Motorola’s upcoming Moto X will supposedly allow you to design it yourself

Motorola's upcoming Moto X just got a little more interesting, According to this ad leaked to The Verge, Motorola's new device will be as unique as you are when it launches as it will allow for you design it yourself. It's unclear how far that concept will go in terms of what you can alter when ordering the device. The more reasonable options would be colours and patterns, as well as changing some of the hardware depending on what you're after as an enthusiast. According to some rumours on the internet, the Moto X could be announced... Continue reading

New Motorola logo revealed – ‘A Google Company’

With the acquisition of Motorola by Google now just over 12 months old, it appears that Google and Motorola want to move forward with a fresh new look that associates the hardware manufacturer with their new parent company; the new logo sticks with the familiar M but adds 'a Google company' to the bottom to cement the association in customers minds. Google has previously stated that they had between 12-18 months worth of inventory in the pipeline to clear before we started seeing Motorola products that were influenced by Google and this new logo would seem to co-incide... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 73 – June 18, 2013

This is the 73st episode of the Ausdroid podcast. After taking a week off, this week we spent a while looking at the new products that have been announced (or in some cases, rumoured) by Samsung, HTC and Motorola. Production Note: We've had some issues with our audio recording again, and have had to use the Hangout audio recording instead - sorry! Featuring: Jason Murray, Scott Plowman and Geoff Fieldew. Topics: Samsung - Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy NX, Galaxy Mega HTC - One Mini, Butterfly S, Desire 200 Motorola - X Phone Google - Nexus 7 2.0 Apps: Jason:... Continue reading

Motorola Confirms X-Phone is Coming

After months of speculation, Motorola have finally confirmed that they are working on a new flagship phone, and it is indeed called the Moto X. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside made the announcement at the All Things Digital conference held in California this week, confirming that the phone is being developed and will be available in the US by October. Woodside said that every phone would be assembled in Texas, in a facility that was formerly used to manufacture Nokia phones, and is the first smartphone to be exclusively built in the US. While he... Continue reading

Did the XFON just pass through the FCC?

Today, a device that could be the fabled Motorola X Phone (or XFON) has shown up in FCC documents, with sketches that look very similar to last week's leaked picture of the "ATT XFON". The FCC lists the device specifications as Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and LTE capable, although it's using AT&T LTE bands which are useless to us here in Australia. The sketch also shows three circles on the back of the phone - an interesting development as there have been rumours of a functional button of some kind on the back of the phone. The timing of... Continue reading

The X Phone has been Disowned?

When the first rumour of an "X Phone" made by Motorola as directed by Google surfaced it was late last year.  Since then the rumours have trickled in in dribs and drabs. The X Phone is/was meant to be Google's "shoot for the stars" device.  A phone that pushes the envelope of innovation, showing the other OEMs what was possible with hardware and Android combined.   At one stage the rumours turned totally contradictory, such that it seemed that it was just a sport for some, making up the best rumour for a mythical phone as yet unseen.... Continue reading

Rumour: 4G Nexus 4 to be made by … Motorola?

Anyone know of a phone that has a 720p display, run by a Adreno 320 GPU, housing a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, sporting 2GB of RAM and running pure vanilla Android? I do. And it's not the Nexus 4 ... at least, not as we know it. I'm talking about the Motorola XT912A, codenamed "Ghost". Everything I just said is true (as true as rumours get), but this device also has 32 GB onboard storage, and functioning LTE connectivity. Last week, we reported on a rumour of a refreshed Nexus 4 rumoured to be appearing at Google I/O,... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading

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... Continue reading