No, Motorola Isn’t Killing the Moto G, Its Best Selling Smartphone

Last night, a report out of China’s Sina that included an interview with Lenovo’s Chen Xudong, the head of the company’s mobile business, went through a really fun media cycle that took a whole bunch of translation completely out of context and then turned it all into an embarrassing display of journalism. The interview was pretty wide-ranging, covering topics like the recent change in branding direction of Lenovo and Motorola, Google Play services returning to China, use of fingerprint scanners in upcoming phones, a change in the UI approach to Motorola phones, and the death of the Moto G and E.  (more…)

Moto E (2nd Gen) Will Get Marshmallow After All! Just Not in the US…

Motorola caught a bunch of flack in October after they provided a list of devices that they planned to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. They pissed people off because the list didn’t include the Moto X (2nd gen) on Verizon or AT&T, which was a phone a year old, or the Moto E (2nd gen), an even newer phone.  Today, they brought some decent news surrounding the latter, though it still won’t please all.  (more…)

Motorola, What the Hell is Going on With You?

I don’t really know how to start this other than by repeating the title of this post – Motorola, what the hell is going on with you? I ask, because the current Motorola is so far removed from the revived Motorola we had really become to enjoy again over the last couple of years. Sure, that lovable Motorola was created in part by Google and the team of executives they put in place to run it and we now have new ownership in Lenovo, but who would have thought that things would have gotten this ugly this quickly under the China electronics giant.  (more…)

2015 Phone Design.

Welcome to 2015, where your brand new phone will probably look like that guy’s brand new phone and your mom’s brand new phone and your co-worker’s new phone and the bus driver’s new phone and the homeless guy’s new phone, all of which are made by different manufacturers.


Such design.

Good job, OEMs.  (more…)