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Motorola is ready to unleash the second generation of its flagship Moto Z family, and luckily, we’re getting a glimpse at what the device has in store. Leaked renders give us a good look at the smartphone from both the front and the back, and for obvious reasons, it doesn’t stray too far from the original winning formula. The biggest difference compared to its predecessor is the inclusion of dual cameras on the back instead of a single sensor. In addition, the “Force” designation means that the smartphone features Motorola’s “ShatterShield” technology, which the company says makes the display virtually... Read more...
The next Moto X may be coming to a store near you soon. Mobile reporter Evan Blass recently tweeted a few images promoting the “Moto X 2017” or “Moto X4”. The tweet revealed what is purportedly Lenovo’s phone roadmap. The image does not offer much, however, it does show that the Moto X4 will incorporate a 5.2-inch "3D glass" display and a "SmartCam”. A video leak posted to reddit also indicated that the Moto X4 will include a Snapdragon 660 processor, a hefty 3,800mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a fingerprint reader. Image from: Evan Blass, Twitter The image also unveiled new Moto... Read more...
Size matters, at least when it comes to smartphones. The Moto Z2 Play is rumored to be slimmer than its Z Play predecessor, but will sacrifice coveted battery life as a result. The device will also likely include an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 626. The Moto Z2 Play will be slightly under 6 millimeters in thickness and weigh in at 145 grams. The original Moto Z Play was a little under 7 millimeters and weighed 165 grams. Neither of these devices come close to the original Moto Z’s 5.19 millimeter thickness, however, Motorola is slowly inching its way back to this incredibly thin model. The original... Read more...
If you were a fan of the first-generation Moto Z Play, it appears that Lenovo/Motorola isn’t straying too far from that formula with its successor: the aptly named Moto Z2 Play. The original Moto Z Play wowed us with its epic battery life, which was attributed to its power-sipping Snapdragon 625 processor and its large 3510 mAh battery. According to leaked renders that are making the rounds on the internet, the Moto Z2 Play differs ever so slightly from its predecessor appearance wise. You’ll need a keen eye to spot the changes, which include a more oblong-shaped home button (which doubles as a... Read more...
Sprint may be the fourth-place U.S. wireless carrier and panned for its spotty nationwide coverage, but the company is already laying the groundwork to boost its LTE network to gigabit speeds. The company is proudly proclaiming that it is the very first carrier to deploy Gigabit Class LTE on a commercial network. Sprint demonstrated this new high watermark for wireless connectivity in the U.S. in New Orleans, with a prototype Motorola smartphone that is using Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 835 SoC and Snapdragon X16 Gigabit Class LTE modem. Motorola will debut the production version of this smartphone... Read more...
The budget smartphone category is not exactly overflowing with tantalizing options. There have been attempts to change that over the past year, especially among Chinese manufactures such as Huawei and Xiaomi, though now we can add Lenovo to the list. Utilizing the Motorola Mobility brand it acquired from Google for $2.91 billion three years ago, Lenovo announced a pair of sub-$300 smartphones with premium styling, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Lenovo says the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are both the result of what it learned from surveying 12,000 adults in nine different countries about what features... Read more...
Google’s initial plans for Project Ara modular smartphone concept were ambitious, with the company hoping to allow consumers to swap out their displays, processor and even RAM. However, “refinements” made to the program over the course of its development led to prototypes that had all of those aforementioned components integrated into the base smartphone, greatly diminishing the usefulness of the modular concept. After years of development, Google finally pulled the plug on Project Area in early September. According to the folks at Motorola, Google’s decision to eventually abandon the endeavor... Read more...
Motorola righted many of the wrong of the first-generation Moto 360 with the second-generation model, which was launched in late 2015. However, some still weren’t happy with the $349 staring price tag for the non-Sport model. Then there was still the fact that the “flat tire” display remained even after the first-generation model was heavily criticized for the design choice (read the HotHardware review here). Well, if the price was the only thing holding you back from purchasing a Moto 360, Verizon hopes to erase that doubt. The nation’s largest wireless carrier is discounting the smartwatch from... Read more...
Motorola’s original Moto 360 was the headlining hardware for the launch of Android Wear 1.0 in the summer of 2014. The smartwatch garnered praise for its sleek, circular design, but was widely panned for sluggish performance and poor battery life. Motorola improved on the original with a second-generation Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport in 2015, but it may be a while before we see a third generation of Android Wear smartwatches from Lenovo Moto. Google’s Android Wear 2.0 platform is scheduled to debut during the first half of 2017, but Lenovo Moto will sit this one out says Shakil Barkat, Moto’s head... Read more...
If you have one of Lenovo/Motorola’s Moto Z or Moto Z Force flagships in your possession, you’ll be happy to know that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will soon be on its way to your smartphone. Motorola announced that the over-the-air update will commence this week for customers. Besides bringing all of the OS improvements and features that you'd expect with Nougat, Motorola also announced that both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are Daydream-ready. There are very few Daydream-ready smartphones on the market today, with the most high-profile offerings being Google's Pixel and Pixel XL. "Daydream offers... Read more...
Hello again Moto, and goodbye Lenovo. No, Lenovo isn't closing up shop—that would be a silly move for the largest supplier of PCs in the world—but it does plan to stop marketing smartphones under its own brand name. All future smartphones from Lenovo will be labeled as Moto phones. Lenovo will also put new leadership in place at its smartphone division.The Chinese electronics maker purchased Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion in 2014. It may have seemed like a deal at the time to Lenovo, as Google had paid upwards of $12 billion for Lenovo just a couple of years prior in a transaction that... Read more...
LG dipped its toes into the modular smartphone arena with the G5 flagship, but it was arguably Lenovo/Motorola that made the concept easy to use and incorporated useful integration into the Android operating system with Moto Mods. The Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play support the hot-swappable Moto Mods, which snap onto the back of the smartphone with the help of magnets. Official Moto Mods available for the Moto Z family include include the Insta-Share Mod pico projector, Incipio Power Pack Mod, JBL SoundBoost Mod and the Hasselblad 4116 True Zoom Mod. But what about people who want to create... Read more...
  Lenovo/Motorola continues to flesh out its Moto smartphone lineup, and we’ve been impressed with what we’ve seen so far in recent months (Moto Z/Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play). A new member of the Moto smartphone family will soon be making its way to the public according to new leaks, and it should be a boon for customers that value battery life. The Moto M is reportedly powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. The smartphone is said to include 3GB or 4GB of RAM (depending on the variant), 32GB internal storage, a microSD slot for expansion (up to 128GB), a 5.5-inch... Read more...
It's always with eager and hopeful anticipation that Android device owners wait to find if and when a major new version of Google's mobile operating system is headed to the their handset. Well, if you're rocking a semi-recent Motorola phone, the odds are in your favor. That's because Motorola published a list of more than a dozen handsets that will be receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. "Are you ready for the sweetest OS update yet? It’s one that speaks your language (particularly if you speak fluent Emoji), offers the ability to seamlessly switch between apps with just a double-tap, more... Read more...
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