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.
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;
If you’ve been waiting for Motorola to further improve the camera experience on the Moto G (and, soon, the Moto X), your wishes have been fulfilled. The company released an update to the Moto G camera app, which it made available on Google Play earlier this year, that brings one-touch exposure and focus bracketing. The regular
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
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
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
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 —
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
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
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.