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Motorola Unveils the Moto E3 and Moto G4 Play for UK

The Moto E series from Motorola's portfolio was due for an upgrade, and it has finally received it. Meet the new Moto E, a device that is to shoulder Motorola's low-end legacy for 2016. So what has changed with the Moto E? For starters, the Moto E now comes with a 5" HD display. That's a decent...

The Moto Z is the Latest Phone to Suffer the Dwindling Hype of Far-Off Releases

When we talk flagships, we mean just that: devices that are top of the line, competing with the best of the best. OEMs try and put the best set of features that they believe would put their device on the top, sneaking in a compromise or two in areas where the normal consumer would not...

The Modular Moto Z Range Has Arrived

At the Lenovo Tech World 2016, Lenovo unveiled the second head turner of the day, the Moto Z and all of its brethren. Before we move on to the nitty-gritty about the devices, take a look at a quick spec sheet of the announced devices, below: Moto Z Moto Z Force Android Version 6.0.1 Marshmallow 6.0.1 Marshmallow Chipset Snapdragon 820 -- 2.2...

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Design Leaks; Dimple got Nerfed

When Google bought Motorola back in August 2011, people expected to be greeted by the best experience that Android could offer, with Google on the software side and Motorola on the hardware end. But when Google sold off Motorola in 2014 to Lenovo, such hopes were left unfulfilled. Motorola's Moto G was one of the best...

Bye, Bye Moto(rola)! Motorola Is Going to Be Phased Out

According to Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh, the Motorola name will fade from phones within the next few months. Lenovo, which is the owner of Motorola Mobility, will still use the Moto brand for its high-end phones and homegrown Vibe for cheaper headsets. Motorola was one of the most important brands in cellular telephones' history....

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Motorola Announces Verizon-Exclusive Droid Maxx 2 And Droid Turbo 2

Motorola, in collaboration with Verizon, took centre stage today to unveil two new entrants to the Droid lineup, the mid-ranger Droid Maxx 2 and the top specced Droid Turbo 2. Starting off with the Droid Maxx 2, this phone is essentially a carrier-branded version of the Moto X Play, bearing the same design and aesthetics along...

A Personal Step Forward of a Phone: Moto X Pure Edition Quick Review

Few electronics companies have a history as long and as storied as Motorola. The OEM just recently celebrated its 87th birthday. In 1983 the FCC approved the first commercial cell phone from Motorola: They DynaTAC 8000X. The following 30 plus years were a roller coaster of highs and lows. Today, the former American brand is...

The Low-End Gap: Quick Updates After Motorola’s Betrayal

The mobile industry, as it currently stands, is flooded with Android smartphones. Whether you wish to get the best of the current specs, or just want a useable phone that can do basic smartphone activities without sweating itself, there’s a plethora of devices out there to satisfy most needs. But those on a tight budget usually...

Opinion: Fit and Finish Work Best With a Focus on In-Hand Feel

Frequent XDA readers might remember my Note5 review, which came out not too long ago. Since that was published, I’ve been testing other devices and have not been able to “daily drive” the Samsung's shiny phablet for further testing -- a particular frustration given the ROM scene is starting to pick up thanks to dedicated...

Where Do Successful Manufacturers Still Go Wrong?

If there's an area you think an OEM consistently does badly in, now's the time to share... Even our favorite phones have issues; little bugbears that grow in annoyance as time goes by, problems that we hope will be fixed via a software update or hardware refresh in the next edition. But what happens when the manufacturer fails to...

Hello Moto, What Are You Doing? – An Opinion on Motorola’s Transformations

Let's talk, for a minute, about Motorola. Moto's had its ups and downs. In fact, the farther back you go in its history, the more a trend of booms and busts emerges. From the RAZR to the original Droid to the Moto X, Motorola seems to have a penchant for releasing brilliant, mass-market products—premium enough...