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Motorola is an American electronics company. Motorola was one of the first manufacturers to adopt Android, releasing its first device in 2009. The Motorola DROID was Verizon’s first Android phone. Motorola was acquired by Google in 2011, then sold to Lenovo in 2014. Visit the Motorola forums.

Report: Lenovo Underestimated Motorola Revival Efforts at Time of Purchase

Back in 2014, Google shocked the Android enthusiast community briefly when it decided to sell off Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. Many had hoped that Motorola would be Google's smartphone hardware division, becoming the prime example of how Android's software can be used in harmony with affordable hardware. With Lenovo coming into the picture, we realized that...

Leaked Render Could Reveal an Unannounced Motorola Device for 2017

OnLeaks, in collaboration with Android Authority, has released a render for an upcoming, unreleased Motorola smartphone. As with most of OnLeaks' reveals, this render is based on factory CADs and thus any details are filled in by an artist to best reproduce what the end product should look like. At first, this device was reported as...

Moto Mod Hackathon Winners Include HiDef Audio Mod, Gamepad Mod, and a Skin Care Mod

(Feature Image Credits: Motorola) Earlier this week, we argued that the Motorola Moto Z quietly transformed smartphone modularity. Although the Moto Z family is far from the true modularity promised by the likes of the now-defunct Google Ara project, Motorola's attempt demonstrated that the concept is indeed viable. We had mentioned that Motorola was committed to supporting Moto...

The Moto Z Quietly Flew under the Radar, but it Transformed Smartphone Modularity

At a time where smartphone enthusiasts long for OEMs to return to the days of spectacular and unique smartphone designs, the Lenovo-Motorola Moto Z and its brethren were some of the most anticipated phones going into 2016. Ever since Google took on the Project Ara mantle, there was renewed focus on smartphone modularity. Many enthusiasts were bracing...

Motorola: Expect to See 12 New Moto Mods in 2017

This was the year of the modular smartphones. Many were hoping for Google's Project ARA to see the light of day until reports said the project had been put on hold. LG started a big campaign with the launch of the LG G5, and were inviting developers to check out their modular system. Lenovo/Motorola even jumped into the game...

Moto and Updates: More Planned Obsolesce from Lenovo’s Motorola

Planned obsolescence is a tricky grey area in every field. Advancements in science and technology allow equipment and components to last longer and perform reliably, but these improvements also have a very direct short-term impact on the sales of your future devices. After all, if the previous device is still working, that is one less compelling...

Motorola Announces Which Phones will Receive Android 7.0 Nougat

Motorola's reputation for fast and prompt OTA updates has been a bit shaky since they were acquired by Lenovo. There were times when Motorola would beat Google to the punch when it came to the latest Android update. They still do a respectable job with updates to some of their devices, but they have seemingly...

Motorola to Launch the Moto Z Series in India Next Month

When Motorola and Lenovo first announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, we were told the Force Droid variant would be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This is still the case, but we did recently see an unlocked version of the Moto Z go up for pre-order in the United Kingdom last month and this month in the...

Lenovo’s Motorola Moto M XT1662 Spotted at TENAA

Motorola has unveiled the Moto Z, the Moto G4 and the Moto E3 so far this year, with the entire range undergoing a refresh and compounding to cover almost every section of the pricing spectrum. But it seems that they're not done quite yet. Numerous leaks point towards a new lineup which will reportedly sit between the...

Gorilla Glass 5 and Shattered Expectations: Revisiting Old Solutions to Current Problems

Update: There was an issue with JerryRigEverything's initial scratch test which has since been corrected. The Note 7 is scratching at a Mohs of 6 like Corning stated, however that still is lower than the Mohs hardness of 7 that is recommended for watches and jewelry, meaning that the point of this article still stands. The...

The Modular Concept: Why a Change of Direction Is Needed

Have modular phones failed, is it too early to give up hope on what looked to be such a promising market? To set the stage, the LG G5 released as one of the first mainstream phones pushing a modular aspect. As LG’s yearly flagship it was priced as such and so were the modular components, at least...

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...