All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Motorola’

Cellphone Deals Can Be Found Year Round

Cellphone deals seem like they would be exclusive to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that is mostly true. If you’re in the market for the latest devices, you’ll have to wait for sales. What about low end devices? Have the cheap phones of the world finally reached a point to where a user will get an exemplary experience without …

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Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Acquisition From Google

All the way back in January, Google announced that it was selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. On Thursday, the acquisition was completed. This includes the Motorola brand and portfolio of smartphones, such as Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROID series. It automatically makes Lenovo the third largest maker of smartphones. “Motorola is in great …

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Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone close by to do things like track your route, distance, and speed or listen to music while you’re running or …

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Microsoft To Close Nokia Devices And Services Acquisition, Signs Licensing Agreement With Motorola

In 2011, Microsoft and Nokia partnered to create a “third” smartphone horse in the race against Apple and Android. In September, it became more than a partnership when the two companies announced that Microsoft would buy Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and bring Nokia CEO and former Microsoft employee Stephen Elop back to Microsoft. Shareholders approved the deal in November, …

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Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with watches. The company is already working with Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG, and Motorola as well as chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, …

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Motorola Talks Moto X Success, Lenovo Acquisition At MWC 2014

Last week, Motorola didn’t really show off any new hardware at Mobile World Congress. After all, the company is soon to change hands as it heads off to Lenovo later this year. Instead, the company took time out to haven an open and frank discussion with its executives to talk about the company’s present and future. Motorola shared a 30 …

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Here’s A Prototype Google Smart Watch That Never Saw The Light Of Day

It’s been rumored for a while now that Google has been working on a smart watch. As it turns out, Google actually had a prototype at one point, but it was scrapped. Android Police reports that Google and Motorola were collaborating on a smart watch back in 2013 back when Google wasn’t in the process of offloading the mobile device …

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside To Step Down In March

Dennis Woodside has been CEO of Motorola Mobility since Google bought the company in 2012. Since then, Motorola has produced two of 2013’s best smartphones – the Moto X and Moto G. That kind of excellence may very well continue after it’s sold to Lenovo, but Woodside won’t be along for the ride. On the Motorola blog today, Woodside announced …

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Report: Nest To Take On ‘Core’ Hardware At Google

As you know, Google announced that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for close to $3 billion. You’re probably also aware that the company recently announced that it will acquire Nest, makers of smart thermostats and smoke detector. With Motorola out of the company, apparently the Nest team will be running “core” hardware at Google, which could include more …

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Google To Sell Motorola Mobility To Lenovo [Report]

In 2013, it looked like Google-owned Motorola Mobility had finally hit its stride with the release of the Moto X and Moto G. Despite the success of these two phones, Google is already selling the company. TechCrunch is reporting that Google will be selling the Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for almost $3 billion. Google purchased the company in 2011 for …

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Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition

Motorola was on a roll in 2013 with a line of super affordable smartphones that packed in some nifty features. The customizable Moto X is a steal at $399, and now Google is making the handset maker’s Moto G almost impossible to pass up on Google Play. Google added the Moto G to its growing list of Google Play Edition …

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Buy A Moto X Off-Contract And Get A Chromecast For Free

Google has been making bank on its new Chromecast dongle thanks to its super low price of $35. While $35 isn’t a lot of money, it’s still nice to get things for free. Free things are especially nice when they’re bonuses for spending hundreds of dollars on other consumer technology. Motorola has unveiled a new promotion for those who purchase …

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Motorola Reduces The Moto X’ Price To $399

After being purchased by Google in 2012, Motorola sought to reinvent itself in 2013 with the release of the Moto X. Now the company is starting off 2014 right by reducing the price of its flagship smartphone. Motorola announced on Wednesday that the Moto X is now available at every carrier off-contract for $399. The company emphasizes that this price …

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Motorola Moto X Unveils “Natural” Back Option

In May of last year, Google sealed a $13 billion acquisition to acquire mobile phone company Motorola. Since buying Motorola, Google has spent much of its time working of furthering the development of Google Glass and its Nexus line of tablets and phones. In August, though, Google unveiled its first creation from Motorola – the Moto X. The Motorola Moto …

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HTC, BlackBerry Could Abandon the Tablet Market

As crowded as the smartphone market currently is, the tablet market might be even more so. While brands such as Apple and Samsung have begun consolidating the smartphone market in established regions, other players such LG, Sony, and a variety of smaller Chinese brands have begun to make headway in emerging markets. The landscape looks much the same in the …

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Motorola Announces Low-Priced Moto G Smartphone

As was rumored, Motorola today officially announced its new Moto G smartphone. The device is low-cost and aimed squarely at the emerging markets (China, Brazil) where market watchers believe most of the growth in the smartphone industry will come in the next decade. Motorola is positioning the Moto G as a smartphone for the masses, even going so far as …

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Motorola to Announce Low-Priced Smartphone This Week

Despite the massive marketing budget behind it, Motorola’s new Moto X has flopped. Android consumers enamored of Samsung and LG devices gave Motorola’s customizable cases a pass, and now Motorola is set to focus on the emerging markets where smartphone growth is still strong. The Wall Street Journal this week reported that Motorola will unveil a low-cost smartphone on Wednesday. …

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Phonebloks Opens Up About Its Collaboration With Motorola

Motorola announced on Monday an ambitious plan to rethink how smartphones are made with Project Ara. The company is partnering with Phonebloks to create a modular smartphone that allows the user to upgrade their phone piece by piece instead of replacing the entire thing. Now Phonebloks has come out with a new video to explain what it’s doing with Motorola. …

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Motorola Wants To Make The Smartphone Modular With Ara

One of the best parts about building your own equipment is that you can swap out parts to upgrade said equipment without having to replace the entire thing. Such a concept has been the norm in the PC space for years, but it’s never been possible on smartphones just yet. That might just change if Motorola has anything to say …

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LG Is Making The Nexus 5, Will Be Similar To The G2 [Rumor]

Last year, Google and LG released one of the best Android phones on the market with the Nexus 4. Since then, a lot of quality phones, including the HTC One and Galaxy S 4, have gone a long way in making the Nexus 4 look a little old. Google will no doubt fix that later this year with a new …

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The Next Nexus Phone Will Be Made By Motorola [Rumor]

So far, Google’s Nexus phones have been made by Samsung and LG. Some think that LG will make the next Nexus phone, but others wonder why Google just doesn’t have Motorola make it. After all, Google now owns the handset manufacturer. As it turns out, Google might actually involve Motorola in the future of Nexus. In a post from Taylor …

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The Moto X Will Arrive On August 23 [Report]

Google and Motorola made a big to do about the Moto X earlier this month when they officially unveiled the handset. At the time, they only said that the phone would launch later this year. Now we have a date thanks to a new report. A report out of Ad Age says that the Moto X will launch on August …

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Facebook Has A CMO For The First Time (And He Comes From Google)

Facebook now has its first-ever chief marketing officer, and it just happens to be an executive which the company has lured away from Google. Gary Briggs went over to Google when the company acquired Motorola Mobility, where he was SVP, Marketing and Advisor to the CEO. He was also VP, Consumer Marketing at Google. Facebook itself has never had an …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Moto X

For months now, we’ve been hearing rumors about a new mystery phone out of Google and Motorola called the Moto X. Now it’s official, and Google may just have a hit on its hands. First things first, what is the Moto X? Well, it’s the new flagship smartphone designed by Motorola and Google. It’s intention to shake up the smartphone …

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Verizon Gets Three New Droids From Motorola This Year

The talk of the town regarding Motorola is its new Moto X smartphone that’s scheduled to be unveiled on August 1. Before they get to that, however, Motorola has unveiled the three new members of its Droid family for Verizon. At an event today, Motorola announced the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. Motorola says the three phones represent …

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Motorola’s Moto X Leaked Ahead Of August Reveal

Motorola is working on something big with Google. The phone – called the Moto X – represents the first major device launch since the company was bought by Google. The device has been shrouded in mystery for some time, but recent leaks have revealed pretty much everything about it. You may remember seeing the leak from last week that showed …

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Motorola’s Moto X Leaked In Promo Video

It’s no secret that Motorola, which is now owned by Google, is working on a new Android phone. We also know that it will be made in the U.S. and that Google may be spending close to $500 million to market the device. Now all we need to know is more about the actual phone itself. Over the weekend, Rogers …

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How Much Will Google Spend To Market The Moto X?

The details about the upcoming Motorola’s Moto X, the first smartphone to be released by the company since being acquired by Google, are still of a grapevine-only version. The veil is, however, being pulled back as the Moto X gets closer to its release date. Images of the device have been strategically leaked, and now, some information about Google’s commitment …

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Motorola Will Make Its Next Smartphone In The U.S.

Google is creating 2,000 jobs in Texas this year with the announcement that its Motorola division will be building its next smartphone at a Forth Worth factory. During an All Things D talk in which Motorola unveiled its own Mark of the Beast, the company also revealed that it’s building a new smartphone called the Moto X. Unlike its competitors …

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Motorola’s New Electronic Tattoo Is Going To Scare Some People

“It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” That’s Revelations 13:16-17, the famous Bible verse describing …

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