Punit Soni Packs Bags, Departs Role as VP of Product Management at Motorola

Punit Soni, who came to Motorola as a VP of Product Management over from Google, announced today through his Google+ page that he is departing the company. In the message, he takes a moment to look back on his time with Motorola, going over a few of his favorite memories, as well as speaking about his first time on Motorola’s campus in Illinois.  (more…)

Motorola: No Developer Edition Moto X for Verizon This Time Around

According to Motorola’s Punit Soni, there won’t be a Moto X Developer Edition for Verizon this time around. He didn’t elaborate as to why when asked about it, only responding with, “Unfortunately no” and “Sorry guys.” Read into those responses however you will, but the “unfortunately” strikes me as if there would be developer editions for all if he had his choice.  (more…)

Moto’s Punit Soni: Moto X (2013) Will Continue to Receive Updates “As Long as the Hardware Allows It”

Think your old Moto X or Moto G is looking a bit long in the tooth? There may be a bit of incentive to hang onto your last-generation handset. In reference to the capabilities of Motorola’s new/refreshed quartet of devices, Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni wrote in a post on Google+, “as long as the Hardware [sic] allows it […] all that software will come to our existing users too.” (more…)

Motorola’s Punit Soni Posts Screenshot From Motorola Device With 1080p Resolution?

Motorola currently has a number of phones on the market – Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, and a whole line of DROID phones. Can you tell me how many have a 1080p display? The answer is zero. So why is it that Punit Soni, the company’s VP of product management, is posting screenshots that weigh in with a 1080p resolution? Your guess is as good as mine.

The screenshots comes to us in a response that Soni posted about the Moto G displaying current network names in the statusbar. He shows a shot of a box that can be checked to toggle that option on or off in a new update to Android 4.4.3 for the phone. But the thing is, the screenshot couldn’t have been taken from the Moto G. The Moto G only has a 720p display. So in other words, he is showing the carrier name status bar option check box from a phone that we have yet to see or has not been made official by Motorola. (more…)

Recap: Motorola’s Software Hangout With Executive Punit Soni

A lot of us have been skeptical about what is to become of Motorola Mobility when Lenovo finishes up acquiring them from Google. Motorola’s Punit Soni sat down to clear some things up and field software-related questions from a live audience recently, and a couple noteworthy details emerged. In case you were not able to join in the festivities live, we have compiled the main points down below. (more…)

Motorola Launches Migration Tool for iOS Users Buying a Moto X on MotoMaker


For any iOS users that are currently looking to pick up a Moto X through MotoMaker, Motorola released a tool this week that should make the data migrating process extremely simple. If your life’s work, such as all of your contacts and important meetings, are stored in iCloud, you can migrate all of that over right through MotoMaker. As soon as you purchase your new device, you will be prompted to migrate data from your iPhone. To do so, just throw in your Apple ID and password, and let the process begin.  (more…)

Motorola’s Punit Soni: Unlockable Bootloader on T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular Moto X, Developer Edition Coming to Verizon

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Bootloaders and the Moto X, what is really going on here? Yesterday, we were told that the bootloader on the phone is “not unlocked,” but with so many variants, did that statement mean from all of them? Apparently not. According to Punit Soni, Motorola’s VP Product Management, the bootloader status all hinges on the carrier, assuming it’s not a developer edition. Let me explain.  (more…)