Back in January, Lenovo announced that it was going to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for $US2.91 billion. Now, the deal is signed and sealed.
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Bluetooth earpieces have always stuck out. I mean they have literally stuck out of your ear. Perhaps they're not as much of a fashion faux pas as Google Glass, but there's definitely a stigma about them. To combat the cyborg look, some wearable manufacturers are building smartwatches, but Motorola also has a backup plan: a tiny, handsome earbud that can act like a personal assistant.
Finally, the long-rumoured six inches of pure, unfiltered Android (Lollipop!) just the way Google always intended. So how does Google's new Motorola-made flagship stack up to the other big dogs in phablet land? Let's take a look.
You are now entering the world of inexpensive smartphones. You're in the bargain bin, the bottom end, the cheapest of the cheap. Dispense with your expectations of blistering fast processors, pixel-heavy cameras, premium metal bodies, or 2K screens. Also, while you're at it, do away with the notion that "cheap" means "bad." I just tested the new Moto G, and it's surprisingly excellent.
We're anticipating a giant-sized, Moto X-inspired Nexus 6 any day from Google's camp, but new leaks appear to confirm the new Droid Turbo with an impressive amount of smartphone engineering from Motorola.
The Moto 360 is the best Android Wear watch, and it just got better. A recent update has done wonders for its battery life, which had been the biggest knock against it.
Well, well, well, look who's back? After all the Motorola-Google drama,it looks like a new Droid is on the way. The usually reliable Hellomotohk has shots of a brand-new Motorola handset, and it doesn't appear to be a China-exclusive phone.
The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn't matter that it was out-gunned in a lot of ways. Well, the 2014 model is here. Not only does it retain that same sublime user experience, it comes out guns blazing.
Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last. It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it's no longer clear if that's good enough.
Battery life is generally the slowest thing to test on a gadget, and it's almost always the toughest to get right. There's just no way to rush it, and there are just so many variables regarding how people use a particular gadget that it's always one of those "your mileage may vary" type of situations. Last week, some very early reviews of the Moto 360 smartwatch lambasted its weak battery performance. It's possible they may have jumped the gun.
More than any other gadget (yes, even smartphones), battery life for smartwatches are a huge selling point. Instead of being just another gadget tethered to another cord or charging dock, a longer battery life means more convenience for a wearable that for the past century never really required charging.
The leaks were not far off the mark when they said the second-gen Moto G would be hitting Australia in August. It took until September for the product to start appearing online, though you'll still have to wait a couple of weeks to get one as stock filters in.
While the Moto 360 was unquestionably the wearable of last week, Motorola quietly showed off a little something else. Something very little, in fact. The Moto Hint is a teeny-tiny Bluetooth headset, and it's the first I've seen that isn't actively stupid-looking. But it's not just for making calls — this is the new way to interact with your digital assistant.
Here at last! The Moto X was one of our favourite phones from last year, and now the sequel is here. It's called... the Moto X. Guess the X+1 thing was just a codename. Labels aside, we've spent a good half day with the new Moto X, and so far it lives up to the lofty promise of its name.
When Motorola first teased the Moto 360 back in June, it made us swoon. It was so damn pretty, even stalwart smartwatch refuseniks couldn't help but want one. That was just a demo mode though. Today, I've finally set one up and spent some real time with it. Good news: We're still just as excited about it.