Motorola has started a pre-Christmas sale that will run until December 23rd and offers a $50 saving on all orders over $350 or more through its official website store. If you are a big spender and splash more than $500, Motorola will give you a $100 discount.
Motorola has launched a number of fine smartphones over the last couple of years, the Moto X and Moto G spring to mind, as does the budget oriented Moto E. However, the company has not released a device in China for some time, ignoring one of the biggest and most important markets with its Moto smartphones. However, Motorola is now ready to re-enter the Chinese market and will be bringing some "exciting devices".
Motorola is one of the company's that paved the way for the current interest in the budget market, while the number of emerging markets moving into middle class incomes has also played a part. Motorola's Moto G and Moto E handsets are still among the best low end efforts on the market, although I feel a bit cheeky calling them low end due to their quality.
Motorola already had the budget king in the Moto G, but the company decided to have a crack at the entry level too with the fantastic Moto E. The device landed back in May and at just $129 off contract it is a bona fide bargain smartphone that will probably even be rocking Android 5.0 Lollipop in due course.
Motorola is of course one of those OEM's that is dedicated to Android and Google's overall vision, offering a near stock experience and updating the software quickly. That has been the case with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and even Motorola's 2013 version of the Moto G is getting some Lollipop love. The current new version of the Moto G already rocks Android 5.0 and we got a little idea when the older handset will get the latest software build.
Some of the early flyers of the Android 5.0 Lollipop flag are starting to get the update. We already told you about the LG G3 getting the patch, while Google's own Nexus device have also received it, as had NVIDIA's Shield Tablet. Next up is the Verizon version of the Moto X 2014, the latest smartphone flagship from Motorola.
When Motorola and Verizon launched the DROID Turbo a couple of weeks ago we were given one of the best current smartphones, a high end flagship tour de force. However, there would have been plenty around the world feeling a bit sad that the Turbo is a Verizon and indeed US exclusive. Motorola improved the situation when the company announced the Moto Maxx last week, an international version of the DROID Turbo.
Since Motorola is now under Lenovo's wing there has been those who wondered if the company would continue to update to the latest Android versions quickly. The fact that the American brand builds Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop packing Nexus 6 gave us a good hint that the company would continue to be an Android flag waver. So it has proved as the company is now sending the Android 5.0 soak test for the Moto X (2014) Pure Edition.
A week after launching the DROID Turbo exclusively with Verizon, Motorola is rolling the device out to other regions of the world, although it will be known as the Moto Maxx. This international version of the device gives Motorola two flagship quality devices, the Moto X and Moto Maxx, and we could even include the Nexus 9 that is built by the company.
A couple of the biggest carriers in the United States have announced this week that they will be selling the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch this month. AT&T signalled its intentions yesterday, while T-Mobile has followed suit today with confirmation that it will be selling the most popular wearable currently on the market. The two follow Verizon as Big Red already confirmed the Moto 360 for sale on November 11th.