Republic Wireless Moto X Deal

How to get a huge $150 discount on one of 2014’s very best Android phones

By on December 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM.

How to get a huge $150 discount on one of 2014’s very best Android phones

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 →

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Moto X Tips And Tricks

Use this clever Moto X trick to turn on your voice commands without saying a word

By on December 4, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Use this clever Moto X trick to turn on your voice commands without saying a word

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 →

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Motorola Moto X Ad Video

This brilliant ad makes the best case we’ve seen for buying the Moto X

By on November 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

This brilliant ad makes the best case we’ve seen for buying the Moto X

Ah, if only the Moto X had always been supported by this kind of awesome ad campaign, it might have sold more units. Motorola has posted a brilliant ad for the 2014 Moto X that shows us just how much fun it can be to customize our own phone. More →

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Moto X Cyber Monday Sale $140

Motorola has an awesome Moto X Cyber Monday deal that’s too good to pass up

By on November 26, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Motorola has an awesome Moto X Cyber Monday deal that’s too good to pass up

Buyers looking to score a cheaper flagship smartphone this holiday season should definitely check out Motorola’s upcoming Cyber Monday offer for the 2014 Moto X handset, one of the best Android devices of the year. More →

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Moto X Android Lollipop Update

Android 5.0 hits the world’s best Android phone from the nation’s top carrier

By on November 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

Android 5.0 hits the world’s best Android phone from the nation’s top carrier

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.

It just so happens that the stars were aligned perfectly on Monday evening, however, and the world’s best Android phone was updated to Android 5.0 at the nation’s top wireless carrier. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Smartphones

The holidays are almost here: These are the best smartphones you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are the best smartphones you can buy

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

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 →

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Moto X Moto G Android 5.0 Lollipop

You can get Lollipop on one of 2014’s best Android phones right now

By on November 12, 2014 at 2:56 PM.

You can get Lollipop on one of 2014’s best Android phones right now

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 →

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Android 5.0 Download

10-minute video takes an in-depth look at Android 5.0 on the world’s best Android phone

10-minute video takes an in-depth look at Android 5.0 on the world’s best Android phone

By on November 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

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 →

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Moto X and Moto G Android 5.0 Lollipop

Moto X and Moto G might get Lollipop sooner than anyone thought

By on November 10, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Moto X and Moto G might get Lollipop sooner than anyone thought

Some 2014 Moto X users have already received Android 5.0 Lollipop update prompts, Ars Technica reports, with the company posting — and then pulling — documents for the Moto X and Moto G Lollipop updates on its website. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop

Leak: This is what Android 5.0 Lollipop looks like on the world’s best Android phone

By on November 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

Leak: This is what Android 5.0 Lollipop looks like on the world’s best Android phone

When we reviewed Motorola’s second-generation Moto X back in September, we called it the best Android phone in the world. Of course, a lot has changed since then. Bigger phones have been released. Faster phones have been released. More powerful phones have been released. In fact, Motorola itself launched a smartphone last week that fits all three of those criteria. What hasn’t been released, however, is a better smartphone. The Moto X offers a size, shape, display, interface, price and user experience that are ideal for the widest range of smartphone users looking for a high-end phone. And soon, it will also offer Android 5.0.

Motorola promised a speedy update to Lollipop for its latest phones and now, a new leak reveals Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop software running on the second-generation Moto X. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Moto X, Moto G

Motorola commits to ‘fast’ Lollipop updates for all 2013 and 2014 phones

By on October 15, 2014 at 6:25 PM.

Motorola commits to ‘fast’ Lollipop updates for all 2013 and 2014 phones

After Google announced the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android 5.0 Lollipop on Wednesday, confirming that many older devices, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will be updated to its latest mobile operating system in coming weeks, Motorola has also revealed that all of its 2013 and 2014 handsets will be updated to Lollipop. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. Moto G

Motorola boss says people will stop buying devices like the iPhone 6 soon

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Motorola boss says people will stop buying devices like the iPhone 6 soon

When you look at the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales figures, it’s hard to believe that the high-end smartphone business is drying up, but that’s exactly what Motorola President Rick Osterloh argued in an interview with Re/code earlier this month.

“The days of the $600-$700 smartphone are numbered,” Osterloh told Re/code. “People are realizing they don’t need to pay that much money.” More →

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