Items tagged with Motorola

We haven't heard much recently from Motorola with respect to new smartphones, but that will likely change over the next few months. A massive leak has sprung in the HMS Motorola, and with it comes some details on the Moto Z3, Moto X5 and Moto G6 product families. Kicking things off is the Moto Z3 series. The Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play are said to features 6-inch FHD+ displays (18:9 aspect ratio) that include subtle curves along the sides (a la the Galaxy S8). There will also be a third Moto Z3 variant that will arrive at a later date with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in tow -- perhaps this will be the... Read more...
Motorola announced a few months ago that it was planning to roll out the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, to several of its handsets. Making good on that promise, some Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile have received the over-the-air update, joining their Moto Z2 Force brethren on Verizon, who recently began receiving the tasty upgrade. A user on the XDA Developers forum uploaded a handful of screenshots showing the update. It is labeled as build number OCX27 and clocks in at nearly a 1GB (937.5MB, to be precise), so keep that in mind if you are on a data restriction... Read more...
If you've been following the tech world over the past two weeks, Apple hasn't had this much negative attention aimed at its products since the MacBook Pro battery life fiasco stirred by Consumer Reports, or perhaps the iPhone 4 "Antennagate". Apple's decision to throttle older iPhones with degraded batteries -- while not informing customers of the practice -- has invited swift backlash. Not surprisingly, some of Apple's competitors are latching on to its misery, while at the same time reassuring current -- and potentially, future -- customers that they would never use such secretive tactics. The... Read more...
Back in the day, the way most people took photos was with a Polaroid instant camera of the sort that shot pictures out the front for you to watch develop before your eyes. That good old shake and wait just a minute Polaroid almost instant gratification is making a bit of a comeback with some retro photography fans, but today most people take pictures with their smartphones. Today, however, Motorola has unveiled a new Moto Mod for the Moto Z family of smartphones that is called the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer, that could offer the best of both worlds. Motorola writes, "Simply snap the... Read more...
Motorola has made modular smartphones "hip" thanks to its Moto Z family. The original Moto Z, along with its Moto Z2 Force successor, supports Motorola's Moto Mods systems, which allows you to attach various accessories to the back of your smartphone ranging from speakers to cameras to battery extenders. Today Motorola has announced a new addition: the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa. Rather than integrating Amazon Alexa directly into the smartphone hardware and the Android operating system, the Moto Smart Speaker is its own self-contained device. Think of it as a miniature Amazon Echo that... Read more...
The cat was first let out of the bag earlier this month that Motorola would bring the Moto X4 to the United States as the country's first Android One device. Today, Google confirmed that news and announced that the Moto X4 will be available via its Project Fi wireless service. What makes this Android One Moto X4 different is the fact that it runs the Android One operating system, which Google says offers a "pure Android experience". You won't find any extra Motorola software installed on the device, nor will you find any bloatware Although the Android One Moto X4 will come from the factory with... Read more...
It has been about a month since Google released Android 8.0 Oreo and now the wait is on for Android device owners to receive the update. Unfortunately for Moto G4 owners, there is a cloud of uncertainty that hangs over their handset. This is despite Motorola's previous promise that the Moto G4 would see an upgrade to Oreo. Motorola made the promise when launching the Moto G4. At the time, Motorola advertised that "Moto Pure phones like the Moto G4 Plus will get upgraded to Android operating system versions N and O." At the very least, Motorola should be committed to rolling out an Android 8.0 Oreo... Read more...
Mmm, Oreo! Everyone is eager to experience the tastiest version of Android to date, but is it coming to your smartphone anytime soon, or at all? If you own a Motorola device, we can answer those questions. Motorola posted a list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 8.0 update in the coming months. The list includes a dozen phones, including a bunch of Moto Z, Moto G, and a single Moto X model. "Sweet just got even sweeter with the new Android OS update that gives you faster speeds, longer battery life, split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, autofill framework... Read more...
Android One is moving up in the world. What started off as a stock Android platform for budget handsets is still a stock Android experience, only now it can be found on some mid-range phones. Xiaomi was first with an Android One version of its Mi A1, a variant Mi 5X. Now Motorola appears to be following suit with an Android One version of its forthcoming Moto X4 device, according to a pressed render posted by Twitter by the infamous inside man Evan Blass (@evleaks). If that is indeed the case, the Moto X4 could end up being the first phone powered by Android One in the United States. That is a... Read more...
As has been rumored for some time now, Motorola decided to bring the Moto X back, and in somewhat of a big way. The fourth generation Moto X, known officially as the Moto X4, wields dual cameras on its backside, which was also tipped in previous rumors. It has a premium design that at a glance could pass as a flagship phone, and support for Amazon's Alexa AI assistant. "Hands tied up? At your busiest moments, Moto x4 has your back. Experience Amazon Alexa integrated right into moto X4—without having to unlock it first. Now, the benefits of Alexa go with you, even when you leave home. So if you... Read more...
Last year’s release of the Moto Z family of phones introduced the world to Mods – magnetic accessory attachments that added features to the phones, like higher-quality speakers, a portable projector, or optical zoom camera. However, the US release of the Moto Z was limited to Verizon and unlocked customers only. This year Motorola is back with the new Z2 Force, packing support for the same Mods, but launching on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. While the latest Moto Z2 Force has all the makings of a flagship smartphone with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, Super AMOLED display, and... Read more...
Imagine if your smartphone could identify cracks in its display and then heal itself, much like your own body does when its suffers a scrape or bruise. It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but perhaps it is not all that far fetched. Motorola has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for that very thing, and how it works is pretty interesting.Motorola notes in its patent application that smartphones are becoming more prevalent and that one of the drawbacks is how easily touchscreen displays can suffer damage. In many cases, a cracked... Read more...
  Remember the infamous “jelly scrolling” effect that plagued the recently introduced OnePlus 5? It looks as though another Android flagship has also been bitten by the “bug”, much to the dismay of new owners. According to a new report, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force features an inverted display, which leads to jelly scrolling. So, what is jelly scrolling? Well, we’re glad that you asked. Jelly scrolling is an effect that causes on-screen text or images to appear distorted when navigating through the UI. This distortion, for example, can take the form of text appears to get squished or stretched... Read more...
Motorola may have just launched its Moto Z2 Force flagship, but it hasn’t forgotten about its “lesser” models. That leads us to the Moto X4, which has been leaked again via a press render. What we have here is clearly a handsome mid-range smartphone that doesn’t embrace the minimal display bezel design trend that is becoming more commonplace. Despite the bezels, we’re sure that there are plenty of people that prefer the front placement of the fingerprint reader on Moto X4 smartphone versus the rear placement that is necessitated by designs where the display takes up the full face of the smartphone.... Read more...
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