Post Tagged with: "Motorola"

Successor to the Moto X possibly seen in the wild dressed up in an ugly box

Successor to the Moto X possibly seen in the wild dressed up in an ugly box

It’s been known since Motorola themselves announced it during a Q&A session at Mobile World Congress, that a successor to the Moto X would be coming ‘This Summer’, and now it may have been seen out in the wild. Clearly a larger sized phone than the Moto X, and hiding in plain sight in a dummy box, the phone is apparently rocking a 5″+ screen according to the person who supplied the blurry cam shot below of a phone spotted in the Chicago subway. Manufacturers, as well as carriers regularly test out new models internals in the field in these[Read More...]

by 6:50 PM on May 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Moto 360 will charge by wireless induction: Motorola

Moto 360 will charge by wireless induction: Motorola

A Motorola spokesperson has announced that the soon to be released Moto 360 will charge wirelessly via magnetic induction. This information was provided to Techzine and was then translated by Techradar. The publication claims they spoke to Motorola programme manager Philp Worth, who confirmed suspicions that the watch would use a wireless method for charging its battery. Wireless charging is currently used on several smartphones but Qualcomm is currently the only major manufacturer using wireless charging in their Toq smartwatch. This may explain the lack of visible ports on the watch in Moto 360 promo videos and photos.  It may[Read More...]

by 10:06 AM on May 23, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, News
Good Deals on Motorola Moto G and Moto X at JB Hi-Fi

Good Deals on Motorola Moto G and Moto X at JB Hi-Fi

  If you’re in the market for a cheap low to mid range phone, JB Hi-Fi have some great deals on the Motorola Moto G and Moto X at the moment. Both devices are currently listed on JB Hi-Fi’s website; $243 for the Moto G and a mere $438 for the Moto X. However, if you’re willing to do a little haggling for their best cash price you may be able to get them down to $225 for the Moto G and $420 for the Moto X, like I did without too much trouble. They are also running another promotion[Read More...]

by 10:41 PM on May 22, 2014 2 comments Phones, Sale
Motorola outs Moto 360 pricing in competition rules

Motorola outs Moto 360 pricing in competition rules

Motorola has given the strongest indication yet of pricing for the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, disclosing the approximate retail value of $US 249 in the terms and conditions for a competition it’s running. Motorola is running a watch-face design competition at the moment, where the grand prize is the Moto 360 itself. As we’ve found ourselves in running competitions, you’re (usually) required to disclose the approximate value of prizes being given away, and because there’s a Moto 360 up for grabs, the value has to be disclosed. While there’s some room to move, of course, Motorola would be in a[Read More...]

by 8:52 AM on May 22, 2014 4 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Google invites developers to submit Android Wear apps for feedback ahead of launch

Google invites developers to submit Android Wear apps for feedback ahead of launch

Ahead of Google’s 2014 I/O Developer Conference, where Google is expected to show off more of its Android Wear platform, and where LG and Motorola are expected to launch their G Watch and Moto 360 respectively, Google has put the call out to developers to submit their Android Wear apps for feedback. Part of the invitation is to have really great apps shown off during the conference on Google Play. Have you created an app you'd like to get in the hands of #AndroidWear users? We'd like to see what you've built! https://t.co/9i7bw9VmhT — Android Developers (@AndroidDev) May 19, 2014[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on May 21, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News
Moto E Outperforms Galaxy S5 in Software

Moto E Outperforms Galaxy S5 in Software

A good experience on a smartphone doesn’t have to be expensive, and in many cases it can be very good. The Nexus 5, OnePlus One, and Moto G are some examples of this, they are extremely good phones at a mid-range price.   But what about low-end prices?   Well, that’s where Motorola has slotted in the Moto E, a good phone for it’s price and the ‘killer of flip phones’. Recently, a video showing the Moto E vs the SGS5 ($200 AU vs $700 AU) has proved Motorola a true speed demon. The camera, screen and almost all parts[Read More...]

by 8:48 PM on May 20, 2014 12 comments News, Phones
Motorola & Apple agree to drop their lawsuits against each other, instead agree to work on patent reform

Motorola & Apple agree to drop their lawsuits against each other, instead agree to work on patent reform

A report coming out of the US this afternoon from Reuters, is reporting that Motorola and Apple have agreed to drop their respective lawsuits against one another, effectively ending one of the highest profile lawsuits in technology so far, instead both companies looking to work together on some areas of patent reform. In a joint press statement, both companies have stated that the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents. Instead the press release went on to state that: “Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform,” Neither Motorola[Read More...]

by 3:33 PM on May 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News
Motorola Senior VP doesn’t think much of the current state of smartwatches

Motorola Senior VP doesn’t think much of the current state of smartwatches

Motorola’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations, Mark Randall, has done an interview with Trusted Reviews, and he’s made his thoughts pretty clear on the state of smartwatches; they’re crap. Obviously, Randall’s thoughts might not extend to the soon-to-be-released Moto 360, which he believes that the company has completely nailed in terms of designing a watch that actually looks like a watch, and that you’d actually want to wear. We have come out with what we think is a really beautiful ID. The feedback so far — and we’ve only done a very gentle release into the market — is[Read More...]

by 8:07 AM on May 15, 2014 5 comments News, Smartwatch
Ausdroid Podcast 112 – Motorola’s Low End

Ausdroid Podcast 112 – Motorola’s Low End

Welcome to episode 112 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we took a look at Motorola’s new phones (announced just hours before the show), and some of LG’s recent teases of their upcoming products. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Dan’s Ausdroid tattoo Moto E – made to last, priced for everyone Moto G gets 4G, disappointingly is not called ‘Moto 4G’ Three new LG G Pads on the way LG G Watch promo video LG G3 promo video Huawei Ascend G6 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast[Read More...]

by 7:20 AM on May 15, 2014 2 comments Podcast
Moto G 4G LTE with microSD slot: a closer look

Moto G 4G LTE with microSD slot: a closer look

  One of Motorola’s best selling smartphones, the Moto G, has just been upgraded to incorporate 4G LTE and and a microSD slot. Now you may be thinking, big deal! However, as a Moto G lover myself, one of the things that stopped me buying the Moto G was the lack of microSD support, particularly in a phone with only 8GB of internal storage. Android 4.4 KitKat does limit the way you can use your SD card to store apps but you can still push photos and music to it. With the exception of the 4G LTE and microSD slot, the[Read More...]

by 7:01 AM on May 15, 2014 2 comments News, Phones
Motorola announces the Moto E and Moto G (4G) for Australia, and they’re excited!

Motorola announces the Moto E and Moto G (4G) for Australia, and they’re excited!

We know that Motorola took the wraps off the much-rumoured Moto E last night, starting in India, and then making its way around the world, with launches in Germany, the UK, US, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and now around to Australia. This morning, Ausdroid attended a press briefing in Sydney to get a bit more local information for us all. Existing success Motorola have done great things for the lower end of the smartphone market in Australia. Long consigned to a fate of low cost and low value Android devices sold indiscriminately, with out-dated software, no prospect of an update, and[Read More...]

by 2:19 PM on May 14, 2014 5 comments News, Phones
Motorola brings LTE to the Moto G

Motorola brings LTE to the Moto G

Motorola has confirmed a new Moto G variant with LTE alongside its launch of the newest family addition to its smartphone line up, the Moto E. In an entry on its blog site, Motorola confirmed the LTE capabilities, stating that: We’re also offering an upgraded version of our popular Moto G, featuring 4G LTE. Same great features now on the fastest networks where available, for just $219. The original Moto G continues to be available for $179 on Motorola.com without a contract and through local carriers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Unfortunately the pricing is based on the US[Read More...]

by 7:46 PM on May 13, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Motorola Moto E announced in India – made to last, priced for all

Motorola Moto E announced in India – made to last, priced for all

Motorola is currently announcing their newest handset the Motorola Moto E in India. But, the phone has been launched in India, and while the handset isn’t much in terms of specs, it’s priced competitively, launching at 6,999INR which is approximately AUD$125. The phone will be on-sale in India from midnight tonight through Flipkart. There has been no further retailers announced at this stage, but we are contacting Motorola Australia for further information on global availability. The specs on the device include a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) resolution display which includes Gorilla Glass 3 on the front for protection. Behind the screen[Read More...]

by 6:09 PM on May 13, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones