Android users across the world are probably eagerly waiting for roll out of the Android 6 Marshmallow update for their smartphones. While many OEMs are yet to officially confirm the dates, they have listed the devices which will be getting the latest OS update from Google.
It is currently pre-packaged with few smartphones like Google Nexus 5X, Google Nexus 6P and HTC One A9. The LG G4 users from Poland and South Korea have got upgraded to Android 6.0. Here is the status update of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for smartphones from different brands.
The Marshmallow update is scheduled to be rolled out to Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 5 in the next month and In January 2016, the update will be shipped for Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and S6 handsets. In February 2016, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are supposed to receive it. By the end of April 2016 this update will be available for the Galaxy S5.
As Android M has been rolled out for LG G4 users in certain regions, it is expected that this update will be available for other device across the globe. In Poland update will be received by Dec. 16 or 18. It's quite likely that the newly released LG V10 and LG Class phones will also get the update soon.
We can see from the chart released by HTC that the HTC One M9 and M8 will get the update by the end of 2015.
Other handsets that are eligible to receive the upgrade are - One M9+, One E9+, One E9, One ME, One E8, One M8 Eye, Butterfly 3, Desire 826, Desire 820 and Desire 816. Exact timeframe is yet to be released.
The Moto X Pure Edition (2015), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (2015), Moto X Pure Edition (2014), Moto X (2014), Moto G (2014), Moto G LTE (2014), Droid Turbo, Moto MAXX (2014), and Moto Turbo (2014) are the device that are officially approved by Motorola to avail the Android 6.0 update. This list will also include the newly released Droid Turbo 2 and Droid MAXX 2.
Sony is yet to release any official timeframe to release the Marshmallow update for its smartphones. However, it has revealed that the smartphones like Android 6.0: Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Z3+, Z3 Compact, Z2, M5, C5 Ultra, C4 and M4 Aqua will also get the update.
Feuds on Twitter are definitely not a new thing and according to Motorola, neither is Samsung's Always On Display or AOD. In fact, Motorola went as far as calling it stolen technology on twitter in light of the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which has the AOD feature. In their exact words, "In what galaxy is it okay to steal competitor phone's cool features?"
Apparently, they are of the opinion that Samsung stole the idea of their Always On Display from the Moto X which Motorola had unveiled more than three years ago in 2013. The Moto X 2013 had a similar feature that had been termed as the Active Display. While it can be argued whether or not Samsung had copied the idea behind its own AOD from the Active Display, Motorola was probably not right in asserting that they are the pioneers in the technology. Nokia had done it back in the year 2009 with the Nokia N86 and had again brought the technology to the fray in 2013 with the Glance Screen found on their Lumia series of Windows powered smartphones. To be frank, it is difficult to claim a particular piece of tech as your own "property" if we are to ensure advancement of the tech world as a whole.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Motorola Moto X was released about 8 Months ago only, but Motorola is already preparing to launch its successor. The Motorola Moto X +1 .We currently don't have any expected specs or launch date but the device is confirmed to be "Coming Soon" according to @evleaks tweet.
The New name is catchy, similar to the OnePlus One device name. The Moto X +1 logo has been leaked even before the phone itself (Photo above). Motorola is in the process of being divested by Google and acquired by Lenovo, so we can expect some major changes in the Moto X +1 but it will still be the same device that deliver high-performance with stable hardware at a not-so-expensive price.
Motorola Moto X + 1: coming soon pic.twitter.com/7c8Gy16rdl— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 6, 2014
The 2016 war of wearables devices is about to start. After Samsung leaked its upcoming Gear S2 Round smartwatch on its offiical website, Motorola has leaked the successor of the Moto 360 smartwatch on Twitter. The company posted a render of a mysterious wearable device appeared in one of the manufacturer's official tweets earlier today [The tweet has been removed!].
The unannounced smartwatch features a round body, but different button placement than the original Moto 360. While we were preparing this post, Motorola removed the tweet, thus further suggesting that we saw something we weren't originally supposed to. One of the rumored names in Moto 720 or Moto 360s.
Curiously, the leaked smartwatch appears to feature a screen that's not fully circular - just like the first-generation Moto 360. We certainly hope that this will not be the case when the new Moto 360 debuts, as both LG and Samsung have competitors with fully circular displays already available or on the way.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Final version is coming Later This Month, Google already released the SDK 5.0 along with Lollipop Final Source code few days ago and Now all manufactures is preparing to update their devices and many of them already announced that they will update some of their latest flagships with Android 5.0 / 5.0.1 / 5.0.2 Lollipop.
YouMobile Gathered all the confirmed devices that will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update in one list, We are Regularly Updating this List and Adding new devices once we got a confirmation from the manufacture that this device will get the update or already got it.
Check If your Device is Listed: (Regularly Updated)
- Nexus 4 [Updated to 5.0.1]
- Nexus 5 [Updated to 5.0.1]
- Nexus 7 [Updated to 5.0.2]
- Nexus 7 2013 [Updated to 5.0.2]
- Nexus 10 [Updated to 5.0.2]
Google Play Edition
- HTC One M8 [Updated]
- HTC One M7 [Updated]
- Samsung Galaxy S4 [Updated]
- Moto G [Updated]
- Sony Z Ultra [Updated]
- LG G Pad 8.3 [Updated]
Samsung [Check Status Page]
- Moto X [Rolling-out]
- Moto X 2014 [Rolling-out]
- Moto G [Rolling-out]
- Moto G 4G
- Moto G 2014 [Rolling-out]
- Moto E
- Droid Ultra [March,2015]
- Droid Maxx [March,2015]
- Droid Mini [March,2015]
- LG G3 [Rolling-out]
- LG G3 LTE-A [Rolling-out]
- LG G3 Beat
- LG G3 Stylus
- LG G2
- LG G Pro 2
- Xperia Z
- Xperia ZL
- Xperia ZR
- Xperia Z1
- Xperia Z1s
- Xperia Z Ultra
- Xperia Z1 Compact
- Xperia Z2
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
- Xperia Z3 [Updated]
- Xperia Z3v [Feb,2015]
- Xperia Z3 Compact [Feb,2015]
- Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact [Feb,2015]
HTC [Schedule Here]
- One M8 [Rolling-out]
- One M8 Dual-SIM [Delayed]
- One E8 [Delayed]
- One E8 Dual-SIM [Delayed]
- One M7 [Feb,2015]
- One M7 Dual-SIM [Delayed]
- One Butterfly 2
- One Desire 816
- One Desire Eye
- One Max
- One mini
- One mini 2
- SHIELD Tablet [Updated]
- OnePlus One [Updated]
- Oppo N1
- Oppo N1 mini
- Oppo Find 7
- Oppo Find 7a
- Oppo N3
- Oppo R5
Motorola already have a Lollipop Star on the Nexus world, the Nexus 6. However, the company will update most of its latest smartphones models to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Today, Motorola announced its list of Devices that will get the Lollipop update.
If your Motorola smartphone was not updated to Jellybean, what on God's Earth would make you think that it will receive Android 5.0? Similarly, you can rule out models that failed to taste the chocolat goodness of Android 4.4 KiKat.
Currently, Motorola models due to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop include the Motorola Moto X (both 2013 and 2014 models), the Motorola Moto G (both 2013 and 2014 models), Motorola DROID Ultra, Motorola DROID MAXX, Motorola DROID Mini, Motorola Moto G LTE, and the Motorola Moto E.
Big news about the upcoming Motorola Nexus! We have been getting a ton of info about Motorola's plans to release the Nexus X. It sounds like Google's plans are to basically do the same as last year. But, first off, that name Nexus X is not official, but is the name being used internally at Motorola for the device and it is said to "most likely" be the official name of the device, which will use model number "XT1100".
This model will be the last Nexus device as Google is moving to Android One Program devices very soon. Many outlets, including us, have been using the name Nexus 6 because this is the 6th Nexus device, and because it is going to have a 5.9-inch display. But, regardless of how much sense it makes, Google will not be using that name because of trademark issues.
In terms of the release plans, we're being told that Google is planning a secret launch just like last year. The Nexus X will be released on or around Halloween without an announcement. We've been expecting the release to be in November this year, so this makes sense.
We reported yesterday a confirmation we got from various reports and sources that Google will release the Android L final version with Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 on Mid-October. Nexus 6 is reported to be the first Motorola-made Nexus device. Today, we got more info and confirmation about the Moto Nexus 6 (Photo above) from 9to5Google.
9to5Google has revealed some leaked Specs and details about the device in which the outlet seems fairly confident. 9to5 says it can corroborate the 5.9" screen size, and notes that the device details leaked actually carries the following Specs, some of which clash with earlier reports:
- 5.92" QHD display (498PPI)
- 3200mAh battery
- 13MP camera and 2MP front shooter
- Snapdragon 805 processor
- 3GB RAM
In the next 15 days, we'll see a lot of details and leaks of both the HTC Nexus 9 and the Moto Nexus 6, stay tuned with YouMobile to get updated.
Details about an Upcoming Nexus Smartphone from Google has been leaked on the AnTuTu benchmark, the device is supposed to be the upcoming Nexus 6, it will be a Motorola-made device codenamed "shamu". According to the leaked list, Motorola shamu will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a Quad-core Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.65GHz along with 3GB RAM, Adreno 420 GPU.
AnTuTu's database has the device under the name Google shamu, which seems to solidify the rumor that this will indeed be the Nexus 6. The device carries a 5.2" QHD (1,440 x 2,560 pixles) display with around 564 ppi for unmatched sharpness.
The camera on the back will be a 13MP unit coupled with a 2.1MP one for the front. Finally the Shamu will be adorned with Android L for good measure adding even more fuel to the Nexus fire. We hope that this device is real...
The Motorola Nexus 6 is Real, we have the Specs, the Design and the release date (October, 15th).
As the rumors have suggested, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 will look like a larger Moto X, complete with the same aluminum frame as Motorola's new flagship. It's also said to have a volume rocker and lock button closer to the middle of the side for easier access and black front-facing stereo speakers.
In terms of specs, we're told to expect a 5.9-inch 2560x1440 display, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and a "3200+ mAh" battery. The Nexus 6 will run Android L, which is said to be Android 5.0, and include support for Motorola's Turbo Charger.
The design of the new Moto X is a nice evolution from the original Moto X, especially with the aluminum ring around its outside, so it's nice to hear that the new Nexus is expected to feature the same design. That 5.9-inch display is sure to be a turn off for some folks, though, and it's said that there's been no credible info to suggest that a smaller version is in the works. Good thing that the Nexus 5 will likely see Android L/5.0 as well.
The Nexus rumors is increasing day after day. Today, what appears to be the Moto Nexus 6 has just gone through FCC regulations and got certified.
The FCC filing is for a 6-inch Motorola device with the model number XT1254 with support for LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, and 17, and GSM and WCDMA frequencies at 850MHz, 1700MHz, and 1900MHz. Those bands match up with AT&T and T-Mobile, which are the carriers that tend to be targeted by unlocked devices like the Nexus line.
It is also possible that this is a variant of the Moto S, which is said to be almost identical to the Nexus physically, but will carry the usual Motorola software enhancements. We're less convinced that this is the Moto S though, because the rumors have said that Verizon would get the Moto S first.
More details of the Motorola Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) have appeared through the Geekbench benchmark database as well as thanks to a couple of CPU-Z screenshot posted on Twitter.
The 5.9" Nexus 6 managed a multi-core Geekbench score of 3199, which is more than the score of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The high result is thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a 2.65GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU inside and 3GB RAM.
Furthermore, the Nexus 6 comes with QHD resolution resulting in a 496ppi pixel density. The high-end specs sheet also features a 13MP camera with OIS and a dual-flash ring configuration akin to the Motorola Moto X (2014). The battery is rumored to have a capacity of about 3,200mAh, but won't be removable.
This isn't the first time we see the Nexus 6 go through a benchmark. The phone also went through the GFXBench, which tested its Adreno 420 GPU. Needless to say, the phone did quite well. Android L is going to debut on the phone, as goes the tradition with new Android releases.
After too many unofficial leaks, the Motorola Nexus 6 appeared on AT&T's website today with a wrong picture of an LG device beside it (lol).
The Nexus 6 name popped up in the "people also viewed" section of the LG G3 Vigor page on the carrier's website. The link however, takes us to the list of available Motorola smartphones on AT&T that includes the first and second generation Moto X and the Moto G 4G.
The Nexus 6 link shows a potential $49.99 on-contract price tag, though we doubt that it will be what AT&T and Motorola are going to ask for the handset. Considering the LG thumb on the listing, we reckon that the price tag is also a leftover.
Motorola is getting ready for Cyber Monday and like the other players in the tech world, showing the details of deals on the website is quite useful. Currently there are three deals listed on the website and hopefully we can expect to see additional deals in the coming Monday.
To start off, the price of Moto X (2nd Gen) 64GB has been slashed by 25% to bring down the final cost to $299 from $399. You can avail this deal from within the Moto Maker, where it lets you customize the device to your preference. Hence, the price might go up depending on the level of customizations.
Motorola will also give the Moto 360 (1st Gen) at 50% discount, bringing its price down from $299 to $149. Please take a note that this model is the 1st Gen, and at Amazon, you can purchase this device with variety of models to choose from starting at about $140.
We'll say, this deal is not so enticing and definitely doesn't stand out in Cyber Monday history. Finally, those looking to own a Moto G (2nd Gen) can get one for just $99, brought down from $179.99. That's more than 40% discount on the price listed for the phone. Then again, this is the 2nd Gen model, not the 3rd Gen which can bought from Amazon for $170.
At the CES 2016, Lenovo has officially declared the end of Motorola as a brand name in the smartphone business. Although the news may make some of us feel a tinge of sadness as the name "Motorola" itself is iconic as well as nostalgic for many of us, the decision wasn't exactly a surprise. Lenovo bought the company from Google back in 2014 with the hopes of gaining a firm foothold in the mobile phone industry by using Motorola's popularity.
Lenovo further stated that the Motorola team will still be making phones, but the branding will change to Lenovo instead. However, the famous "M" logo is not going away. We think that this decision of keeping the logo even after doing away with the brand name was made so as to win over the loyal fan base that Motorola has been supported by, over the years.
Back in 2005, Motorola was the biggest name in the phone business and everyone wanted a Moto Razr V3. The company lost ground since, as Samsung and Apple muscled in with Android and iOS respectively. After falling from a great height, the ownership of the company changed hands multiple times and finally at Lenovo, it seems that the struggling brand name is coming to an end.
No one can deny that there is an almost irresistible charm to getting upgraded to the latest version of the Android OS and if you happen to own a Motorola phone, we have good news for you in that line. Motorola phones have always been among the fastest in the market to get the latest Android updates and staying true to that tradition, Moto has made it official that multiple of its devices will be getting the big upgrade this year. The first smartphones in line for receiving the update are the Moto Z and the regular Moto G4. Check out the full list of Moto phones that will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat below.
Motorola Nexus 6
Moto X Style
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
Moto X Play
Moto X Force
Moto Z Force Droid
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Play
Moto Z Play Droid
Droid Maxx 2
Droid Turbo 2
Moto G (4th gen)
Moto G Plus (4th gen)
Moto G Play (4th gen)
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Motorola announced updated Moto X (2014) smartphone. The newcomer features beefed up specs and improved finish compared to its predecessors, the Moto X XT1052.
As the company's brand new flagship, the New Moto X (2014) features a decidedly more upmarket appearance thanks to an aluminum frame and available back covers finished in Horween leather. The already familiar wooden covers are available too this time around they are made from FSC certified trees.
Naturally, just like in the case of its predecessor, users will be able to customize the new Moto X though Moto Maker in the United States. The interface of the shopping service has been greatly improved for an even better experience.
Now, as the Moto 360 is Official, it's time to order and enjoy that premium Smartwatch... we are glad to say it's now available for purchase, well the leather version is available but the all steel version will be avabile as early as Next month for an extra $50 on the original price.
First of all, the price. The Moto 360 is priced at $249.99 and will go on sale today, September 5, on Motorola's website. The smartwatch will be available in three variants: Light stainless steel case with gray Horween leather band, Light stainless steel case with stone Horween leather band, and Dark stainless steel case with black Horween leather band. As we said earlier, the metal band option will cost $300.
Other than that the Moto 360 has a 1.56-inch, 320x290 resolution (205PPI) semi-circular display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is IP67 certified, which means it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter. The watch weighs 49g.
IFA 2014 is coming and Motorola will be making one of its biggest announcements in th year on September,4th. The company has sent out press invites and the hints are very clear.
We're in for the announcement of the Moto 360 smartwatch, as well as the Moto G2 and Moto X+1 smartphone duo. Additionally, a new Bluetooth headset accessory is going to get its announcement, at the event.
The Moto 360 was announced on March 18 and will finally be launched almost half a year later. The smartwatch leaked in a series of photos recently flaunting its metal body. The wireless charging and the charging cradle were also shown. The price of the watch was rumored to be around €249, but we'll let Motorola have the final say.
The Moto X+1 is expected to be the company's next flagship. It's said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Earlier reports and different mumblings also had it coming with a 5.1" or 5.2" touchscreen of 1080p resolution, a 12 MP rear camera, and a 2,900 mAh battery.
As for the Moto G2, we reported that it's going to ship on September 10 for €250. It's going to be a dual-SIM device with a 5" display of 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, plus an 8MP rear camera.
Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, the soon to be revealed Android powerhouse showed up in number of live photos.
The leaked images showcase the upcoming device in black color scheme. The photos also confirm the handset's specs.
Speaking of specs, they include 5.2-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 21 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and huge 3,900 mAh battery. The handset will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat when it launches.
The new Motorola Droid Turbo garnered great interest but as a Verizon-exclusive it felt out of reach. Now Motorola is sending out invites for a November,5th event to announce a global rollout. The invite doesn't call out the device by name but the corner of the back shows Droid Turbo's characteristic Ballistic Nylon back.
Rumors are for a name change to "Moto Maxx", resurrecting the Maxx brand, which is associated with some of the most long-lasting batteries in the smartphone history.
It's a fitting name too, the Droid Turbo packs a 3,900mAh battery, which can soak up 8 hours' worth of battery life in just 15 minutes thanks to the Turbo Charger. Other specs include one of the sharpest displays yet, a 5.2" QHD AMOLED, a Snapdragon 805 chipset and a 21MP/2160p camera.
Motorola is slowly letting people in the media know that it has something planned for February,25th, which is next Wednesday. On that day, the company will be making an exciting announcement.
It's an unconventional product launch, that's for sure. Motorola is sending media outlets a mysterious box, which is set to arrive at their doorsteps on the aforementioned date. The contents of the box haven't been revealed yet, but apparently "everything you need fits inside one box".
So those who will receive these boxes will be "in the front row" for the announcement thanks to what's in the box. It's all rather puzzling.
Motorola's latest flagship device Moto X (2014) is now 6 Months old, the company is still providing the latest Android updates to the both the 2013 and 2014 variants. The Moto X (2015) is expected this year Rick Osterloh, Motorola's President, today confirmed that the company's trying to stay on a roughly annual cycle for all of our products, including Moto X. The latest Moto X models were introduced in August/September, respectively. so we can expect the 2015 on the 3rd Quarter of this year.
.@northead we try to stay on a roughly annual cycle for all of our products including Moto X. #AskRickO— Rick Osterloh (@rosterloh) March 25, 2015
Last month, Motorola and Qualcomm confirmed that a new Moto flagship smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor would be introduced this year. Most likely, this will be the next-gen Moto X. If a recent rumor is to be believed, the new Moto X could be "smarter than any other smartphone", though for now we don't know what that might mean.
If you own a Motorola Droid Turbo and you are waiting for your Lollipop update ? You are in luck, Apparently the Droid Turbo will not get any build based on Android 5.0, but instead will be updated directly with Android 5.1 Lollipop which is currently the absolute latest version of Google's mobile OS.
This probably means you still have some waiting to do until the new software will reach your handset, unfortunately. Google has just started rolling out Android 5.1 to its Nexus devices, and not even all of those have it yet. On the other hand, Motorola has been fast with updates lately, so perhaps it will move quickly with this one too.
The reason for the jump from KitKat straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop apparently has to do with Verizon. The carrier "demands" VoLTE support baked into the Turbo's software, and Android 5.1 provides that natively. So for Motorola working on backporting this feature to the first Lollipop release, only to then have to switch to Android's native implementation with the 5.1 update would have been a big waste of resources. Hence, the decision to skip 5.0 altogether.
Motorola is rolling-out the latest official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to the first generation Moto X.
The update has been sent out OTA to U.S. and Brazilian retail units, and for Rogers customers in Canada totin' the model. Since the update takes the device from Android 4.4.4 to Android 5.1, it includes Lock Screen notifications, Material Design, the new Recent Apps page, the Quick Settings flashlight, enhancements to Quick Settings, the ability to open multiple user accounts, screen pinning, Battery Saving Mode, 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps faster, and the Smart Lock that allows a trusted device to unlock your handset.
"I am pleased to announce that we have started full deployment of the 5.1 Android Lollipop upgrade for Moto X (1st Gen) for US Retail, Brazil Retail and Rogers in Canada." - David Schuster, Software Product Manager, Motorola
Motorola is definitely going to release a successor for its last year's Moto 360 smartwatch, we saw many leaks and rumors about the new Moto 360. Today, we got the first official renders of the Next-generation Moto 360 smartwatch.
The new renders show two slightly different size variants of the next-gent Moto 360. As previously reported, the larger model could be called Moto 360L (or Moto 360 2 L), while the smaller one might be dubbed Moto 360S (or Moto 360 S). It's said that the former has a 375 mAh battery, while the latter comes with a 270 mAh one. Both may offer displays with resolutions of 360 x 360 pixels. For now, we don't know anything else about the two new smartwatches.
Motorola may plan to announce its new Moto 360 smartwatches next week at IFA 2015 in Berlin, and we assume that both will be available to buy in the near future.
The foldable smartphone seems to be the new attraction for consumers. After Samsung, Huwaei, and Apple, Motorola is also ready to test the waters. Samsung's recent disastrous pre-launch effort has drawn a serious shadow over the future of the foldable smartphone. While there are many people who suggest that foldable display technology is a new one and it is going to have its ups and downs. Regardless of what happened with Samsung foldable, consumers are still hopeful for the future of foldable devices.
Motorola Razr is a foldable smartphone expected to launch around August. We haven't heard about the company for years, but still, we have good memories of its amazing designs and sleek looking smartphones. After Samsung has postponed its foldable device release for unstated time, maybe the Motorola Razr would be the first commercially available smartphone in the market.
Moto has genuinely struggled to get a solid base in the really fast emerging smartphone era, losing its dominance to Apple and Samsung over the years. But as we all may think, this new foldable device could make or Moto reputation. When they released the original Razr back in 2005, it completely wins over the market with its unique design and aggressive marketing campaign to push the device to as many people as possible. The strategy worked, making it one of the most popular smartphones ever produced.
However, the dominance was short lived. Apple released the iPhone in 2007, followed by the HTC G1 - the first smartphone to run Google's Android operating system. Soon after its release, people turned to iPhone as Razr wasn't just smartphone. Motorola tried to shift consumer's attention to its Droid Razr but it wasn't iPhone nor it had the appeal of the original Razr. Moto lost its shares to Samsung and LG and was eventually bought by Google in 2012 for around $12.5 billion. Google sold Motorola to China-based technology firm Lenovo for around $3 billion in 2016.
Moto was a big brand before iPhone hit the market and like many other smartphones at that time, Moto also got almost vanished from the mobile industry. Now, Motorola is all set to come back and recently it is working on expanding its product profile in India. The company has already started to send out the media invites for the media launch event on June 14.
The key selling point for Motorola One Vision is its ability to capture the perfect picture even at the night or low light. The device has its one of the most advance camera system, powered by artificial intelligence and Quad pixel technology. Its cinematic display allows you to watch your favorite movies on the device as near as movie theater experience right in your hand. It has industry-first 21:0 Cinema vision 6.3-inch full HD+ display with an in-screen camera to maximize your movies and video games visual experience on the go. It has elegant, narrow design that is extremely comfortable to hold and use with one hand. It uses beautiful 4D Corning Gorilla glass gradient colors like sapphire and bronze to give a stylish look for the modern-age consumers.
Moto One Vision has 48 MP rear camera sensor also comes with optical image stabilization and new Night vision mode. While night vision allows you to take the perfect selfie at night, OIS works to correct the blurred images and videos. The selfie camera is 25MP front-facing camera on Moto one vision. In bright light you can take selfie pictures with sharper colors and great detail. It has octa-core processor with advanced deep learning capabilities. Auto smile feature lets you take a perfect Instagram photos. The device comes with up-dated Android OS with a contract of 3 years to provide security updates for its customers. The phone has 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card.
If you are looking for an affordable phone with a great video camera, the clean software, and smooth performance, the Moto's new One Action is worth to have a look. So far, Moto hasn't claimed its lost position in the flagship smartphones but it's budget smartphones are getting better and stronger. One of the latest Moto One Action also falls in the budget category. With so many budget-category phones nowadays, you must be wondering what is so different about this phone? And whether it's worth your money.
The Moto One family started in 2018 and this is the third and the cheapest phone in the series. The series runs on Andriod One. The main selling point of the phone is its dedicated video shooter inspired by the action camera like GoPro. The Motorola One Action's "action" camera is a 16MP shooter with an f/2.2 aperture and a 117-degree field of view. In an interesting move, Motorola has flipped the entire lens by 90 degrees, meaning you can shoot landscape video while holding the phone in portrait mode. If this sounds like it'd be a bit weird, well, it is.
The camera can shoot a video at Full HD resolution at up to 60fps. You also have the option to shoot at 21:9 to match the One Action's display. Also, the camera is bolstered by some impressive electronic stabilization tech which keeps video nice and smooth even if your hands are a little shaky! This phone doesn't have much to offer if you are into wide-angle photography. It uses Samsung's Exynos 9609 and has 4GB memory. It has a curved glass design and looks stunning in the denim blue, aqua teal, and pearl white colors.
The worst part is the 21:9 aspect ratio which isn't considered great when watching movies or playing video games. The LCD isn't bright either and may feel a little aggressive to some. It has a massive punch hole for the selfie camera. The battery life is okay with a 3500mAh battery. It is not water or dust proof either.
While there are companies like Samsung and Huawei designing foldable devices, the Moto Razr V4 is expected to be one of the first affordable foldable. The launch date for the device is rumored to be November 13, at an event in Los Angeles, so it could be available long before the Huawei's foldable. According to the latest rumor, it will be cost around $1500. Since the prices can be different in other regions, it could be something around the base price. The main selling point of the mobile phone is its foldable screen. The first hint came from Lenovo's CEO, who said, "With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see more and more innovation on our smartphone design. So hopefully what you just described [the Motorola Razr brand] will be developed or realized very soon."
Then, at MWC 2019, Motorola vice president and general manager Anthony Barounas, said, according to TrustedReviews: "If you go around the stores today, for me the phones all look the same. It's difficult to see if it's a Motorola, or [another brand]. How we differentiate to the consumer, show them something different, that's where foldable comes in. And that's where Motorola also has a very big investment. I can't say much but we have one franchise that will have a very big impact there."
We have finally seen some leak images of the possible design of the upcoming Moto Razr 2019, and they are expected to be like a clamshell-like design with a screen of 6.2-inches that folds in the middle. The size would be much smaller than the other foldable devices when folded. There will be a small camera bump and a power button on the front. When open, there seem no visible hinge. There are also some pictures of the Moto Razr v4 patent pointing to the folding screen.
The rumors suggest that there will be a secondary screen that can be used to display notifications and clock, or to interact with the Google Assistant when the device is closed. It sounds like it won't have the full functionality of the main screen if this rumor is right. The device might be powered by Snapdragon 710 and have 4/6 GB RAM with a 64/128GB storage configuration. Finger crossed, let's see what Moto bring for its fan base in the foldable category.
The Motorola Razr was one of the bestselling mobile phones before the iPhone era. It has debut it's come back with an admirable foldable phone with same the iconic design with a touch of modern technology. The Moto did an amazing job and would stand out. But the phone isn't a cheap one. It is a $1500 device with the not-so-much screen than other foldable devices.
The original device that was launched back in 2004 left some serious impact on mobile phone designs. The company's mid-range and budget smartphones are also liked for its functionality and value. Moto tried to experiment with its most ambitious and successful design. The Moto Z4 looks almost similar to the original Moto Z. The Razr 2019 is a chance for the company to come back and win the market most suddenly. We have seen foldable devices folding horizontally but the Razr has its idea of foldable design and reveals the folding screen in a vertical way.
When the device is close you get a much smaller screen that gives you small real estate for checking emails, text messages, or make calls. This is similar to what you get on a smartwatch. There is a rear-side camera on the quick-look screen, which becomes a selfie camera when the phone is closed. The device is perfectly small to use with one hand. You can claim shut it fits in your hand or your pocket. This small design makes Razr special and different. The price is although a major factor for many people so this phone is not for everyone. The Motorola Razr 2019 was announced on November 13 with pre-orders opening on December 26, 2019 before a release date sometime in January 2020 in the US.
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Moto recently teased its next smartphone that the company is launching on December 3. The phone has a pop-up camera with 64MP sensor. According to the teaser and rumors, this will be Moto one hyper. The launch event will be held in Brazil and so far, there is no information on its release schedule throughout the world. The Motorola One range has followed the norm of naming the phone after a distinct camera feature, as we have seen with the One Vision and One Action.However, with the One Hyper, we don't have any information about why it's called "Hyper".
Since September, the rumors about the upcoming high-end smartphone started to pour in and we have seen some real-like images of the concept design as well. But now we have some real images of Motorola's smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera and a notch-less display. The images are not being released from the official sources and maybe that's why the images are not clear but these are good enough to give a hint about the pop-up camera. Evan Blass, a reliable smartphone leaker Evan Blass tweeted out some images of notch-less Moto phone a few weeks ago.
The new phone features a powerful Snapdragon 675 processor, has 4GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 6.39-inch IPS screen (FHD+). But the device apparently houses a 64MP primary camera, which means Moto will be joining other smartphone manufacturers offering high-resolution sensors. The device is also said to have an 8MP depth sensor on the back side and a 32MP camera for the selfie camera. According to the specification, it seems like a mid-range smartphone rather than the premium phone we were expecting. However, it will interesting to see how Moto breaks in the industry saturated with high-end smartphones with premium features. Motorola One Hyper could have a 4,000 mAh battery with support for fast-charging over USB Type-C.
Since the Motorola re-joined the mobile industry, it was relying on the small budget but last year in December Motorola President Sergio Buniac announced that it would bring a flagship smartphone in early 2020. The company didn't say much about the phone and kept everything so secret - even we had to know about its name (now confirmed) through rumors. But that doesn't stop rumors to surface as the New Year started. Thanks to the renders leaked by OnLeaks and PriceBaba, now we know how the Motorola Edge Plus might look like. After looking at the pictures the first thing you might notices is one of the 2019's most polarizing features - a waterfall display.
For the selfie camera, the smartphone uses a cutout to house the front camera lens. On the back of the phone, you will see a triple-lens camera array arranged in a vertically aligned fashion. Another imagery leak suggests that the smartphone will feature a 108MP primary sensor on the standard variant of the phone. The back of the device doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, and we might expect the in-display fingerprint sensor on the phone. There is also a possibility that the fingerprint reader is integrated with one of the buttons on the side, but that might not be the case.
Furthermore, the leaked renders of the Motorola Edge Plus suggests a headphone jack at the top and a USB-C port at the bottom of the device.
Rumors suggest that the Motorola Edge plus has a 6.67-inch 2,340 x 1,080 display that runs from edge to edge. It will most likely support a 90Hz display refresh rate. It is also expected to come with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity support. The phone also supports the 5G network.
The Motorola President Buniac said it would be the fastest 5G phone on the Qualcomm's flagship smartphone with 5G speeds greater than 5Gbps. The phone may launch several new applications with the phone including the Moto assistant, Moto Game Time, and Moto audio. Game Time has introduced a customizable toolbar for users to easily access settings and other tools useful while playing games. Some of these features could include notification blocking, brightness locking, and more.
Motorola astonished the tech world last year when it reappeared with its iconic Razr flip phone as a foldable smartphone. It worked well and got lots of attention from its fan base but its success was overshadowed by the more powerful Galaxy Z flip from Samsung. However, in December, the company revealed that they are working on a 5G version of the Razr, and recently they announced a revamp of the upcoming smartphone.
The Motorola Razr was the first vertically foldable phone to hit the market on Feb 6, 2019. It features a 6.2-inch display and a secondary 2.69-inch glass display when folded. Razr was a rather unimpressive mid-range smartphone, packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, Android 9 Pie, and a 2,510mAh battery. The Galaxy Z Flip, on the other hand, had an arguably better display in terms of look and feel, a better processor, more RAM, more storage, a larger battery, newer software, faster charging, and better cameras.
According to the latest rumors and leaks, the second-generation Motorola Razr has the code name "smith". The foldable is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 2,845mAh battery. The rear camera is also getting an upgrade to Samsung's 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor while the front camera is getting upgraded to a 20MP shooter.
The device will run Android 10 out-of-the-box, presumably with Motorola's many improvements to the Quick View display. The dimensions of the main "Flex View" and closed "Quick View" display themselves, as far as we know, haven't changed from the first-generation model, though we hope that Motorola will introduce enhancements like a layer of Ultra-Thin Glass. Razr will support 5G connectivity, made possible with the inclusion of the Snapdragon 765 with its Snapdragon X52 modem.
Since Motorola has re-surfaced, it is flooding the smartphone industry with mobile phones of almost similar options. Almost a month ago, the company launched the OneFusion plus, and now we have another model in the mid-range phone. The Motorola one function isn't anything special when it comes to the hardware specs. It is a more economical version of its predecessor Motorola One fusion plus.
The major difference between the One Fusion and the earlier One Fusion plus, the latter features a 16-MP front-facing camera that rises to the occasion. The One Fusion's unspecified front camera, in contrast, hides insides a tiny waterdrop notch on the phone's massive 6.5-inch display screen. Despite its size, however, that Max Visions display HD+ resolution.
The Motorola One Fusion is powered by an old Snapdragon 710 with 4GB of RAM. You get 64GB as internal storage but that can be extended if you want to. There is also a traditional fingerprint scanner for security on the rear side, though we don't know anything about the headphone jack yet. The Motorola One Fusion's selling point is its battery and cameras.
The phone features a 5,000mAh battery that is advertised to last up to 48-hours, depending on how you use it. The One Fusion sports a 6.5-inch Max Vision HD+ display with a waterdrop notch, unlike the notch-less One Fusion+ screen. Optics-wise, it boasts a 48MP main camera with Quad Pixel technology. This is joined by an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 118-degree field of view, a Macro Vision camera, and a depth sensor.
There isn't any news on the price yet, but the One Fusion is expected to get a lower price than the 300 euro for the plus variant. The phone is available now in various countries of Latin America and will be launched in Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the next month.
The Moto G9 by Motorola has launched in India officially with the affordable smartphone likely to reach other countries in the near future. Thanks to competition in the mobile industry, we are not short of budget-friendly smartphones but the Moto G9 is yet another addition to the list that includes less than $200 price tag. Moto G9 is the direct descent of the Moto G8 that was launched earlier this year, with the price you might expect from the series. The phone doesn't claim to be heavy-duty and has some modest features.
The Moto G9 comes with a large 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen with 1600 x 720 resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Inside the Moto G9 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes with an expandable storage option via a microSD card. The phone features a massive 5,000mAh battery that also supports fast charging. With the USB-C fast charger that comes along with the device, you can charge up to 20W charge speed. The device has a notable fingerprint scanner on the rear side, support NFC that is needed for mobile payments, and a water repellent coating. This isn't the same as an IP certification by a stretch but it can save your phone from a few splashes here and there.
The phone comes with three cameras at the back including a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. At the front, the phone features a dewdrop notch that is capable of taking 8-megapixel shots. The Moto G9 is set to go on sale in India starting from August 31, 2020. The phone will be available for around Rs. 11,499 or around $155. It will be available in two colors - sapphire blue and forest green. Given the date, we can expect the phone to be available in other global markets over the coming weeks.
A German internet magazine just revealed that Motorola will be launching its first flagship of the year 2021 by the first quarter of next year. The device has no official name so far, but it's codenamed "Nio" while it's in the development phase. The newspaper also shared the key specs of the Motorola Nio. The report claimed that the phone features a 90Hz refresh rate.
Mishaal Rahmaan of XDA developer tweeted that Moto Nio may support an unusual refresh rate of 105Hz. According to him, the company is testing a default peak refresh rate of 105Hz of Moto Nio. Before the ROG Phone 3 was officially released, it was tested for a 160Hz refresh rate mode on the device, however, the final device came up with support for a 144Hz refresh rate. He has speculated that the company might be only testing a higher refresh rate as ASUS did on the ROG phone 3. The final device may come with the usual 90Hz refresh rate.
The Moto Nio produces a full HD+ resolution of 1080x2520 pixels. While we don't know the size of the device yet, it is revealed that it has a punch-hole cutout for its dual front-facing camera sensors. The phone features a primary camera of 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel as a secondary camera sensor. The device features a triple camera system on the rear side of the panel. It features a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone is run on Android 11 OS out of the box and powered by a 5,000mAh battery. The device is expected to come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There could be a second model with 12GB of RAM and 25GB of internal storage. The model number of the handset is xT2125.
Motorola China revealed its latest premium smartphone at an event in the country today. The flagship is the world's first smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 870 and called Motorola Edge S. The phone doesn't have any curved edges or display. In fact, it features a rather flat display screen with double hole punches for two front-facing camera sensors. The phone not only packs a bunch of cameras but also offers a high-speed processor for heavy use.
The rear panel of the phone is slightly curved and features four cameras arranged in a not-so-stylish way. The device has an NVCM coating and available in the market as well as online in two different colors - Emerald Glaze and Emerald light. The Motorola Edge has a 6.7-inch LCD display screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The screen's resolution is 2520 x 1080 with a 409PPI, HDR10, and a DCI-P3 color gamut.
The device uses Snapdragon 870 processor that brings an improvement in performance to a great extent as compared to its predecessor. Its CPU performance is measured to be exactly 12% higher than that of the Snapdragon 865 while GPU is 10% more powerful. According to the company's official statement, the Edge S scores higher than the Mi 10 on AnTuTu which scored only 585,232 points, whereas the Edge S shines with 680,826 points among its competitors. The phone's higher score is due to the result of the Turbo RAM which is 72% faster than LPDDR4 and also has UFS 3. Internal storage is 25% faster than the traditional UFS 3.0.
Motorola Ege S features four cameras at the rear side of the phone that includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 16-megapixel 121 ultrawide angle camera that also doubles as a 2.8CM macro camera, a 2MP camera for taking better portrait images, and a TOF camera sensor that has a light right around its casing. The front-facing cameras are 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel with the ultra-wide-angle camera sensor. The phone has a built-in vlog mode, night mode, and can shot up to 6k video at 30fps and 4k video at 60fps.
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