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Motorola’s future phones to use ‘unadulterated’ Android

Motorola’s future phones to use ‘unadulterated’ Android

Motorola stuck very closely to stock Android when they designed the software for their 2012 devices, the RAZR HD and the RAZR M, but when the company was acquired by Google, it seemed only a matter of time before they did away with custom UI overlays completely and shipped the AOSP experience on their devices. According to Jim Wicks, Motorola’s design chief, in an interview with PC Mag, that time has come: Consumers love what the Android OS can do for them, and they want to have the most recent releases faster… From a software and UI perspective, our strategy[Read More...]

by 11:00 AM on April 18, 2013 18 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Motorola extends the $100 cashback for RAZR M

Motorola extends the $100 cashback for RAZR M

Earlier in the year, perhaps facing increased competition in the mid-range handset market, Motorola announced that it would offer a $100 rebate to those who purchased the Motorola RAZR M through Telstra. This ran from February to 31 March, and I can only imagine it was a somewhat popular promotion. Why? Because Motorola have told Ausdroid that they’ll be doing this again! From today until 1 July 2013 (or until stocks last) Motorola will be again offering a $100 rebate to those purchasing the Telstra version of the Motorola RAZR M — either outright, or on a plan. Claiming the[Read More...]

by 6:08 PM on April 16, 2013 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola RAZR M — Jelly Bean Update — OS Review

Motorola RAZR M — Jelly Bean Update — OS Review

From the moment I finished watching the Livestream of the RAZR M launch I knew I wanted to get my hands on this phone. I loved the idea of a smaller, more manageable size phone with a display that was still big enough for my man-sized fingertips. The 3.5in display on my 4th Gen iPod is genuinely difficult for me to manage. My Nexus S at 4.0in was even a bit small, especially with typing. Having owned a Galaxy S II, I knew that a 4.3in display would be my ideal minimum. After only a few days it became obvious[Read More...]

by 4:09 PM on March 29, 2013 5 comments Design, OS Update, Phones, Reviews
Opinion: I’m Sick of Rumours

Opinion: I’m Sick of Rumours

In case you missed it there is a rumour floating around of a new Motorola X phone. Shocking I know. I understand the hype about it. It’s the first phone developed by Motorola that wasn’t already in the pipeline when Google took over the reigns. It is highly anticipated. I am highly anticipating it. Now though, it’s time to take a stand. I’ve had enough. I’m over it. I’m sick of it. It all started back on December 21 last year. That well-known tech blog, the Wall Street Journal, announced that Google was teaming up with Motorola to release an[Read More...]

by 4:01 PM on March 27, 2013 19 comments Opinion, Rumours
Guy Kawasaki: X phone might have customisable hardware

Guy Kawasaki: X phone might have customisable hardware

  In the past, we’ve had some bad news when covering the rumoured Motorola X Phone — first we had some sketchy rumours about possible specs, then we had a much sadder rumour which all-but-confirmed that the X Phone wouldn’t be coming to Australia at all. Well, prepare to swallow some salt, as BGR is reporting yet another rumour. This time, though, the genesis of this rumour is a post from Google’s Motorola Division advisor Guy Kawasaki. We know Guy; he’s Apple’s former technology evangelist, and former panelist on Vodafone’s App Aid charity gig. These days, Guy is working with[Read More...]

by 5:48 PM on March 22, 2013 7 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Motorola X won’t be coming to Australia — Motorola source

Motorola X won’t be coming to Australia — Motorola source

EXCLUSIVE: Yesterday we had two Motorola X stories, the first one seemed to be debunked as inaccurate rumour (if not complete garbage) fairly quickly, and the second was picked up and run by a few other news sources as well, but regardless of the coverage, the second story we thought had some merit. Before you read further, please note our disclaimer: This is firmly in the rumour file. While the information is quite specific, we have been unable to independently verify it. Accordingly, make of this what you will — we can neither confirm, nor disprove, what we’ve been told,[Read More...]

by 7:02 PM on March 13, 2013 13 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

This morning we brought you what initially appeared to be something approaching a realistic rumour regarding the Motorola X Phone. As it turns out, that news was largely unreliable and unsubstantiated rumour, and in respect of the imagery at least, provably false. You can see the pre-aged image used to create the fake as the article image; it’s clearly a (relatively) poorly made render. However, what we now have could well be more compelling. Ausdroid has exclusively received a tip from a well-placed individual, who has told us that: Camera will be 10mp rear (unconfirmed front of 5mp). Rumours of[Read More...]

by 6:59 PM on March 12, 2013 7 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola ‘Home for Upgrades’ page available in Australia

Motorola ‘Home for Upgrades’ page available in Australia

If you currently own a Motorola device and you care about running the latest version of Android, you may want to head on over to the newly released ‘Home for Upgrades‘ page. This page will allow you to check if your device will receive an upgrade, what version of Android it will receive and when to expect this upgrade. The page is quite simple – you’re asked to select your country, where you purchased your device and then select the device model. It also provides some tips on how to find your phone’s model number and how to verify if[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on February 28, 2013 9 comments News, OS Update
Jelly Bean now available for Telstra RAZR M

Jelly Bean now available for Telstra RAZR M

The time has come, for all the faithful Motorola RAZR M owners the Jelly Bean update you’ve been waiting for is here. Motorola has just announced via Twitter that the Jelly Bean upgrade is now rollling out in phases so you should expect to see a notification on your screen shortly. We’re excited to announce that Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean is now rolling out in phases for the RAZR™ M. Click for info bit.ly/VMNC1d — Motorola Australia (@Motorola_AU) February 6, 2013 We’ve already seen a couple of people notify us that they have received the update on their Telstra handsets[Read More...]

by 2:39 PM on February 6, 2013 6 comments OS Update, Phones
$100 cashback when purchasing Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD from Telstra

$100 cashback when purchasing Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD from Telstra

Motorola has just announced that if you purchase either a Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD on a plan or outright from authorised Telstra dealers from now until the 31st of March you will qualify for $100 cashback. To redeem your $100 simply head over to MotorolaCashback.com.au and fill out the claim form within 10 days of purchasing your new RAZR M or RAZRHD. The RAZR HD received its Jelly Bean upgrade in December and the last update on the Telstra Crowd Support Forum had the RAZR M Jelly Bean update expected to start pushing out to handsets on the[Read More...]

by 11:37 AM on February 1, 2013 10 comments Carriers, Deal, Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola and Google combining to produce an X Phone

Motorola and Google combining to produce an X Phone

A report from the Wall Street Journal has been published which presents evidence from a number of sources that Google and Motorola are collaborating on a ‘sophisticated handset’ internally code named the X Phone. The new phone which is being developed independently of the hardware manufacturers Droid line which they make for US Carrier Verizon may be followed soon after release by an X Tablet. The phone is supposed to incorporate technology from image and gesture recognition software from a company that Motorola acquired called Viewdle. Hardware wise the X Phone has reportedly run into a few hurdles in terms[Read More...]

by 5:42 AM on December 26, 2012 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Winner of Motorola RAZR M ™ competition announced

Winner of Motorola RAZR M ™ competition announced

A week ago, entries closed in our Motorola RAZR M ™ competition. We asked you to tell us, in 25 words or less, what made you faster, smarter or stronger, and boy oh boy did we receive a tonne of entries — just under 600 in fact. The team and I have been flat chat reviewing entries, posting news and doing general Ausdroid things, so unfortunately it’s taken us a little while to get to this point, but here we go. First prize has been awarded to Alex D. of New South Wales, for his entry: Not allowing my disABILITY[Read More...]

by 7:29 AM on December 19, 2012 4 comments Competition, Giveaway
Motorola RAZR HD Jelly Bean update — what’s in store?

Motorola RAZR HD Jelly Bean update — what’s in store?

As we mentioned yesterday, the rollout to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has begun for Motorola RAZR HD owners. For those of you who may not know what the update brings, here’s a bit of a heads up straight from Motorola. Key features that you won’t have seen on ICS include Google Now and Google Voice Search, both of which are pretty cool. Google Now Google Now is all about providing you with information you want when you want it, before you even have to ask for it. Around Sydney, it does useful things like advising you of the day’s weather[Read More...]

by 9:32 AM on December 14, 2012 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones