Post Tagged with: "Motorola"

Moto G2 and Moto X+1 show up on Brazilian retailer again

Moto G2 and Moto X+1 show up on Brazilian retailer again

Brazilian site Livraria Logos are at it again. They leaked the Moto E press renders early, they also have had a go leaking the specs for the Moto X+1 previously and today, they’ve done it again, adding some details on a new custom rear shell material: Leather. Droid-life have found the listings – again removed quickly – which previously appeared, but with a smaller spec listing and the new materials listed. The Leather or back-plate ‘couro’ as it’s listed on the site in Portugese, will join Wood, well Bamboo according to the ‘bambu’ description, as well as – we assume[Read More...]

by 6:45 AM on August 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
One last blast -Moto X+1 press renders a retirement gift from @evleaks

One last blast -Moto X+1 press renders a retirement gift from @evleaks

We all know Evan Blass has retired from the leaks game, but as one last hurrah, he’s thrown out a retirement gift, press renders of the Moto X+1 for Verizon. With a launch expected to be only weeks away, the PR department at Motorola and various carriers in the US are ramping up for it, creating press renders, and it’s only natural that at least one will leak. Here we see the Moto X+1, with its large front-facing speakers and a wooden back plate. The picture also shows off an overly large ring around a massive camera lens, as well[Read More...]

by 8:05 AM on August 22, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 120 – the Motocast

Ausdroid Podcast 120 – the Motocast

Welcome to episode 120 of the Ausdroid podcast! We’ve all been randomly unavailable for the last few weeks, but the podcast is finally back this week – and what a week to come back! With so much news coming out of Motorola, we decided this is really the Motocast episode. There isn’t a single thing Motorola’s doing that we’re not interested in at the moment, and the Moto 360 is topping that list! There’s also a bit of local carrier news, along with the now-regular OnePlus discussion and a quick recap of Kogan’s new 4G smartphone. With Jason Murray, Dan[Read More...]

by 9:05 AM on August 21, 2014 0 comments News, Podcast
Moto 360 shows up on website of US Retailer Best Buy with full specs and pricing

Moto 360 shows up on website of US Retailer Best Buy with full specs and pricing

We fully expect the Motorola Moto 360 to make an appearance at the event scheduled for September 4th in Chicago, we’ve seen indicative pricing and also specs before, but as we get closer to launch the actual details are getting harder to keep under wraps and leaks will happen. A leak is just what happened overnight, with US retailer Best Buy accidentally revealing the product page for the Moto 360 and showing off the price and features. The price, according to Best Buy will begin at US$250 (approximately AU$270), with a full list of features including a Horween leather band.[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on August 18, 2014 9 comments Android Wear
Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Android Silver has been rumoured since the middle of the year, apparently slated to be a higher end version of the Nexus program sold through carriers and retailers. The Android Silver program was apparently being headed up by former Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora who recently left for Softbank and was apparently stalled as of the last ‘update’ on Silver, but according to TK Tech News, the program may not be dead, with the first Android Silver device to be the so-called Nexus ‘Shamu’ from Motorola, released as the Moto S. TK Tech News, run by former NHL player,[Read More...]

by 6:29 PM on August 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

Motorola Moto X+1 drops past GFXBench and shows off its front plate

With an expected announcement early next month, it’s not going to be too long till we see what Motorola has done with the follow up to the Moto X, and also to find out if that Moto X+1 name is going to stay. Even with this looming announcement, we’re still keen for any tidbits of information on the upcoming phone, and today we have two. Overnight, the Moto X+1 was found in the GFXBench benchmark results, showing under the model # XT1097. The listing is interesting, and raises some questions, mainly to do with the processor, which is listed as[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on August 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Moto X+1, Moto G2 and Moto 360 to be announced on September 4th

Moto X+1, Moto G2 and Moto 360 to be announced on September 4th

Motorola has begun inviting press to a launch event scheduled for the 4th of September, at Motorola’s headquarters in Chicago. The invite is in the form of a ‘Cootie Catcher’ which some will be more familiar as a childrens origami creation from their primary school days. The invite opens to advise the recipient to ‘Choose a new experience’, before flashing up four graphics in each colourfully coloured quadrant showing the outline of two phones, a circular watch and what appears to be a bluetooth earpiece. As you can see, the phones each show a letter on screen – a G[Read More...]

by 12:51 AM on August 15, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer, Phones
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 7 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 : Now,[Read More...]

by 12:06 PM on August 7, 2014 12 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