Items tagged with Moto Maker

Motorola reportedly has two smartphones on tap for a special event to be held on October 27th. The first of the two smartphones, both of which are destined for Verizon Wireless, is the Droid Maxx 2. We’ve talked about the Droid Maxx 2 on a few occasions here at HotHardware, and it is essence just a rebadged version of the Moto X Play that was released globally earlier this year. That means you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 21MP rear camera, and a long-running 3630 mAh battery (which Motorola claims can last up to 48 hours per charge).  But the second device, the Droid Turbo 2, is perhaps the most interesting. Print ads showing the... Read more...
Technology moves quickly, but when it comes to smartwatches, things seem to be moving more rapidly than usual. We published our Moto 360 review early last year and here we are merely half a year later testing the second generation of that device. In many ways, the original Moto 360 felt like the hero device for Android Wear. Google still hasn't created a watch of its own, nor has it partnered with a manufacturer to ship a "Nexus" branded Android Wear device. So, the Moto 360 continues to carry the torch. But much has changed since the 360 was ushered onto the scene. LG, Huawei, and Samsung have all shipped at least one smartwatch, and the round face -- which was the original Moto 360's unique... 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 between three leather band colors at no additional cost, but opting for a standard metal band or... 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 (dark/light aluminum, dark/light stainless steel, two gold color options) with numerous bands ranging... 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 appearance of their smartphones, stating, “Their value proposition was ‘Make it whatever you want.... Read more...
Though the new Moto X smartphone, by Google's Motorola Mobility division, may not offer many ground-breaking new technologies from a pure hardware perspective, the device does introduce a number of firsts in terms of features and functionality. The phone's Touchless "OK Google Now" Control, for example, is more than just a novelty with significant practical benefits, especially in the car, when picking up the device could be inconvenient or even dangerous. Motorola Moto X Design It Activation Card Further along those lines, we got a little card in the mail from AT&T, that also introduces a first of sorts with respect to smartphone retail and product customization.  Motorola's new "Moto... Read more...