Photo: Possible Shots of Moto G (4th Gen) Posted Online

According to France’s No Where Else, the below images may be our first look at the upcoming Moto G (4th Gen) for 2016. As you will note, on the frontside bottom chin, the phone appears to sport a squared-off fingerprint reader, similar to earlier intel that was provided by Evan Blass. Going over the front and back, the device appears to be rather plain, but does feature Motorola’s vertical camera setup along the backside, including the camera sensor itself, LED flash, and a set of sensors.  (more…)

Motorola’s Warranty and Replacement Service is Taking a Beating Right Now, Got a Story to Share? (Updated)

Yesterday afternoon, this reddit thread picked up a whole bunch of steam after the original poster shared his story on how he believes Motorola’s customer service has become a disaster within recent months. He links to forum threads and customer complaint sites to show that he is not alone and even gets a bunch of redditors to weigh in with similar stories.

The basics of the whole fiasco are that Motorola, depending on the device, isn’t able to issue warranty replacements and are leaving people without phones and watches for months at a time. That’s not a good look. It’s 2016 and most of us can’t go hours without our phones let alone days or weeks or months.

Now, we often hesitate about reporting on these types of stories, because customer complaint boards are just that – customer complaint boards. When people are satisfied with products, they aren’t going to spend time on complaint boards telling the world how great companies are. When they have a complaint, you know they will be there within minutes to express their frustration. These places almost always show companies in a bad light. With that said, something feels different about this situation.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon Gets an Update That Sure as Hell Isn’t Marshmallow

The Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon or AT&T aren’t getting Marshmallow. So when you see an update pop-up, like many are today on Verizon, don’t get excited. Don’t ever get excited again. It’s only going to be security updates that tease your inner white fluffy, sweet mass. Remember, Motorola disowned you without as much as a “Sorry, bruh.”  (more…)

Motorola Taps Legendary Graffiti Artist to Create Limited Edition Moto X Pure Edition

Motorola recently had Futura (aka Futura 2000), a pioneer graffiti artist, create 30 limited edition Moto X Pure Edition devices. Inside of an art studio, Futura personally sprayed 30 Moto X Pure phones, which Motorola later sold. To hype the project, Motorola created a brief video, which details the process of the phones being sprayed. (more…)

Photo: Is This Our First Look at Motorola’s 2016 Flagship?

A photo published by a reputable source for all things Motorola may be providing our first look at what is in store from the Lenovo subsidiary in 2016. As we can see in the shot, it’s a smartphone with the trademarked “M” logo in the top corner, the same marking we have seen countless times in previous leaks surrounding Motorola devices.

The photo appears to have been taken during a commute on a subway train or bus, with the owner working diligently on a laptop computer, unaware that his smartphone and actions are being photographed. If I had to take a guess, this photo was taken in Chicago, where Motorola’s HQ is currently based in the US. We can also see a scene from a movie or TV show, featuring an actress I am unfamiliar with, but that’s beside the point. (more…)

These Motorola “Moto Dojo” Commercials are Actually Pretty Funny

I honestly don’t even know which phones Motorola is trying to promote with these new “Moto Dojo” commercials – probably the Moto X Pure and Moto G – but they are at least entertaining, something that I don’t think most of us would say about LG’s Statham-filled G5 commercials. And hey, they also don’t star Ashton Kutcher, so there’s that too.

The spots star some random, un-athletic and uncoordinated white dude with a taped on mustache who takes his karate seriously. Each commercial features this guy doing things to a Motorola phone that highlights a specific feature (Moto Display, Actions, Voice, etc.), only in a really awkward dojo setting, with cat pictures on the wood-paneled wall.

Who doesn’t love a good karate spoof?  (more…)

DEAL: Limited Edition 32GB Moto X Pure Edition is Just $349 ($125 Off)

I don’t necessarily know who Jonathan Adler is, but I do know that he is a designer hired by Motorola to create a line of limited edition Moto X Pure Edition phones. The phones by Adler feature 32GB storage and carry slightly elevated prices of $475 on most days. But today, you can grab any of the three designs at a $125 discount, which brings the price to $349.99.

If you compare the $349.99 price to the 16GB base model Moto X Pure Edition, you are still saving $50 while doubling the storage.  (more…)