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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    After big numbers from Apple, Microsoft and Google, of course we should move to Samsung to cover its digits. After all, talking about the declining shipments, the iPhone's comet chasing and a chaebol in a commandeering crisis. (Drop below for the deets on Samsung shipments, but first, some bits of its Q3 earnings.) Earnings Nevertheless, good news for the most part as Samsung revenues went up 9 percent year-over-year to the US currency equivalent of $45B. Operating profit, while down in sequential quarters, remains a vast improvement from last year: Nearly $6.5B this year versus $4.2B in ...

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    Smartphone users can be an image-conscious bunch, and maybe the only thing worse than having no phone at all is having last year's phone. But maybe you're not even about to care what the other kids on the block think, fully content to enjoy the phone of your choice – even if it's getting a little old. With the debut of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, we've already seen retailers doing what they can to move old Nexus 6 stock. And for a phone that tried so hard to move Nexus pricing up into traditional flagship territory, things have seriously taken a nose dive in recent weeks, hitting $350 ...

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    The iPhone 6s couldn’t hold on to its top ten position in one of the world’s most reliable photo/video-taking performance hierarchy for long, as another 21 megapixel beast from Motorola challenged the overall leaders. Much like the Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition, the Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo 2 fell just short of greatness, at 84 points on a 100 scale, though it still managed to comfortably outdo Apple’s newest 4.7-inch flagship, as well as the LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3+, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, or first-gen Nexus 6. The Turbo 2 is ranked fourth all in all, ...

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    Meeting the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 at the Motorola and Verizon New York City launch event this morning was like finally getting introduced to that friend-of-a-friend you've heard about for a while, but your paths never seemed to cross - and wouldn't you know it, but he brought along his smarter, more capable brother, whom you're only just learning about now for the first time. Yes, the Droid Maxx 2 is essentially the same Moto X Play we saw debut internationally earlier this year, but it's not arriving in the US alone, and Motorola ups the ante in nearly every respect with its ...

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    Motorola and Verizon came together once again to cement one of the last US carrier-OEM ties for another year in the form of two Droid phones: the MAXX 2 and Turbo 2. The Droid franchise has enjoyed a power user's cache for the nation's most populated cell network with phones boasting two full days of use without the need for a charge-up. Both of this year's Droids come with that selling point. Oddly enough, in contrast to previous years, both phones come from just Motorola. The two have come closer together in propelling the series' chances to draw in more customers by introducing some ...

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    "Wait a second. Droid Maxx 2 specs? Haven't you guys been telling me for weeks now that the Droid Maxx 2 is just going to be the US version of the Moto X Play? And didn't you already go over the full hardware picture for that phone back when it launched?" You are a quick one, you know that? And you're absolutely right: the Droid Maxx 2 we saw Verizon and Motorola show off today is pretty much the same phone the rest of the world already has. For a brief moment it looked like Motorola might try and squeeze in a minor SoC upgrade, but now it doesn't seem we're even getting that much. So why ...

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    The new Droids have arrived, and dare we say, these two sure might be worth the wait. While we're a couple months removed from the Motorola summer launch event that brought us the Moto X Style and Moto X Play, that downtime has given the manufacturer opportunity to finish work on a new handset; while the Droid Maxx 2 is largely the US reincarnation of the Moto X Play, the Droid Turbo 2 is a smartphone that's showing us its stuff for the very first time today (officially, anyway), and from what we just saw this morning, it doesn't look like Motorola pulled any punches with this heavyweight. ...

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    It used to be that Verizon's "Maxx" variant has always been the top of the line Droid, with the added bonus of a battery that could barely fit in the chassis, and we've praised Motorola and Verizon for achieving this over the last few years. In today's Verizon event, Motorola announced the new Droid Maxx 2, but the approach to this device is actually a different one. If you thought this would be the Moto X Play for the United States, you're kind of right, but not entirely. Rick Osterloh, Motorola's CEO took the stage to announce both the Droid Turbo 2, and later the new Droid Maxx 2, which ...

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    October's nearly done, but we've got a few more big smartphone launches to go before we call the month a wrap. Today it's Verizon and Motorola's turn to share their latest handsets with us, and we've heard a lot about what to expect. With the launch event now underway, we finally start getting confirmation of these new Droids that have been so thoroughly teased, and we're getting started by meeting the Droid Turbo 2. The Droid Turbo 2's shatterproof screen has been featured pretty heavily in Verizon's recent promos for today's event, and Motorola wasted no time in showing us just how ...

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    Slowly but surely, we’re starting to piece together Lenovo’s smartphone roadmap after handing the design reigns to the Motorola team, with a couple of hybrid-looking Vibe models most certainly in the pipeline. The high-end-ish Lenovo Vibe X3 and decidedly mid-range X3 Lite should make the transition to global Moto-branded devices a bit smoother, as the two seem to mix architectural elements from both companies set to become one before long. China’s FCC-like Tenaa agency already revealed the exterior physiognomy and internal specifications of the superior 5.5-incher, and now, it’s ...

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    Tomorrow is new Droid day, as Verizon and Motorola gear up to show off their latest smartphones. Leak upon leak has confirmed the new lineup as consisting of the Droid Maxx 2, a rebranded US edition of the international Moto X Play, as well as the Droid Turbo 2, a piece of hardware we're about to see emerge for the first time. Between the information that's emerged thus far, as well as the assumptions we've been able to make about the Droid Maxx 2 thanks to its Moto X Play roots, we have a pretty strong sense of what to expect from both handsets, but that doesn't make us any less ...

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    Verizon’s upcoming two Droids don’t aim to make headlines just with shatterproof screens and stellar battery life. Their designs should also take center stage in the carrier’s joint Motorola marketing efforts, especially as far as the Droid Turbo 2 and its Moto Maker support are concerned. Not exactly a conventionally stylish device, and certainly no featherweight, the Turbo 2 will apparently offer three chromatic options as standard, which you can then customize, replace or mix in hundreds of original ways. The above press render gathering shows the 5.5-inch Android in black, white ...

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    With Verizon and Motorola's Droid launch event just days away, info on the new phones about to debut has really been heating up. When we're not checking out the official teasers Verizon's been dropping, we're taking a look at leaked back panels in Motorola's signature array of colors and materials. As we wait for next Tuesday's announcements, we've got another leak to peek at today, with the publication of what appears to be an internal flyer promoting the Droid Turbo 2's arrival. The Droid Turbo 2's “shatterproof” screen gets a call-out here, just after starting in that last Verizon ...

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    As Verizon cleverly put it earlier this week, “the new Droid is dropping soon”, and it’s no longer a secret a so-called shatterproof screen will headline the Turbo 2’s spec sheet and list of major selling points. But a textured backplate should also help enhance the muscular phone’s overall durability, despite likely popping out and allowing you to easily replace it when you feel in the mood for a quick makeover. The Droid Maxx 2 is expected to feature removable shells as well, each costing $20, though the Droid Turbo 2 shall let you pick from a wider range of more premium ...

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    We're hard at work preparing our full reviews for the Google Nexus 6P and 5X, but that doesn't mean you need to wait for our Nexus coverage in a vacuum. Hot on the heels of our Nexus double-unboxing and our Nexus 6P vs Nexus 5X comparison, we've got another head-to-head video for you, this time featuring two devices that should be on every penny-pincher's mind this season. Separated in price by only $20, the Nexus 5X and Moto X Pure Edition each bring a lot of power for the price. Sharing the same processor and operating system and a similar devotion to timely Android updates, these ...

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    We're one week away from Verizon and Motorola's upcoming launch event, where we expect to see the debut of the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2. Rumors about this hardware date back months and months, and one of the earliest claims we heard about the handset codenamed Kinzie – the one should ultimately launch as the Droid Turbo 2 – is that its 5.43-inch quad HD display would be well-nigh unbreakable. That detail returned in later rumors where what sure seemed to be the same handset, though now attached to the codename Bounce, was described as picking up a shaterproof screen. With the ...

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    With a little over a week left until a joint Motorola/Verizon NYC press event, a massive fresh information spill seems to divulge everything about the Droid Turbo 2 and Maxx 2. Well, everything that wasn’t public knowledge already, plus a few tidbits that were, but perhaps needed additional corroboration. Yes, the Turbo 2, aka Bounce, aka Big Red-exclusive X Force, is indeed “shatterproof”, and to further emphasize the robustness selling point, it’ll come with a unique trade-in promotion. Verizon shall offer up to $300 for select pre-owned phones to folks interested in purchasing ...

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    Motorola and Verizon have a launch event coming up in a couple weeks, when the companies intend to introduce the next additions to the Droid family of smartphones. Right now, all indications point to the debut of two handsets, the Droid Maxx 2 and Droid Turbo 2. While we've been able to piece together quite a bit of info on both of these handsets, the Droid Maxx 2 is notable for just how poorly kept a secret the phone's been: beyond the usual assortment of unofficial leaks, we've seen Google itself confirm not just the phone's name, but that it will effectively be the US version of the ...

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    Going back well before Motorola announced the Moto X Play and Moto X Style in late July, we were tracking evidence pointing to some new Motorola models for Verizon. Nearly as soon as those phones went official, things started clicking into place, with rumors identifying both an upcoming Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 for the carrier. A growing body of evidence has helped establish the Droid Maxx 2 (above) as Verizon's version of the Moto X Play, while separate finds have attempted to identify the Droid Turbo 2 as a new model, one we'll likely see arrive internationally as the Moto X Force. ...

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    Update: Qualcomm has posted an update to its press release on which this news was based, clarifying that the double-twist gesture will not be present on the new Nexus phones as they ship. Maybe more than any other major Android OEM, Motorola's managing to walk the fine line between phones that are true to their stock-Android roots and those that deliver value to their manufacturer's brand through some smartly implemented software tweaks. One of those we've come to expect from Motorola phones has been a quick-launch gesture for a handset's camera through a couple flicks of the wrist. Well, ...

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    Surely all of us have our own set of complaints with regards to smartphones, since hey, nothing is perfect. Still, I'm sure we can all agree that OEMs have done an amazing job at making phones faster, screens crisper, design more premium, and yet very few have really cared about improving battery life. That might change though as it seems that Motorola is onto something. Now, off the bat, let's be clear, this is Motorola Solutions we're talking about and not Motorola Mobility. So this is still the remaining US company, and not the mobile device section that got sold to Lenovo. It seems ...

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    Until recently, Google has only released one Nexus-labeled smartphone per cycle. Last year the popular Nexus 5 was followed-up by the Nexus 6 - Google's first phablet. Some were eager to adopt the new form factor, others weren't too enthusiastic. Although it has has its ups and downs, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 has fared pretty well over its first year of life. This time Google went all-in, releasing not only a successor to last year's Nexus 6 phablet, but also a 5-inch smartphone. We've already talked about the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, and more coverage will follow as soon as we have ...

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    With Halloween just weeks away, October understandably has us thinking about all manner of sweet treats, and Motorola got October started for its smartphones by talking Marshmallow: who's getting it, and what will those updates look like? And while the company confirmed updates for many of its recent models, there were some notable absences. For instance, while Motorola affirmed that Marshmallow would come to the the Pure Edition of last year's Moto X in the US, it didn't say squat about any carrier editions; were they being left behind for some reason? Motorola hasn't officially cleared ...

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    Lenovo-owned Motorola is now preparing to kick up its fall season after a trio of Motos from the summer, including the Moto X Style/Moto X Pure Edition. We've been awaiting a sequel to the Droid Turbo for Verizon and an international variant of that phone, dubbed the Moto X Force. It now looks like the Moto X Force has earned its stripes in China. Specifically, the Moto X Force has just gotten its China Compulsory Certification. It's been tested for TD-LTE and also has fast charging with it, but that's all we have from the document. The last update we got in this vein of Motorola was the ...

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    One of the biggest questions for Motorola right now is what's going on with the manufacturer's handsets for Verizon? While VZW isn't getting either of the new Moto X-series phones (at least not by those names), we've been hearing a lot about plans for a couple new Droids: the Droid Maxx 2 and the Droid Turbo 2. We just saw some strong support for the Droid Maxx 2 arriving as the carrier's own edition of the Moto X Play, and now we're checking in with the Droid Turbo 2, as what looks like the handset drops in with a European certification database. The phone we're looking at is Motorola's ...

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