Tag: Motorola

Lenovo confirms Motorola event at Mobile World Congress

Now that CES has come and gone, the next big event in mobile technology is the annual Mobile World Congress in Spain. While all manufacturers don’t necessarily make big announcements or releases devices during this event, many will use the gathering of many mobile industry players to debut new devices or accessories. A few big…

Moto G5 Plus prototype leaks via European sales listing

The Moto G5 Plus may have just made one of its first appearances online via OLX, a European equivalent of Craigslist or Kijiji. The listing shows what appeared to be a clearly marked prototype with the price set at approximately $500 CAD. The translated sales text states that the device has a 5.5-inch Full HD…

Moto X leaked renders show lack of modular compatibility

A leaked render of the what is reportedly Motorola’s newest Moto X series device has emerged courtesy of mobile tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, showing a relatively chunky handset with micro-USB charging, a headphone jack and no pins or indentation for the use of Moto Mods, the modular accessories debuted with the Moto Z and Z Play….

Rogers, Telus and Bell start rolling Android Nougat to the Moto Z

Update – 2017/1/3: Bell customers are now reporting the Nougat update is available to Moto Z users. Update 2016/12/22: A number of Telus customers are now reporting that they’ve been able to download Nougat to their Moto Z. After pushing Android 7.0 to the LG G5 earlier in the week, Rogers has started to do…

Motorola aims to release at least a dozen Moto Mods in 2017

When I reviewed the Moto Z back in October, one of the questions I asked myself was “how much support would Motorola’s new modular phone get?” After all, it didn’t make sense to recommend Canadian consumers go out and buy the Moto Z if the then current crop of Moto Mods was to be the…

Could this be a new version of the Moto Z?

It feels like the Moto Z was just released, but if recent leaked images are any indication, the smartphone could be in for a refresh already. Earlier this month TechDroider published images of a reported forthcoming 2017 iteration of the Moto Z, though some questioned the legitimacy of the photos. Now, however, additional photos of…

Motorola won’t release an Android Wear smartwatch in 2016

Motorola will not release a new Moto 360 model to coincide with the launch of Android Wear 2.0 next year, the company confirmed today. In a statement issued to The Verge, Shakil Barkat, the head of product development at Motorola, said the company doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch]…

The Moto Z will be first third-party Android smartphone to get Daydream support

Motorola’s latest flagship smartphone, the Moto Z, will be the first third-party Android device to support Google’s Daydream, the company announced today. Motorola will begin rolling out Android Nougat to Verizon-branded Moto Z Force and Moto Z smartphones “this week.” The update will also make both devices compatible with Google’s recently released Daydream View headset….

Lenovo announces the China-bound Moto M

After a number of leaks, Motorola’s latest smartphone, the Moto M, has appeared on the company’s Chinese website. Currently exclusive to the Chinese market, the approximately $400 CAD smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, octa-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, back-facing fingerprint sensor, a sizeable 3,060mAh battery, 16megapixel…

Leaked Moto M images confirms unannounced smartphone’s design and specs

Motorola’s Moto M has leaked so many times over the last few weeks that we essentially know everything about the smartphone, despite the fact that it hasn’t been announced yet. Images stemming from Nowhereelse.fr from an unknown source, show off press renders of the smartphone that include details like specs and features, confirming much of what…

Motorola plans to foster Moto Mod development with the help of Indiegogo

For the future of Moto Mods, it appears that Motorola is looking to Indiegogo. With the concept of modular smartphones already almost dead following the cancellation of Google’s Project Ara and LG admitting that the G5 was a sales disaster, Motorola is the only company left standing living the modular dream. Though all of Motorola’s launch Moto…

Newly leaked Moto M may take the Android smartphone battery life crown

A new Motorola device has just leaked courtesy of tech blog Krispitech. The unannounced smartphone will reportedly ship with a Snapdragon 625 processor, up to 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, rear-facing fingerprint sensor and, wait for it, a massive 5,100mAh battery. According to TechDroider, the Moto M is designed to replace Motorola’s existing Moto…

Is this the new Moto X?

Not one to ever take a week off, perennial device leaker Evan Blass has uploaded an image of a new unreleased device. On Tuesday morning, Blass posted the image you see below. Beyond the simple hashtag “#mysterymoto,” the VentureBeat editor didn’t provide a lot of information on the unnamed device. However, when compared to past Motorola…

Here’s the list of Motorola smartphones that will get Android 7.0 in Canada

Leave it to Motorola to make an important announcement like its Android 7.0 upgrade list on the same day as Google’s Pixel keynote. At almost the exact time former Moto chief Rick Osterloh introduced the world to Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the Lenovo-owned company dropped its list of Nougat-eligible phones. At first blush,…

USB Implementers Forum creates standard for removing 3.5mm headphone jack

The USB Implementers Forum published USB Audio Device Class 3.0 recently, which standardizes audio over a USB-C Interface. This gives audio-makers the standard they need to follow in Apple’s footsteps by removing the 3.5mm headphone jack in their devices and enabling audio through the USB-C port. Documents from the agreement state that battery life could…

Moto Z Play review: More than enough battery to power the modular future

The idea of modularity, pioneered by Google’s scrapped Project Ara, is a noble one. Consumers buy the smartphone they need, and choose modular additions to achieve the smartphone they want. Apart from the ill-fated LG G5, Lenovo’s Motorola is now the only company to come to market with a fairly well-realized version of this concept…

Lenovo reportedly lays off hundreds from its Motorola division

After a leak was posted today in Droid-Life reporting that hundreds of Motorola employees had just been fired, Lenovo confirmed to The Verge that it has let go “less than two percent of its 55,000 employees.” The manufacturer wouldn’t divulge exactly how many of those approximately 1,100 jobs were slashed from Motorola in particular, however. The…