Motorola President Rick Osterloh

Meet the man anointed to lead the new Motorola

By on April 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Meet the man anointed to lead the new Motorola

Now that Motorola is no longer a Google company (well, almost, as the Lenovo acquisition is not yet final) and Dennis Woodside, the former Googler named to lead it under Google, is now the COO of Dropbox, Motorola on Wednesday announced its next President and COO will be Rick Osterloh. More →

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Moto X+1 Release Date

Moto’s next flagship may have a leather back

By on April 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Moto’s next flagship may have a leather back

A new Moto X flagship handset is due “soon” @evleaks has revealed in a new tweet, with Motorola expected to launch a “Moto X+1” device according to the leaker who has an accurate track record when reporting on unreleased mobile devices. However, actual launch details for the new Android handset are yet to be revealed. More →

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Just as it’s getting dumped onto Lenovo, Motorola finally has a hit smartphone

Just as it’s getting dumped onto Lenovo, Motorola finally has a hit smartphone

By on March 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

For a while we’ve said that Motorola’s Moto G is one of the best smartphone bargains in the world and now it looks like consumers in several different countries agree. The latest report from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the Moto G has been a big seller in the United Kingdom, where it’s helped Motorola’s share from the market go from practically nothing to 6% this past quarter. The Moto G’s success has also helped propel Android to having a market share of roughly 69% in the five biggest European markets of the U.K., France, Germany Italy and Spain. More →

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Moto 360 Design Pictures

Amazing Moto 360 smartwatch shown in more detailed images

By on March 25, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Amazing Moto 360 smartwatch shown in more detailed images

Motorola’s recently unveiled Android Wear-based Moto 360 is definitely a hot product – at least on paper, as the smartwatch is yet to be officially released – and the device has been shown in more images, with Motorola revealing more details about it. The Moto 360 will come with replaceable watchbands, allowing users to customize the appearance of their devices, SlashGear reports, with Motorola showcasing several designs including metal, leather and rubber. Watchfaces will also be customizable to match the chosen bands.
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Motorola Phablet vs iPhone 6 Release Date

Motorola phablet tipped to launch in time for the bigger iPhone 6

By on March 24, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Motorola phablet tipped to launch in time for the bigger iPhone 6

Motorola will reportedly launch a 6-inch phablet this year at some point in the third quarter, a source familiar with the matter revealed on Weibo, although an actual release date for the handset has not been offered. Hardware details for such a Motorola big-screen smartphone have not been shared either, with a previous rumor claiming that a Motorola Xplay handset in the works for 2014 may have a 6.3-inch display. However, G for Games reports the same source has provided accurate details about other Motorola devices in the past, and has recently revealed certain credible tidbits about Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch.
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Moto 360 Specs OLED Display

First rumored specs for the awesome Moto 360 smartwatch emerge

By on March 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

First rumored specs for the awesome Moto 360 smartwatch emerge

The Moto 360 is a beautiful Android Wear-based smartwatch that Motorola wants to launch this year, but the company has not actually revealed many details about it when it comes to hardware. In a recent Hangouts interview, Motorola talked about design inspiration, hinted that the device will have great battery life and revealed it won’t have a microUSB charging port, but will instead rely on a secret battery-charging technology. More →

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Motorola Moto 360 Design

How Motorola came up with its beautiful Moto 360 design

By on March 19, 2014 at 3:31 PM.

How Motorola came up with its beautiful Moto 360 design

Motorola’s Moto 360 is the best-looking smartwatch we’ve seen so far, as it’s ditched the boxy square frame used by watches such as the Galaxy Gear and the Pebble in favor of a more stylish and elegant round display. The Verge has scored an interview with Motorola design chief Jim Wicks, who said that he and his team weren’t satisfied with anything they created until they literally started thinking outside the box by building a round display. More →

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Moto 360 Release Date

Moto 360 watch might be too gorgeous for its own good

By on March 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Moto 360 watch might be too gorgeous for its own good

Motorola on Tuesday unveiled a gorgeous Moto 360 smartwatch that will be powered by Google’s newly announced Android Wear operating system. But the device may be too good-looking for its own good when it comes to production and sales, a new report suggests. More →

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Google Android Wear Smartwatches

First Android Wear smartwatches set to drop next quarter

By on March 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

First Android Wear smartwatches set to drop next quarter

Google officially unveiled its plans for Android on wearable devices on Tuesday and both Motorola and LG are jumping right in with their own Android Wear-based watches that will release next quarter. Motorola, for its part, has just announced the Moto 360 smartwatch that will release this coming summer and will feature “a round face and premium materials” and will feel “comfortable and familiar on your wrist.” Meanwhile, Engadget says that LG’s G Watch will release next quarter and will likely be aggressively priced to entice more buyers to pick up their first-ever smartwatches. More →

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Moto G Republic Wireless Release Date

Moto G is coming to Republic Wireless for $149 off-contract

By on March 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Moto G is coming to Republic Wireless for $149 off-contract

Republic Wireless announced on Thursday that the affordable Moto G will be added to its lineup in April. The 8GB model of the Motorola smartphone will retail for $149 without a contract and its 16GB counterpart will cost $179. These prices aren’t quite as competitive as some of the other Moto G deals we’ve seen online, but Republic’s pricing plans are some of the best around, starting at just $5 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data on WiFi networks. More →

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Moto X College Collection Edition Deal

Now is the perfect time for college students to buy a Moto X

By on March 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Now is the perfect time for college students to buy a Moto X

Motorola on Friday announced new customization options for its Moto X flagship handset, including the College Collection that will offer students the option of purchasing a handset that comes in their beloved school colors.  More →

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Motorola Moto X and Moto G

Motorola says Google didn’t have any influence on Moto X or G

By on February 28, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Motorola says Google didn’t have any influence on Moto X or G

In a session at MWC 2014, three Motorola exec including senior vice president of Software Engineering Steve Horowitz, senior vice president of Supply Chain and Operations Mark Randall and product manager Rick Osterloh revealed that Google did not actually have any influence on Motorola products since the Search giant acquired the company, V3 reports. According to them, Google “rarely got involved with its product development or innovation efforts,” further reinforcing the idea that Google didn’t give Motorola special preference. More →

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