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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Motorola Droid Turbo Review

Droid Turbo review: Motorola had to leave Google to become the king of Android

Droid Turbo review: Motorola had to leave Google to become the king of Android

By on November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

The past few years have been crazy for Motorola. After the iPhone rocked the cell phone industry in 2007, Motorola was among the first companies to respond effectively, and it found success in the U.S. market when it launched the Droid with Verizon Wireless in late 2009. No companies were ready for Samsung and the double-digit billions it was prepared to spend on marketing in order to take over the Android market, however, and Motorola’s mobile phone business didn’t stand a chance.

Things seemed like they might turn around when Motorola Mobility was acquired by Google in 2011, but the company still couldn’t manage to set its devices apart from the crowd in any meaningful way. The Motorola division continued to lose money for Google until it was finally sold off to Lenovo in 2014.

While it remains to be seen whether or not Lenovo will help turn Motorola into a profitable cell phone company once again, there is no question that the once-great company hit its stride in 2014. In fact, Motorola’s latest Android phones are the best Android phones on the planet.

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Droid Turbo Battery Life Test

The Droid Turbo’s battery is just as beastly as you expected

By on October 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

The Droid Turbo’s battery is just as beastly as you expected

Verizon and Motorola earlier this week unveiled a brand new Droid-branded Android handset, the Droid Turbo that packs monster specs and equally impressive battery life. The handset packs a gigantic 3,900mAh battery that Motorola says can deliver up to 48 hours of “mixed usage” including standby time, and Phone Arena just proved that the Droid Turbo is the king of the hill when it comes to battery life. More →

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Motorola Lenovo Acquisition Response

The biggest reason Android fans should be happy Lenovo bought Motorola

By on October 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

The biggest reason Android fans should be happy Lenovo bought Motorola

If you were worried that Motorola changing hands after its recent $2.9 billion acquisition by Lenovo would affect its products in any meaningful way: don’t be. Motorola has managed to avoid much of the bloatware and the unwanted features that have pervaded phones from other vendors, and it’s going to stay that way. That’s the message Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh wanted to convey in a recent blog post on the Motorola blog. More →

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Droid Turbo James Franco TV Commercial

James Franco’s strange Droid Turbo ad makes even HTC’s Robert Downey Jr. spots look good

By on October 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

James Franco’s strange Droid Turbo ad makes even HTC’s Robert Downey Jr. spots look good

Motorola’s next flagship handset for Verizon has appeared in many leaks before becoming official, including a TV commercial that’s starring none other than famed actor James Franco, who delivers a rather strange Droid Turbo promo message. More →

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Droid Turbo Feature Videos

These videos break down the Droid Turbo’s coolest features one by one

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

These videos break down the Droid Turbo’s coolest features one by one

This week, Verizon Wireless unveiled the Droid Turbo, a carrier exclusive from Motorola with an impressive spec sheet to rival the best Android smartphones on the market. We had a chance to get our hands on this surprising addition to Motorola’s holiday slate on Tuesday, but if that wasn’t enough for you, Verizon has uploaded a series of videos highlighting some of the features of the Droid Turbo as well. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Review

Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo

Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Motorola’s new Droid Turbo came from out of nowhere when it first leaked last month, and now the handset is official. We have repeatedly referred to it as the surprise of the fall season and now that it’s here, everything we knew from leaks and rumors that began trickling out just a short while ago has been confirmed: Motorola and Verizon Wireless’ new Droid smartphone is an absolute beast.

Following the device’s unveiling during a Verizon press conference on Tuesday, I spent some time with the new Droid Turbo to see how it stacks up against the competition. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Release Date Specs

Motorola and Verizon unleash the Droid Turbo, a big new phone with specs to die for

By on October 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Motorola and Verizon unleash the Droid Turbo, a big new phone with specs to die for

Although the original Motorola Droid was a solid hit that helped put Android on the map in the U.S., the brand has since taken a backseat to other big-name Android phones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Verizon and Motorola on Tuesday did their best to put the Droid back in the spotlight with the new Droid Turbo, a big new phone with some of the most powerful specs you’ll see in a device this year. More →

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Verizon Event Droid Turbo

Live coverage: Verizon unveils the powerful new Droid Turbo smartphone

Live coverage: Verizon unveils the powerful new Droid Turbo smartphone

By on October 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Just when you thought you had seen all of the great new smartphones launching ahead of the holidays this year, Verizon and Motorola had to go ahead and throw us all for a loop. In late September, a powerful and mysterious new Motorola phablet began to leak and needless to say, it caught our eye. The more we learned the more intrigued we grew, and now it looks like the Droid Turbo will end up being one of the most impressive Android smartphones of the year.

Now, after weeks of leaks and rumors, the wait is finally almost over. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Leaked Pictures

Leaked pics give us a fresh look at Motorola’s next hot smartphone

By on October 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Leaked pics give us a fresh look at Motorola’s next hot smartphone

Motorola’s Droid Turbo isn’t getting the same level of hype as other Android flagships released so far this year, in part because the device seems destined to be a Verizon exclusive. That said, it still looks like it’s going to be a great smartphone with killer specs that are even better than the 2014 Moto X. Android Police draws our attention to newly leaked pictures posted by @MotoFirmware on Twitter that give us a fresh look at Motorola’s latest Droid. More →

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Verizon Event Droid Turbo

We’ll be live from Verizon’s big Droid Turbo unveiling tomorrow at 11:00AM!

By on October 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

We’ll be live from Verizon’s big Droid Turbo unveiling tomorrow at 11:00AM!

Just one short month ago, Android fans probably thought they knew everything there was to know about the hottest Android-powered smartphones on store shelves this holiday season. Then, seemingly from out of nowhere, a beastly unannounced Motorola smartphone began leaking and forced smartphone enthusiasts to second-guess their plans for the holidays.

On Tuesday, that beastly new smartphone becomes a reality. More →

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Droid Turbo Specs

Leaked photos show the incredible new Droid Turbo for the first time

By on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Leaked photos show the incredible new Droid Turbo for the first time

Yes, we already know just about all there is to know about Motorola’s upcoming new Droid Turbo smartphone, which will be unveiled next week by Verizon Wireless. Everything we know has leaked quite recently though, so some might consider the Droid Turbo to be the most surprising smartphone of the year. After all, no one expected one of the most sleek and powerful flagship smartphones of 2014 to come from Motorola, a company that recently turned its focus away from bleeding-edge tech and more toward customization and user experiences.

Now, the world has seemingly been given its first glimpse of an actual Motorola Droid Turbo smartphone powered on and in use. More →

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