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…)
Motorola is trying its best to win you over, “you” being the tinkerer that you are. Having deployed a Developer Edition program for many of their devices recently, there were a couple of items that owners of participating devices requested to see changed; one being a way to keep warranties intact, and another would be to see factory software images to help return phones back to their out-of-the-box state. Motorola is addressing both of these issues starting today.
Motorola really wants you to buy their new products. And we’re not just talking phones here, it could be almost anything from accessories to Chromecasts to baby monitors from what we can tell. You can buy all of those things using their newly launched “Motorola money” initiative, or better put, a line of credit with Motorola that requires you to put $0 money down on purchases while seeing zero interest if paid off within 6, 12, or 18 months. (more…)
When Android 4.4 Kit Kat was originally announced 3 weeks back, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X and new DROID family would all see the update fairly quickly. What we weren’t sure about was whether or not last year’s DROID family would see the same joy – that would be the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M. According to recently updated Motorola update support pages, all three will indeed see the update to Android 4.4. (more…)