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…)

Moto X (1st Gen) on AT&T Gets Its Lollipop Soak Test

Last week, Motorola told us that the Lollipop update for the AT&T Moto X (1st gen) was almost ready for your phone, they were just waiting on AT&T to give it the green light. AT&T must have signed off on it yesterday, because soak test invites for an “early preview of a new software release” went out to Motorola Feedback Network members. That software is Android 5.1, of course.  (more…)

Mystery Motorola Phone Hits FCC, Looks Like an Unlocked Turbo Charging Flagship

A mystery Motorola phone stopped off at the FCC (ID IHDT56UC2) a couple of days ago looking like a phone that could be the company’s next unlocked flagship. I say that because the phone is slightly bigger than the DROID Turbo, supports almost every single LTE band (sans Verizon’s), 802.11ac MIMO WiFi, carrier aggregation (LTE Advanced), and works with Motorola’s Turbo Charger.  (more…)