Category: Motorola

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The Best Smartphones of 2013

In this year’s Best Of, we’re going to focus on our favourite smartphones, tablets, wearables and accessories. In our fourth instalment, we take a look at the best smartphones. This was the year of the “good cheap” smartphone. As parts prices dropped and operating systems matured, we saw sublime offerings from many companies, most notably Motorola and Nokia.

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The anguish of updates

Here we are, another year almost gone, and I am weeping into my Cheerios. Not literally, mind, but a proverbial stream of lost opportunities cascades to the ground, one for every unconsummated Android update. Overall, this has been a relatively good year for OEMs: HTC brought Android 4.3 to the One in relatively good time;

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Moto G discounted to $150 at Koodo Mobile

One of the best smartphone deals in Canada just got a little better. The Moto G is now on sale for $150 outright at Koodo Mobile with a plan, making it one of the finest deals around. Though Koodo is a sub-brand of TELUS, and caters to a more money-conscious consumer, the various plans still

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Motorola begins selling unlocked Moto G in the US with AWS support

Don’t be mad, but I have some disturbing news: Canadians are getting screwed out of one of the best smartphone deals today. The newly-refocused Google-owned OEM announced the Moto G earlier this month, and the unassuming Android smartphone has quickly become the low-cost handset to beat. In fact, Canada was one of the earliest markets

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Motorola taps 3D printing firm as first Project Ara partner

Motorola has firmed up how it plans to proceed with its modular smartphone future, Project Ara. Announced last month, Project Ara purports to make obsolete smartphones a thing of the past by allowing users to upgrade components piecemeal. Of course, the feasibility of such an endeavor is still up for debate — the cost of

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Moto G now available at TELUS and Koodo Mobile

Apart from the Nexus 5 from Google Play, the Moto G is one of the most affordable Android smartphones to ever hit the market. The Moto G is Motorola’s newest smartphone and a sister phone to the flagship Moto X. As expected, TELUS and Koodo Mobile have exclusively made the Moto G available today —

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Moto G launching in Canada on November 22nd

Motorola’s discounted answer to the Moto X, the mid-range and incredibly affordable Moto G, was unveiled last week. Both TELUS and Koodo Mobile will be bringing this to their customers and promised we’d see it launch sometime “this month.” According to an internal doc we received, the official release date will Friday, November 22nd. As for

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Motorola to upgrade Rogers and Fido RAZR HD LTE to KitKat

Motorola has already promised to update both the Moto X and the new Moto G to Android OS 4.4 KitKat “in the coming weeks.” We’ll most likely see these arrive in Canada sometime in January, but if you’re rocking an older device there is a solid amount of hope for you. According to Motorola’s device

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Hands-on with the Moto G

Motorola debuted a $400 phone for $200 this week, shortly after Google debuted a $550 phone for $350. If you think this is coincidental, or is the last time you’ll see the companies undercut their competitors, you’ve got another thing coming.