On this day in 1973, Motorola demonstrated the world’s first portable cellular telephone and system. That was the DynaTAC, if you aren’t familiar. It weighed 2.4lbs, cost about $4,000, and the battery only lasted for about 30 minutes of talk time. Needless to say, 44 years later, things are pretty good in the cellphone realm. (more…)
Owners of the Moto G4 (the standard model and the Amazon Prime exclusive) began receiving a prompt for an update over the weekend, bringing them up to Android 7.0 “Nougat.” If you’ll recall, we actually reported on this update in December of last year, but that was basically an error, even though the changes are the exact same. (more…)
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Moto Z, or Moto Z Force on Verizon are all receiving updates to kick off the week. As far as we know, the updates are minor.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are seeing software version G930VVRU4BQA4 and G935VVRU4BQA4, respectively. The update is telling users that it includes “WiFi performance improvements.” (more…)
The Moto G5 Plus is official for March 31 in the US. We already talked about the screaming deals on it you can get at Amazon if you are cool with some Amazon ads, but the phone is available at numerous other retailers. You’ll be able to buy this new mid-tier value beast at places like Best Buy, Fry’s, NewEgg, Target, and even Walmart.
Just like at Amazon, the Moto G5 Plus starts at $229 with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, but you can double that goodness to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for $299.
We’ll review the Moto G5 Plus eventually, but on paper it sure looks like a heck of a value. For more, including specs, hit up this post. If you’d like to pre-order right away, there are plenty of links below. (more…)
Motorola’s Moto 360 (2nd Gen) is all up in B&H Photo’s Deal Zone at the moment. You can grab Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch for as little as $169.99 or at a $210 discount. That particular deal is for the all-gold with gold metal band, women’s version that is 42mm in size, but most other models are discounted as well. (more…)
The timing of this might be odd, or maybe it’s because the unlocked and DROID versions of the Moto Z Play both received Nougat updates this week, but man, I miss this phone. I haven’t used a Moto Z Play since reviewing it in September, yet I’m incredibly close to buying the unlocked version and overnighting the damn thing.
I can’t recall the last time that I was this tempted to drop all phones and dive back into a mid-range phone that is already 6 months old. Actually, I don’t know that I’ve ever wanted to do such a thing. So what is it that I miss so much? There are a few really important things. (more…)