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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    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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    It feels like hardly a month goes by when we don't learn about some manner of new Moto X offer: a hundred dollars off here, new low prices for wood back options there... even this far post-launch, Motorola seems very interested in keeping the public interested in its highly customizable Android. Even as our attention turns to the X+1, Motorola, isn't slowing down its promotions for the original X, and we just told you about the latest deal earlier this week. Well, now we've already got a new one, and it sounds like just the thing for people who are curious about the Moto X but have been ...

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    For some people, the 720p resolution on the display of the Moto X is a deal breaker. We don't agree with that, as we've highly praised the device in our reviews and videos. Still, there is a clear need for Motorola to boost the resolution of the Moto X in its future variant, which is being rumored to be the Moto X+1. If you were wondering if there actually is a Moto x+1 in the works, well, a recent software tweak actually leaks its existence. So, as the story goes, the recent Android 4.4.3 update to the Moto X brought a fix to the recent annoyance to international consumers that didn't ...

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    Earlier this afternoon, we checked in with some of the most recent Windows Phone rumors as we looked at a report mentioning development codenames for a number of Nokia handsets, extending all the way into late 2015. Now we're crossing the tracks over to the Android side of town, as we learn about some Motorola codenames popping up in the company's own software. Motorola's Bug2Go app contains a laundry list of devices, identified by codenames. Like the Vanquish you see in these screenshots below? That's the phone that ended up launching as the RAZR HD. But some of these codenames don't line ...

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    Last year, Motorola took everyone by surprise. After months upon months of rumors, Motorola's 2013 flagship wasn't at all what it was cracked up to be. Rumors suggested it would be the phone everyone had been waiting for – all the best specs, the best display, killer everything. Turns out, the Moto X was not any of that. Its display was only 720p when practically every other flagship came with a 1080p display. It came with a custom processor configuration – not a Snapdragon 600 or 800 – which Motorola called the X8 mobile computing system. Nothing about it was overpowered or ...

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    If you've been itching for a Moto X, even amidst rumors of an upcoming successor, now may be a good time to bite the bullet on Motorola's 2013 flagship. Motorola is hosting a Moto X 32GB deal, heavily discounting the device to $349. The price, as Motorola's email to select previous customers reads, is $100 off from Motorola's usual asking price. Weirdly enough, this information is inaccurate -- you can purchase an off-contract Moto X through Motorola's Moto Maker customization service for $399 at the time of this writing. Either way, buyers are receiving a substantial discount on a phone ...

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    Motorola's recent purchase by Lenovo has brought its fair share of bad news, starting with the closure of the company's Moto Maker plant in the United States. The service will continue, but this is just one of many probable shake-ups to come in the future. Still, it seems that the company wants to go back to some of its roots with its future product offering, even if those roots weren't that successful. We just came across some leaked photos of a probable Motorola Xoom 3 tablet in China. If you don't remember the original Motorola Xoom, we don't blame you. Surely it was the first-ever ...

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    Motorola has come a long way since the days of MOTOBLUR and a casual attitude towards Android updates, and its latest family of smartphones hasn't only offered extremely pared-down, near stock Android experiences, but delivered platform updates with speed rivaling even what we get from straight-up Nexus devices. Today we see the latest proof of just how nimble Motorola has become when it's time for a new update to arrive, as it gets started updating its own phones to Android 4.4.3 just one day after the build saw its official release. Considering how we're still waiting for OTA updates for ...

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    Two years ago this month, Google unveiled the Nexus Q during Google I/O... and that was the last time many of us ever saw the media hub. While it was an interesting concept, giving users an Android-powered device to stream audio or video to their televisions, the $300 asking price was pretty steep, and Google quietly killed the Q off in the months that followed. Since then, we've seen devices like Chromecast rise to take its place, and today we see the launch of another model that takes a pinch of Q inspiration, as Motorola introduces the Moto Stream. Moto Stream is a bit more focused than ...

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    Motorola just announced that its short-lived effort to assemble smartphones in the United States is drawing to a close, with plans to shutter the Fort Worth plant that put together the Moto X before the end of the year. Motorola had big dreams for this project, not just bringing more tech jobs to the States, but helping to speed distribution of the sort of custom orders possible with all of Moto Maker's options. Unfortunately, the project's just been too expensive to maintain, and Moto X production will shift to Motorola's facilities abroad – even though Moto Maker customizations will ...

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    There were a lot of reasons to be excited about the Moto X when Motorola introduced the phone last summer, and one of its more unusual claims to fame was that the handset would be assembled right here in the US. By contrast, we're used to smartphones being fully manufactured before they're imported into the country. We had our concerns that employing a US workforce might drive the phone's cost up, but not only did the Moto X end up being one of the most affordable, best values around, but the plant's US location allowed customized phones to arrive on users' doorsteps just days after their ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's launch of the ASUS PadFone X, after a ton of teasers. Then we talk about the Wireless Charging standard, and how it might get a smart fix soon. Motorola then gets a leaked photo of a larger flagship device that could be the Moto X+1. The Google Nexus 8 follows as reports have the tablet still being prepped for Google I/O. We end today's show talking about Apple's iWatch, its possible design and launch times. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T finally announces start of PadFone X sales - New wireless charging chip ...

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    Manufacturers like LG are pushing limits with what size screens they can get away with in phones positioned as traditional handsets, versus the more niche phablet crowd, bringing 5.5-inch displays to models like the brand new G3. Even Samsung finally pushed past the five-inch barrier with the GS5. But in contrast to these OEMs we have Motorola, which seems to be doing just fine for itself with much smaller phones. The Moto G, Moto X, and Moto E all feature displays measuring in south of five inches – really, it's been since the Droid Ultra/Maxx that we've seen Motorola even touch that ...

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    Motorola's Moto X is beginning to enter its twilight years (for a smartphone, at least), having launched last August. While we're definitely looking forward to a sequel, Motorola doesn't seem content letting this model languish in its old age, and appears ready to keep introducing new options. Over the weekend we noticed a slight tweak to the company's Moto Maker offerings, switching walnut out for rosewood among the phone's natural finish options, and also heard rumors about a forthcoming 64GB variant. That 64GB model still isn't showing up on Motorola's own site, but today we pick up ...

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