According to a report out of Bloomberg, Google has created a ranking system for Android device manufacturers based on how quickly they are not only updating their phones to the latest versions of Android, but applying the most recent security patches as well. Google has apparently considered publishing their findings, which of course, would be bad for manufacturers, almost all of which are terrible at updating phones in a timely manner. (more…)
Last week, just as Google I/O was kicking off, a report surfaced suggesting that Motorola was moving on from the Moto X line of phones and instead introducing a new Moto Z line. Only adding to that idea, Motorola appears to have filed for a trademark on the day that report arrived for the name “MOTO Z.” (more…)
Moto and Lenovo are expected to show off new Moto phones on June 9 at Lenovo Tech World, one of which is rumored to be insanely thin at just 5.2mm thick. In the lead up to that event, Moto’s Twitter account has started throwing it back to previous phones of theirs that were not only very thin, but iconic. (more…)
According to a report out of Venturebeat, the Moto X line may have been unceremoniously retired by Lenovo in favor of a new Moto line dubbed Moto Z. This news comes on the heels of Lenovo announcing new Moto G phones that may show up later this summer in the US and just before Lenovo shows off new Moto products at its Tech World conference in early June.
Today’s report claims that unpublished marketing materials have revealed the new branding, which also might shift the DROID line at Verizon into Moto Z branding. Let’s talk about what we are being told today. (more…)
Now that Motorola has re-opened their website with all of the details, we’ve laid out each in the table below to help you compare the new Moto G family. As we mentioned in our initial write-up, the Moto G4 Plus is the higher-end of the three, while the the Moto G4 Play falls somewhere around Moto E territory.
But thanks to the full specs lists, we now know that we are dealing with Snapdragon 617 and 410 processors, that the G4 Play only has a 720p display, and that you may get up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on the G4 Plus.
Have at ’em! (more…)
Moto and Lenovo unwrapped a new Moto G family this morning in India and Brazil, a family that includes three phones, not two. Please welcome in the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto G4 Play, three phones that should match up to the world’s “unique” people who all “use their phones differently.”
The Moto G4 (or Moto G 4th gen) sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display (1080p), 13MP camera, 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage with SD support, and charges quickly when needed with TurboPower. Like previous generations, this new Moto G also has interchangeable shells, so that you can customize the look and make it yours. (more…)
At 2:30AM Pacific (5:30AM Eastern), Moto
rola will unveil new products during an event in India, products that we assume will include at least one Moto G (4th gen) variant. While there is no guarantee that tonight’s event is for the Moto G, Moto’s India arm has been teasing a phone for weeks upon weeks now with a mostly cheesy Twitter campaign based around the hashtag #MissingOut that hypes a phone with a better camera, battery life, performance, and security. Is it the new Moto G? I can’t imagine what else it would be. (more…)
Lenovo and Moto are expected to officially announce new a new Moto G phone tomorrow in India, likely called the Moto G (4th Gen). We aren’t sure why they are specifically targeting India for the launch while ignoring the rest of the world, but it does appear that the new Moto G will show up here eventually, if not right away. According to listings for new Motorola phones that hit the FCC at the end of last week, we indeed show a couple of model numbers with full US connectivity on AT&T and T-Mobile that have long-been attached to this new Moto G. (more…)