Motorola has already launched the majority of its smartphone output for the year, but the company is not finished with products entirely. It has now been announced that the Moto 360 2 will be launched September 8th, with Motorola?s parent company Lenovo sending out invites for a media event.
Motorola has not released many smartphone over the last few years, preferring to stick to a core few handsets in the Moto and DROID ranges... oh yes, there was also the Nexus 6. However, under Lenovo?s wing the company has more backing and security so can experiment with more smartphone releases. Which brings us nicely to the Motorola Bounce.
Motorola is widely expected to launch a follow-up to the Moto 360 smartwatch, which was probably the best Android Wear device so far. However, while we are plenty excited about that, we are also eager to see Motorola's other new wearable, an apparent Moto 360 Sport.
Motorola announced the frankly amazing Moto X Style (Pure Edition in the US) two weeks ago and impressed many with a smartphone flagship that is decked out for top specs and carries a stunning $400 price tag. There are so many things going for the Moto X Pure Edition that we think it will be a no brainer for many, and consumers will be able to get the handset on September 3rd. Motorola confirmed that launch date today while reiterating that the device will cost $399.99 at the base level.
Motorola launched three new smartphones yesterday, the amazing Moto X Style and Moto X Play and the third generation Moto G. We were fully expecting to be calling the 2015 Moto G amazing too, but we simply cannot as it is a mere incremental update over the previous models. That led to a debate in the office, has Motorola done enough with the new Moto G to ensure it remains one of the best budget devices on the market?
Motorola today announced the Moto X Style, a stunning flagship with a price of just $400. The company did not finish there with the surprises though and also launched the Moto X Play, a midrange device that also displays the Moto X name. The company is on a roll because the Play is a very well spec'd device that also packs a very enticing price tag, and in fact real compromises seem to be short.
A day after OnePlus launched its Flagship Killer, the OnePlus 2, the company suddenly has stern competition from Motorola after the US brand responded with the Moto X Style. This is the company's brand new flagship, but unlike previous entries in the Moto X series, this handset comes at an extremely affordable price and has specs to worry any other high end device, including the OnePlus 2.
Motorola's original Moto X flagship caused the company plenty of problems in the update process to Android Lollipop, making it among the last major Moto handsets to get the upgrade. Now the Android 5.1 software has been released it seems the Moto X is not being any less problematic as AT&T has been forced to suspend its scheduled update.
Motorola's original Moto G was such a triumphant blend of affordability and specs when it came to the company making a sequel (the 2014 Moto G) there was no need to change much. In fact, aside from a slightly slicker design and some minor spec changes, there is little to separate the first and second generation Moto G's. For the third edition (2015) Motorola may have to do a little more as there are now plenty of budget rivals out there.
Android Lollipop is finally rolling out for the original Motorola Moto X (2013 Edition), arriving in an additional 14 countries today. As we have written before, the Lollipop platform is so late coming to the original X that Motorola has skipped directly past build 5.0 to Android 5.1.