A soak test of new software for the T-Mobile variant of the Moto X is set to begin within the next few days. With Android 4.4.2 already rolling out to Canadian variants, plus sightings of the build on Sprint and Verizon models, we can only imagine it being one thing – the 4.4.2 update.
The update will likely be very small, since the big jump was from 4.2.2 to 4.4 back in November. Motorola could still toss in new versions of its suite of apps, like the Camera, Gallery, or Migrate, but I don’t think any of them will see overhauls this time around. Overall, we haven’t heard much from the few early recipients in terms of groundbreaking new features. Still, be on the lookout for invites to your variant’s soak test.
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According to a report from TechCrunch, Google has serious plans for the Nest team which was recently acquired by the Mountain View-based company for $3.2 billion. Now that the deal to sell Motorola to Lenovo for about $2.9 billion is official, Google will provide the Nest team with all of the resources (cash) they need to create new gadgets.
These future gadgets could possibly include smartphones and tablets, but according to the source, it is certainly more than just smart thermostats and smoke detectors. (more…)
As noted thanks to a brief conference call held by Lenovo following the announcement that it would acquire Motorola from Google, the acquisition will not include Moto’s Advanced Technology and Projects group. The team, lead by former DARPA director Regina Dugan, will reportedly move over to Google’s Android team, led by Sir Sundar Pichai. (more…)
With the Lenovo-Motorola deal now official from all parties, we thought a quick recap of everything was in store. Since this move has clearly brought out plenty of your emotions, especially when it comes to thinking about your next smartphone purchase, we are sure you want answers. While we won’t have them all, and should know more tomorrow after Google’s earnings call, we do have plenty to share. (more…)
Well, folks, it is now official. Lenovo is acquiring Motorola from Google for $2.91 billion.
We are still thumbing through all of the statements now and will update this post shortly. In the mean time, feel free to read along with us.
Update: We did a breakdown with bullet points and some thoughts here. (more…)
According to a report out of Reuters, Lenovo is about to buy Motorola from Google for $3 billion. Yes, that Motorola, the one that just made a phone we considered to be our phone of the year. The report claims that an announcement could come as early as today, as the companies are in the final stages of talks. Reuters also mentioned that this is a sell-off of the handset business, along with certain patents. (more…)
With MotoMaker, users can customize a Moto X specifically to their liking, and there are countless ways to customize. While the bigs ones are the front and back colors, there are also accents and wallpapers to choose from, so it can get crazy for first timers. There are also people that just want to be inspired by other devices that they see. If you need help thinking of a few good Moto X combinations, check out Moto X Randomizer and it can give you many great ideas. (more…)
Did you miss Motorola’s fire sale on the Moto X at $100 off yesterday? And did you miss our community giving away their unused codes? Well, don’t you worry, Motorola still has you covered. Starting yesterday and ending on Valentine’s Day, you can pick up a Moto X for $70 off through MotoMaker off contract, bringing the price to $329.99 for the 16GB model and $379.99 for the 32GB model. (more…)