A tasty little Black Friday treat arrived on our doorstep today, so even though we’re sitting in the middle of a long holiday weekend, we couldn’t hold back and decided to unbox it. Yessir, here is our first look at the Moto G by Motorola, an incredibly inexpensive phone targeted at emerging and prepaid markets. (more…)
The million dollar question this holiday season is, “Where the heck are the wood backs for the Moto X?” Motorola has been very hush hush about when MotoMaker will feature this design option, but fortunately we have seen leaks here and there to let us know the option was still down the road. According to a Reuters reporter’s tweet this morning, the wood back options will miss Thanksgiving, but will be available in time for holiday shoppers. That means we should only have a couple weeks left of waiting, folks. (more…)
Just last night, we caught our first glimpse at the DROID Mini in White, making its way to Verizon right in time for the holiday season. This morning, @evleaks posted a press render of the DROID ULTRA in White, also en route to Verizon. Much like the Mini in White, nothing is different about this phone – same 720p display, 10MP camera, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, etc. (more…)
A couple of weeks back, Motorola stole smartphone headlines with the announcement of its Moto G, an ultra-affordable prepaid phone that would land on U.S. shores. At $179 for the 8GB version, you are looking at a smartphone that still has specs to compete and are good enough to provide you with a decent Android experience, yet won’t be tied to contracts or subsidy pricing. The Nexus 5 at $349 is thought to be a steal in this industry, but the Moto G might just be highway robbery. (more…)
The best Twitter account for leaked devices, @evleaks, is at it again. Recently posted to the account is a photo of the DROID Mini in White, headed for Verizon’s network. It appears to be the same ol’ Mini, just featuring an all white body. Still rocks the same 4.3″ 720p display, Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2,000mAh battery, and 10MP back-facing shooter. (more…)
Well, folks, Motorola’s modular smartphone platform called Project Ara has a manufacturing partner. The company is called 3D Systems, a 3D printing outfit that helped them with their MakeWithMoto campaign shortly after the Moto X launch. 3D Systems will attempt to “create a continuous high-speed 3D printing production platform and fulfillment system” to help deliver the pieces needed to make modular phones a reality.
Motorola continued its quest of separating major apps from its 2013 flagship devices by putting them on Google Play. This move is similar to what Google has done over the last couple of years with its services, as it makes updating them much easier. Motorola can bring new features to their best phones now by updating them through Google Play instead of having to push out an entire OTA update that would require carrier approval. (more…)