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Motorola makes a comeback – smartphone sales doubled over the past year

Motorola makes a comeback – smartphone sales doubled over the past year

Motorola‘s struggling smartphone sales in recent years have been well-documented, and as the company prepares to move from Google’s ownership to Lenovo’s, it seems that sales have markedly improved over the past year. Indeed, experts expect the company return to good fortunes under Lenovo’s stewardship. The turnaround took analysts by surprise at ABI Research, who’ve reported that Motorola sold 8.6 million smartphones in Q2 2014, up from 6.5 million in the first quarter of the year. That’s a growth of 100% compared to the same quarter last year. Motorola may not be in the top five smartphone vendors and manufacturers,[Read More...]

by 11:44 AM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Motorola Moto G2 to arrive in Australia this month

Motorola Moto G2 to arrive in Australia this month

As Motorola’s most successful handset of all time, the Motorola Moto G is one phone that Motorola should be following up, and they seem to be with leaks for the Moto G2 seeping out over the last couple of months. Now the Moto G2 has shown up in the inventory system of an Australian retailer and is expected to launch this month. Though listed as ‘Coming Soon’ we’ve been advised that the phone is set to launch ‘mid-August’ in Black, but with no events scheduled by Motorola for this month as yet, it’s uncertain whether this is a solid date.[Read More...]

by 10:36 AM on August 9, 2014 6 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones
Moto X+1 drops past Geekbench with Snapdragon 801 processor

Moto X+1 drops past Geekbench with Snapdragon 801 processor

If a yearly cycle for models is the way that Motorola is playing it, then the Moto X+1 is due for an announcement later this month. If Motorola is to keep to that schedule then a near final version of Motorola’s new flagship phone is definitely ready for launch, and it seems someone may have just benchmarked it on Geekbench. The entry showed up with the model # XT1097 and garnered a Geekbench score of 998 (Single Core) and 2860 (Multi-Core). The hardware shown off in the result shows a device with a 2.46 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor[Read More...]

by 9:35 AM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola 360 to arrive in Australia before Christmas

Motorola 360 to arrive in Australia before Christmas

Anyone trying to find out information about the upcoming — and much anticipated — Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch is usually met with a pretty stony response from Motorola; in fact, they’ve remained so tight-lipped about it, we could be forgiven for thinking they’ve taken up a healthy diet of lemons. Everyone wants to know when they’re coming .. even our emeritus editor Buzz Moody wants one yesterday .. and while it seems our friends across the pond will probably get them sooner than us, there’s been no real announcement of when we might be able to get our hands on[Read More...]

by 5:00 PM on August 8, 2014 9 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Motorola Moto 360 gets a partial review – reveals charging details and more sensors

Motorola Moto 360 gets a partial review – reveals charging details and more sensors

The Moto 360 is coming, when? Well, by the end of the US Summer, which could be as late as the 21st of September. Until the actual announcement we haven’t been able to get much information about the Moto 360, but as the launch nears, more details have been coming forth. Last month, details about the Moto 360 being the first Android Wear device to feature an Ambient Light Sensor – allowing the Moto 360 to automatically control screen brightness based on light conditions – surfaced in a Tech Crunch hands-on video which was taken at Google I/O : https://www.youtube.com/embed/b37wPPTVvX8?start=110[Read More...]

by 12:06 PM on August 7, 2014 11 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Motorola Australia advises the entire Moto E, G and X range should now have Android 4.4.4

Motorola Australia advises the entire Moto E, G and X range should now have Android 4.4.4

We got word that Moto G owners were receiving Android 4.4.4 last month, but according to Motorola Australia the rest of the series – Moto E, Moto G 4G and Moto X should all have receive the update now as well. According to Motorola, the update which reafirms their ‘commitment to offering its users a pure, bloatware-free and seamless Android™ experience’, includes ‘an extra layer of security for browsing web content on your phone’, if that’s not a complete enough explanation for you though, Motorola has also listed a complete changelog – for the Moto X at least – over[Read More...]

by 12:52 PM on August 6, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

After launching in November last year, the Motorola Moto G became the best selling phone for Motorola, so it’s only natural that Motorola is working on a successor, most likely due to launch around the same time as the original did last year. It seems that Motorola are pretty far along with testing the new phone with a new entry appearing in GFXBench claiming to be the Motorola Moto G2 – or at least the XT1063. The Moto G is listed under model # X1032, and if this entry is the Moto G2, then it will be the XT1063, but[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on August 6, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola’s Punit Soni confirms that the Moto X will receive Android L

Motorola’s Punit Soni confirms that the Moto X will receive Android L

One of the benefits to consumers of having Google purchase Motorola, was that their phones began receiving updates to the latest version of Android fast, in some cases even faster than Nexus phones. This speedy update of phones seems set to continue even with the impending sale to Lenovo. Punit Soni, VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility has off-handedly confirmed that the Moto X will receive the upcoming Android L release when it’s finally released by Google later this year. The confirmation came in a roundabout way after Google+ user simply tagged Punit Soni in a post asking if the[Read More...]

by 7:41 PM on August 5, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Motorola Moto E — Review

Motorola Moto E — Review

When I attended the Motorola breakfast announcing the Moto E and Moto G 4G back in May this year, I had to say that at least in relation to the E, I didn’t have high hopes. By that stage, I’d already reviewed the Moto G, and while it (then) lacked a 4G option, it seemed to me to be the quintessential ‘budget’ phone; a price-tag under $300, and features that knocked many phones out of the park even up to the $500 mark. It was the right size, the right feature set, and the right power for the market. The[Read More...]

by 3:54 PM on August 5, 2014 4 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Moto 360 renders remind us that with Android Wear the best is yet to come

Moto 360 renders remind us that with Android Wear the best is yet to come

Our recent poll showed that overwhelmingly, that while the G Watch and Gear Live are good enough for some, the vast majority of you, 67% to be exact are waiting for the Motorola Moto 360 to become available before jumping into Android Wear. Expert leaker Evan Blass, from @evleaks, who we had on the podcast this week, has put some multi-angle renders of the Moto 360 up on his site which remind us all just how good the Moto 360 looks and quite frankly, why if you’re after a great looking watch as well as the functionality of Android Wear,[Read More...]

by 3:21 AM on August 3, 2014 7 comments Android Wear
Ausdroid Podcast 119 – Special guest, @evleaks

Ausdroid Podcast 119 – Special guest, @evleaks

Welcome to episode 119 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was graced with the presence of an extra voice, coming to us from the USA – Evan Blass, perhaps better known as @evleaks to the Internet at large. We managed to get past the language barrier and found we could all understand each other pretty well, then spent a while talking with Evan about his work and some rumoured upcoming devices. It seems that Samsung and Sony have new phones coming, and Motorola might have a NEXS device coming (hopefully you’ll all see what I did there). Evan suffers[Read More...]

by 11:48 AM on August 2, 2014 1 comment Podcast
Motorola Razr M and Razr HD scheduled to receive Android 4.4.2 update in August

Motorola Razr M and Razr HD scheduled to receive Android 4.4.2 update in August

The update to Android 4.4 for the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD has been a long awaited by Australian owners, ever since Motorola announced the KitKat update for US models last November. But the wait is apparently almost over, with the Australian Motorola Support page now showing the update listed as due to receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While the Razr M and Razr HD support page gives no dates for the update, it’s been saying the 4.4.2 update was coming for a while, the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD was also sold on Telstra, and this[Read More...]

by 4:03 PM on July 29, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Production of a 5.9″ Motorola Nexus Phablet receives more ‘confirmations’

Over the weekend, news cropped up about a phablet sized, Motorola built Nexus that was in the works code-named Shamu. There was a little bit of evidence to back it up, including a reference to ‘Shamu’ in the Android L Preview issue tracker, now according to PayWalled site – The Information – at least three new sources have corroborated the existence of the Nexus phablet. According to ‘according to three people with knowledge of the matter’ the Nexus Phablet will definitely be coming – although really, nothing is certain till you can purchase it on Google Play. Sources have also[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on July 29, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours