iPhone 6 vs. Nexus 6 Fingerprint Sensor

The Nexus 6 is missing a major feature and it’s all Apple’s fault

By on January 26, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

The Nexus 6 is missing a major feature and it’s all Apple’s fault

After previous reports suggested that at least one version of the Nexus 6 would come with a built-in fingerprint sensor that would put the handset on par with similar offerings from Apple and Samsung, a former prominent Google and Motorola exec has confirmed the feature was supposed to be included in the Nexus 6, but blamed Apple for not being able to pull it off. More →

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Moto X Review

The only smartphone that gets better-looking with age

By on January 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

The only smartphone that gets better-looking with age

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 →

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Google Acquisitions

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

By on January 20, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

Google’s massive annual revenues are achieved thanks largely to its advertising network, but did you know the key acquisition the company made to build the network it runs today was only its third-largest acquisition? Did you know that YouTube, the biggest video network on the planet and the second most trafficked website in the world (behind google.com), was only Google’s fourth most expensive deal?

The Mountain View, California-based company has a long history of spending huge sums of money on big forward-looking bets. Some of those bets pay off in a huge way, obviously, while others never really end up panning out. Let’s take a look back at the 10 biggest acquisitions Google has ever made. More →

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Motorola 3,000mAh Power Pack Sale

Amazing deal: You can now buy Motorola’s $50 3,000mAh Power Pack for just $9

By on January 9, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Amazing deal: You can now buy Motorola’s $50 3,000mAh Power Pack for just $9

Want a great battery pack for your phone? Even better, do you want to get one for the super-low price of just $8.99? Droid Life brings us word that eBay is having a deal on the Motorola 3,000mAh Power Pack on Friday that will cut its price all the way down from $50 to just under $9. Even better, if you feel like getting a two-pack of these battery packs, you can get them for just $14.99 on Friday. More →

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Moto 360 MotoMaker

Could this be the Moto 360’s trump card over the Apple Watch?

By on January 8, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Could this be the Moto 360’s trump card over the Apple Watch?

At the moment, there aren’t many smartwatches on the market that compete with the Moto 360 when it comes to user interface and design. It’s a well-made product and showpiece for Android Wear, but with the Apple Watch right around the corner, Motorola wants to ensure that the Moto 360 retains its status as the wearable to beat. More →

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64GB Moto X Pure Edition Price

Motorola celebrates the New Year with a new, even better version of the Moto X

By on January 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Motorola celebrates the New Year with a new, even better version of the Moto X

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 →

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Moto 360 Hilarious TV Video Ads

Motorola keeps churning out funny Moto 360 video ads

By on December 10, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Motorola keeps churning out funny Moto 360 video ads

After releasing in the past few days no less than four short TV commercials for the Moto 360 smartwatch, Motorola is back with two more video ads for its wearable device, part of the A Watch for Our Times campaign. The new ads, titled Couple and Architect, follow the same script as the previous ones, putting a funny spin on “classy” commercials you expect to see on TV for watches. More →

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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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Amazon Motorola Moto G (2014) Sale

Amazon just made 2014’s best smartphone bargain even better

By on December 9, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Amazon just made 2014’s best smartphone bargain even better

While Best Buy is currently offering a special deal on Motorola’s Verizon-only Droid Turbo flagship device, Amazon has a different Motorola deal in its online store and is targeting users looking for an affordable unlocked Android handset. More →

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Best Buy Motorola Droid Turbo Sale

Best Buy has a killer deal on one of Motorola’s hottest phones of the year

By on December 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Best Buy has a killer deal on one of Motorola’s hottest phones of the year

Best Buy has a special deal on one of Motorola’s best phones of the year and is offering buyers either a $100 or a $150 Best Buy gift card with each purchase, depending on certain conditions. More →

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Moto 360 Hilarious TV Commercials

You absolutely must check out these hilarious new Moto 360 commercials

By on December 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

You absolutely must check out these hilarious new Moto 360 commercials

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch is one of the most exciting Android Wear devices available in stores, and the company released four new short ads this week to further promote the Android Wear gadget. Instead of focusing only on the Moto 360’s design or actual features of the smartwatch, Motorola does a fine job mocking classy watch commercials in these short hilarious ads. More →

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Nexus 6-like Motorola Droid Phablet

Motorola is reportedly building an even more impressive version of the Nexus 6

By on December 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Motorola is reportedly building an even more impressive version of the Nexus 6

Motorola just launched two high-end Android handsets, including the Droid Turbo and the Nexus 6 — the latter in partnership with Google — but the company isn’t done releasing hot Android devices. Droid Forums has learned that Motorola is developing an even better Nexus 6 version, and it will be sold as a Droid-branded device. More →

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