Some Cool Things Motorola and Verizon are Doing With DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2 (Updated)

Next week, at a press event in New York, Verizon and Motorola are expected to announce the new DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2. Plenty of information has leaked about each over the past few months, information that shows not only a new flagship DROID (Turbo 2), but another, more affordable DROID (MAXX 2) that will focus on battery life. To add to the ongoing story that will soon be official, we have new details from sources of ours that tell of phones that won’t just be about “DROID” and specs. These phones have additional programs that Verizon and Motorola hope will help them stand out.  (more…)

Hey, Here is the New DROID Turbo 2, Teased Officially by Verizon

The moment HTC got done announcing their low-end HTC One A9 phone, Verizon and Motorola decided to steal their thunder by teasing the new DROID Turbo 2 in a short video clip on Twitter. As you can see in this clip, which tells us “The new DROID is dropping soon,” we get to see the back of the phone as it falls gracefully to the ground. If you aren’t following their lead here, it’s them not only showing you that this phone will have a “shatterproof” display, but that it can withstand drops. Clever.

To watch the clip, hit up the Tweet below.  (more…)

Small Group of Moto X Pure Edition Owners are Testing Marshmallow Right Now

A little over a week ago, select owners of the Moto X Pure Edition received their first invite to a soak test of a new software update. Motorola didn’t let on to what the update was at the time, but it wasn’t a stretch to think that it could be an early build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, since it has just been announced. Yesterday, to give some clarification on the subject, Motorola’s David Schuster took to his G+ page.  (more…)

DROID Turbo 2 Will Have Shatterproof Display, Moto Maker – MAXX 2 With 48 Hour Battery

On October 27 at an event in New York City, Motorola and Verizon will announce two new DROID phones, the DROID Turbo 2 and the DROID MAXX 2. Both phones have been rumored on countless occasions over the past couple of months, but we now know exclusive details about each, including some launch promos that Verizon plans to introduce alongside each phone.  (more…)

Whoops: Motorola All but Confirms DROID MAXX 2 in Newly Updated Email App

Motorola and Verizon will more than likely announce the DROID MAXX 2 at a press event in New York City on October 27. In case you had any doubts, look no further than the Moto Email app that was published today on Google Play. In the series of screenshots uploaded along with the listing, the person who took the shots has openly signed each as “Sent from my DROID MAXX 2.” Yeah, I don’t think it gets any more official or confirmed than that.  (more…)

Nexus 6P and 5X had Motorola’s Double Twist for Camera, but the Feature was Dropped

Yesterday, after seeing the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in new hands-on videos, thanks to a Google event in India, a couple of sharp-eyed enthusiasts noticed something not yet mentioned by Google in one of the clips, a “Double twist for camera” action. The feature should sound familiar, as Motorola introduced this back in 2013 with the original Moto X. The basics are this – twist the phone in your hand with your wrist twice and the camera launches. It’s a super quick way to get your camera fired up without reaching for a button or swiping a shortcut. Unfortunately, the feature won’t make it into production units or will possibly disappear through a software update.  (more…)

Motorola, What the Hell is Going on With You?

I don’t really know how to start this other than by repeating the title of this post – Motorola, what the hell is going on with you? I ask, because the current Motorola is so far removed from the revived Motorola we had really become to enjoy again over the last couple of years. Sure, that lovable Motorola was created in part by Google and the team of executives they put in place to run it and we now have new ownership in Lenovo, but who would have thought that things would have gotten this ugly this quickly under the China electronics giant.  (more…)