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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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Nexus X vs Moto X: Specs, Features and Release Date

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

By on September 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

Motorola’s 2014 Moto X model may be considered the best Android phone currently available in stores by some people, but there’s a way the handset can get even better. 9to5Google has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the Motorola Shamu – the codename for the Nexus 6, or Nexus X as it’s been called lately – will be Google’s first phablet model, featuring a 5.92-inch display. Furthermore, the device is “basically going to be a scaled up second-generation Moto X with minor tweaks to make the larger screen easier to use.” More →

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iPhone 6 Bend Test

Great news: You won’t have to worry about the iPhone 6 bending like the 6 Plus

By on September 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM.

Great news: You won’t have to worry about the iPhone 6 bending like the 6 Plus

When reports of the iPhone 6 Plus warping under pressure began to spread earlier this week, many users became concerned about the durability of their brand new devices. Once Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy released a video of himself bending the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands, #BendGate (or as we prefer to called it, “Bent-gazi”) started trending all over social media. More →

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Motorola Moto X Ads

Here are Motorola’s first ads for the red-hot new Moto X

By on September 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM.

Here are Motorola’s first ads for the red-hot new Moto X

BGR reviewed the new Moto X earlier on Tuesday and to say that we were impressed is an understatement. In fact, we not only called the Moto X the best Android phone in the world but we also said that “when it comes to the user experience, no phone we’ve come across can match Motorola’s brand new Moto X.” This is indeed high praise and now Motorola is giving the world its own take on why you should pick up its newest flagship phone in a series of new ads flagged by Droid Life. More →

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Moto X Review

Moto X review: Say hello to the best Android phone in the world

Moto X review: Say hello to the best Android phone in the world

By on September 16, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

“The best.” I know, I know… who’s to say which Android phone is the best? No two people are alike and different users have different priorities. There are so many factors to consider, it’s obviously impossible to determine the “best” phone for everyone.

But it’s BGR’s job to try.

While we obviously can’t say which phone will be the personal favorite of each and every person out there, we can consider users’ most common needs and wants in an effort to determine which smartphone might be most suited to the widest range of people.

Since we handle so many phones here at BGR, we’re also able to tell you which handsets offer unique and innovative features that other devices do not. More than that, we’re well equipped to say which smartphones’ unique features might be more widely appreciated than others.

It might seem like each and every new flagship Android phone that comes out is automatically the “best” until the next flagship phone comes along, but we can assure you that’s simply not the case. Impressive specs stuffed into a slim housing do not make a smartphone great — the user experience is what makes a smartphone great.

And when it comes to the user experience, no phone we’ve come across can match Motorola’s brand new Moto X. More →

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Moto X Release Date

You can preorder the most exciting Android phone of the year starting today

By on September 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

You can preorder the most exciting Android phone of the year starting today

2014 has not been an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts. Sure, we’ve seen some nice new devices unveiled by industry leaders, the most recent examples being Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But as far as innovation and truly exciting new smartphone technology are concerned, 2014 has been pretty boring.

With nearly three-quarters of 2014 now behind us, however, a glimmer of hope for smartphone fans looking for some excitement will finally appear on Tuesday as the most exciting Android phone of the year becomes available for preorder. More →

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New Moto X Preorder

The brand new Moto X will be available to preorder starting tomorrow

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM.

The brand new Moto X will be available to preorder starting tomorrow

Motorola staged an incredible comeback with the Moto X. When we reviewed it last year, we called it “the first iPhone of the Android world,” which leaves some big shoes to fill for its successor. Fortunately, Motorola seems to have defied the odds with its updated Moto X, which we were thoroughly impressed by during our first hands-on impressions with it. Now you can get your hands on a new Moto X of your own as preorders begin opening up this week. More →

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Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 Videos

Motorola’s flashy new toys shown off in official introduction videos

By on September 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM.

Motorola’s flashy new toys shown off in official introduction videos

Motorola on Friday unveiled a variety of new products, including the new Moto X flagship smartphone, the bigger but still affordable second-generation Moto G handset and the gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch that’s probably one of the most coveted Android Wear devices out there. More →

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