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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.

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...

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...

The Lenovo Moto G4 Signals the Fall of a Kingdom

On a fateful day in November 2013, an Android giant released a humble device, one which could not stand up to the knights and princes of the Android world. Little did they expect that this humble little device to become the best selling smartphone the company had ever seen. Such was the tale of the Motorola Moto...

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...