Photo: Is This Our First Look at Motorola’s 2016 Flagship?

A photo published by a reputable source for all things Motorola may be providing our first look at what is in store from the Lenovo subsidiary in 2016. As we can see in the shot, it’s a smartphone with the trademarked “M” logo in the top corner, the same marking we have seen countless times in previous leaks surrounding Motorola devices.

The photo appears to have been taken during a commute on a subway train or bus, with the owner working diligently on a laptop computer, unaware that his smartphone and actions are being photographed. If I had to take a guess, this photo was taken in Chicago, where Motorola’s HQ is currently based in the US. We can also see a scene from a movie or TV show, featuring an actress I am unfamiliar with, but that’s beside the point. (more…)

These Motorola “Moto Dojo” Commercials are Actually Pretty Funny

I honestly don’t even know which phones Motorola is trying to promote with these new “Moto Dojo” commercials – probably the Moto X Pure and Moto G – but they are at least entertaining, something that I don’t think most of us would say about LG’s Statham-filled G5 commercials. And hey, they also don’t star Ashton Kutcher, so there’s that too.

The spots star some random, un-athletic and uncoordinated white dude with a taped on mustache who takes his karate seriously. Each commercial features this guy doing things to a Motorola phone that highlights a specific feature (Moto Display, Actions, Voice, etc.), only in a really awkward dojo setting, with cat pictures on the wood-paneled wall.

Who doesn’t love a good karate spoof?  (more…)

DEAL: Limited Edition 32GB Moto X Pure Edition is Just $349 ($125 Off)

I don’t necessarily know who Jonathan Adler is, but I do know that he is a designer hired by Motorola to create a line of limited edition Moto X Pure Edition phones. The phones by Adler feature 32GB storage and carry slightly elevated prices of $475 on most days. But today, you can grab any of the three designs at a $125 discount, which brings the price to $349.99.

If you compare the $349.99 price to the 16GB base model Moto X Pure Edition, you are still saving $50 while doubling the storage.  (more…)

Rick Osterloh Exits Motorola Amid Lenovo Leadership Changes

Rick Osterloh, Motorola’s President, is exiting the company amid broad changes at Lenovo’s leadership level. Osterloh was in charge of Motorola after Dennis Woodside stepped down and left for Dropbox, with Osterloh being the one to oversee the company’s acquisition by Lenovo.

Going forward, the Motorola Mobility team will report to Aymar de Lencquesaing, who will become Chairman and President of Motorola. (more…)

DEAL: Nexus 6P, Moto X Pure Edition, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 Edge Still on Sale

In case you missed the news last week, there are plenty of high-end devices still on sale this week, including the Nexus 6P, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Moto X Pure Edition.

For the Nexus 6P, it can purchased directly through Amazon or Best Buy, with Amazon listing the device at about $75 off retail. On Best Buy, the phone is $50 off, but also comes with free Speck case for the phone’s protection.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition is Getting an Update Today, Says Sprint

Own a Moto X Pure Edition? Interested in receiving a new update? Feel free to check for one, as Sprint says that we should be expecting one as soon as today.

Sprint’s support page for the update doesn’t mention what’s included, nor do any of Motorola’s support documents. It could be Android 6.0.1 or it could just be a security patch for March. We don’t really know! Fun, right?  (more…)

DEAL: Moto X Pure Edition is Just $299 at Best Buy ($100 Off) (Updated: Amazon, Motorola Too)

I know that the Android world is really excited about the waive of deals on the Nexus 6P that showed up this morning, but Best Buy has a potentially better deal on the Moto X Pure Edition. For just $299 today ($100 off!), you can grab the newest flagship from Moto, a phone that we still consider to be one of the top 5 Android phones available today.

At $299, you are getting the all-black model with 16GB of storage, but just remember that the phone includes a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB cards. If you don’t want the black model, you can grab the white and bamboo version for $100 off as well. Since bamboo is considered an upgrade, your base price there is $325. If you need more than 16GB of internal storage, the 32GB models of each are also discounted, but only by $50.

Our Moto X Pure Edition review is worth a read if this interests you.

Best Buy Link

UPDATE: Amazon has the same deal!

UPDATE 2:  Motorola too! With MotoMaker(more…)