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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 Launches the Moto M in India for Rs. 15,999 (~$240)

We first heard about rumors of the Moto M back in August of this year. At the time, it was rumored to be a smartphone with a 4.6" display, but that isn't the device that made it to market. A few weeks later we saw the Moto M receive TENAA certification in China and giving...

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...

[CORRECTION] Lenovo P2 Spec Leaks Point to SD-625 SoC and 5,100 mAh Battery

Lenovo seems to have a surprise in store for the upcoming holiday season. The Motorola Moto M has had its fair share of leaks for a while, but based on what we've learned so far, the device seemed to be just another low-end device. Interest in the device was recently renewed, however, with new reports...

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...

Weekly Debrief

In this week's news we have Motorola phones getting nougat, new Google products announced, and Samsung continues to have trouble with exploding phones. Here are some of the best articles of the week. A Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Caught Fire on Southwest Airlines While this incident doesn’t mean the new, replacement Galaxy Note 7 units are having...

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...

Moto Z Receives Official TWRP Support

The Moto Z is just starting to get in the hands of customers and we're already seeing community developers releasing mods for the device. This build of TWRP for the Moto Z is being maintained by kaneawk, and it is for the device with the codename Griffin (not Sheridan). There aren't any special instructions required to get this...

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...