With zero offense meant to Motorola, given that the company is known for making fantastic hardware as a whole, the cameras found in its flagship devices, notably the Moto X (1st Gen and 2nd Gen), have been rather unpleasant to use during most shooting circumstances. Even though Motorola has worked hard to update its camera software via firmware updates and camera app updates, the shooters just aren’t all that good when compared to other offerings on the market. (more…)
Now that flagships from Samsung, HTC, and LG are available or purchase, it’s time we look at what’s coming from Motorola, since they tend to introduce new Moto X phones around the end of August. With the purchase of Motorola by Lenovo now complete, this year should be especially interesting for the Chicago-based smartphone maker, if anything, to see how Lenovo treats one of its new outlet’s product launches.
Rumors have begun to emerge within recent weeks, though you should take all of it in stride, as Motorola leaks in recent years have rarely been accurate. With that said, it’s time to start acknowledging some of this stuff, so that we can hopefully start to piece it all together over the next few months as we close in on the release of the Moto X (3rd Gen). (more…)
For a limited time, 3 days to be exact, Best Buy is hosting a Gifts for Grads sale through its website. During this promotion period, customers can grab a brand new Moto X (2nd Gen) 16GB off-contract for just $299 on either AT&T or Verizon.
For folks who would buy this device directly from the carrier, that’s about $150 in savings. (more…)
Sad day for Atrix HD owners on AT&T, as Motorola confirmed today that the company shall not be delivering a Kit Kat update to the device, instead, leaving it to fade into the history books on Jelly Bean. The last timeframe publicly made by Motorola for the update to roll out was for Q3 of 2014, and as you may have noticed recently, it’s now June of 2015. (more…)
A soak test for Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) is about to begin, likely in preparation for the phone’s update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Invites for the test arrived in the inboxes of a handful of our readers, but I should point out that the emails don’t seem to specifically mention Lollipop. With that said, what else could it be at this point? The phone is due for some sweetness. (more…)
According to a whole flock of DL readers who own the Moto X (2nd gen) “Pure Edition,” an update to Android 5.1 is rolling out as software version 23.11.14 in the US. This is big news, as Motorola had previously only announced that the update was rolling out in Brazil, with US devices set to receive it later on. (more…)
If you missed out on Motorola’s $225-off Moto X deal, they have another ready for you. It’s not as deep of a discount, but it does include $125-off and an upgrade to either the Walnut or Teak natural backs. So should you jump on this deal, which runs until May 19, you are looking at $399 for the Moto X “Pure Edition” in Walnut or Teak with 16GB of storage.
Not bad, not bad.
Because the level of anger over the lack of a Lollipop update for the Moto X (1st gen) has risen substantially within recent weeks, Motorola’s David Schuster took to Google+ today to talk about the status of everything.
According to Schuster, they have seen a “lack of support” from some of their partners, thus the reason things have taken so long. “Partners” is a pretty generic term, so that could mean anyone from chipset makers (like Qualcomm) to their various carrier partners who need to approve updates before they can be pushed out. (more…)