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Motorola really is coming on strong when it comes to giving customers incredible bang for their smartphone buck. Motorola earlier this month unveiled its second generation Moto E that comes with a slightly larger display, faster processors, and optional LTE. Now, Motorola is offering to give customers a second generation Moto E for free if they purchase the Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X Pure Edition comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor (2GB RAM), 64GB of internal storage, 5.2-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 2300 mAh battery. The Moto X Pure Edition... Read more...
At the end of February, it was revealed that Motorola was in the process of extending its Moto Maker customization tool to the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. The Moto Maker has been available for the Moto X smartphone for quite some time now, and allows users to personalize the color of the body/buttons and texture (back cover) of their smartphones. The Moto Maker for the Moto 360 is now live and allows customers to choose from three case finishes (natural steel, dark steel, champagne gold) and nine different bands. Some of those options are going to cost you extra, however. You can choose... Read more...
Apple designer extraordinaire Jony Ive is never one to mince his words, and he sank his teeth into Motorola’s flesh earlier this month in an interview with The New Yorker. In the interview, Ive lambasted Motorola’s Moto Maker tool that allows customers to personalize their Moto X smartphones with a number of colors and textures. “Their value proposition was ‘Make it whatever you want. You can choose whatever color you want,’” said Ive “And I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer.” Let’s not forget that the Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch will be available in a number of finishes... Read more...
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s is the case with the second generation Moto E, which was announced this morning by Motorola. Leading up to the launch of the new smartphone, a product listing on Best Buy’s website suggested that the device would carry a price tag of $99. However, reality hit us today, and the actual retail price is a more understandable $149. However, all is not lost because Motorola has made some significant improvements to the second generation Moto E, with the headlining feature being the addition of LTE connectivity. Motorola also boosted processing... Read more...
When it comes to Android smartphones for folks that are looking for respectable performance and specs at a reasonable price, look no further than Motorola. While Motorola chastises its competitors for pushing high-end smartphones that can touch the $1,000 mark (and higher), it is happy to sell you devices like the Moto E and Moto G that cost less than $200 off contract. Two weeks ago, the second generation Moto E leaked to the Internet courtesy of product listing on Best Buy’s website (you can actually still view it here). That product listing clued us in on a prepaid version the second generation... Read more...
In a wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker, Apple Senior Vice President of Design Sir Jonathan “Jony” Ive, talked about topics ranging from the development of the Apple Watch, to automobile design, to his relationship with the late Steve Jobs, to his views on competitors’ products. It’s that last point that has ruffled a few tail feathers in the Motorola camp. Although Ive didn’t mention Motorola by name, it was pretty clear that the Lenovo-owned brand was the direct target of his “scathing” comments. Ive chastised Motorola’s Moto Maker, which allows customers to “take charge” of the outward... Read more...
Three months after Motorola began rolling-out Android 5.0 'Lollipop' to its unlocked Moto G second-gen devices, it looks like owners of the first-gen model are soon to be treated to the latest Android sweetness. A good hint to this is a message I received about eight days ago, which MobileSyrup has now also relayed: As it goes with these things, it's impossible to tell just when we'll see the update hit the devices, but given the timing, I'd have to assume that it'd be soon - as in, the next week or two. I received this message eight days ago as I mentioned, so it doesn't really seem like it'd... Read more...
The Moto E was announced in mid-2014 as Motorola’s entry-level smartphone offering. The smartphone offers meager specs including a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (although a microSD slot is included), a 4.3-inch 540x960 qHD display, and 3G connectivity. While it isn’t going to challenge the likes of the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S5, its performance while running Android 4.4 KitKat is admirable and it’s hard to argue with the $119.99 price tag. In keeping with Motorola’s mission to deliver great products at an affordable price, the second generation Moto E is... Read more...
For the past few years, Samsung has been riding high atop the smartphone leaderboard when it comes to units shipped. However, during 2014, we started to see a bit of weakness in Samsung’s smartphone portfolio. Its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone was little more than a warmed over version of its Galaxy S4 predecessor, and sales were more than disappointing for the company. Samsung saw its sales lead in China wither away as local OEMs like Huawei and Xiaomi attacked its smartphones with cheaper alternatives. It also recently lost its smartphone sales lead in India and the U.S. Samsung is looking to... Read more...
Life can be a whole easier when you find the right partner. That's true in business as well -- just look at Motorola Mobility and the recent success it's had under Lenovo's leadership. According to Lenovo's financial report for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014, Motorola Mobility's device shipments are up 118 percent year-over-year. That translates into 10 million device shipments during the quarter, which added $1.9 billion in revenue to Lenovo's Mobile Business Group (MBG). And that's just the tip of the iceberg -- Lenovo says Motorola Mobility will soon re-enter China, which will... Read more...
Chocolates, roses, and diamonds are the go-to gift items for Valentine's Day, but if you're looking to shake things up, Motorola's making it easy to gift your significant other a smartphone next month. Or give to yourself -- either way, the deal is for $140 off a purchase of $499.99 (or more) or $50 off a purchase of $249.99 on Motorola's website.You'll need a promo code to take advantage of the sweet savings, which Motorola will begin handing out next Monday, February 2 at 11 AM Central. Once you have your promo code, you can apply it towards various Motorola devices and accessories, including... Read more...
Motorola released the Nexus 6 to much fanfare back in early November. The Nexus 6 was the high-profile launch vehicle for the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. As we reported in our review, the Nexus 6 packs in plenty of high-end hardware including a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, up to 64GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, and a huge 5.9-inch QHD AMOLED Display (2560x1440). But according to a new report from The Telegraph, the Nexus 6 was supposed to include support for another promising hardware feature. Dennis Woodside is currently the CFO for... Read more...
Lenovo knows a thing or two about rising to the top. Just ask every other PC maker on the planet -- by volume, Lenovo is the top supplier of PCs around the world, sitting on top of HP, Dell, and every other player. Samsung and Apple should take note of this, as Lenovo is turning its attention to the mobile market and has its sights set on China. The company already has a mobile presence in China with its own branded devices, though with the $2.9 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition now complete, Lenovo is setting itself up to be a major force in the high-end handset market.... Read more...
As if the second generation Moto X wasn’t already attractive enough, Motorola is breaking a new range topping variant of the flagship smartphone. The Moto X was previously only available in 16GB and 32GB versions, but today Motorola has bumped the maximum capacity to 64GB for the Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X doesn’t have an integrated microSD slot, so the bump from a maximum of 32GB to 64GB is a welcome addition. Since this is a Pure Edition device, that means that you won’t find any carrier bloatware or unwanted apps on this device — just a near stock version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat (which... Read more...
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