Motorola Migrate Google Play Wireless Transfer

Video: Motorola makes it easier than ever to dump your iPhone for a Moto X

By on January 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Video: Motorola makes it easier than ever to dump your iPhone for a Moto X

If the only thing holding you back from switching to Android is the inconvenience of having to start over on a new phone, Motorola has developed a solution for you. Motorola Migrate is the simplest way to transfer all of your data from your old phone over to a new one, whether you’re upgrading from one Android device to another, or ditching iOS and converting. To transfer from Android to Android, simply download the device on both phones, use your old phone to scan the QR code on your new phone, and it will send all of your information to your new phone wirelessly. iOS to Android is just as easy: sign in to your iCloud and Google accounts, and all of your contacts, photos, videos and text messages will be transferred from one to the other. Check out a video of the app in action below. More →

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Moto G Google Play Edition Price

World’s biggest smartphone bargain now just $179 on Google Play

By on January 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

World’s biggest smartphone bargain now just $179 on Google Play

It might not be the most significant upgrade in the history of exclusive Google Play releases, but on Tuesday Google made the unlocked Moto G available on its store for the same price as every other retailer. The Moto G Google Play edition release features the same 4.5-inch display, the same quad-core processor and the same $179 price as other Moto G models. The only perceivable difference between the new phone and its predecessor is the Google Play edition’s ability to “quickly receive updates of the latest Android software.” If you were already planning to pick up Motorola’s affordable, unlocked Moto G but you hadn’t decided where to buy it from, Google just made the decision that much easier.

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Motorola Moto G Price Cut

Is this the best smartphone bargain of 2014?

By on January 2, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Is this the best smartphone bargain of 2014?

The world is filled with dirt-cheap smartphones but how many of them are actually worth buying? Nokia’s Lumia 520 has shown itself to be a very good option for budget-minded smartphone buyers but Motorola’s recently released Moto G might be the best bargain yet. Engadget notes that Best Buy has started selling the Verizon version of the Moto G for only $99 off contract, which is a pretty stellar deal for a device that includes a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera and that is due to receive an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat this month. Between this and the recent Moto X price cut, it looks like Motorola is getting much more aggressive about competing on price as it faces very stiff competition from rival Android vendors.

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Moto X Off-Contract Price Drop

The Moto X now costs just $399 off contract

By on January 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

The Moto X now costs just $399 off contract

If you missed Motorola’s Cyber Monday sale on the the company’s flagship Moto X, but are still looking to get your hands on the phone at a reasonable price, you’re in luck. Motorola announced on Wednesday that the price of its hero phone without a contract has dropped to $399 to ring in the new year. This is not a promotion or a limited-time offer — according to a post on the Motorola Blog, the $100 price drop will be permanent. The price is currently available at every major U.S. carrier, and pairs especially well with AT&T’s new Mobile Share Value plans, which promise to save customers with unsubsidized phones up to $130 a month depending on data allotment. The full note from Motorola Senior Vice President Rick Osterloh follows below. More →

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Motorola Project Ara Moto Maker Release

Video: How Moto Maker is paving the way for fully modular smartphones

By on December 9, 2013 at 4:45 PM.

Video: How Moto Maker is paving the way for fully modular smartphones

The idea of owning a modular phone with affordable, replaceable parts was nothing more than a pipe dream just months ago, but Motorola’s Project Ara might make that dream come true in the not-too-distant future. In an interview with YouTube personality Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said he doesn’t know if Motorola will be able to have a product on the market in the next 12 months, but the prototype is already “pretty close” to what Dave Hakkens imagined in his Phonebloks concept video. More →

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Moto X Sale

Motorola says sorry for botching Moto X sale, will offer $349 deal again

By on December 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

Motorola says sorry for botching Moto X sale, will offer $349 deal again

Android fans were not happy on Cyber Monday when one of the best deals around for an Android smartphone was practically impossible to take advantage of. Motorola announced last week that it would offer its customizable hero phone, the Moto X, for just $349 off contract. The deal would bring the great handset’s price down to the same level as Google’s Nexus 5, making it a fantastic option for smartphone buyers who don’t want to be tethered to a carrier with a service contract but also don’t want to buy into one of carriers’ scammy new accelerated upgrade plans. The only problem, of course, was that Motorola’s Moto Maker website, where buyers need to go to design and purchase their Moto X handsets, was down almost all day on Monday. More →

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Moto X Cyber Monday Sale

Motorola hacks $150 off the Moto X’s price for Cyber Monday

By on November 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM.

Motorola hacks $150 off the Moto X’s price for Cyber Monday

Motorola really, really wants you to buy a Moto X. Motorola announced on its Google+ page Wednesday that it will knock a full $150 from the off-contract price of the Moto X for one day next week as part of its Cyber Monday deal. The deal includes letting buyers custom-design their own Moto X using the Moto Maker feature, so for $350 you can buy someone a custom-made smartphone with their favorite colors and a personal engraving with no carrier contract obligations. Motorola has been struggling to sell its new flagship device, which reportedly only sold 500,000 units last quarter despite a major marketing push from Google, so don’t be surprised to see more Moto X fire sales in the coming weeks.

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Motorola Moto G Release Date

Motorola announces the Moto G at dirt-cheap $179 off-contract price

By on November 13, 2013 at 9:22 AM.

Motorola announces the Moto G at dirt-cheap $179 off-contract price

This is what many people were expecting the iPhone 5c would be like. Motorola on Wednesday announced its new Moto G smartphone, a budget alternative to its Moto X flagship phone that offers mid-range specs for a dirt-cheap $179 off-contract price. Among other things, the device features a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera. The device will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but Motorola says that it will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat by January 2014. Motorola says that its goal is to sell a quality smartphone to consumers in emerging markets who can’t afford high-end devices such as the Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5s. The phone will launch in many European markets starting on Thursday but won’t come to the United States until January.

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Motorola Moto G

Motorola’s desperation

Motorola’s desperation

By on November 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM.

According to Strategy Analytics, Motorola sold 500,000 Moto X handsets in the third quarter. If true, this would be nothing short of a disaster. Just a few years ago, Motorola’s Droid could sell one million units in its launch month alone. Motorola’s competitiveness in its core U.S. market has eroded at a scary speed, while the company has effectively pulled out of growth markets like Brazil and India. This is a problem, because smartphone volume growth in America has dropped to zero. More →

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Moto X Moto Maker Availability

Customizable Moto X now available at all four major U.S. carriers

By on November 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

Customizable Moto X now available at all four major U.S. carriers

If you know someone whose Christmas wish list includes owning a customized smartphone with their favorite colors and personal engravings, you can now get one for them as long as they’re a customer at a major American wireless carrier. Motorola announced on Monday that it has expanded its Moto Maker availability to customers at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Moto Maker, which until now has been an exclusive for AT&T subscribers, lets users custom-design their Moto X smartphones and choose from features such as colors, engravings and signature wallpapers. Motorola says that the customizable version of the device will be available for just $99.99 down with a two-year service contract for a limited time at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

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Motorola Moto G Picture Leaked

Motorola’s Moto X purportedly shown on its way to all carriers [updated]

By on November 8, 2013 at 9:05 PM.

Motorola’s Moto X purportedly shown on its way to all carriers [updated]

Motorola’s mid-range version of the Moto X is still in the work and if leaked pictures are any indication, Motorola is getting ready to make some new announcements about its flagship device as well. @evleaks has posted a picture that purportedly shows the Moto X in four different colors — blue, cyan, magenta and white — on its way to being announced for all U.S. carriers. Currently, the Moto Maker, which is a website on which users can design custom color combinations for the Moto X, is only available for AT&T models. Motorola’s mid-range offering, the Moto G, will reportedly join the Moto X on November 13th and feature a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, a 4.7-inch display at 720p resolution, a 1950 mAh battery and either 8GB or 16GB of storage. More →

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Motorola Smart Tattoo Patent

Motorola files patent for terrifying ‘smart tattoo’ technology

By on November 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

Motorola files patent for terrifying ‘smart tattoo’ technology

Google’s creepier tendencies have clearly made an impression on Motorola, which has now started filing patents for technologies you’d expect to see in Philip K. Dick stories. Engadget has spotted a new Motorola patent application for a kind of “smart tattoo” that basically involves tattooing a microphone to a user’s throat that will then send voice commands to their smartphones and tablets. The idea behind this terrifying creation is to have a microphone that will more easily pick up users’ voice commands and eliminate background noise that could make using voice functionality on your smartphone inconvenient. As weird as this all sounds, we have to admit that the smart tattoo idea is still less creepy than Google’s earlier proposal for password pills.

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