Post Tagged with: "Motorola"

Matias Duarte posts sample pics from the Nexus 6 showing low-light examples

Matias Duarte posts sample pics from the Nexus 6 showing low-light examples

Nexus phones have always had a problem with cameras, they’ve been getting better but they’re still not there. Back in February 2013, Vic Gundotra, then Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, advised that ‘We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras’. The Nexus 5 was a good start, but ultimately only works after you get to know how to use it, so how will the Nexus 6 fare? Well, we saw some shots previously showing off camera samples during the day and they were pretty good for pre-production software, but they were for the most part pretty[Read More...]

by 2:07 PM on November 1, 2014 6 comments Camera, Manufacturer, Phones
Moto 360 delayed on the way to Australian retailers

Moto 360 delayed on the way to Australian retailers

So close, and yet so far. Today was supposed to be the official Australian launch date for what’s seen as the current king of the Android Wear range, the Motorola Moto 360. Unfortunately, there’s been a snag, as many of you have reported to us, there has been nary a Moto 360 to be seen at Australian retailers. We’ve been in contact with Motorola and found out a little bit more information. The bad news: there is definitely a delay on the Moto 360, but the good news is that it will be a brief one, according to Motorola. The[Read More...]

by 6:26 PM on October 31, 2014 11 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
New Moto 360 colour variants show up briefly on Amazon

New Moto 360 colour variants show up briefly on Amazon

With the Moto 360 due to hit Australian stores today, it appears that Motorola in the US is about to launch some new options for the watch, including new colours, size and bands. Amazon is the culprit for the latest leak which apparently leaked a number of new options that haven’t been seen previously. The listings have been pulled, but Android Police managed to grab the images from the listings for a champagne (Gold) coloured variant of the Moto 360, as well as a new version with a slightly thinner 18mm watch band. The champagne coloured version also comes with[Read More...]

by 3:30 AM on October 31, 2014 9 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Lenovo’s purchase of Motorola is now complete – meet Motorola, a Lenovo Company

Lenovo’s purchase of Motorola is now complete – meet Motorola, a Lenovo Company

On the same day that the Motorola built Nexus 6 went on-sale in the US, Motorola and Lenovo have jointly announced that the sale of the company from Google to Lenovo has been completed. The sale of Motorola caught many by surprise when Google announced it back in January, when they had sold Motorola for $2.91 billion. The sale was rumoured to be a bid to quash concerns by Open Handset Alliance manufacturers who saw the relationship between Google and Motorola as a little too close, despite statements that a ‘Firewall’ existed between the two companies. The sale is now[Read More...]

by 11:53 PM on October 30, 2014 21 comments Manufacturer, News
Motorola to possibly release an international version of the Droid Turbo

Motorola to possibly release an international version of the Droid Turbo

The announcement today of the Verizon only Motorola Droid Turbo, had many Ausdroid readers dropping us a line in a variety of ways asking about an international release. Unfortunately with Droid branding, that phone is only ever going to be headed to Verizon, but it looks like Motorola may be about to announce an international version – at least in Brazil. According to tecnoblog.net, they’ve received an invite to an event scheduled for November 5th. The invite which doesn’t name any phones specifically, but does feature the rear of a phone which has the same ballistic nylon rear as the[Read More...]

by 11:47 PM on October 29, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Australian Nexus 6 pre-orders to begin tomorrow on Google Play?

Australian Nexus 6 pre-orders to begin tomorrow on Google Play?

With US pre-orders for the Nexus 6 due to go live in the wee hours of Friday morning, we’ve been wondering whether prospective Australian customers will be included in the fun or not. Google hasn’t actually told us when pre-orders will begin for Australia (but then they seldom do), rumours have put the phone’s release window in December for the UK, while Motorola’s official statement after the launch announcements did say that the phone would be available for pre-orders here before the end of the month. Of course, a pre-order isn’t a promise of delivery by a particular date, either.[Read More...]

by 12:17 PM on October 29, 2014 30 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
The Nexus 6 may have just stopped off at the FCC

The Nexus 6 may have just stopped off at the FCC

The Nexus 6 has been announced, but the lead up to the acutal on-sale date is still fraught with a lack of details on when we’ll see the phone internationally. But, it’s going up for pre-order in the US on the 29th of October, so that means it must be certified and it looks like it may have stepped through the FCC today. There’s still a little controversy as to whether this is the Nexus 6 or not, at least on the reddit thread where it was linked from. The impetus for many equating this phone being certified by the[Read More...]

by 8:08 PM on October 25, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Moto X Gen 2 due at Harvey Norman for $699 in the first week of November

Moto X Gen 2 due at Harvey Norman for $699 in the first week of November

Motorola’s follow up to the original Moto X, dubbed the Moto X Gen 2 (although Motorola are just calling it the Moto X again) is due to arrive in retailers soon. Daniel’s been busy and he’s found that Harvey Norman will be stocking the Moto X Gen 2 for the retail price of $699, with stock expected to arrive in the first week of November (so, in a week or two). The Moto X Gen 2, pictured above, will be available in Black and White initially, and sadly Australian users won’t see the custom designer options available through Moto Maker,[Read More...]

by 4:41 PM on October 25, 2014 22 comments News, Phones
Motorola announces pricing and availability for the Moto 360

Motorola announces pricing and availability for the Moto 360

After being tipped on pricing for the Motorola Moto 360 the other day, Motorola has this afternoon announced official pricing and availability for the Android Wear watch. The watch will be available in two styles: Stainless Steel Black with Black leather band, and Stainless Steel Silver with Stone leather band from October 31st in both Australia and New Zealand, for a RRP of A$329/NZ$359. The Moto 360 will be available with a steel band version early next year for a price of A$359/NZ$395. While Motorola hasn’t announced which retailers will be stocking the watch, we know that Harvey Norman has[Read More...]

by 5:22 PM on October 23, 2014 33 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Motorola oulines the features coming for the Moto 360 in Android Wear update 4.4W.2

Motorola oulines the features coming for the Moto 360 in Android Wear update 4.4W.2

As we reported last night, Google and LG at least are apparently rolling out Android Wear v4.4W.2 to the LG G Watch, but it’s on its way to other smartwatches, and Motorola has advised that the update will hit the Moto 360. Not only has Motorola confirmed the update, they’ve even gone into further detail on what’s included in the release, at least for the Moto 360. On their blog, Motorola has announced the list of changes, which generally matches what other Android Wear watches will receive – of course with no GPS, that part of the update isn’t mentioned,[Read More...]

by 9:35 PM on October 22, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, OS Update
Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Motorola surprised everyone when they announced the Moto G towards the end of 2013. Rather than aiming for a premium price point and falling short on specs, the Moto G was an unapologetic shot at the midrange market that delivered the essentials for a basic smartphone experience and nothing more at a $230 price point. We loved it, and so did a lot of others. The Moto G became Motorola’s best selling phone, and arguably even saved the company’s balance sheet after lacklustre market performance from its high-end sibling, the Moto X. The Moto G could get away with a[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on October 21, 2014 18 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Motorola 360 pricing for Australia leaked; for sale at $329 AUD

Motorola 360 pricing for Australia leaked; for sale at $329 AUD

While Motorola hasn’t officially made too much noise about the Moto 360 in Australia yet, it seems that the cat might have escaped the bag. Harvey Norman has the Moto 360 listed in its inventory system as ‘Moto 360 Light’ and ‘Moto 360 Dark’, both for the price of $329 AUD. This pricing fits with what we’ve heard elsewhere and it also compares reasonably with the price overseas (adding in that dreaded Australia Tax). The US Dollar price of $249 works out to about $285 AUD, and once you add on GST, that comes to about $312. Not too bad if you[Read More...]

by 9:22 AM on October 21, 2014 24 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours
Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was all Nexus, all the time. With not one, not two but three new Nexus devices announced just a day before we recorded, spirits were high and bank accounts were looking wary all night. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player announced Australian carriers and retailers. Bonus: Financial impact! We ran a Google document throughout the show for both ourselves and users in the live chat to tally up how much money they were going to give[Read More...]

by 5:25 PM on October 18, 2014 0 comments Podcast