Is This Our First Look at the Front of the Moto X (3rd Gen)? (Updated: More Pics!)

Next Tuesday, Motorola is going to show off new products to us at an event in New York. Some of us think we’ll only get a new Moto G (3rd gen), while others are hopeful that a new Moto X (3rd gen) will join the party as well. For those on the new Moto X wagon, we present to you the photo below, which is purportedly of the front of the device, fitted with all the marks necessary to get someone fired.

Is it the real deal? I don’t know, but I kind of hope so.  (more…)

AT&T Suspended Moto X (1st Gen) Android 5.1 Update

AT&T isn’t telling us what the deal is, but according to their support page for the Moto X (1st gen), the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the device has been suspended.

The update originally began rolling out on July 8 to those outside of a soak test of the update, then was supposedly available to be pulled on July 17, but now, things seem to have changed. AT&T has only said that they “apologize for any inconvenience” and that they are “working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”  (more…)

Here are (Supposed) Fresh Photos of the 3rd Gen Moto X and Moto G

Now that Motorola has set July 28 as the day they plan to break up the relationship between you and your current phone, don’t be surprised if a wave of leaks crashes down onto the interwebs, revealing bits and pieces of their plans. We would be shocked if a new Moto G (3rd gen) isn’t on hand, but are also crossing fingers over the idea that a new Moto X (3rd gen) could join the party as well. While nothing is confirmed, a fresh set of pictures that are allegedly of each device popped up last night to kickstart the fun.   (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.

Design.

Such design.

Good job, OEMs.  (more…)

This Could be the New Moto X (3rd Gen), Plus Other New Moto and DROID Phones

Yesterday, the folks at HelloMotoHK gave us a look at what they described as the back cover to a new DROID phone from Motorola. This morning, they posted at even bigger image, this time with four different phone backs said to be of (in order, left-to-right) a new DROID Mini, Moto G (3rd gen), the DROID from yesterday, and the new Moto X (3rd gen). While we have no proof as to what any of these phones may or may not be, one thing is for sure, Motorola appears to have settled on a similar design theme for 2015.  (more…)

Here Comes Motorola’s Next Line-Up of Phones All at the FCC

Last week, we told you about a new Motorola device that had stopped off at the FCC looking like the company’s next unlocked flagship phone. It featured a body bigger than the DROID Turbo, supported turbo charging, 802.11ac MiMo WiFi, LTE Advanced, and almost all of the US LTE bands outside of Verizon’s. We speculated that it is the rumored 5.5-inch QHD device currently hiding under codename “Kinzie.”

This morning, after looking through a couple of other recent Motorola FCC filings that could be new Moto G, E, or DROID line variants, we’re pretty sure we found the Verizon equivalent to the phone above. Well, it may be even better than that.

Let’s talk briefly about them all.  (more…)

AT&T Moto X (1st Gen) Android 5.1 Lollipop Update is Rolling Out Today

We told you yesterday that the Moto X (1st gen) on AT&T was primed for a soak test of Lollipop at some point this week, with invites arriving in the inboxes of our readers. You may as well forget that we had that conversation, as AT&T updated its support pages for the device this morning, stating that Android 5.1 Lollipop is rolling out to all today. Well, it could just be in small batches with a greater rollout happening over the next few days, but because AT&T is now talking about the update publicly, we tend to believe that it’s ready for everyone.  (more…)