Get a huge discount on the Moto X starting next week
In the market for a new Android phone in 2015? If you’re willing to wait a week, you’ll have the chance to pick up a Moto X, one of the best phones on the market, for $140 off. As with[...]
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it is positively shocking how good the second-generation Moto X is. Motorola struggled for a long time as Samsung and Apple continued to dominate the smartphone market. More recently, however, other vendors have begun breaking in and finding some success by focusing on areas that cannot be counted among Apple and Samsung’s strengths. China-based smartphone makers are finding success by building quality devices that are surprisingly affordable, for example.
Motorola’s sales aren’t climbing quite as fast as some Chinese vendors, but there’s no denying the company’s position has improved over the past year thanks in part to a similar strategy. Beyond its low-end phones, however, Motorola blew us away with its 2014 flagship handset, the Moto X. More →
Motorola has quietly made a new version of the Moto X available to buyers interested in getting one of the best Android handsets of 2014. In addition to the existing 16GB and 32GB models of the unlocked Moto X Pure Edition, which might not be suitable for some users when it comes to available built-in storage, Motorola is also now selling a 64GB model, which happens to exclusively available on its website. More →
Android smartphone fans looking to buy a new Motorola handset for a cheaper price have plenty of options at their disposal, including Best Buy’s special Droid Turbo sale, Amazon’s Moto G discount and even U.S. Cellular’s cheaper on-contract Nexus 6 offer. But those buyers looking for a deal on the 2014 Moto X model, Motorola’s current flagship handset, should check out Republic Wireless starting on December 10th, as the carrier has a huge discount planned for the newest handset in its lineup. More →
One of the things we liked the best about the second-generation Moto X was the way Motorola thoughtfully added a small number of software features to Android that didn’t come off as gimmicks and actually really helped improve the phone’s user experience. In particular, we liked how Motorola cleverly made gestures and touch-free voice commands an integral part of the user experience for the device in a way that neither Samsung, LG or HTC had successfully done so far. More →
Now this is an interesting development. Rarely do you see a fresh new Android update reach a carrier-branded smartphone before the update is even finished rolling out to “pure Google” devices. Even more rare is a scenario where a Verizon Wireless smartphone is among the first handsets in the world to be updated to the latest and greatest version of Android.
Back at the start of the year after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5, I suggested that smartphone fans might be in for another boring year in 2014. In some ways, 2014 was boring; we really didn’t see anything that introduced truly novel or revolutionary new features added to smartphones this year. But phones still progressed in 2014, growing faster, sleeker and more powerful than they have ever been before, and there were some terrific phones that launched this year.
As we move into the holiday shopping season, here are the five best high-end smartphones you can buy. More →
It’s a happy day for Motorola fans as the company has just announced that three of its newest devices are being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop this week, including the “Pure Edition” of one of the year’s best smartphones, the 2014 version of the Moto X. The Pure Edition is the version of the device that runs on stock Android and doesn’t have the awesome software features that we loved so much in our review of the device, so it’s not surprising that it would get Android 5.0 faster than the standard version of the 2014 Moto X. More →
There’s no reason to beat around the bush: Android 5.0 Lollipop is the best thing to happen to Google’s mobile platform in years. In fact, it might be the best thing to happen to Android since Google first introduced Google Now. On top of performance and battery life improvements, Lollipop brings a huge visual redesign to Android that propels the platform into the future with a bold new look characterized by bright colors, subtle shadows and design guidelines that third-party developers will use to dramatically improve the user interfaces in their apps.
And now, thanks to a big leak, the world gets its first in-depth look at this major update running on the best Android handset on the planet. More →