Despite recently becoming more closely linked than ever, Motorola has finally been sold off by Google to Lenovo, months after the deal was first announced. In the deal, Google will retain Motorola's patents, although the company can license them even though it is now under Chinese company Lenovo's wing.
Verizon has today launched the Motorola built DROID Turbo, the carrier's exclusive flagship heavyweight. The exclusive smartphone business model is dying, but Verizon is still giving it a go and with the DROID Turbo the company has one of the very best smartphones on the market. Motorola has taken the best parts of the Moto X and the Motorola built Google Nexus 6 to build this device, and the DROID Turbo is at least every bit as good as those handsets.
Worried about whether your particular Motorola device is due to get the newly launched Android 5.0 Lollipop software update? Don't fear, because Motorola has created an upgrade guide where you can see if your device is in line to get the bump. The guide is very easy to use and keeps you in the loop.
While the wider Android Wear 4.4W2 update is rolling out with offline music, GPS, and other tweaks, Motorola has decided to give its Moto360 smartwatch even more attention. The company has thrown the proverbial kitchen sink at this latest patch and has included various enhancements including UI changes, improvement to battery life (yay), and more.
Motorola may be getting shipped out to Lenovo after Google sold the company, but it is still very close to Mountain View and particularly Android. That was in evidence yesterday as the two companies launched the fantastic Nexus 6 smartphone, the best handset Motorola of Google have ever made. Of course, the Nexus 6 is among the first devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Motorola has shown its commitment to the 5.0 cause today by detailing its plans for it other smartphones.
Another day brings another DROID Turbo leak as Motorola's Verizon exclusive smartphone draws ever nearer to release. This time we have been treated to the best image of the smartphone yet, revealing the front and rear of the handset. The leak comes from an anonymous source but seems to be official and tallies with previous looks of the DROID Turbo from last week.
We are pretty familiar with the upcoming DROID Turbo, so much so that there will have to be a fairly substantial surprise at launch for this not to be everything we expect it to be. The Motorola built Verizon exclusive smartphone has been oft leaked and today Big Red itself is offering a concrete date for its launch.
We got a bit of an official look at the upcoming DROID Turbo this week when a user guide PDF from Verizon leaked, showing the specs and the design of the smartphone. The Motorola built device was only showed face on for a product page shot, but now we can see it in a full render that looks like it is for official press shots. This sexed up image gives us a better look at the upcoming handset and reveals it will be a handsome looking thing.
Motorola has had its big roll out of the year when it launched the Moto X, Moto G, and Moto 360, but the company is not quite finished yet. The US brand that has recently been sold to Lenovo from Google has two more handsets set to launch before the end of the year, although the company will be mostly handing the reigns to other companies. We already know plenty the Google Nexus 6, but today we can see more about the Motorola made Verizon DROID series.
Motorola may have recently released a new Moto G, but the older model still remains a compelling choice, especially if you want a bit of LTE thrown into the mix. The Moto G LTE launched five months ago and if you want a 4G packing version of Motorola's budget king then it is the only game in town. It is also now available on AT&T in the United States, so the carrier confirmed today in a press release.