idea of what the two versions of the phones look like. Then again, it's always another look from a different perspective — this one from the side. This teaser poster is just one more leak to add to the dogpile and we can thank Weibo for it. We can't verify anything about the poster, but it definitely does feature what looks to be a prominent camera Oreo and the volume and power buttons. From what's been leaked, we know that we can ...

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    Sure, Pebble may be taking a few more bites out of wearables market this year, but the center of the world doesn't have to be on Kickstarter. Take Motorola. It's not going to get any help from Google selling its Moto 360 Sport, so it will have to help itself. But apparently, only with the help of an unlisted promo code. Enter "JUNE360SPORT" after you pick up a Moto 360 Sport and you'll save a Benjamin, paying just $199. The code's active until June 13. Curiously, the first Moto 360 is on clearance for $199.99. B&H Photo is also charging $199.99 for the Moto 360 Sport while Amazon is, ...

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    We’re only three days away from Lenovo Tech World, an exciting press event in San Francisco where the continuously reshuffling device manufacturer intends to tackle “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, IoT and harnessing the power of the cloud to transform people’s lives.” Sounds vague, experimental and potentially boring as hell, and besides, Lenovo recently unveiled the Motorola Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play in India, so it’s unlikely there’s already something different and similarly exciting in the pipeline. Or is it? Well, we ...

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    The Moto Z's rumored MotoMods don't just stop at functionality. As much as you can get a better speaker or an extended battery for your new Motorola/Lenovo device, modular fashion is also going to play a big part in pushing the device to certain consumers. That's according to a few leaks of the so-called "StyleMods" from HelloMotoHK's Facebook page, "MotClub HK". The header we have up features a poorly color-keyed array of backs that range from the standard metallic to different shades of leather and some unique-looking lumber — we're willing to take the bet that that one on the ...

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    With the Moto Z almost certainly around the corner, and the Moto 360 Sport recently pruned off the Google Store, it’s only natural to expect some irresistible bundle deals meant to clear out lingering inventory of the fitness-friendly smartwatch and the third-generation Moto X phone. Granted, it’d be nice if Motorola outright offered discounts on the two aging gadgets, even when purchased separately, but it looks like you’ll have to settle for a pretty sweet combo with a few strings attached at the moment. The 64GB Moto X Pure Edition, normally priced at $450, and the Moto 360 Sport ...

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    We're eagerly anticipating the next generation of Moto phones, and we'll have more information to share soon, but before we get the full scoop on Moto Z and the MotoMod backplates, the editorial team here at Pocketnow has weighed in. This is an important release for Lenovo, especially in light of the Moto division under-performing, so here's our wishlist for a successful Moto phone launch! Adam Lein - Set the standard for modular I’ve had a great interest in modular/expandable smartphones since Compaq first started the idea with the iPAQ 3600 PDA (which later became a smartphone with the ...

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    Smartphone demand might be on a steep downward trajectory worldwide, but at least stateside, customer satisfaction continues to improve, from an overall industry grade of 78 out of 100 last year to 79 based on feedback supplied between March 5 and 31 by 12,710 tech consumers chosen at random. Questioned about their “recent experiences with the largest telecommunications service providers and phone manufacturers”, these singled T-Mobile and Apple out as their respective segment’s leaders in terms of the way they cater to the buyer’s needs and requirements. That shouldn’t come as a ...

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    The Moto G4 Plus is coming to Canada this summer and one of the places it will hit is Telus's sub-brand Koodo. But in addition to the typical color options (we're betting on black and white), the Canadian budget carrier has a special edition Moto G4 Plus coming its way and the carrier wants its Facebook crowd to pick out which color it should be. Both the Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 are getting eight Moto Maker back color options and these three — Lava, Cobalt and Plum — represent most of the vibrant ones. Make sure you make your voice heard by June 1 if you're looking forward to ...

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    Is it still fair game to call Xiaomi a startup? It's had the typical meteoric rise that successful firms have had and it's getting out of its first major rut in sales with the release of a new flagship or two. The Chinese manufacturer's CEO, Lei Jun, is thanking supporters for helping it top the home market in April. Specifically, the Sino Market Research report said that Xiaomi got 26 percent of the market. It didn't signify whether the numbers were for sales or shipments. Huawei and Honor, while technically separate, come within striking distance of Xiaomi at a combined 23.7 percent. ...

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    Back in October 2014, when it closed the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, many felt the world’s largest PC manufacturer hit the jackpot. After all, smartphone demand was still thriving everywhere from developed to emerging markets, and on the heels of a deep identity crisis as Razr feature phones became obsolete, the Moto brand got a breath of fresh air during a short period of Google oversight. Only Lenovo failed to capitalize on the apparent popularity of near-stock Android-running Moto Xs and Gs among power users and software purists, undergoing several restructuring ...

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    It doesn’t look like Google’s Project Ara initiative for developing a truly modular smartphone where you can remove and swap all the key components with minimal effort and no specialized tools will yield a fully functional, mass-manufactured product anytime soon. But you can settle for the next best modular thing, namely the LG G5 and its “Friends”, or the upcoming Motorola Moto Z lineup and so-called MotoMods interchangeable back plates. There could be up to half a dozen such productivity-enhancing accessories, adding among others a camera grip, backup battery, kickstand, stereo ...

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    It seems that we can very nearly confirm Evan Blass's reporting on Motorola using the "Moto Z" brand in some way. The company has a trademark application filed at the US Patent and Trademark for the term dated May 17. In his VentureBeat article, Blass detailed how the Moto Z term would replace the Moto X branding on the company's flagship smartphones, including ones produced for Verizon Wireless under a line called "DROID". As Motorola is likely to get hold of the term, it may simply become a matter of "use it or lose it" come the next major smartphone launch on June 9. Source: US ...

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    Back in the golden age of candybar phones and clamshells, it was so much easier than today to choose a “daily driver.” Nobody talked about different mobile operating systems and platforms (because there weren’t any), you didn’t have quad or octa-core processors to concern yourself with, and lag was an issue limited to PC mIRC chats. It was an arguably simpler time, when essentially the entire mobile device-owning world either used a stylish Motorola Razr or robust and long-lasting Nokia 1000-series handheld. Androids and iPhones of course shortly entered the equation and began ...

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    Motorola celebrated the birth of its Moto G⁴ triplets in India today and we seem to still be in baby shower mode. Profiles of the Moto G⁴ models have officially gone up on Motorola's website, but there's a telling comparison chart at the bottom of the Moto G family page. Both the standard Moto G⁴ and the Moto G⁴ Style have different eight back coloring options that can be chosen through Moto Maker. It's down from the 10 the Moto G 3rd Gen. had. The budget-focused Moto G⁴ Play doesn't have any back coloring options — the lack of that feature and several others puts the ...

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    When a company's brand, based on a alphanumeric character, becomes too old, it can replace it with another one. After all, there are 35 other options to choose from. So, as the Moto X moniker comes out of its third product cycle, we're learning from VentureBeat's Evan Blass that this year's flagship smartphones from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola may primarily be branded as the "Moto Z". In relation to an earlier Evan Blass leak detailing the models we're looking forward to, the mid-range "Vertex" will be called the Moto Z Play while the high-end "Vector Thin" will be dubbed the Moto Z Style ...

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    While we figured the relative recent silence on the third-gen Moto E rumor front was due to the phone’s humble nature, and the waiting caused by managerial uncertainty and structural Lenovo changes, it’s also possible the ultra-low-cost, entry-level lineup actually got the boot. But don’t worry, the new Motorola by Lenovo has its most cash-strapped fans covered once again, with the Moto G4 Play announced on the heels of its higher-end G4 and G4 Plus siblings earlier today. Although it bears a strong physical resemblance to the 5.5-inch, non-fingerprint-recognizing Moto G4, the G4 ...

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    Folks in love with compact smartphones will have to look away from Motorola’s successful budget-friendly Moto G family this year, as the oft-rumored fourth iteration indeed sports a 5.5-inch display, up a massive half an inch from its predecessor. Just as suspected, both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus (by Lenovo) were announced earlier today at a glitzy press event in New Delhi, India, commercially launching around those parts before all other countries, including the US. The two mid-range phones are virtually identical in terms of screen size and resolution, processing power, battery capacity, ...

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    CEO Tim Cook may try to shine a bright light on Apple’s recent financial numbers, spinning them in such a way that sales decline signals forthcoming growth, and weak China penetration beats yesteryear’s even lousier box-office scores in the world’s largest smartphone market. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch is still considered a hit, and future generations will only make naysayers realize how they can’t live without an iPhone-compatible wearable. Then again, it’s impossible to deny the massive sequential drop in global demand, despite discounts seizing the timepiece its fair share of ...

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