It is going to be a busy year for Motorola as the company is changing up just about every smartphone in its range, while the brand will also fall under Lenovo's wing after being sold by Google. Oh, and there is also the small matter of the Moto 360 Android Wear smart watch to come later this summer. Before all that though Motorola has something else to show us and this is out of the realms of science
If you are a Motorola fan then you may have noticed that silly season has started as a number of the company's core smartphones are up for renewal. That means the rumour mill is in full swing and we are hearing about upcoming replacements on an almost daily basis, including this, the apparent successor to the acclaimed Moto G.
Motorola has today revealed more about its Android 4.4.4 update for several devices by posting the changelog for the patch that is for the DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, and the DROID Mini.
The device you are seeing in the picture is rumoured to be the new Motorola flagship, the Moto X+1, and no the company is not going for a radical new design. That means you will not be using a tape covered smartphone as the sticky stuff is merely in place to make sure our prying eyes cannot make out too much detail
While the UK is considered the most important European market, Germany is also vital to a smartphone being successful. It is the biggest economy on the continent and the most populated country, and today it laid a ban on some of Motorola's handsets in the country.
With Motorola in limbo as the company awaits moving from Google to Lenovo, there has been speculation as to what would happen with its devices and its future with Android. One of the benefits of being under Google's wing was the Moto X and Moto G getting preference for Android updates
Moto Maker helped to put Motorola back on the map, while it also gives the flagship Moto X an edge that rivals devices simply do not have. However, Moto Maker was a US exclusive for a long time before rolling across the Atlantic to the UK. Now the service has arrived in Germany, just like Motorola promised it would way back in February.
At some point, the "You get what you pay for" saying can't be stretched any further. We've seen advancements in technology make features once thought high-end become requisite. How far can the Moto E push the boundaries of price and performance?
The manufacturing plant in Forth Worth, Texas, that Motorola built with Flextronics to assemble the Moto X is shutting down. One year after Motorola announced plans to build its smartphones within US borders as a cost-saving measure to rapidly assemble and distribute the Moto X smartphone, the plant is being decommissioned.
The Moto X was the rebellious phone that re-imagined the company, and the Moto G was the global device to bring the same ideas at a cheaper pricepoint. In that lineage, the Moto E might be seen as the emerging phone. It's even cheaper than the others and available at a bottom-barrel price tag.