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Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

Google to keep Project Ara and Advanced Technology group from the Motorola Deal

As the dust settles from yesterday’s sudden announcement that Lenovo will purchase Motorola from Google for close to US$3 billion, it seems that not all parts of Motorola will be making the move over to Lenovo. In a conference call overnight, Lenovo confirmed that the Advanced Technology and Projects Group – currently under the stewardship of former DARPA director Regina Dugan – will not be included within the sale of Motorola. Instead, this group will be making the move from Motorola’s Sunnyvale HQ to Google’s Mountain View complex and will be integrated with Google’s Android team. The team will report[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on January 31, 2014 4 comments News
Google by the numbers – Q4 2013 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q4 2013 earnings report

Google has just announced their Q4 results for 2013, and after the announcement yesterday of the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, the focus is on the losses that Motorola has continued to accrue despite having a pair of great smartphones released. Larry Page, CEO of Google said We ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth. Google’s standalone revenue was up 22% year on year, at $15.7 billion. We made great progress across a wide range of product improvements and business goals. I’m also very excited about improving people’s lives even more with continued hard work on our[Read More...]

by 8:27 AM on January 31, 2014 0 comments News
Motorola updates Gallery app; fresh new design inbound

Motorola updates Gallery app; fresh new design inbound

Motorola has today rolled out a new version of its Gallery app through the Google Play Store, bringing an overhauled, fresh new look. The update is compatible with the Moto G, as well as other devices not available in Australia (Moto X, Droid Ultra, Mini and Maxx), as long as they’re running Android 4.4. The new version specifically features a new, lighter coloured design, and a few new lenses through which to sort through your photos. In particular, there’s the current ‘Album’ view that was available earlier, but there’s now also a timeline view which allows you to view photos[Read More...]

by 12:12 PM on January 24, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Ausdroid Podcast 99 – A curve in the right direction

Welcome to the 99th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason, Dan and Geoff took a good close look at the news and made sure everyone knew how the felt about it. Those communication classes are clearly helping! Topics: Motorola Moto G: Review and launch details Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite LG G Flex exclusive to Harvey Norman Accessorise your Nexus Rumours: HTC M8 Rumours: LG G3 Rumours: Sony Sirius (and another rumour a couple of days later) Samsung Galaxy S5 Pocket Weather 4.0 Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to the Ausdroid Podcast RSS iTunes[Read More...]

by 10:52 PM on January 23, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Motorola makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

Motorola makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

Just after we start our Android for Everyone guide series, Motorola went ahead and made one part of the process just that little bit easier. Many iOS users will have experimented with iCloud or moved their contacts/calendar information there. This is all well and good, but it does present a bit of an issue when or if you want to move from iOS to a different platform. While we’ve gone through in some detail how to extract your personal data from an iOS device in our Android for Everyone guides, if your contacts and calendar information are in iCloud, you[Read More...]

by 5:06 PM on January 22, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola’s release of the Moto G marks the first handset released onto the Australian market from the mobile giant in quite some time. While it was hoped the Moto X would make it to Australia, it seems this was not to be, and after the mostly impressive release of the Moto RAZR M and RAZR HD in late 2012, it’s fair to say there was a fair bit of anticipation for what might come next. The Moto G is a curious release for an Australian market that’s now increasingly moving up to 4G networks, because it’s the first mid-market handset[Read More...]

by 7:02 PM on January 17, 2014 21 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Motorola adds the Moto G to their Australian Website – launch imminent?

Motorola adds the Moto G to their Australian Website – launch imminent?

When Motorola launched the Moto G in Sao Paulo Brazil they announced that they would be launching the phone here in Australia in Janurary and ever since we’ve been checking retailers in Australia for news of the launch, with so far only Telechoice acknowledging that they will be carrying the device. But an official launch appears imminent with Motorola updating their Australian website to feature the Moto G. The website lists all the specifications of the entry level phone, listing the highlights as being the ‘sharpest 4.5″ HD screen in its class, all-day battery, quad-core processor and Android™ 4.3 with[Read More...]

by 3:34 PM on January 17, 2014 6 comments News
Google releases Google Play Edition of the Motorola Moto G – still US only

Google releases Google Play Edition of the Motorola Moto G – still US only

Google has this morning announced that they will begin selling the Motorola Moto G in a ‘Google Play Edition’ through the US Google Play Store. The Moto G will be available to purchase in the US for $179 for the 8GB version or $199 for the 16GB version. The device will ship in 1-2 days and from the description is an unlocked GSM version supporting HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps on the 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands, making it compatible with the 3G networks of all Australian carriers, although it will require the use of a shipping forwarder[Read More...]

by 6:28 AM on January 15, 2014 5 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones
Moto G on sale at MobiCity

Moto G on sale at MobiCity

Motorola’s latest device, the Moto G, is on sale at MobiCity with the 8GB version of the popular device now available for $249.95, which is a $50 saving from the original price. Of course, this price is also cheaper than the $279 price tag that Telechoice are offering for the same device, representing a $30 saving there as well. Geoff has also recently given his first impressions of the device which you read about right here. If you are interested in this new sale price for the Moto G, hit the link below in the source field to find out[Read More...]

by 6:21 PM on January 14, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale
Telechoice to offer the Motorola Moto G from January 13 for $279 outright

Telechoice to offer the Motorola Moto G from January 13 for $279 outright

EDIT It appears the price of the Moto G will be $279, based on a number of calls to Telechoice, for an 8GB phone, that’s expensive. Thanks Ahmato27. The release of the Motorola Moto G has been hotly anticipated since its launch in São Paulo, Brazil in November last year, at which time Australia was listed as set to receive the handset in January. Well, January is here and the first sign of a local launch is to be found in the latest Telechoice catalogue which is offering the handset on a $40 plan. According to Telechoice stores in Sydney,[Read More...]

by 11:05 AM on January 3, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Phones
Motorola Moto G — First Impressions

Motorola Moto G — First Impressions

When we heard that Motorola were launching a capable quad core smartphone with an HD display for the paltry sum of $200, we took notice. Motorola are becoming known as makers of good handsets with good software, and the Moto G is a handset we couldn’t pass up. With the Moto G in hand, the smooth rounded back plate is comfortable and has a similar texture to the Nexus 5 albeit not as silky. It’s not a particularly slim phone but that’s the price of ergonomics and a good size battery. Motorola’s engineering chops are on display here: The phone[Read More...]

by 4:38 PM on December 20, 2013 20 comments Mini Reviews, News, Phones
Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-Up: In-store Weekly Specials

With only 13 days left till the jolly big fat man in the red suit makes his way around to all the good boys and girls, retailers are ramping up their last minute gift ideas, so here is a list of offerings for this week from the big retailers: Big W: Tablets NXTBOOK M7000ND 7″ Tablet $149 – starts Thursday December 12 Laser eTouch 7″ tablet $128 – starts Thursday 12 December Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0″ WiFi 8GB (White only) $228 – starts Thursday December 12 Laser 7″ Kids Smart Pad $128 – starts December 12 Smart Tab Junior[Read More...]

by 6:49 AM on December 15, 2013 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

The Moto G, announced last month in São Paulo, Brazil is slated to come to Australia in January according to the official rollout schedule. While Motorola Australia have not yet announced any details for an official launch here, an annonymous tipster has advised that Telechoice is taking orders for the phone. The tipster supplied us with a spreadsheet which lists the Moto G – and it’s associated Brightstar code – as coming with an Ex-GST price of $195 but this is believed to be their buy-in price and the retail price could be anywhere in the range of $250-299 when[Read More...]

by 4:08 PM on December 14, 2013 8 comments Carriers, Phones