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…)
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…)
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…)
Over on Google+, Motorola’s David Schuster laid out a basic view of what’s going on in the world of Stagefright patch OTAs for the Moto E in the US. According to Schuster, Motorola began pushing out an Android 5.1 update that includes the Stagefright patch for the Moto E (1st Gen) in the US last week, and the same for Brazil. (more…)
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.
Good job, OEMs. (more…)
Late on Friday, Motorola’s David Schuster dropped another handful of status notes on Android 5.1 updates for his company’s line of devices. The weekend has now passed, and most of the world checked out by the time Schuster shared the info, so here is the news to catch everyone up. (more…)
It looks like Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G LTE owners are in for a treat today, as Motorola appears to be pushing out an update to Android 5.1. The update is arriving on phones as build 23.11.15, which is the same version we first outed a week ago when we pointed out the fact that Motorola was on the verge of unleashing a wave of 5.1 updates to a variety of devices. (more…)